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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Osage

Osage, IA: Mitchell County (Our 71st County!) Year 1 was Tour de Biscuits and Gravy. Year 2 was the Best Hometown Tacos. Year 3 was the Best Between Bread. And now our latest culinary project showcases some of the meat cutting legends from all over the state of Iowa. You like shopping, eating and supporting local? Then… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Osage

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Noel From North Iowa

Winnebago and Worth Counties, IA The yule tide season is upon us and that means another annual Christmas themed road trip for The Iowa Gallivant. Last year we headed north to Decorah and this year we went towards Santa’s workshop again. This time WAY north. Let’s just say there were times we nearly started the Minnesota Gallivant.… Continue reading Noel From North Iowa

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99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #2 in Worth County

You ready to win it big? Clear off the poker table because here comes The Iowa Gallivant! Northwood, IA: Worth County It was a weekend in North Iowa and we covered an incredible amount of miles. We discovered many restaurants, attractions, events and all around Christmas cheer. If there’s anything I love about our travel… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #2 in Worth County

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Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa

Thank you to Winn-Worth Betco and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Northwood, Iowa for providing The Iowa Gallivant with a great room during our stay in North Iowa. We’ll see you again, everyone! Forest City, IA: Winnebago County (Our 70th County!) Welcome to our newest series that we couldn’t wait to start. Potluck Crashing! We travel out of town and… Continue reading Potluck Crashing-Soup Supper & Candlelight Night in North Iowa

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · North Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 39, Clear Lake

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County There are many reasons to road trip to one of Iowa’s premiere vacation destinations. Clear Lake showed Team Goodvin an incredible weekend with one of our most memorable stops being at the Starboard Market with its giant sandwich menu, homemade salads, hot soups, and irresistible baked goods. See for yourself!… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 39, Clear Lake

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A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time

Fertile, IA: Worth County (Our 63rd County) The GPS can be a great tool, but when you have no plans or reason to get home at a certain time than I highly suggest turning it off when gallivanting. We had a mission to give Mason City a look-see when we left the Buddy Holly Crash Site and headed… Continue reading A Beautiful Wrong Turn-A Park Frozen in Time

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Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County If you’ve been following The Iowa Gallivant you’ve seen the treks we’ve been on all year and beyond. This RAGBRAI-2017 project started in March with Algona and ends with one of America’s most historic lake towns. We have made it! Here’s the last scouting trip we have for you, RAGBRAI. Overnight… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Lake Time…Sweet, Sweet Clear Lake Time

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · North Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 24, Charles City

Charles City, IA: Floyd County Just what would you do for a tender ribeye steak and how far would you go to get it? Here’s what I love to do with great steak. I want the steak but I also want a bunch of other items on the menu and I don’t want to blow… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 24, Charles City

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Charles City’s Pizza Powerhouse, Breakfast Boss, & Camping on the Endless Riverfront

Charles City, IA: Floyd County (Our 57th County!) How does one get through a beautiful spring weekend in North Central Iowa? How about like a RAGBRAI’er by camping, making nice with the locals, and finding unforgettable food! And I just realized that I’ve been doing that my whole adult life so this scouting mission is a piece… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Charles City’s Pizza Powerhouse, Breakfast Boss, & Camping on the Endless Riverfront

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 8, Webster City

Webster City, IA: Hamilton County (Our 43rd County!) When one is on a road trip, one must stop at establishments with professionals that know how to prepare legendary sandwiches and masters of the traditional Iowa comfort food. We sniffed out just the place when traveling through North-Central Iowa and put it on The Iowa Gallivant’s roster for the championship… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 8, Webster City