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

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

Noel From North Iowa

Winnebago and Worth Counties, IA The yule tide season is upon us and that means another annual Christmas themed road trip for The Iowa Gallivant. Last year we headed north to Decorah and this year we went towards Santa’s workshop again. This time WAY north. Let’s just say there were times we nearly started the Minnesota Gallivant.… Continue reading Noel From North Iowa

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · North Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #2, Worth County

You ready to win it big? Clear off the poker table because here comes The Iowa Gallivant! Northwood, IA: Worth County It was a weekend in North Iowa and we covered an incredible amount of miles. We discovered many restaurants, attractions, events and all around Christmas cheer. If there’s anything I love about our travel… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #2, Worth County

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa

Thank you to Winn-Worth Betco and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Northwood, Iowa for providing The Iowa Gallivant with a great room during our stay in North Iowa. We’ll see you again, everyone! Forest City, IA: Winnebago County (Our 70th County!) Welcome to our newest series that we couldn’t wait to start. Potluck Crashing! We travel out of town and… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa