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

New and Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison: Part 1 of 2

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County We love seeing what’s new when visiting a town that we’ve been to before, especially one that we have visited multiple times over. It keeps us interested, engaged, and revved up for more Gallivants in the future. However, we found ourselves going back to see folks that we’ve met along the… Continue reading New and Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison: Part 1 of 2

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Part 2 of 2 in Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County Stop what your doing right now and click on Part One of this series and see what the first round of Fairfield was all about. We’ll wait………….and welcome back! If you’re hungry from seeing all that food we’ve done our job. And that’s because all the incredible folks in Fairfield did an amazing job… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Part 2 of 2 in Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…

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

The Kingsley Inn is Back & So Are We

*For the third time in The Iowa Gallivant’s travels, we have the honor of having the Kingsley Guest House as our lodging partner. Our stay here was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant this place! Fort Madison, IA: Lee County The great river will always draw us to its… Continue reading The Kingsley Inn is Back & So Are We

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…Part 1 of 2

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County I would like to issue a warning. As you scroll down this blog post, you will encounter a gastro-tour that can only be described as the unofficial sport within the event known as RAGBRAI. We experienced small town Iowa in a way that not everyone knows about and the spandex legion is… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…Part 1 of 2

Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

Fireplace+Full Bar+Hot Breakfast: Winter Relief at Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls

*The winter weather wasn’t going to keep us away from another grownup getaway! Our stay at the Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls was complimentary. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Between the blizzards are windows of opportunity to get out and tackle winter in your own way… Continue reading Fireplace+Full Bar+Hot Breakfast: Winter Relief at Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

The Historic Stay at the Black Hawk-Cedar Falls, Iowa: A Main Street Anchor

*We gallivant all over the Midwest and we’re lucky to stay in wonderful places. Our night at the Black Hawk was complimentary and the views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Downtown Cedar Falls: Black Hawk County Stay in or go out? Travel or hunker down? Want to go out, but… Continue reading The Historic Stay at the Black Hawk-Cedar Falls, Iowa: A Main Street Anchor

Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Northeast Iowa

Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls & Beyond-Part Two of Two

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County As you know, Cedar Falls is open to plenty of great ways to keep the whole family entertained, but sometimes mama and papa need to get out and Gallivant with a grownup charge into the fantastic places the Cedar Valley has to offer. You saw Cedar Falls Part One and now… Continue reading Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls & Beyond-Part Two of Two