Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa

Bravest & Wettest Meet at Rowley Days

Rowley, IA: Buchanan County (Our 64th County) No matter the town and no matter the size of that town, they’re sure to be having a gathering or two at some point during the year. Iowa’s small towns can produce some great reasons to get out and explore our homeland and all you have to do is… Continue reading Bravest & Wettest Meet at Rowley Days

Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time

Fertile, IA: Worth County (Our 63rd County) The GPS can be a great tool, but when you have no plans or reason to get home at a certain time than I highly suggest turning it off when gallivanting. We had a mission to give Mason City a look-see when we left the Buddy Holly Crash Site and headed… Continue reading A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

  Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County If you’ve been following The Iowa Gallivant you’ve seen the treks we’ve been on all year and beyond. This RAGBRAI-2017 project started in March with Algona and ends with one of America’s most historic lake towns. We have made it! Here’s the last scouting trip we have for you, RAGBRAI.… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Land Where Its Always Sundae

Le Mars, IA: Plymouth County (Our 61st County) Corn, pork, soy beans, beef, eggs. What are Iowa’s most well known food producers….I’ll take Iowa Rockstars for $1,000, Alex. If that’s never been a Jeopardy category, then it should be! I’d like to add another Iowa staple to that list because there’s a magical land in the Northwestern… Continue reading The Land Where Its Always Sundae

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures

Iowa Repurposed-Bank Failure Turned to Beauty

Downey, IA: Cedar County I’ve been driving past and occasionally driving through the unincorporated town of Downey for many years which is just a few minutes from the town of West Branch. Once to pick up a couch from a friend. Another time to see fresh tornado damage. And recently to see an old abandon… Continue reading Iowa Repurposed-Bank Failure Turned to Beauty

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County It has been decades since RAGBRAI peddled into one of Iowa’s greatest natural wonders. The diversity in every stop will show the entire fleet just how unique Iowa is in its communities. When the towering bluffs of Lansing get into sight, you’ll wonder why it has taken you so long to visit this area.… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa

The Last Days of Spring in Okoboji

Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County We gravitated to the Okoboji area once again this year. The first was in the last days of winter with it’s last blizzard and we hunkered down in West Okoboji and discovered the local brewery and an amazing Iowa singer. This time the last days of Spring yielded a warm weekend and the… Continue reading The Last Days of Spring in Okoboji