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 · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Winter Weekend w/ A Lot of Pzazz

*Our room here was complementary and the opinions expressed on this post are or our own. 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… 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

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Cresco, IA: Howard County A cozy atmosphere is something I think many of us need from time to time. Small town Iowa has a way of bringing that out in some of the most memorable ways we’ve seen in our travels. One of those ways is in the form of a beautiful bed and breakfast.… Continue reading A Century Corner in Cresco & Its B&B

Lodging · Rediscovering the All American Motel · Southeast Iowa

Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

*Our room here was complementary and the opinions expressed on this article are of our own. Burlington, IA: Des Moines County If you’ve taken a lot of road trips, or just a few, chances are is that you’ve rolled into one of America’s classic motels. Whether it was on your radar from the get-go or… Continue reading Burlington’s Iconic Arrowhead

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

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2017 Top 20: Another Great Year of Memories

Our fourth year is wrapping up here on The Iowa Gallivant and we couldn’t have been more happy with the outcome of our travel blog. 2017 was filled with amazing trips all year long and one of the hardest tasks is to narrow down to 20 of our most wonderful memories. Nevertheless, here it is Gallivant Nation.… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2017 Top 20: Another Great Year of Memories

Family Adventures · North Central Iowa

Winter Weekend in North Iowa

North Iowa: Mitchell, Winnebago & Worth Counties By now many of you have seen our recent posts from our last weekend trip in mid-December. Naturally we put a lot of emphasis on summer travel and why not! However, we at The Iowa Gallivant suggest setting aside some of the vacation budget and keep discovering this… Continue reading Winter Weekend in North Iowa

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Osage

Osage, IA: Mitchell County (Our 71st County!) Year 1 was Tour de Biscuits and Gravy. Year 2 was the Best Hometown Tacos. Year 3 was the Best Between Bread. And now our latest culinary project showcases some of the meat cutting legends from all over the state of Iowa. You like shopping, eating and supporting local? Then… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Osage