2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Food

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

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Iowa Food · Unincorporated Iowa

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

2017 Best Between Bread · East Iowa · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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 · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

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 · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · 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 · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · 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

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Roadside Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Cathedrals & Dreams

Dubuque County, IA Architecture enthusiasts and history buffs can appreciate the inspiring works of cathedrals no matter what their religious beliefs may be. Baseball fans have found their own places of worship whether it’s the local sandlot or MLB stadium and everything in between. Dubuque County has become one of the best reasons to get… Continue reading Cathedrals & Dreams

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

Breitbach’s is for Momma

Iowa’s oldest restaurant. Breitbach’s Country Dining. 563 Balltown Rd, Balltown, IA Balltown, IA: Dubuque County If you’ve been following Team Goodvin over the years you may notice that this is our triumphant return to Balltown and Breitbach’s Country Dining. The reason being….it’s that great of a place! We have a calendar bursting at the seams with new… Continue reading Breitbach’s is for Momma