Grownup Getaways · Lodging in Iowa · South Central Iowa

A Night In Iowa’s Most Beautiful Corn Crib…You Heard That Right

Indianola, IA: Warren County (Our 44th County!) Tell me if you’ve heard this story before. An old corn crib on the outskirts of town is starting to roll off its foundation and crumble down a hill in a cow pasture. Just another side affect of an aging building that has long served its purpose. Let gravity take… Continue reading A Night In Iowa’s Most Beautiful Corn Crib…You Heard That Right

Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

Mistletoe & Tenderloins: A Grant Wood Christmas on the Wapello Trail

Eldon & Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County You hear that? The faint sound of bells jingling away while some jolly dude ho, ho, ho’s through the chilly breeze. It could be coming from anywhere, but, if you ask Team Goodvin, we’ll probably tell you that it’s coming from the greater Ottumwa area. Because it’s one of… Continue reading Mistletoe & Tenderloins: A Grant Wood Christmas on the Wapello Trail

Family Adventures · Iowa Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars

Agency, IA: Wapello County “Let’s take the long way back!” One of the most common phrases you’ll hear in the Team Goodvin road trip-mobile. Without these voluntary detours, we wouldn’t have the inventory of blog posts we have now. Our recent trip to Ottumwa was winding down and we needed to treat our history buff personalities. Luckily… Continue reading Roadside Iowa: Why We Give Our Children Cigars

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Iowa’s Best Hometown Taco Award Goes To…..

Let the awards season begin! What an amazing round of tacos we had this year! Our search for Iowa’s Best Hometown Tacos took us to a lot of restaurants with 25 of them making it to the pages of The Iowa Gallivant. We went all over the state in search of some of the best tacos. Obviously, we… Continue reading Iowa’s Best Hometown Taco Award Goes To…..

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 23, Knoxville

Knoxville, IA: Marion County (Our 36th County!) Here we go again! Team Goodvin is on another road trip and another great Iowa town lured us in  for another great round of tacos! Knoxville has a thriving town square that offers some great eats, but we needed another fix from south of the border to get this taco… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 23, Knoxville

Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · South Central Iowa

Two Hours in Winterset

Winterset, IA: Madison County (Our 35th County!) One of the best road trips you can take in Iowa is through Madison County. Legions of travelers love the covered bridges, rolling hills, and unique landscapes. We were passing through and needed to soak in as much of Winterset as we could in a short period of time.… Continue reading Two Hours in Winterset

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 16, Ottumwa

Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County One of the hardest choices we had to make when visiting Ottumwa was picking a taqueria to feature in this series. Ottumwa is absolutely loaded with authentic Mexican restaurants and that is all Team Goodvin needs to hear for road trip roll call. We NEED tacos. Ottumwa has thousands of them. Let’s… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 16, Ottumwa