Family Adventures · Kansas

Coronado’s Search For Gold & the Swedish Found the Riches-Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County (Our 5th Kansas County) Native American lands within the Spanish conquest for mass deposits of gold, to Swedish homesteading, to modern day Kansas. This is the region of America that can produce some of the most unique of all Midwest travels. An incredible story in its founding that is still very… Continue reading Coronado’s Search For Gold & the Swedish Found the Riches-Lindsborg, Kansas

Family Adventures · Kansas · Museums and History

We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County (Our 4th Kansas County) It wasn’t by design but we have traveled to two very impactful areas of the Midwest that a couple of the most important presidents called home. The first was Medora, ND where Teddy Roosevelt was molded into the future US leader he became. Most recently was here… Continue reading We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

Alabama · Family Adventures

Shrimp for Breakfast, Giant Burgers, Famous Po’Boys-Bama’s Delicious Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL: Baldwin County (Our First Alabama County) Think about some of your favorite foods right this second! If you absolutely love seafood, then you have clicked on a blog that is covering the right region. There is no need for any breaks when it comes to this delicate food that… Continue reading Shrimp for Breakfast, Giant Burgers, Famous Po’Boys-Bama’s Delicious Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Family Adventures · Lodging · South Central Iowa

Back to The Corn Crib B&B in Indianola & You’ll See Why

*The countryside of Warren County was back on The Iowa Gallivant radar this summer! Our stay at the Corn Crib Bed and Breakfast was complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Indianola, IA: Warren County We make a lot of plans and coordinate a lot of gallivants. Some of the most… Continue reading Back to The Corn Crib B&B in Indianola & You’ll See Why

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Museums and History · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Winterset’s History of Good Times is RAGBRAI-Ready

Winterset, IA: Madison County Our first visit to this area was a fun one back in 2016. We had two hours to kill and we made it happen by packing in a lot of their beautiful City Park. You can click here to see what that was all about and then imagine all the great… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Winterset’s History of Good Times is RAGBRAI-Ready

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

*Iowa has many county parks and we were lucky enough to receive a complementary stay at one of them. The views of Hagge County Park in this blog post are of own. Let’s gallivant this place! Sac City, IA: Sac County We had a weekend of adventure that kicked off our summertime family travels, and… Continue reading Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northwest Iowa

Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond

Calhoun County, IA (Our 80th County), Sac County, and Ida County (Our 81st County) The great American road trip can go through thousands of Main Streets. Historic US Route 20 is just one of many ways you can experience Americana at its best, and it happens to be this country’s longest highway. Here in Iowa,… Continue reading Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food

Sometimes You Gotta Spell Tenderloin With “Wow!”

Des Moines & West Des Moines, IA: Polk County You know you’ve been sitting around with your friends wondering about how you could visit some of Des Moines’ best tenderloin havens. Sure, you’d like to visit multiple venues in one day, but you don’t want to do all that driving. Right? Of course I am! That’s… Continue reading Sometimes You Gotta Spell Tenderloin With “Wow!”

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

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Fort Dodge, Iowa: Webster County It’s the last days of winter and you know you’re feeling a little cooped up. You can continue to hibernate or figure out a way to show this long winter how take it on and head into the Spring primed and ready for action and the folks in Webster County want… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Family Adventures · South Central Iowa

The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County The yuletide season was just getting warmed up on our visit, and we had a lot of memorable moments ahead including another round of tasty meals. Breakfast on the ground floor of Hotel Ottumwa was up to bat!   2nd Street Cafe┬áhas the all the butter, syrup, pancakes, sausage, and cinnamon… Continue reading The Christmas Return to Ottumwa-Part 2 of 2