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 inĀ Burlington, and you’ll need a place to unwind and hang your hat… Continue reading Getting the Quality Out of Burlington

#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

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

*Iowa has many county parks and we were lucky enough to receive a complementary stay at one of them. The views of Hagge County Park in this blog post are of own. Let’s gallivant this place! Sac City, IA: Sac County We had a weekend of adventure that kicked off our summertime family travels, and… Continue reading Cabins of the Counties: Sac City’s Hagge County Park

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

Council Bluffs and Carter Lake: Pottawattamie County (Our 82nd County) Can you believe that we are in our fifth summer of The Iowa Gallivant, and this is the first time we made the trip to this entertaining region? That’s why we took advantage of this gallivant and Unleash Council Bluffs was there to help us… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Council Bluffs & The Pottawattamie Path of Parties-Part 1 of 2

#RAGBRAI · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Atlantic Beefing Up for Thousands

Atlantic, IA: Cass County RAGBRAI’ers love great hosts, small towns, and folks who embrace this annual good-timin’ tour across Iowa. That’s why Atlantic keeps getting the call to showcase their city to the cycling fanatics heading to Southern Iowa this July. You’ll enjoy some of the great places you’ve been visiting for decades with a… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Atlantic Beefing Up for Thousands

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

Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Keokuk KarboLoad-Part 2 of 2

Keokuk, IA: Lee County The Iowa Gallivant adventures in Keokuk go way back and we’re not about to ease up on them. So we were elated to see RAGBRAI-2019 call out this town’s name back in January on the good’ole polar vortex days. That was sarcasm. That last winter is all the reason why thousands… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2019: Keokuk KarboLoad-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