East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Brewery Gallivanting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

*We had the pleasure of landing another gig with Travel Iowa and we were excited to spark another partnership with them and promote Iowa’s breweries. All the views expressed in this blog post are of my own. Grab an Iowa beer and do some gallivanting! Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Linn County Let’s think of some nutritional… Continue reading Brewery Gallivanting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2021 T-Bone Trail · Grownup Getaways · Southwest Iowa

Sugary, Beefy, Artistic, Scenic: Mills County & One of Iowa’s Best Beer Buddies

*Southwest Iowa brings a certain kind of scenery to the state that more travelers and outdoors enthusiasts are discovering every year. We have made several trips to the Southwest Iowa region and every time we want to explore more and more. Our trip was hosted by the Malvern Bank, Zack Jones, and Glenwood Area Chamber… Continue reading Sugary, Beefy, Artistic, Scenic: Mills County & One of Iowa’s Best Beer Buddies

2021 T-Bone Trail · Grownup Getaways · Lodging · West Central Iowa

Staying With Cass County’s Inn Crowd: Atlantic Inn & Suites

*The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa has been one heck of a destination for us over the past couple years. We manage to reconnect with someone every time we show up and our last visit was no exception. Our stay at the Atlantic Inn & Suites was complimentary and the views expressed in this blog post… Continue reading Staying With Cass County’s Inn Crowd: Atlantic Inn & Suites

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Picking Your Suite Escape in New Albin, Iowa

*We’ve stayed in Lansing, Waukon, and now you can add New Albin to the list of towns that have hosted us in Allamakee County, Iowa! Our stay at the New Albin Inn & Suites was complimentary and the views expressed in this blog post are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! New Albin, IA: Allamakee… Continue reading Picking Your Suite Escape in New Albin, Iowa

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

At Long Last It’s Lansing-Peak Autumn Season in Far NE-Iowa

*It was a long time coming, but we made back on the road. I was honored to be hosted by the folks at Allamakee Economic Development and Tourism. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Lansing, Iowa: Allamakee County Several months slipped by since our last official gallivant back in March of… Continue reading At Long Last It’s Lansing-Peak Autumn Season in Far NE-Iowa

Grownup Getaways · Minnesota · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Winter Weekend Saint Paul Style-The Much Needed Night Out We’d Travel For Again & Again

Saint Paul, MN: Ramsey County (Our First Minnesota County) We came to Saint Paul for many reasons, like their annual Winter Carnival and all the variety this major metro area showcases. Mission accomplished! Thanks, everyone, and we can’t wait to come back! Whooooah! Let’s get into more detail because this is just part one of… Continue reading Winter Weekend Saint Paul Style-The Much Needed Night Out We’d Travel For Again & Again

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Craving Suites & Burlington, Iowa Adds the Comfort

*Another road trip brought us back to Southeast Iowa and Burlington was the destination once again. Our stay at the Comfort Suite was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Burlington, IA: Des Moines County We made two trips to Historic Burlington, IA in 2019 and, on our second trip,… Continue reading Craving Suites & Burlington, Iowa Adds the Comfort

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

America’s Greatest Neighborhood Bars: The Buffalo Tavern-Burlington, Iowa

*This incredible day in Burlington, Iowa was made even more amazing by the folks of The Buffalo Tavern. They hosted this event and helped kickoff a new series on The Iowa Gallivant. The delicious meals we enjoyed and stay at the Comfort Suites-Burlington were complimentary and the opinions expressed are always of our own. Let’s… Continue reading America’s Greatest Neighborhood Bars: The Buffalo Tavern-Burlington, Iowa

Alabama · Grownup Getaways

Getting Some Y’all Time- Grownup Getaways in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach, AL: Baldwin County When the opportunity for a date night comes up we pounce on it like an eager seagull spotting a fallen French fry from a cheeseburger basket. Wow. A cheeseburger basket sounds tasty right now. However, we should get back to world famous venues and late night dinners… Continue reading Getting Some Y’all Time- Grownup Getaways in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Carter Lake & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County The quest is still on for the goal of proposing to my wife in all 99 counties and we went beyond the banks of the Missouri River to get there. We had to go into Nebraska and through part of Omaha to get there and yes you heard… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County