Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa

The Last Days of Spring in Okoboji

Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County We gravitated to the Okoboji area once again this year. The first was in the last days of winter with it’s last blizzard and we hunkered down in West Okoboji and discovered the local brewery and an amazing Iowa singer. This time the last days of Spring yielded a warm weekend and the… Continue reading The Last Days of Spring in Okoboji

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Scouting RAGBRAI: Carb-Up/Coffee-Up in Spencer

Spencer, IA: Clay County (Our 60th County) RAGBRAI has an old friend hosting the bike battalions for Overnight #2 and we could tell that they just know how to RAGBRAI their town right up. Spencer is a veteran when it comes to hosting the Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa and other massive events. Not only will thousands of happy-happy joy-joy bike riders… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI: Carb-Up/Coffee-Up in Spencer

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

Pocahontas, IA: Pocahontas County (Our 59th County!) We find ourselves gravitating to the creamy oasis know as the local summertime ice cream shop more and more. It must be the anticipation for their annual openings and the great memories that come with it. Our visit to Northwest Iowa brought us through the town of Pocahontas and we… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 27, Pocahontas

2017 Best Between Bread · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 26, Okoboji

Okoboji, IA: Dickinson County Iowa’s top vacation spot has a LOT of restaurants and that means we had to make sure we picked a place that had incredible sandwiches in a humongous pool of opportunities. Here’s how the painstaking selection went. We were about to turn into our hotel and we said….There’s a sandwich place.… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 26, Okoboji

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 19, Orange City

Orange City, IA: Sioux County We covered a lot of ground during our last visit to Northwest Iowa and it included a lot of places we’ve never visited before. One of our exciting annual projects for our travel blog is our Scouting RAGBRAI Series and Orange City is overnight #1 for 2017’s trek across Iowa. And because of… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 19, Orange City

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Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Kick Back Your Clogs In Orange City

Orange City, IA: Sioux County (Our 53rd County!) Our scouting adventures of RAGBRAI-2017 takes us to overnight #1 and a first timer to hosting the thousands of Iowa-loving, sun-seeking, carb-craving, cold beverage wanting, tight clothed supporting cyclists. Orange City has experience being a ride-through town but has never been the first leg of the greatest bike tour on… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-2017: Kick Back Your Clogs In Orange City

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 17, Lake View

Lake View, IA: Sac County (Our 52nd County!) The spring road tripping is just getting warmed up for The Iowa Gallivant and we decided to take the long way home from our recent exploration of Northwest Iowa. Team Goodvin couldn’t have been more pleased with ourselves for making that executive decision. The county roads led us to one of… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 17, Lake View