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

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · North Dakota

Breakfast in Bed or Bathtub: The HoDo of Fargo

*Our 8 day Upper Midwest road trip took us to some new places. One of them was Fargo and the Hotel Donaldson. Our stay at the HoDo was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Fargo, ND: Cass County The summer is still weeks away from ending and that means… Continue reading Breakfast in Bed or Bathtub: The HoDo of Fargo

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Outdoors All Year · South Dakota

Campfire Tacos on South Dakota’s Pelican Lake

Watertown, SD: Codington County (Our 1st South Dakota County) We made many stops on an 8 day stretch that went through many regions of the Midwest. A gallivant that took us through Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, and eventually back to our Iowa City-HQ. We have explored many miles of Western South Dakota, and… Continue reading Campfire Tacos on South Dakota’s Pelican Lake

Grownup Getaways · Nebraska

I Need a Historic Riverfront, Sunsets, & Smoked Fish Near Camp-I Need Nebraska

Crofton, NE: Knox County (Our first Nebraska County) We had a target destination and it was Medora, ND. We could have gotten there in 12 hours but in fine gallivant fashion we went through our road trip like your average paper airplane flies through a room. It’ll land where you’re aiming eventually but it’s going… Continue reading I Need a Historic Riverfront, Sunsets, & Smoked Fish Near Camp-I Need Nebraska