#RAGBRAI · Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Chocolaty, Cheesy, Caffeinated & Cupcake’d Legends of Ames

Ames, IA: Story County School is coming early this year, thanks to RAGBRAI, and thousands on this year’s route are saying bring it on! Our eighth trip, for 2018, is Overnight #4 and we found one legend after another and you will too in just days. Every craving can be quenched in Ames from sun up… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Chocolaty, Cheesy, Caffeinated & Cupcake’d Legends of Ames

#RAGBRAI · Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Rollin’ Into the Drive-In for the Overnight in Newton

Newton, IA: Jasper County The overnights on this year’s RAGBRAI tour keep getting more and more unique with every place we visit. What’s that “one” thing that sticks out more than anything? What’s that “I may never experience this again” moment you’ve had in year’s past during this event? Whether it’s your first time on RAGBRAI… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Rollin’ Into the Drive-In for the Overnight in Newton

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging in Iowa · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Iowa’s Most Egg-Cellent Omelet Goes To…

* We are proud to have Iowa Egg Council as the sponsor of this blog post. The opinions expressed are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Ankeny, IA: Polk County ….And then the Iowa Egg Council asked if I’d be willing to travel to have Iowa’s best omelet. The answer is always yes and I can’t tell you… Continue reading Iowa’s Most Egg-Cellent Omelet Goes To…

#RAGBRAI · Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

Jefferson, IA: Greene County (Our 74th County!) Highway to Bells is the theme here for RAGBRAI-Jefferson and you’ll see why and hear why from miles away. The town’s most noticeable landmark will be front and center all day and night, and the view of RAGBRAI may never be better. The Mahanay Bell Tower will show you a view, 120 feet up,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

Central Iowa · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

We Wanted Iowa’s Best Burger & Iowa Beef Showed Us Where To Go

Ames, IA: Story County We have been at this travel blog for four years and we have finally made it to one of Iowa’s most exciting areas. The City of Ames was absolutely crazy busy in every corner of the town because thousands of students, families and visitors were celebrating graduation weekend. One of the establishments… Continue reading We Wanted Iowa’s Best Burger & Iowa Beef Showed Us Where To Go

Central Iowa · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Iowa Puts the Moo’s in Pulled Pork Madness

An excruciating couple weeks went by as the field of 16 was eventually narrowed down to 2 by the voters who cheered on their favorite restaurants. And then on March 29th, the world found out what the locals in Newton, IA already knew. Moo’s BBQ Burger & Catering has championship caliber pulled pork and now they have… Continue reading Iowa Puts the Moo’s in Pulled Pork Madness