Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Fargo on Foot-Part 2 of 2: A Toasty, Cidery, Artsy Side of Downtown

Fargo, ND: Cass County One of our favorite ways to travel is via the great American road trip and then getting to your destination and saying goodbye to our car for the rest of our stay. Downtown Fargo is one of the best places to do such a thing and our grownup getaway had everything… Continue reading Fargo on Foot-Part 2 of 2: A Toasty, Cidery, Artsy Side of Downtown

Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Covered Wagon Camping & Another Round of Medora Splendor

Medora, North Dakota: Billings County Our first trip to Medora, ND was in May of 2003 and it was the headliner of our honeymoon road trip through Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Montana, and ending in North Dakota. We spent one night at a local Motel and then tent camped in the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt… Continue reading Covered Wagon Camping & Another Round of Medora Splendor

Grownup Getaways · Museums and History · North Dakota

Bismarck Like A Boss

Bismarck-Mandan, ND: Burleigh & Morton Counties (Our 3rd/4th ND Counties) Our gallivant to North Dakota ran parallel to the Lewis and Clark Trail for much of our trip. Stops in towns such as Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Elk Point, Crofton, Vermillion, Yankton, and then North Dakota’s State Capitol of Bismarck and its neighbor Mandan. The… Continue reading Bismarck Like A Boss

Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Fargo on Foot-Part 1 of 2: Tacos, Breweries, and the “Wurst”of Downtown

Fargo, ND: Cass County (Our 2nd ND County) Midwest metro area has certain panache to it these days and our friends in Fargo embrace this cultural movement. They, along with their neighbors in Moorhead, MN, have a little slogan that we got to know very well while we were there…”North of Normal.” This is certainly… Continue reading Fargo on Foot-Part 1 of 2: Tacos, Breweries, and the “Wurst”of Downtown

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · Southeast Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #7 in Jefferson County

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County When traveling, you should have a few goals. One of mine is to surprise my wife with a new proposal in all of Iowa’s 99 counties and it’s rolling quite along! We’ve had moments, like Palo Alto Co at the world’s largest grotto, the Wilton Candy Kitchen in Muscatine Co, a… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #7 in Jefferson County

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Southeast Iowa

Fairfield, Iowa Gastro Tour=Much Needed Relaxation at the AmericInn

*What you are about to see is just a mere sample of the all the unbelievable food we had in Fairfield and, when you’re on this kind of tour, you should have a reliable lodging partner. Our stay at the AmericInn of Fairfield was complimentary and the views expressed on this blog post are of… Continue reading Fairfield, Iowa Gastro Tour=Much Needed Relaxation at the AmericInn

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

Part 2 of 2 w/ New & Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County You saw a lot in Part One of this trip down Fort Madison memory lane. If you haven’t then click on that Part One link and see for yourself and join us back here as we do another round in one of the most historic cities on Iowa’s Mississippi River banks!… Continue reading Part 2 of 2 w/ New & Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison

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