Family Adventures · Lodging in Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County There’s TONS of things to do outside during the winter in Iowa. I happen to be more of a Winter Olympics guy than a Summer Olympics guy myself. However, we all need a break from the elements and the City of Burlington has an incredible oasis for that cold weather,… Continue reading Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Cannons of Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County In between cold spells and snow showers, we figure out ways to get out and see some of the historical landmarks of our state. There is so much history to experience everywhere and for much of it you don’t have to pay a penny to see it. This is just… Continue reading Cannons of Burlington

Family Adventures · Lodging in Iowa · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County You know you’re thinking about the summer, and why shouldn’t you!?! Iowa has been experiencing a winter cold spell that’s been a long time coming and you’re among a lot of friends who is thinking those sunny days in the 90’s, 80’s….70’s? I’d take a balmy 22 degrees right now as… Continue reading Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2017 Top 20: Another Great Year of Memories

Our fourth year is wrapping up here on The Iowa Gallivant and we couldn’t have been more happy with the outcome of our travel blog. 2017 was filled with amazing trips all year long and one of the hardest tasks is to narrow down to 20 of our most wonderful memories. Nevertheless, here it is Gallivant Nation.… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2017 Top 20: Another Great Year of Memories

Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

Winter Weekend in North Iowa

  North Iowa: Mitchell, Winnebago & Worth Counties By now many of you have seen our recent posts from our last weekend trip in mid-December. Naturally we put a lot of emphasis on summer travel and why not! However, we at The Iowa Gallivant suggest setting aside some of the vacation budget and keep discovering… Continue reading Winter Weekend in North Iowa

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Noel From North Iowa

Winnebago and Worth Counties, IA The yule tide season is upon us and that means another annual Christmas themed road trip for The Iowa Gallivant. Last year we headed north to Decorah and this year we went towards Santa’s workshop again. This time WAY north. Let’s just say there were times we nearly started the Minnesota Gallivant.… Continue reading Noel From North Iowa

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa

Thank you to Winn-Worth Betco and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Northwood, Iowa for providing The Iowa Gallivant with a great room during our stay in North Iowa. We’ll see you again, everyone! Forest City, IA: Winnebago County (Our 70th County!) Welcome to our newest series that we couldn’t wait to start. Potluck Crashing! We travel out of town and… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa