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

Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa

Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls-Part One of Two

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Along came old man winter and countless of us hunkered down for what was seen as a brutal stretch. And, oh boy, was it ever. We saw the Polar Vortex coming for about a week and we knew there was a window of traveling to tackle before it hit. Night… Continue reading Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls-Part One of Two

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

Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: La Crosse, WI

La Crosse, WI: La Crosse County (Our third Wisconsin County) I have no idea why I’ve never been to La Crosse, Wisconsin, until January of 2019. It was always there and just around three hours away. Fewer miles and less time on the road compared to other Midwest metro areas like Chicago, Twin Cities, Kansas City, St.… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: La Crosse, WI