2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Food

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 15, Hale

Hale, IA: Jones County (Our 50th County!) It’s the same old story. You’re craving a great sandwich and you’ll go to any length to get it. We loaded up the gallivant-mobile and set out for the historic Grant Wood Trail to the tiny village of Hale and one of East Iowa’s best destination restaurants. The beef-loving… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 15, Hale

East Iowa · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi · 2017 Best Between Bread

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County When Italian hunger strikes, you must never put it off. Even if you’re not Italian. Which I am not. That being said Dubuque Dawgs has one of Iowa’s best mouthfuls of what Chicago calls its own. However, we Iowans are partial to this combination and Illinois isn’t big enough to keep this completely on… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

East Iowa · Family Adventures

One of Iowa’s Greatest Wetlands Experience at the Hurstville Lime Kilns

Hurstville, IA: Jackson County There is nothing better than being on a road trip with a clear mission and completely going off course. That is the daily life of Team Goodvin and what supplies the important Adrenalin that keep The Iowa Gallivant soldiering on. We made a commitment years ago to give credence to the… Continue reading One of Iowa’s Greatest Wetlands Experience at the Hurstville Lime Kilns

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa State Parks · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Al Capone and The Mines of Spain

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County Conquering the Mississippi River is no easy task. That’s why it takes multiple trips of exploring, discovery, and a lot of reconnaissance. It’s a good thing Team Goodvin is more than capable to continue this mission. We’ve made the Dubuque County loop before and we’re back to pick up where we left… Continue reading Al Capone and The Mines of Spain

2016 Taco Tour · East Iowa · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 14, Bettendorf

Bettendorf, IA: Scott County’s Scott County The look on the faces when you tell them that you’re looking for the best Hometown Tacos in Iowa. And then the look as you tell them you’re crowning a champion in December. Azteca 3 wants this award! And they brought out a platter of their finest tacos to… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 14, Bettendorf

East Iowa · Family Adventures · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Quad Cities ‘Booming’: New Recruits, BBQ, & A Gift From Ethiopia

Quad Cities: Scott County New tradition for Team Goodvin. We never stay in one place two years in a row on Independence Day weekend. We never stay in one place anyway! We were craving just about everything you could ask for when it came to a weekend out of town for the 4th. Great food, water… Continue reading Quad Cities ‘Booming’: New Recruits, BBQ, & A Gift From Ethiopia

2016 Taco Tour · East Iowa · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 10, Davenport

Davenport, IA: Scott County The Iowa Gallivant is forever searching for delicious tacos and Fresh Deli in Davenport, IA, more than came through for us. They fused together the best of two completely different worlds. They took the spicy and nutty flavors of Thai cuisine and made it into the comfort food that we know… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 10, Davenport