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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 in Iowa · 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

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Osage

Osage, IA: Mitchell County (Our 71st County!) Year 1 was Tour de Biscuits and Gravy. Year 2 was the Best Hometown Tacos. Year 3 was the Best Between Bread. And now our latest culinary project showcases some of the meat cutting legends from all over the state of Iowa. You like shopping, eating and supporting local? Then… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Osage