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

Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

Stoddard & Genoa, WI: Vernon, County (Our Second Wisconsin County) There was a genuineness to everywhere we went in scenic Vernon County. Supper club specials, happy hour, fishing advice and my favorite, genuine and premium Midwest hospitality. This would be the theme we had all over the Driftless area during our week there, but there was something… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

Lansing & New Albin, IA: Allamakee County It happened again and this time it was in Iowa’s B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L Driftless Area. This was on one of the first of our gallivants this year and it was just after a light snow that blanketed the area. We knew the area well and we were on a trip to… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #6 in Allamakee County

Grownup Getaways · Kansas · Lodging

A Mansion of a B&B: Time to Tuck U Inn-Atchison, Kansas-Part Two

*Our stay at the Tuck U Inn was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Atchison, KS: Atchison County History, food, travel, beautiful architecture, and locals. These are what we love about our crazy travel blog more than anything. We found a lot to do in our… Continue reading A Mansion of a B&B: Time to Tuck U Inn-Atchison, Kansas-Part Two

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

Grownup Getaways · Kansas

Never Ghost Hunt On an Empty Stomach: Atchison, Kansas-Part One

The Kansas takeover of The Iowa Gallivant started here! Let’s do this Atchison! Atchison, KS: Atchison County (Our First Kansas County!) You have an itch? Scratch it! You have a special niche? Scratch it! On The Iowa Gallivant we have a saying called “Scratch Where it Niche’es”. It pulls against the grammatical senses you may have and I’m totally… Continue reading Never Ghost Hunt On an Empty Stomach: Atchison, Kansas-Part One

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

In the Local Brewery We Trust-Another Crafty Evening

  Kalona, IA: Washington County When the wifey says she wants to go out, one must find a worthy establishment for said wife. Luckily for us, Monie’s preferred destination was close to our headquarters in Hills in the very popular tourist destination of Kalona. And it happen to be her birthday. And she happens to love… Continue reading In the Local Brewery We Trust-Another Crafty Evening