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Iowa Icons-Hot on the Cody Trail

Princeton, IA: Scott County Autumn road tripping is officially in season and we have already had some unbelievably gorgeous weather with more to come. Iowa is peppered with scenic byways, historic trails, and off the beaten path gems, and Scott County has all of these. Just a short drive from the Quad Cities and the… Continue reading Iowa Icons-Hot on the Cody Trail

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 54, Bettendorf

Bettondorf, IA: Scott County It’s Sunday, it’s also game day, and I skipped breakfast. This is a dangerous combination for just scarfing down the first thing I see on the couch. Ooooooor….I can load up the family and deal with grumbles from the Buddha belly for 45 minutes and marvel at the primo parking spot… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 54, Bettendorf

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

Walcott, IA: Scott County Just off of Interstate 80 and right next to the world’s largest truck stop is Gramma’s Kitchen and a menu that would be grandma approved by many. That’s right folks, it’s homemade here with a touch of a little more homemade and at the end they to add more homemade. Sometimes staying ON the… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 41, Walcott

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The Best between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 38, Eldridge

Eldridge, IA: Scott County There’s a few things in this world that I would be willing to eat everyday for the rest of my life. BBQ is without a doubt on that list. Another thing that people would love to do everyday is golf. If only there was a place where you could do both. Guess… Continue reading The Best between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 38, Eldridge

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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

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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

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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