#RAGBRAI · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Gravy Crazy, Meaty Sandwiches, and Fine Iowa Wine- Indianola

Indianola, IA: Warren County Let’s go back to 2017 for just a moment here. We made one overnight visit to this town and it produced one of the biggest booms out travel blog has ever seen. It’s no secret that we were absolutely giddy to hear that Indianola would be Overnight #4 and our return… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Gravy Crazy, Meaty Sandwiches, and Fine Iowa Wine- Indianola

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northwest Iowa

Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond

Calhoun County, IA (Our 80th County), Sac County, and Ida County (Our 81st County) The great American road trip can go through thousands of Main Streets. Historic US Route 20 is just one of many ways you can experience Americana at its best, and it happens to be this country’s longest highway. Here in Iowa,… Continue reading Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond

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…

Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Historic, Scenic & Beautiful- B&Bs, Cabins, Lodges & Houseboats for Your Valentine

*This time we’re celebrating some of our favorite places to kickback, relax and enjoy a solid night of lodging. Time to get back to Gallivanting as the Official On the Road Ambassador for Linder Tire Service! Some of the greatest gifts can be ones that you give to someone clear down the road. Sure, flowers, chocolates… Continue reading Historic, Scenic & Beautiful- B&Bs, Cabins, Lodges & Houseboats for Your Valentine

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

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #5 in Boone County

*I have a goal to propose to my wife in all 99 Iowa counties. It will take long time and that’s okay because I’m counting on having many decades to complete it. Writing is a true passion and I can’t imagine having The Iowa Gallivant without Monie by my side the whole time.  Boone &… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #5 in Boone County