Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Rediscovering the All American Motel

Feeling Like Home at the Sac City Motel

*We love gallivanting and we can’t do it without some great lodging partners. Our stay at the Sac City Motel was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Sac City, IA: Sac County My old Northwest Iowa friend known as Sac City. For over 40 years I’ve… Continue reading Feeling Like Home at the Sac City Motel

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip-Casing Iowa Irish Fest

*I am the proud host of Iowa Irish Fest and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of my own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Iowa Irish Fest-Downtown Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County It’s finally here! An annual weekend of one of the biggest festivals of everything Irish is just days away! August 3rd-5th are the… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip-Casing Iowa Irish Fest

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northeast Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Main Street Cedar Falls

Main Street-Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Let’s talk Cedar Falls legends for a moment. Who or what comes to mind? Kurt Warner’s QB rise from the UNI Dome to eventual NFL Hall of Famer is a good start. How about the legions of teachers that have graduated from Northern Iowa and became local legends… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Main Street Cedar Falls

2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County We came to Waterloo on one of the most important days of the year and that means we needed an established landmark to show us what a good meal is all about on Mother’s Day and that would be Newton’s Paradise Cafe. You know what you’re getting into when you click… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 22, Waterloo

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

2017 Best Between Bread · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Northeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 10, Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County Downtown Cedar Falls is loaded with great places to eat and have yourself flippin’ great time. And don’t we know it! This isn’t our first time here or our last. Not even the first time at Whiskey Road and it will NOT be our last. The Iowa Gallivant is crowning a sandwich champion, in December,… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 10, Cedar Falls

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