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Part 2 of 2 w/ New & Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County You saw a lot in Part One of this trip down Fort Madison memory lane. If you haven’t then click on that Part One link and see for yourself and join us back here as we do another round in one of the most historic cities on Iowa’s Mississippi River banks!… Continue reading Part 2 of 2 w/ New & Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

New and Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison: Part 1 of 2

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County We love seeing what’s new when visiting a town that we’ve been to before, especially one that we have visited multiple times over. It keeps us interested, engaged, and revved up for more Gallivants in the future. However, we found ourselves going back to see folks that we’ve met along the… Continue reading New and Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison: Part 1 of 2

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Part 2 of 2 in Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County Stop what your doing right now and click on Part One of this series and see what the first round of Fairfield was all about. We’ll wait………….and welcome back! If you’re hungry from seeing all that food we’ve done our job. And that’s because all the incredible folks in Fairfield did an amazing job… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Part 2 of 2 in Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…

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

The Kingsley Inn is Back & So Are We

*For the third time in The Iowa Gallivant’s travels, we have the honor of having the Kingsley Guest House as our lodging partner. Our stay here was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant this place! Fort Madison, IA: Lee County The great river will always draw us to its… Continue reading The Kingsley Inn is Back & So Are We

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…Part 1 of 2

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County I would like to issue a warning. As you scroll down this blog post, you will encounter a gastro-tour that can only be described as the unofficial sport within the event known as RAGBRAI. We experienced small town Iowa in a way that not everyone knows about and the spandex legion is… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Fairfield for Breakfast, Ethiopian, BBQ, Italian, Turkish, Sushi…Part 1 of 2

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Breakfast, Lunch, & Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Another Team Goodvin Gallivant and you all know what that means. Another few rounds of great local food. We challenge the locals to give us their favorites whenever we roll into town and that seems to be the trick that keeps this culinary quest ticking. It’s breakfast time and Burlington… Continue reading Breakfast, Lunch, & Burlington

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

Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

*Our room here was complementary and the opinions expressed on this post are or our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County There’s TONS of things to do outside during the winter in Iowa. I happen to be more of a Winter Olympics guy than a Summer Olympics guy myself. However, we all need a break… Continue reading Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Cannons of Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County In between cold spells and snow showers, we figure out ways to get out and see some of the historical landmarks of our state. There is so much history to experience everywhere and for much of it you don’t have to pay a penny to see it. This is just… Continue reading Cannons of Burlington

Lodging · Rediscovering the All American Motel · Southeast Iowa

Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

*Our room here was complementary and the opinions expressed on this article are of our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County If you’ve taken a lot of road trips, or just a few, chances are is that you’ve rolled into one of America’s classic motels. Whether it was on your radar from the get-go or… Continue reading Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 62, Montrose

Montrose, IA: Lee County It’s another game day and you need another reason to park it in front of the TV and keep it there while you cheer on or anguish over the Hawkeyes. What’s your favorite thing to munch on during football season? We all know the heavyweights, like chicken wings, quesadillas, burgers, and… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 62, Montrose