#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

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Kingsley Inn is Back & So Are We

*For the third time in The Iowa Gallivant’s travels, we have the honor of having the Kingsley Guest House as our lodging partner. Our stay here was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant this place! Fort Madison, IA: Lee County The great river will always draw us to its… Continue reading The Kingsley Inn is Back & So Are We

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

The Historic Stay at the Black Hawk-Cedar Falls, Iowa: A Main Street Anchor

*We gallivant all over the Midwest and we’re lucky to stay in wonderful places. Our night at the Black Hawk was complimentary and the views expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Downtown Cedar Falls: Black Hawk County Stay in or go out? Travel or hunker down? Want to go out, but… Continue reading The Historic Stay at the Black Hawk-Cedar Falls, Iowa: A Main Street Anchor

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

Lodging · South Central Iowa

An Old Friend: Hotel Ottumwa

*We have the pleasure of showcasing many lodging partners during our travels and Hotel Ottumwa came thru again. Our stay here was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County We’ve been on this Iowa Gallivant adventure for almost five years and one of… Continue reading An Old Friend: Hotel Ottumwa

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Icons · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County *Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. From the early days of the 1800’s with early American pioneers, to the British invaders in the war of 1812, to the modern travelers of Team Goodvin… it seems everyone wants a piece of Fort… Continue reading Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight