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

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Iowa’s Most Egg-Cellent Omelet Goes To…

* We are proud to have Iowa Egg Council as the sponsor of this blog post. The opinions expressed are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Ankeny, IA: Polk County ….And then the Iowa Egg Council asked if I’d be willing to travel to have Iowa’s best omelet. The answer is always yes and I can’t tell you… Continue reading Iowa’s Most Egg-Cellent Omelet Goes To…

#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

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!

#RAGBRAI · Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

Jefferson, IA: Greene County (Our 74th County!) Highway to Bells is the theme here for RAGBRAI-Jefferson and you’ll see why and hear why from miles away. The town’s most noticeable landmark will be front and center all day and night, and the view of RAGBRAI may never be better. The Mahanay Bell Tower will show you a view, 120 feet up,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2018: The Smiles of Jefferson Are Towering Over the Route

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