Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa

Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls-Part One of Two

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Along came old man winter and countless of us hunkered down for what was seen as a brutal stretch. And, oh boy, was it ever. We saw the Polar Vortex coming for about a week and we knew there was a window of traveling to tackle before it hit. Night… Continue reading Winter Grownup Getaway: Downtown Cedar Falls-Part One of Two

#RAGBRAI · East Iowa · Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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 Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

Coralville, IA: Johnson County I was raised to respect my meal, no matter what it is, and do my best to finish it. Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip is making this credo extremely easy. If you’ve been following this meaty adventure, you’ll notice we have a focus on our amazing local meat lockers and for good reason.… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History

Scouting RAGBRAI-Part 1 of 8: 24 Hours Inside Iowa River Landing

Coralville, IA: Johnson County The Register’s-Annual-Great-Bicycle-Ride-Across-Iowa (RAGBRAI) has spoken! The 2015 route has been announced and The Iowa Gallivant will be scouting all 8 overnight stops. We begin with the 7th overnight locale that’s conveniently close to our headquarters in Hills- Iowa River Landing in Coralville, one of Johnson County’s premiere destinations for dining, shopping,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Part 1 of 8: 24 Hours Inside Iowa River Landing

East Central Iowa · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

If you’re not at the not Millstream Brewing Company, then what are you doing?

Amana, IA: Iowa County (Our 8th County!) August 29th, 1999. After lunch at the Colony Inn, Jay Goodvin strolls over to the local brewery and has his fist pint of craft beer. It was my 21st birthday and the day I fell in love with microbreweries. The Millstream brew was the highlight of my day, back in… Continue reading If you’re not at the not Millstream Brewing Company, then what are you doing?