#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

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Wineries & Our Quest to Discover Them All

We’ve been to a lot of places around Iowa and we seem to find ourselves gravitating to the local vineyards and wineries, and for good reason. The wine industry is going great here in Iowa and wine enthusiasts are going local more and more. We have found some skilled wine makers since we started this… Continue reading Iowa Wineries & Our Quest to Discover Them All

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 48, Amana

Amana, IA: Iowa County If you grew up visiting the Amana Colonies, then you remember all the nostalgic reasons why you went. The local food, packed gift shops, the old world culture and for this guy, all that delicious and refreshing beer at Millstream Brewing Co. These talented beer makers are responsible for opening my mind up… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 48, Amana

2017 Best Between Bread · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 40, North Liberty

North Liberty, IA: Johnson County We all need that precious reason, excuse, motivation, or maybe a threat from a loved one to spark a road trip. Whatever that final image or reason is that triggers your curiosity and get you moving can be a lot of things. Gourmet cheeseburgers and an option to pour your own… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 40, North Liberty

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County If you’ve been following The Iowa Gallivant you’ve seen the treks we’ve been on all year and beyond. This RAGBRAI-2017 project started in March with Algona and ends with one of America’s most historic lake towns. We have made it! Here’s the last scouting trip we have for you, RAGBRAI. Overnight… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

Cresco, IA: Howard County (Our 58th County!) A town that has raised some of the greatest Americans in our history is prepping for 2017’s annual RAGBRAI voyage and we’re here to tell you that Overnight #6 is going to have all your carbs, beverages, and plenty of ways to recharge your whole ride. This is The Iowa Gallivant and you know… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2017: 5 Out of 5 Admirals Agree, Cresco Will Be Good Times

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Icons · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northwest Iowa

Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip

Lake Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County (Our 46th County) Let’s just say we wanted to beat the ‘Boji crowds and show-up in early March and why not! I’m corn-fed Iowa boy born in Marshalltown and lived in the towns of Guthrie Center, Marion, Iowa City, and Hills. I have family and friends all over the state, created an… Continue reading Stutterin’ Jimmy w/ The Beer Makers-Our Last Winter Road Trip