#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County It has been decades since RAGBRAI peddled into one of Iowa’s greatest natural wonders. The diversity in every stop will show the entire fleet just how unique Iowa is in its communities. When the towering bluffs of Lansing get into sight, you’ll wonder why it has taken you so long to visit this area.… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

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

Getting Smoked on Father’s Day

New Albin, IA: Allamakee County We all know what a lot of Dads want for Fathers Day. Their loving family showering them with utmost respect, joy and tenderness. Mmmmmm…..Tendernesssssss. Just being around your loved ones has cured many anguishing moments you might have had. Mmmmm…..Cuuuuured. And usually, it’s Dad’s choice to pick what to do… Continue reading Getting Smoked on Father’s Day

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

East Iowa · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · 2017 Best Between Bread

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County When Italian hunger strikes, you must never put it off. Even if you’re not Italian. Which I am not. That being said Dubuque Dawgs has one of Iowa’s best mouthfuls of what Chicago calls its own. However, we Iowans are partial to this combination and Illinois isn’t big enough to keep this completely on… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

Family Adventures · Iowa State Parks · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

“Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

Effigy Mounds National Monument-Harpers Ferry, IA: Allamakee County (Our 48th County) On a mission to a festival in nearby Garnavillo, IA, we found ourselves visiting one of Iowa’s most sacred areas. We had plans throughout Clayton County, but there is always time to stop and explore one of our nation’s national monuments. Near the small town… Continue reading “Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

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

Iowa’s Latest Sticky Situation

Garnavillo, IA: Clayton County  (Our 47th County) The Iowa Gallivant has been known to travel great Hawkeye State lengths for a lot of primo Iowa delights. Well, you can add syrup and a bunch of hot pancakes. Sure we could have gone someplace just minutes away, but is this a travel blog or a whatever is… Continue reading Iowa’s Latest Sticky Situation

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The Iowa Gallivant Comes to Life! Episode 1 From Haunted Ft. Madison 

  Fort Madison, IA: Lee County Did you click on that video above!?! Thanks to the team at Fourth Wall Productions, Team Goodvin and The Iowa Gallivant are spreading across the web in a new way for us and our loyal readers. And now viewers! Our first episode wrapped up in a familiar town for us and became a… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant Comes to Life! Episode 1 From Haunted Ft. Madison