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

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

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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

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Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

*Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. Lansing, IA: Allamakee County It has been decades since RAGBRAI peddled into one of Iowa’s greatest natural wonders. The diversity in every stop will show the entire fleet just how unique Iowa is in its communities. When the towering bluffs of Lansing… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-The Stunning Last Day in Lansing

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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

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Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

Allamakee County, IA You are now reading the first “bonus” article we’ve done in our three years of Scouting RAGBRAI. For the first time there are two overnights in Allamakee County, at one time, and our recent trips to NE-Iowa revealed why the 45th trek across the state could be one of the most beautiful of its… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI-Through the Allamakee Wilderness

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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