2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa

Make it a “Pointe” to Visit Storm Lake: King’s Pointe Resort

*Summertime on Iowa’s lakes will be here soon and we all need to start making our plans for some getaways in these energetic communities. That means the City of Storm Lake is gearing up for another busy season that’ll be full of families and vacationers that love coming to Northwest Iowa! Our stay at King’s… Continue reading Make it a “Pointe” to Visit Storm Lake: King’s Pointe Resort

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

A Not So Common Getaway on the Lake: The Okoboji Commons Hotel

*There’s some not so common places to stay in Okoboji during your vacation to one of America’s best lakeside destinations. We happened to stumble upon just one of those vary places. Our stay at The Okoboji Commons Hotel was complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Okoboji,… Continue reading A Not So Common Getaway on the Lake: The Okoboji Commons Hotel

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa

A Dream Home Turned Guesthouse in Adair Near Iowa’s White Pole Road

*Iowa’s byways are known for unique scenery on their endless miles of roads throughout the entire state. In the communities that these historic paths go through are the stories of countless locals and their beloved businesses and homes. Sometimes those two things go hand in hand. Our stay at the Fett Guesthouse was complimentary. The… Continue reading A Dream Home Turned Guesthouse in Adair Near Iowa’s White Pole Road

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Camping at Iowa’s Highest Point!

*Over 1600 feet above Iowa is Hawkeye Point. One of the state’s most well known roadside attractions, but that’s not all you can experience here. I recommend enjoying it through the night and into the next morning! Our stay at Hawkeye Point Campground was complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our… Continue reading Camping at Iowa’s Highest Point!

Alabama · Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year

The Alabama Beaches FlexCation Finale: A Turquoise Taco Tuesday, Beach Moms, Big Beers & More From Professor WhiteSand

Gulf Shores, Orange Beach & Fort Morgan, Alabama: Baldwin County *We had the great pleasure to be hosted by the awesome folks at Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. Some of our meals, services, and goods were complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant, Bama! This was our second Gallivant to… Continue reading The Alabama Beaches FlexCation Finale: A Turquoise Taco Tuesday, Beach Moms, Big Beers & More From Professor WhiteSand

Alabama · Family Adventures

Endless Mealtimes on an Alabama Beaches Foodie FlexCation

We’re always going to have a lot to be thankful for. Especially during the winter months! This holiday season we had the opportunity to head down to the wonderful Alabama gulf coast for a Christmas themed Gallivant. This time it’s one of the tastiest getaways that Professor WhiteSand has ever experienced! Gulf Shores & Orange… Continue reading Endless Mealtimes on an Alabama Beaches Foodie FlexCation

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Sunset & Sunrise in Another Amazing Loess Hills Cabin: Harrison County’s Willow Lake Rec Area

*I always have summer vibes no matter what season we’re in, and planning my future summer trips is one of my favorite winter hobbies. However, I love cabin getaways no matter what time of year it is. Our stay at Willow Creek Rec Area was complimentary. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s… Continue reading Sunset & Sunrise in Another Amazing Loess Hills Cabin: Harrison County’s Willow Lake Rec Area

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

A Loess Hills Homestead: The Reese Cabin of Turin, Iowa

*We experienced this beautiful patch of the Loess Hills over the summer, but it’s available all year long. Our stay at R.T. Reese Homestead was complimentary. The views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Turin, IA: Monona County We drove through Eastern, Central, and then deep into the Western… Continue reading A Loess Hills Homestead: The Reese Cabin of Turin, Iowa

2021 T-Bone Trail · Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa

Towering Grain Barn Turned Into an Unbelievable Lodge in rural Cherokee, Iowa

*What do you do with an old grain barn that’s about to be taken out to pasture? Let it collapse? Give it a date with a wrecking ball? Call the local fire department and setup a training exercise? How about completely remodeling it and turning it into one of Iowa’s most unbelievable lodges you’ll see… Continue reading Towering Grain Barn Turned Into an Unbelievable Lodge in rural Cherokee, Iowa

Alabama · Family Adventures · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Professor WhiteSand Takes Us To School During an Alabama Beaches FlexCation

*It’s been a long time coming for many of us when it comes to taking that time off we need. However, many have perfected the art of mixing travel while keeping up with work and or school. Ladies and gentlemen, that’s the essence of a FlexCation and Alabama Beaches is the ideal destination for a… Continue reading Professor WhiteSand Takes Us To School During an Alabama Beaches FlexCation