Ethnic Iowa · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · West Central Iowa

Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

The Danish Villages:  Shelby & Audubon Counties  (Our 76th and 77th Counties!) Where do you go when you feel like getting a little Scandinavian culture? What if I told you that you didn’t need an expensive plane ticket to get a taste of the land that gave us the Vikings. I know that you’d ultimately… Continue reading Kringle Craving: 2 Hours In the Danish Villages

#RAGBRAI · Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

Onawa, IA: Monona County (Our 75th County!) You’ll have a lot to prepare for when it comes to this year’s largest bike tour in the world. Luckily Onawa has you covered from the last minute tube of toothpaste to the first icy beverage on the route to the first carbo-load and protein punch of your many to come across… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: Onawa’s Meatloaf on the Missouri…That’s Just the Beginning My Friends

#RAGBRAI · East Central Iowa · Grownup Getaways

Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

Iowa City, IA:Johnson County We had to travel a whole 0.0 miles for this gallivant because Overnight #7, on this year’s RAGBRAI route, is in our hometown of Iowa City and we couldn’t wait to scout this party out. It was 42 years ago when RAGBRAI last spent the night in Iowa City and this town prepping… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2018: Iowa City’s Celebration, 42 Years in the Making

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

Ventura, IA: Cerro Gordo County Cruising up and down the lake can cause quite the appetite and there’s plenty of amazing places to eat at in the Clear Lake area, but let’s not forget about the classic lakefront BBQ party. Or the classic backyard BBQ by the lake. Or the classic BBQ at a place somewhat… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

Brunch Time in Bremer!

*East Bremer Diner supplied a complimentary experience for this blog post. All the views expressed in this post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Waverly, IA: Bremer County There’s very few things we won’t travel for. Hold on….I just checked with our HR department and I’m being told that the last statement was a… Continue reading Brunch Time in Bremer!

Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Gearing Up For Summer w/ Tacos & the Infamous Swinging Bridge

The rains were coming, but that wasn’t going to keep us from visiting one of our favorite destinations. Where do you go for some of the best tacos on Earth? I know some of you are thinking about huge cities or heading WAAAAAAAY down south. Lucky for us, we’re less than an hour away from… Continue reading Gearing Up For Summer w/ Tacos & the Infamous Swinging Bridge

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Newhall

Newhall, IA: Benton County Owner, Dave Sutton, greeted us as we strolled in to the famous meat locker that is producing award winners every year. Not only is Dave the only certified Master Meat Crafter in Iowa, he’s also a living breathing inductee in the National Cured Meat Hall of Fame. I think we may have… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Newhall