Lodging

Downtown Iowa City with a “Vue” at the Hilton Garden Inn

*Our stay at the Hilton Garden Inn was complimentary. The opinions in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa City, IA: Johnson County How many times have you requested a room with a view? Thanks to the new Hilton Garden Inn near the University of Iowa campus and overlooking exciting Downtown Iowa… Continue reading Downtown Iowa City with a “Vue” at the Hilton Garden Inn

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Family Adventures · Lodging · North Central Iowa

Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey From the Northwood Holiday Inn Express & Suites

*Our stay at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, in Northwood, was complimentary. The opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Northwood, IA: Worth County You’re traveling, or you’re vacationing, maybe exploring. Whatever the reason you’re on the road, you’ll need a great place to rest and get all… Continue reading Wakey, Wakey, Eggs and Bakey From the Northwood Holiday Inn Express & Suites

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

A Modern Day Rhythm City Casino

Davenport, IA: Scott County We recently spent a weekend in the Quad Cities and one of the biggest highlights was having a room at Rhythm City Casino Resort in Davenport! The new property is vibrant and pampering new customers everyday while welcoming back the regulars that have been enjoying themselves at Rhythm City since it was on… Continue reading A Modern Day Rhythm City Casino

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Grownup Getaways · Lodging · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA-Quad Cities We have been traveling to the Quad Cities quite consistently for many years. Since we started The Iowa Gallivant in 2014 and we’ve had the pleasure of staying at a hotel that seems to be just an arms length to a short jaunt to wherever want to go or whatever we need in Downtown Davenport. It’s… Continue reading Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

Family Adventures · Lodging · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

*Our room here was complementary and the opinions expressed on this post are or our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County There’s TONS of things to do outside during the winter in Iowa. I happen to be more of a Winter Olympics guy than a Summer Olympics guy myself. However, we all need a break… Continue reading Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Cresco, IA: Howard County A cozy atmosphere is something I think many of us need from time to time. Small town Iowa has a way of bringing that out in some of the most memorable ways we’ve seen in our travels. One of those ways is in the form of a beautiful bed and breakfast.… Continue reading A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Lodging · Rediscovering the All American Motel · Southeast Iowa

Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

*Our room here was complementary and the opinions expressed on this article are of our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County If you’ve taken a lot of road trips, or just a few, chances are is that you’ve rolled into one of America’s classic motels. Whether it was on your radar from the get-go or… Continue reading Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County You know you’re thinking about the summer, and why shouldn’t you!?! Iowa has been experiencing a winter cold spell that’s been a long time coming and you’re among a lot of friends who is thinking those sunny days in the 90’s, 80’s….70’s? I’d take a balmy 22 degrees right now as… Continue reading Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

A Grain Bin the Whole Family Can Stay In

Sutherland, IA: O’Brien County We have written many posts about our latest trip to O’Brien County and if you have been reading them you can see why we have fallen in love with this area. Four days and three nights were spent here by Team Goodvin and what a memorable visit we had. The days were long… Continue reading A Grain Bin the Whole Family Can Stay In