Historic US Route 20 · Lodging · North Central Iowa

Fort Dodge’s Starlite

*Our stay at the Best Western-Starlite Village was complimentary and the views expressed on this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County We’ve been writing about and traveling to see our great friends in Fort Dodge since 2015 and we have had the pleasure to stay at a particular… Continue reading Fort Dodge’s Starlite

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Museums and History · North Central Iowa

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part Two of Two

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County Spring IS getting closer, and we only have mere days left of winter and Iowa is telling us that it’s prepared to hold on to the cold streak for a little while longer. Don’t let that get you down, because when the road are clear you can still get out enjoy… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part Two of Two

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Fort Dodge, Iowa: Webster County It’s the last days of winter and you know you’re feeling a little cooped up. You can continue to hibernate or figure out a way to show this long winter how take it on and head into the Spring primed and ready for action and the folks in Webster County want… Continue reading Fighting Off Winter & Winning in Fort Dodge, Iowa-Part One of Two

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · North Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clear Lake

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County So Labor Day weekend is the last great time period of the summer to get out on the lake, right? Wrong! In fact there’s never a bad time to head to the lake and the precious days leading up to Autumn can provide a great and memorable trip. You’ll want… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clear Lake

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · North Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

Ventura, IA: Cerro Gordo County Cruising up and down the lake can cause quite the appetite and there’s plenty of amazing places to eat at in the Clear Lake area, but let’s not forget about the classic lakefront BBQ party. Or the classic backyard BBQ by the lake. Or the classic BBQ at a place somewhat… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

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

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · North Central Iowa

Why We Love & Gallivant the Midwest

We’re officially on lake time! Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County I’ve traveled to all the coasts and many of the people there know nothing about my Iowan home but ask tons of questions. I tell them that our metro areas have some of the greatest modern experiences when it comes to art, restaurants, and… Continue reading Why We Love & Gallivant the Midwest

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · North Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clarksville

Clarksville, IA: Butler County (Our 73rd County!) How are we eventually getting to all 99 of Iowa’s counties? The open sign flashing in local meat lockers is a great incentive and it got us to Butler County and the great town of Clarksville. Orly’s Meat Market & Locker had just what we needed to keep this sausage project rolling… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clarksville

Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

Winter Weekend in North Iowa

North Iowa: Mitchell, Winnebago & Worth Counties By now many of you have seen our recent posts from our last weekend trip in mid-December. Naturally we put a lot of emphasis on summer travel and why not! However, we at The Iowa Gallivant suggest setting aside some of the vacation budget and keep discovering this… Continue reading Winter Weekend in North Iowa

Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

Northern Prairie Resting

Winnebago County, IA The obscure history of Iowa is one of the major reasons we started this crazy travel blog and we strive to find it as much as possible. The very phrase “obscure history” may apply to some of the discoveries we’ve found in our travels when it comes to the locals. Why do… Continue reading Northern Prairie Resting