East Iowa · Family Adventures · Grownup Getaways · Lodging · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

Davenport, IA-Quad Cities We have been traveling to the Quad Cities quite consistently for many years. Since we started The Iowa Gallivant in 2014 and we’ve had the pleasure of staying at a hotel that seems to be just an arms length to a short jaunt to wherever want to go or whatever we need in Downtown Davenport. It’s… Continue reading Radisson-Quad Cities: Just a Walk Away to All of Downtown Davenport

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

Breakfast, Lunch, & Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County Another Team Goodvin Gallivant and you all know what that means. Another few rounds of great local food. We challenge the locals to give us their favorites whenever we roll into town and that seems to be the trick that keeps this culinary quest ticking. It’s breakfast time and Burlington… Continue reading Breakfast, Lunch, & Burlington

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Cannons of Burlington

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County In between cold spells and snow showers, we figure out ways to get out and see some of the historical landmarks of our state. There is so much history to experience everywhere and for much of it you don’t have to pay a penny to see it. This is just… Continue reading Cannons of Burlington

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County You know you’re thinking about the summer, and why shouldn’t you!?! Iowa has been experiencing a winter cold spell that’s been a long time coming and you’re among a lot of friends who is thinking those sunny days in the 90’s, 80’s….70’s? I’d take a balmy 22 degrees right now as… Continue reading Drifting on the Driftless-S&S Houseboats

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 62, Montrose

Montrose, IA: Lee County It’s another game day and you need another reason to park it in front of the TV and keep it there while you cheer on or anguish over the Hawkeyes. What’s your favorite thing to munch on during football season? We all know the heavyweights, like chicken wings, quesadillas, burgers, and… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 62, Montrose

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 35, New Albin

New Albin, IA: Allamakee County The Northeast corner of Iowa has many reasons to love this unbelievable region. Scenery, Mississippi River culture, countless ways to recreate in America’s great outdoors, and some of the greatest bacon on earth. If that last one doesn’t get you running to your car with the family kayaks recklessly strapped… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 35, New Albin

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 33, Lansing

Lansing, IA: Allamakee County The motto in this town is, “Where Main Street Meets the Mississippi”. And there’s no other town on the great river like Lansing, IA. We recently did a RAGBRAI Scouting mission here, and it featured one of our best trips on The Iowa Gallivant with an experience that can only be found right here in NE-Iowa.… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 33, Lansing

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Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

*Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. Lansing, IA: Allamakee County It has been decades since RAGBRAI peddled into one of Iowa’s greatest natural wonders. The diversity in every stop will show the entire fleet just how unique Iowa is in its communities. When the towering bluffs of Lansing… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County When Italian hunger strikes, you must never put it off. Even if you’re not Italian. Which I am not. That being said Dubuque Dawgs has one of Iowa’s best mouthfuls of what Chicago calls its own. However, we Iowans are partial to this combination and Illinois isn’t big enough to keep this completely on… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

“Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

Effigy Mounds National Monument-Harpers Ferry, IA: Allamakee County (Our 48th County) On a mission to a festival in nearby Garnavillo, IA, we found ourselves visiting one of Iowa’s most sacred areas. We had plans throughout Clayton County, but there is always time to stop and explore one of our nation’s national monuments. Near the small town… Continue reading “Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”