Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

O’Brien County, IA Exploring has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Whether it be in the woods, forests and parks near my hometown to the endless road trips I’ve experienced with my family and by my self experiencing this country. Our recent Northwest Iowa road trip opened our eyes to a… Continue reading Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 60, Storm Lake

Storm Lake, IA: Buena Vista County We have been to this institution of authentic Mexican food before and we knew the winds would bring us back to Storm Lake just for another great La Juanita meal. What we didn’t know is that the Juanita crew would wind up on yet another statewide search of ours. The… Continue reading Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 60, Storm Lake

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Someday Everest-First Hawkeye Point

Sibley, IA: Osceola County (Our 69th County) Roadside America comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and elevations. Through all the back roads, miles on top of miles of wanted and unwanted detours, you will always find the historic landmarks of our country. Team Goodvin inched our way down the gravel, past the farms, and, surrounded by the… Continue reading Someday Everest-First Hawkeye Point

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 59, Hartley

Hartley, IA: O’Brien County You know what’s crazy? Not stopping in Hartley if you find yourself in this region of Northwest Iowa. Another thing that’s crazy is this guy Bob, and he and his crew make crazy good food. Crazy GREAT food that is. We cruised into Hartley on a Sunday evening after a hard… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 59, Hartley

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa

The Paullina Experience

Paullina, IA: O’Brien County One of the greatest autumn road trips Team Goodvin has ever taken occurred recently and the town of Paullina was our NW-IA hub for the majority of it. And that sounds like a plan for anytime you’re in this wild region. We had an amazing experience throughout this area with an incredible… Continue reading The Paullina Experience

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 57, Humboldt

Humboldt, IA: Humboldt County (Our 68th County) This is an Iowa staple for folks that have never even set foot in the town of Humboldt. Football games, movie nights, late night at the tavern and on the shopping list at the grocery store. Pasquale’s is some of the best frozen pizza anyone has ever had and that’s what… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 57, Humboldt

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

O’Brien Outdoors-The Pumpkin Lady, Glacial Trail Exploring, & Some Blast From the Past Parks

O’Brien County, IA Harvest season is upon us here in Iowa and that brings forth an incredible amount of inspired autumn road trips. NW-IA is home to some of the Hawkeye State’s most intact prairie landscapes and Team Goodvin took in as much as we could in a four day span. You may already know… Continue reading O’Brien Outdoors-The Pumpkin Lady, Glacial Trail Exploring, & Some Blast From the Past Parks

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 55, Sheldon

Sheldon, IA: O’Brien County (Our 66th County) It’s not often when Iowa and Iowa State win on the same day, but we found an entertaining venue to witness it. Iowa cleaned up Illinois at Kinnick for their homecoming match-up, but the Cyclones had the game of the day. Not just for the state of Iowa but a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 55, Sheldon

99 Proposals in 99 Counties · Family Adventures · Museums and History · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #1 in Palo Alto County

West Bend, IA: Palo Alto County It was the first full on autumn day of the season and we were in the tail end of our 4 day trip to NW-Iowa. The idea of proposing to my wife came a couple days prior and she smiled when I ran the idea past her. Let’s just… Continue reading 99 Counties-99 Proposals: Moment #1 in Palo Alto County

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Museums and History · Northwest Iowa

The Land Where Its Always Sundae

Le Mars, IA: Plymouth County (Our 61st County) Corn, pork, soy beans, beef, eggs. What are Iowa’s most well known food producers….I’ll take Iowa Rockstars for $1,000, Alex. If that’s never been a Jeopardy category, then it should be! I’d like to add another Iowa staple to that list because there’s a magical land in the Northwestern… Continue reading The Land Where Its Always Sundae