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

Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

*Our scouting mission to Burlington was capped off by having the Quality Inn-Burlington as a lodging partner. Our stay here was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County You have a lot of your plate here in Burlington, and you’ll need a place to unwind and hang your hat… Continue reading Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

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

Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

*The winds were just right for another visit to Keokuk and we were lucky enough to be given a complimentary stay here at the General Samuel Curtis House. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Keokuk, IA: Lee County Airbnb can produce some of the most interesting properties when you search it’s… Continue reading Civil War General & His Home-Now Ready to Host You in Historic Keokuk

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Pizza Pros, the Crafty & Grandpa Approved-Burlington Part 2 of 2

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Welcome to part two as we breeze through Burlington! RAGBRAI has made the journey to this city before, but not like this. When you get to the Mississippi you still have one more night before getting to take a dip, because Burlington is Overnight #7 for 2019! Now that you… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Pizza Pros, the Crafty & Grandpa Approved-Burlington Part 2 of 2

#RAGBRAI · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Wings, Zingers, & Cookies by the Pound-Burlington Part 1 of 2

Burlington & West Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Let’s start off by saying how unique this year’s route is. This is the first time two Mississippi River towns are in the same year. Very rarely does a ride through town (West Burlington) get two rounds of RAGBRAI in back to back days. That being said,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Wings, Zingers, & Cookies by the Pound-Burlington Part 1 of 2

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

Part 2 of 2 w/ New & Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County You saw a lot in Part One of this trip down Fort Madison memory lane. If you haven’t then click on that Part One link and see for yourself and join us back here as we do another round in one of the most historic cities on Iowa’s Mississippi River banks!… Continue reading Part 2 of 2 w/ New & Old Friends in Pet Friendly Fort Madison

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 · 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