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

Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

*Our scouting mission to Burlington was capped off by having the Quality Inn-Burlington as a lodging partner. Our stay here was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County You have a lot of your plate here inĀ Burlington, and you’ll need a place to unwind and hang your hat… Continue reading Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

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

Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

*The winds were just right for another visit to Keokuk and we were lucky enough to be given a complimentary stay here at the General Samuel Curtis House. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Keokuk, IA: Lee County Airbnb can produce some of the most interesting properties when you search it’s… Continue reading Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Pizza Pros, the Crafty & Grandpa Approved-Burlington Part 2 of 2

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Welcome to part two as we breeze through Burlington! RAGBRAI has made the journey to this city before, but not like this. When you get to the Mississippi you still have one more night before getting to take a dip, because Burlington is Overnight #7 for 2019! Now that you… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Pizza Pros, the Crafty & Grandpa Approved-Burlington Part 2 of 2

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Keokuk KarboLoad-Part 2 of 2

Keokuk, IA: Lee County The Iowa Gallivant adventures in Keokuk go way back and we’re not about to ease up on them. So we were elated to see RAGBRAI-2019 call out this town’s name back in January on the good’ole polar vortex days. That was sarcasm. That last winter is all the reason why thousands… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Keokuk KarboLoad-Part 2 of 2

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Wings, Zingers, & Cookies by the Pound-Burlington Part 1 of 2

Burlington & West Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Let’s start off by saying how unique this year’s route is. This is the first time two Mississippi River towns are in the same year. Very rarely does a ride through town (West Burlington) get two rounds of RAGBRAI in back to back days. That being said,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Wings, Zingers, & Cookies by the Pound-Burlington Part 1 of 2

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: The Power of Keokuk’s Party-Part 1 of 2

Keokuk, IA:Ā Lee County The long road of RAGBRAI has got to come to an end but that doesn’t mean the great times on your ride have to. You will be experiencing a town that is steeped in Iowa history with a long Main Street, beautiful riverside scenery, and did I mention that historic part? Get […]

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99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #7 in Jefferson County

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County When traveling, you should have a few goals. One of mine is to surprise my wife with a new proposal in all of Iowa’s 99 counties and it’s rolling quite along! We’ve had moments, like Palo Alto Co at the world’s largest grotto, the Wilton Candy Kitchen in Muscatine Co, a… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #7 in Jefferson County