Lodging

Downtown Iowa City with a “Vue” at the Hilton Garden Inn

*Our stay at the Hilton Garden Inn was complimentary. The opinions in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa City, IA: Johnson County How many times have you requested a room with a view? Thanks to the new Hilton Garden Inn near the University of Iowa campus and overlooking exciting Downtown Iowa… Continue reading Downtown Iowa City with a “Vue” at the Hilton Garden Inn

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Riverside

Riverside, IA: Washington County When you’re traveling on HWY 218 through Washington County, you’ll see a very noticeable and popular landmark called Bud’s Custom Meats and you’ll want to make a stop no matter what you’re doing. Whether it’s their signs, the rows of solar panels that powers this meat shop, or the big word that says “Jerky”,… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Riverside

Family Adventures · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

Onawa, IA: Monona County The wild trek from St. Louis to the sea was a long one for the Corps of Discovery and Western Iowa was an important region to Lewis and Clark’s mission so why not celebrate it every year at Lewis and Clark State Park in the heart of the Loess Hills. If you love period clothing, handmade… Continue reading Discovering the Corps of Discovery: Lewis & Clark Festival

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

Iowa City, IA:Johnson County We had to travel a whole 0.0 miles for this gallivant because Overnight #7, on this year’s RAGBRAI route, is in our hometown of Iowa City and we couldn’t wait to scout this party out. It was 42 years ago when RAGBRAI last spent the night in Iowa City and this town prepping… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Family Adventures

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #3 in Muscatine County

Wilton, IA: Muscatine County There are many historic landmarks in Iowa and we want to see them all. A good way to make this happen is to pop the big question to the most important young lady in my life over and over again. In all of Iowa’s 99 counties! I’m on my third round… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #3 in Muscatine County

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

Louie’s Wine Dive-Iowa River Landing: That’s All We Needed To Hear

*We were honored to be apart of the Louie’s Wine Dive grand opening and were provided with a special promotional opportunity to cover the big event. The opinions expressed in this article are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa River Landing in Coralville, IA: Johnson County There’s a new restaurant in Coralville and, in just… Continue reading Louie’s Wine Dive-Iowa River Landing: That’s All We Needed To Hear

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Downtown Iowa City

Iowa City, IA:  Johnson County There’s always been a lot to do in Downtown Iowa City and, in recent years, the district has added A LOT more to experience with A LOT more on the way. We’ve been to several local meat lockers on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip, but we’re not forgetting the metro areas and their hard… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Downtown Iowa City