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

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Northeast Iowa

Daring Slides, Baseball, Black Jack, BBQ, & Flaming Cheese: Another Day in Waterloo

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County I’m just going to put this out there. We DID NOT go hungry during our trip to Waterloo. Not that anyone was worried about that. This area of Iowa has been producing some great restaurants for decades with more to be discovered. We even fit in a little baseball, cards,… Continue reading Daring Slides, Baseball, Black Jack, BBQ, & Flaming Cheese: Another Day in Waterloo

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

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa

March of the Museums-Waterloo’s Culture, Icons, & the Bosnian Sandwich

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County The chill is beginning to settle in, but that doesn’t mean that Team Goodvin plans on slowing down. In fact, it’s the perfect time of year to get out. Over and over throughout the day and weekend. We’re talking getting the culture bug worked out and we know just the where… Continue reading March of the Museums-Waterloo’s Culture, Icons, & the Bosnian Sandwich

Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · North Central Iowa

Fort Dodge Food Frenzy

Fort Dodge, IA: Webster County “I was curious if you would like to judge our chili cook-off?” -Justin Goodno, President of the Fort Dodge Chili Lovers Society. My response? Let’s just say there’s one less thing on the ole bucket list. The leaves are starting to turn and there’s a daily crisp in the air.… Continue reading Fort Dodge Food Frenzy