Museums and History · West Central Iowa

A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Winterset, IA: Madison County We all have a bucket list, whether it’s a mental one or you actually write it down. My favorite moments are the times when my bucket list gets things added the moment I see something. Sounds funny, right? That’s okay if it does. I found myself in the Madison County Historical… Continue reading A Remarkable Look Into Iowa History: Madison County’s Proud Museum Complex in Winterset

Iowa Food · West Central Iowa

Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path

Van Meter, IA: Madison County If you’re from Iowa and you haven’t made the road trip to beautiful Madison County then make this weekend the time you finally do it. Many of you may know what I’m talking about because it’s the annual Madison County Covered Bridge Festival and you’re going to be in for… Continue reading Finding Madison County’s Bare Bison Off the Beaten Path

Iowa Icons · Museums and History · West Central Iowa

The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

Atlantic, IA: Cass County Whether you’re traveling to Atlantic for a soda pop experience or not, you’re going to be surrounded by it because this is the Coca-Cola Shangri-La of Iowa. Lovers of America’s most famous beverage come here to get tours of the town’s historic Coca-Cola Bottling Company and dive into one of the… Continue reading The Coca-Cola Capital of Iowa: Atlantic’s Fizzy History

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Grownup Getaways · West Central Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Carter Lake & Walnut, IA: Pottawattamie County The quest is still on for the goal of proposing to my wife in all 99 counties and we went beyond the banks of the Missouri River to get there. We had to go into Nebraska and through part of Omaha to get there and yes you heard… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #8 in Pottawattamie County

Family Adventures · Lodging · South Central Iowa

Back to The Corn Crib B&B in Indianola & You’ll See Why

*The countryside of Warren County was back on The Iowa Gallivant radar this summer! Our stay at the Corn Crib Bed and Breakfast was complimentary. The views expressed are always of our own. Let’s gallivant! Indianola, IA: Warren County We make a lot of plans and coordinate a lot of gallivants. Some of the most… Continue reading Back to The Corn Crib B&B in Indianola & You’ll See Why

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Lohrville

Lohrville, IA: Calhoun County Man, is it great to be back on Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip! Earlier this summer, we made a Northwest Iowa swing and hit up some fantastic places. Some of them were home to expert sausage makers who love the communities they provide their services to. The Lohrville LockerĀ is the next stop… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Lohrville

Lodging · South Central Iowa

A “Continental” Trip to Centerville, Iowa & the Historic Breakfast Burrito

*A road trip through Southern Iowa’s hilly region produced a historic overnight here in Centerville. Our stay at The Continental was complimentary and the views expressed are of our own. Let’s gallivant! Centerville, IA: Appanoose County We have seen a lot of Iowa including some of Centerville before this last trip and each gallivant produces… Continue reading A “Continental” Trip to Centerville, Iowa & the Historic Breakfast Burrito