Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Lodging · Northeast Iowa

Fireplace+Full Bar+Hot Breakfast: Winter Relief at Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls

*The winter weather wasn’t going to keep us away from another grownup getaway! Our stay at the Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls was complimentary. The views expressed are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Between the blizzards are windows of opportunity to get out and tackle winter in your own way… Continue reading Fireplace+Full Bar+Hot Breakfast: Winter Relief at Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip-Casing Iowa Irish Fest

*I am the proud host of Iowa Irish Fest and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of my own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa Irish Fest-Downtown Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County It’s finally here! An annual weekend of one of the biggest festivals of everything Irish is just days away! August 3rd-5th are the… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip-Casing Iowa Irish Fest

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

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing La Porte City

La Porte City, IA: Black Hawk County There’s a lot of places we’ve seen in our adventures here in Iowa and we can bring up endless memories of them. However, there’s only a few landmarks that have given us more content, happiness, and amazement per square foot like Kramer’s Sausage Company did. Grab a jar of mustard,… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing La Porte City

2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County We came to Waterloo on one of the most important days of the year and that means we needed an established landmark to show us what a good meal is all about on Mother’s Day and that would be Newton’s Paradise Cafe. You know what you’re getting into when you click… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

Family Adventures · Grownup Getaways · Northeast Iowa

Iowa Irish Fest 2017 is Coming! Aug 4th-6th

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County The magical date for all those who love all things Irish, even if it’s just for one day, is generally March 17th. The early days of spring gives us countless parades… and waves of green beer with corned beef and cabbage by the truck full. All can be enjoyable ways to… Continue reading Iowa Irish Fest 2017 is Coming! Aug 4th-6th

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 17, Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County There is no way we are tired of tacos. We will never grow weary of this amazing creation that is swarming Iowa. Everywhere we go, we find another place that is showing why we must continue this search. We head to a little place in downtown Waterloo for some true taqueria… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 17, Waterloo

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northeast Iowa

Daring Slides, Baseball, Black Jack, BBQ, & Flaming Cheese: Another Day in Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County I’m just going to put this out there. We DID NOT go hungry during our trip to Waterloo. Not that anyone was worried about that. This area of Iowa has been producing some great restaurants for decades with more to be discovered. We even fit in a little baseball, cards,… Continue reading Daring Slides, Baseball, Black Jack, BBQ, & Flaming Cheese: Another Day in Waterloo