Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

The Back Roads-Iowa’s Great Pyramids

Avery, IA: Monroe County (Our 24th County) The things you see when you take the dirt road and not worry about where it leads… Some of Iowa’s greatest historic landmarks, inspiring and scenic views, and unknown treasures can be found in places that rarely show up on tourism brochures and websites. Rural Monroe County is home to… Continue reading The Back Roads-Iowa’s Great Pyramids

Grownup Getaways · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · Wisconsin

Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

Stoddard & Genoa, WI: Vernon, County (Our Second Wisconsin County) There was a genuineness to everywhere we went in scenic Vernon County. Supper club specials, happy hour, fishing advice and my favorite, genuine and premium Midwest hospitality. This would be the theme we had all over the Driftless area during our week there, but there was something… Continue reading Off-Peak Season My Kinda Season: Vernon County, WI

Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2016 Top 20: Some of Our Best Memories From the Past Year

What another great year in Iowa! 2016 marked our second anniversary of The Iowa Gallivant and we had an unbelievable amount of views throughout the whole year. Our annual top 20 list is getting harder and harder to complete because of the countless memories we’ve accumulated in our proud home state. We had a great time… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2016 Top 20: Some of Our Best Memories From the Past Year

Family Adventures · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa

Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

We have traveled all over the great state of Iowa and we’ve noticed a trend. We have stumbled upon some outstanding bridges! From monstrous interstate high traffic achievements to small historical rural bridges that seem to be found in the most random places you can think of. Every road trip could use a bridge or… Continue reading Bridge Trip! 17 Historic Iowa Bridges We’ve Discovered

Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · West Central Iowa

The Panoras Travel to Panora-An Ecuadorian Family’s Bucket List

Panora, IA: Guthrie County (Our 32nd County!) Team Goodvin steps aside and lets Team Panora take the lead on this Gallivant. And why not. They traveled all the way from Ecuador via Minneapolis to see this Iowa town. You heard that right. Members of the Panora family flew in to visit their son and daughter in-law, who… Continue reading The Panoras Travel to Panora-An Ecuadorian Family’s Bucket List

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-The Search Begins for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 1, Winfield

Winfield, IA: Henry County (Our 23rd County!) What comes to mind when you think Iowa food? You can rack your brain until the hormone free organic fed cows come home, but don’t spend too much time on it. Just follow the Iowa Gallivant and Team Goodvin will steer you in the right direction. We’re pork tenderloin eating, sweet… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-The Search Begins for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 1, Winfield