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Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

Waukon, IA: Allamakee County What’s the biggest city in Iowa? Go ahead and answer that question but, after reading this post, you may want to change your answer. You see, RAGBRAI has a way of redirecting your mind frame even it is just for a week in late July. Each overnight town has a way of… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Waukon…Getting Bigger At Every Turn

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 28, Cresco

Cresco, IA: Howard County I realized during our last visit to Cresco how much I needed a “Vinnie” in my life. A Vinnie that answers my texts at 2 A.M. or picks me up at the airport on a weekend. A Vinnie that shows me how to tackle long division and never brings up all… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 28, Cresco

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Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

Cresco, IA: Howard County (Our 58th County!) A town that has raised some of the greatest Americans in our history is prepping for 2017’s annual RAGBRAI voyage and we’re here to tell you that Overnight #6 is going to have all your carbs, beverages, and plenty of ways to recharge your whole ride. This is The Iowa Gallivant and you know… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 25, Gunder

Gunder, IA: Clayton County We always have a mission when we travel and one very important part of the mission is to deviate from it whenever you get a chance and always, always, ALWAYS take the long way home. We find some of the most memorable place when we’re smelling the roses which is why… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 25, Gunder

2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County We came to Waterloo on one of the most important days of the year and that means we needed an established landmark to show us what a good meal is all about on Mother’s Day and that would be Newton’s Paradise Cafe. You know what you’re getting into when you click… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 14, Vinton

Vinton, IA: Benton County (Our 49th County!) It’s not everyday that you show up to a town you haven’t written about and end up with egg on your face. Well, it happened to The Iowa Gallivant and we couldn’t be happier about it. We’re looking for great sandwiches made by great Iowans in the great state of Iowa. Period.… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 14, Vinton