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Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Party Has Already Started in Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County It has come full circle for us here on The Iowa Gallivant on this 4th year of our project called Scouting RAGBRAI because, like in 2015, we’re back to Downtown Davenport and the countdown to late July is on! We’re on a much needed grownup getaway and this town knows how to supply the great times!… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Party Has Already Started in Downtown Davenport

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Grownup Getaways · Lodging in Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA-Quad Cities We have been traveling to the Quad Cities quite consistently for many years. Since we started The Iowa Gallivant in 2014 and we’ve had the pleasure of staying at a hotel that seems to be just an arms length to a short jaunt to wherever want to go or whatever we need in Downtown Davenport. It’s… Continue reading Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

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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 in Iowa · 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

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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

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

Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County You know you’re thinking about the summer, and why shouldn’t you!?! Iowa has been experiencing a winter cold spell that’s been a long time coming and you’re among a lot of friends who is thinking those sunny days in the 90’s, 80’s….70’s? I’d take a balmy 22 degrees right now as… Continue reading Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

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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