Family Adventures · Kansas

The Unofficial Mashed Taters Capital of Kansas: Abilene’s Amazing Comfort Food & More!

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County America’s heartland is a vast region that’s peppered with some of the country’s most amazing small towns. I can tell you with all honestly that Abilene, Kansas is one of the best and you don’t have to take my word for it. The Smithsonian rated Abilene as the best small town… Continue reading The Unofficial Mashed Taters Capital of Kansas: Abilene’s Amazing Comfort Food & More!

Family Adventures · Kansas

Coronado’s Search For Gold & the Swedish Found the Riches-Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County (Our 5th Kansas County) Native American lands within the Spanish conquest for mass deposits of gold, to Swedish homesteading, to modern day Kansas. This is the region of America that can produce some of the most unique of all Midwest travels. An incredible story in its founding that is still very… Continue reading Coronado’s Search For Gold & the Swedish Found the Riches-Lindsborg, Kansas

Family Adventures · Kansas · Museums and History

We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

Abilene, KS: Dickinson County (Our 4th Kansas County) It wasn’t by design but we have traveled to two very impactful areas of the Midwest that a couple of the most important presidents called home. The first was Medora, ND where Teddy Roosevelt was molded into the future US leader he became. Most recently was here… Continue reading We Like Ike & Love Ida-The Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum in Abilene, Kansas

Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2018 Top 20: Our Amazing Year of Travels

This is the fifth year making this list and it gets harder to do every time. We have met so many amazing people and experienced some of the greatest locations the Midwest has to offer to countless travelers like us. Here is your top 20, folks. Thank you to everyone that has helped us out… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2018 Top 20: Our Amazing Year of Travels

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service

Ear to Ear Moments of 2018: The Greatest Smiles of the Year

*We make it a point to show our readers how much we love being the Official On the Road Ambassadors for Linder Tire Service! What’s your New Year’s resolution? I have one that I concentrate on with every turn of the calendar and that is to highlight some of the greatest people we meet all year… Continue reading Ear to Ear Moments of 2018: The Greatest Smiles of the Year

Grownup Getaways · Kansas

Four State Lookout & The Conclusion of the Kansas Takeover of The Iowa Gallivant

Doniphan County, Kansas (Our 3rd Kansas County) Well, folks, it’s come to the point when the last post gets published from our recent trip to Kansas and that makes me a little emotional. We discovered so much during our time here and met so many great people along the way as we always do in our gallivants.… Continue reading Four State Lookout & The Conclusion of the Kansas Takeover of The Iowa Gallivant

Kansas · Lodging

Fairfield in the First City: Leavenworth-Part 3

*Our stay at the Fairfield Inn & Suites was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Leavenworth, KS: Leavenworth County We covered a lot of ground in our trip to Leavenworth and we know there’s still so much more to the The First City in Kansas. We hit up museums, shopping, great restaurants, historic… Continue reading Fairfield in the First City: Leavenworth-Part 3