#RAGBRAI · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: The World’s Largest City Square Means Party in Centerville

Centerville, IA: Appanoose County You’re just a few horseshoe tosses to the Missouri line when you arrive in Centerville and that means you just got to know some of Iowa’s hilly countryside. You have an appetite and a craving for some small town hospitality. Lucky for you, Centerville has a very large way of showing… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: The World’s Largest City Square Means Party in Centerville

#RAGBRAI · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · South Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Gravy Crazy, Meaty Sandwiches, and Fine Iowa Wine- Indianola

Indianola, IA: Warren County Let’s go back to 2017 for just a moment here. We made one overnight visit to this town and it produced one of the biggest booms out travel blog has ever seen. It’s no secret that we were absolutely giddy to hear that Indianola would be Overnight #4 and our return… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Gravy Crazy, Meaty Sandwiches, and Fine Iowa Wine- Indianola

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2

Council Bluffs, Minden, & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County Part one of our Council Bluffs scouting mission showed us some of the greats when it comes to this area. This is why we needed part two to keep this adventure going and show you even more. Get ready for more of your carbalicious, caffeinated, and all… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & Pottawattamie’s Path-Part 2 of 2

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

Council Bluffs and Carter Lake: Pottawattamie County (Our 82nd County) Can you believe that we are in our fifth summer of The Iowa Gallivant, and this is the first time we made the trip to this entertaining region? That’s why we took advantage of this gallivant and Unleash Council Bluffs was there to help us… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Atlantic Beefing Up for Thousands

Atlantic, IA: Cass County RAGBRAI’ers love great hosts, small towns, and folks who embrace this annual good-timin’ tour across Iowa. That’s why Atlantic keeps getting the call to showcase their city to the cycling fanatics heading to Southern Iowa this July. You’ll enjoy some of the great places you’ve been visiting for decades with a… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Atlantic Beefing Up for Thousands

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

Keokuk, IA:¬†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 […]

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

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