Explore Iowa’s Scenic Drives with an RV

Iowa is home to several scenic highways & byways. When you travel these two-lane roads, you find peace, tranquility, and experiences that you don’t find when traveling the crazy, busy interstate highways. It is possible to explore Iowa’s scenic highways & byways when traveling with an RV. We have several suggestions on how to make your [...]

Dolliver State Park: Campground Review

In the past, I have taken you on a tour of some of our more popular campgrounds, including Cutty’s in Des Moines, and Ledges State Park near Boone, Iowa. Both parks are wonderful for mingling, camping, and making new friends over a fire. I love taking my three hobbits to busy parks like that because [...]

Ledges State Park: Campground Review

Of all the things I love about camping in Iowa, the diverse “naturescapes” tops the list. From the Driftless Area in Northeast Iowa with its rolling hills and waterfalls, a place where you easily buy into the illusion that you are miles away from civilization to “City Glamping” at Cutty’s in Des Moines, and everything [...]

TOP 50 RV Dealer Award: Good Life RV

RVBusiness magazine recently released the list of its 2019 Top 50 RV Dealers in North America Awards recipients, which included local RV dealer Good Life RV locations Good Life RV – Webster City and Good Life RV – Des Moines. From Vice President, Adam Ruppel. “It is a great honor for everyone at Good Life RV [...]

Morwood Campground & Resort: Campground Review

This was our first visit to Morwood Campground, and it is so nice we have already made plans to return! Morwood Campground is a privately owned campground near Hazelton, IA. It is located just off of Highway 150 approximately 7 miles north of Independence, and 6 miles south of Oelwein. Morwood is open April 1 [...]

Lake Darling State Park: Campground Review

If you haven’t been to Lake Darling, you are missing a gem. Lake Darling State Park, in southeast Iowa, was named for Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist, Ding Darling. Darling spent much of his life in Iowa, was a strong advocate for environmental issues, and founded the National Wildlife Federation. The park is 1417 acres [...]

Coconut Cove Resort: Campground Review

We decided to try a new campground this year for our vacation, so we headed to Hazel Green, WI to Coconut Cove Beach Club & Resort. This campground was built just last year, and opened with full operations in 2018. There are still a few things they are working on including a beachside tiki bar [...]

Beed’s Lake State Park: Campground Review

Beed’s Lake is one of Iowa’s lesser-known parks but deserves a serious look. The park is not large (319 acres) and the lake is just 90 acres. But we have enjoyed the campground many times, along with the spectacular sunsets. The campground is on the southeast side of the lake, and in midsummer, the lakeshore [...]

Halvorson Park: Campground Review

Halvorson Park is located in Mitchell County Iowa just 1.5 miles south of St. Ansgar on county road T-26 in Northeast Iowa. The Mitchell County Conservation Board (MCCB) operates 36 sites in Mitchell County encompassing 2,011 acres for public use. Campsites Halvorson is 10.6 acres on the banks of the Cedar River, with 50 non-designated campsites throughout [...]

Cutty’s: Campground Review

So to be honest when I first heard of Cutty’s I was like, “City Camping? Are you serious? You mean ‘Glamping’ right? That sounds horrible! That will be too noisy and too crowded.” But I stand corrected… It turns out that Cutty’s Campground and Resort is actually a Hidden Gem in Polk County. It’s located in [...]