#RAGBRAI · East Iowa · Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Party Has Already Started in Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County It has come full circle for us here on The Iowa Gallivant on this 4th year of our project called Scouting RAGBRAI because, like in 2015, we’re back to Downtown Davenport and the countdown to late July is on! We’re on a much needed grownup getaway and this town knows how to supply the great times!… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Party Has Already Started in Downtown Davenport

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Grownup Getaways · Lodging in Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA-Quad Cities We have been traveling to the Quad Cities quite consistently for many years. Since we started The Iowa Gallivant in 2014 and we’ve had the pleasure of staying at a hotel that seems to be just an arms length to a short jaunt to wherever want to go or whatever we need in Downtown Davenport. It’s… Continue reading Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

East Iowa · Iowa Food · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing-Chilly Day, Chili Day in Donahue

Donahue, IA: Scott County What catches your eye when scrolling through Facebook? Hopefully you just said The Iowa Gallivant of course! Well, thanks for that, but I’ll tell what calls out to me…  hot chili with a little oyster coming in out of the blue. That’s all the road trip bait we needed to head to the… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Chilly Day, Chili Day in Donahue

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 58, Long Grove

Long Grove, IA: Scott County So much can be experienced in the Quad Cities, but I think its time we start looking at the outskirts a little more. Or maybe A LOT more! This metro area brings in some of Iowa’s biggest numbers when it comes to tourism and one experience here will tell you… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 58, Long Grove

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa

Iowa Icons-Hot on the Cody Trail

Princeton, IA: Scott County Autumn road tripping is officially in season and we have already had some unbelievably gorgeous weather with more to come. Iowa is peppered with scenic byways, historic trails, and off the beaten path gems, and Scott County has all of these. Just a short drive from the Quad Cities and the… Continue reading Iowa Icons-Hot on the Cody Trail

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 54, Bettendorf

Bettondorf, IA: Scott County It’s Sunday, it’s also game day, and I skipped breakfast. This is a dangerous combination for just scarfing down the first thing I see on the couch. Ooooooor….I can load up the family and deal with grumbles from the Buddha belly for 45 minutes and marvel at the primo parking spot… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 54, Bettendorf

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Roadside Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

Walcott, IA: Scott County Just off of Interstate 80 and right next to the world’s largest truck stop is Gramma’s Kitchen and a menu that would be grandma approved by many. That’s right folks, it’s homemade here with a touch of a little more homemade and at the end they to add more homemade. Sometimes staying ON the… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott