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

Craving Suites & Burlington, Iowa Adds the Comfort

*Another road trip brought us back to Southeast Iowa and Burlington was the destination once again. Our stay at the Comfort Suite was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Burlington, IA: Des Moines County We made two trips to Historic Burlington, IA in 2019 and, on our second trip,… Continue reading Craving Suites & Burlington, Iowa Adds the Comfort

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Henningsen’s in Atlantic

Atlantic, IA: Cass County Iowa’s small towns keep giving us countless reasons to maintain the mission of The Iowa Gallivant and Atlantic is one of the best examples of how much is offered in these communities. Our quest to locate the state’s greatest sausage makers brought us to Cass County and getting a taste of… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Henningsen’s in Atlantic

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing The Atlantic Locker

Atlantic, IA: Cass County Is there any better stocking-stuffer than a package of your favorite meats waiting for your enjoyment? That just gave you an idea for some last minute shopping! We have just the place for you because Atlantic, Iowa is one of the best places you can visit for the holidays and the… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing The Atlantic Locker

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

Downtown Cedar Falls for the Hampton Inn Win!

*Another great trip to Downtown Cedar Falls showed us why we will never get tired of visiting. Our stay at the Hampton Inn-Cedar Falls Downtown was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County We’ve seen plenty of great times in Downtown Cedar Falls and… Continue reading Downtown Cedar Falls for the Hampton Inn Win!

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northwest Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Holstein

Holstein, IA: Ida County Just look at that famous hot link from Tiefenthaler’s Quality Meats up there. Grilling and campfire season over? Try to tell that to all the people preparing for tailgaters in the final weeks of football season! Those hot links have a very large fan base and they are perfect anytime of… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Holstein

Alabama · Family Adventures · Lodging

Feeling Like a Barefoot Lucky Bird in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

*Our amazing trip to Alabama’s white-sand beaches was hosted by the great folks at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach tourism. Our stay at the the East Point Cottages was complimentary and the views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Gulf Shores, AL: Baldwin County 1-20 minutes from everything in Gulf Shores & Orange… Continue reading Feeling Like a Barefoot Lucky Bird in Gulf Shores, Alabama!

Kansas · Museums and History

The Unbelievable Studio & Museum of Lester Raymer in Lindsborg, Kansas

Lindsborg, KS: McPherson County I have found a handful of places in my travels that pull me in and it can’t quite be explained. Which is exactly why I love it when it happens. I can honestly say that the state of Kansas has produced such an occurrence multiple times. Red Barn Studio Museum had… Continue reading The Unbelievable Studio & Museum of Lester Raymer in Lindsborg, Kansas