East Iowa · Iowa Food · Potluck Crashing

Potluck Crashing-Chilly Day, Chili Day in Donahue

Donahue, IA: Scott County What catches your eye when scrolling through Facebook? Hopefully you just said The Iowa Gallivant of course! Well, thanks for that, but I’ll tell what calls out to me…  hot chili with a little oyster coming in out of the blue. That’s all the road trip bait we needed to head to the… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Chilly Day, Chili Day in Donahue

East Central Iowa · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

Coralville, IA: Johnson County I was raised to respect my meal, no matter what it is, and do my best to finish it. Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip is making this credo extremely easy. If you’ve been following this meaty adventure, you’ll notice we have a focus on our amazing local meat lockers and for good reason.… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Coralville

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Edgewood

Edgewood, IA: Clayton County This project is turning out to be one amazing experience after another and if you have been following Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip you can see why, with all the delicious food we’ve cooked up from Iowa’s local meat cutters. On this trip, we headed to a state of the art facility when it… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Edgewood

Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa

Manchester, IA: Delaware County (Our 72nd County!) Near the banks of the mighty Maquoketa River is a little Delaware County deli that overlooks one of Iowa’s premier recreational destinations. We made another Northeast Iowa day trip in search of some of the area’s finest meat lockers for the Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip project and we discovered an overlook that not… Continue reading Scenic Sandwiches on the Mighty Maquoketa

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

Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

Burlington, IA: Des Moines County There’s TONS of things to do outside during the winter in Iowa. I happen to be more of a Winter Olympics guy than a Summer Olympics guy myself. However, we all need a break from the elements and the City of Burlington has an incredible oasis for that cold weather,… Continue reading Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

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