Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · Wisconsin

Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season-Prairie du Chien, WI

Leisure Time Sports Bar & Bowl was stop number one after checking into our motel room and a very long nap. You want to meet locals then this is where they’re at among the tall beers and exploding sounds coming from the pins. Along with the familiar shameful hum of the gutter from my “green… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season-Prairie du Chien, WI

Grownup Getaways · Kansas

Four State Lookout & The Conclusion of the Kansas Takeover of The Iowa Gallivant

Doniphan County, Kansas (Our 3rd Kansas County) Well, folks, it’s come to the point when the last post gets published from our recent trip to Kansas and that makes me a little emotional. We discovered so much during our time here and met so many great people along the way as we always do in our gallivants.… Continue reading Four State Lookout & The Conclusion of the Kansas Takeover of The Iowa Gallivant

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Gallivanting with Linder Tire Service

The Stunning Views From Some of Our Favorite Gallivants

Another great trip sponsored by Linder Tire Service here on The Iowa Gallivant! We’ve taken many road trips in our lives and when we think of scenic overlooks, we sometimes “overlook” the views we can experience here in Iowa and throughout the Midwest. Here are some of our most memorable moments looking out at the vast landscapes… Continue reading The Stunning Views From Some of Our Favorite Gallivants

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 · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

O’Brien County, IA Exploring has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Whether it be in the woods, forests and parks near my hometown to the endless road trips I’ve experienced with my family and by my self experiencing this country. Our recent Northwest Iowa road trip opened our eyes to a… Continue reading Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 25, Gunder

Gunder, IA: Clayton County We always have a mission when we travel and one very important part of the mission is to deviate from it whenever you get a chance and always, always, ALWAYS take the long way home. We find some of the most memorable place when we’re smelling the roses which is why… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 25, Gunder