Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!

Indianola, IA: Warren County Let’s get right into this. We arrived to Indianola, fresh from a 4 hour drive, and we were ready to tackle every inch of their historic town square. When The Iowa Gallivant needs an exceptional local meal we ask a couple of exceptional locals. And folks who know how to pour a mean cherry… Continue reading Now That Was a Tasty Town Square!

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · South Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 9, Indianola

Indianola, IA: Warren County We’ve had a lot of sandwiches on this journey and we finally found a breakfast destination worthy to be on The Iowa Gallivant search for the best sandwich in Iowa. You like Elvis? Want something spicy? Have a hankering for some homemade biscuits that would get the largest army in the world to surrender… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 9, Indianola

Grownup Getaways · Lodging · 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