East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Brewery Gallivanting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

*We had the pleasure of landing another gig with Travel Iowa and we were excited to spark another partnership with them and promote Iowa’s breweries. All the views expressed in this blog post are of my own. Grab an Iowa beer and do some gallivanting! Cedar Rapids, Iowa: Linn County Let’s think of some nutritional… Continue reading Brewery Gallivanting in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2021 T-Bone Trail · Grownup Getaways · Southwest Iowa

Sugary, Beefy, Artistic, Scenic: Mills County & One of Iowa’s Best Beer Buddies

*Southwest Iowa brings a certain kind of scenery to the state that more travelers and outdoors enthusiasts are discovering every year. We have made several trips to the Southwest Iowa region and every time we want to explore more and more. Our trip was hosted by the Malvern Bank, Zack Jones, and Glenwood Area Chamber… Continue reading Sugary, Beefy, Artistic, Scenic: Mills County & One of Iowa’s Best Beer Buddies

Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Beyond Tulips & Into the Cellar: Pella for the Food Scene & Hardworking Locals

*It was the first ever visit, not to mention first ever Gallivant to Pella in my entire life! This Iowa spring time tradition was finally on our calendar and we were very happy to see this beautiful city. Our visit here was hosted by Visit Pella, Iowa; and some of the products, meals and services… Continue reading Beyond Tulips & Into the Cellar: Pella for the Food Scene & Hardworking Locals

Outdoors All Year · South Central Iowa

The Delicious and Crafty Side of Golf Town-Iowa: The Oskaloosa Getaway You Need

*Thank you to Oskaloosa Main Street and Mahaska Chamber and Development Group for showing a couple gallivanters how great your community is. Our visit here was hosted and some of the meals and products were complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Oskaloosa, Iowa: Mahaska County The county seat of Mahaska… Continue reading The Delicious and Crafty Side of Golf Town-Iowa: The Oskaloosa Getaway You Need

Grownup Getaways · Minnesota · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Winter Weekend Saint Paul Style-The Much Needed Night Out We’d Travel For Again & Again

Saint Paul, MN: Ramsey County (Our First Minnesota County) We came to Saint Paul for many reasons, like their annual Winter Carnival and all the variety this major metro area showcases. Mission accomplished! Thanks, everyone, and we can’t wait to come back! Whooooah! Let’s get into more detail because this is just part one of… Continue reading Winter Weekend Saint Paul Style-The Much Needed Night Out We’d Travel For Again & Again

Grownup Getaways · North Dakota

Fargo on Foot-Part 1 of 2: Tacos, Breweries, and the “Wurst”of Downtown

Fargo, ND: Cass County (Our 2nd ND County) Midwest metro area has certain panache to it these days and our friends in Fargo embrace this cultural movement. They, along with their neighbors in Moorhead, MN, have a little slogan that we got to know very well while we were there…”North of Normal.” This is certainly… Continue reading Fargo on Foot-Part 1 of 2: Tacos, Breweries, and the “Wurst”of Downtown

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

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

Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · Wisconsin

Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: La Crosse, WI

La Crosse, WI: La Crosse County (Our third Wisconsin County) I have no idea why I’ve never been to La Crosse, Wisconsin, until January of 2019. It was always there and just around three hours away. Fewer miles and less time on the road compared to other Midwest metro areas like Chicago, Twin Cities, Kansas City, St.… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: La Crosse, WI

Grownup Getaways · Kansas

Big Country Fried Steaks, Big Buffalo Burgers, Big Breakfast & Big BLTs: Leavenworth, Kansas-Part One

Leavenworth, KS: Leavenworth County (Our 2nd Kansas County) Breakfast on the Historic Santa Fe Exploring the Missouri River makes me really super hungry! I’m checking with my R&D department to see if that was an actual quote from the Lewis & Clark Journals. I am now being notified that it is not, but we’re searching more archives.… Continue reading Big Country Fried Steaks, Big Buffalo Burgers, Big Breakfast & Big BLTs: Leavenworth, Kansas-Part One