2017 Best Between Bread · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 4, Oakland Mills

Oakland Mills, IA: Henry County Just down the road from the city of Mount Pleasant is the small unincorporated community of Oakland Mills, right on the mighty Skunk River. Up from its banks is plenty of camping, disc golf, picnic areas, a historic walking bridge, and one of Iowa’s best destination eateries. You can’t have a… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 4, Oakland Mills

Family Adventures · Southeast Iowa

Excuse Me But I Think There’s Turtle In My Soup: Van Buren Village Hopping-Part 4

Villages of Van Buren County, IA Have we mentioned that we love Van Buren County? So, welcome to part 4 of our Southeast Iowa village hopping! This trip featured the area’s biggest weekend of visitors with every community finding unique ways to lure them in. It’s annual Scenic Drive Festival and you MUST get this on your… Continue reading Excuse Me But I Think There’s Turtle In My Soup: Van Buren Village Hopping-Part 4

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

The Iowa Gallivant Comes to Life! Episode 1 From Haunted Ft. Madison 

  Fort Madison, IA: Lee County Did you click on that video above!?! Thanks to the team at Fourth Wall Productions, Team Goodvin and The Iowa Gallivant are spreading across the web in a new way for us and our loyal readers. And now viewers! Our first episode wrapped up in a familiar town for us and became a… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant Comes to Life! Episode 1 From Haunted Ft. Madison 

Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

One of Iowa’s Best Sweet Corn Festivals: You Missed It?

West Point, IA: Lee County We look back at opportunities all the time. Should I have purchased that ’72 Malibu that would have looked so sick in my garage for 10 out of 12 months on the year? Should I have taken that podiatry class 20 years ago so I can diagnose this pinky toe pain… Continue reading One of Iowa’s Best Sweet Corn Festivals: You Missed It?

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 25, Fort Madison

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County Weeeeeeeeee’re back, Fort Madison! And one of our favorite restaurants figured out a way to lure us back in. We had such a great experience with our first trip to the Atlas Steak & Smokehouse, we had to come back in. This time to capture one of Chef Scott’s off the… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 25, Fort Madison

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 24, Fairfield

Fairfield, IA: Jefferson County (Our 38th County!) One of Iowa’s most unique communities gives its locals and visitors one of Iowa’s most unique food scenes. Restaurant after restaurant, Fairfield has its own flavor, experience, and blend of variety. If you’re looking to spend a weekend, or week, or month, gastro-touring in one Iowa town, you may want… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 24, Fairfield

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Keokuk, Round 3-New Beer on the Old River

Keokuk, IA: Lee County Exploring the Mud Belt along the mighty Mississippi and soaking in all of its culture is one of our favorite pastimes. The history of this region draws us in more than anything, but over the past few years, we’ve also been drawn to what’s new on Iowa’s eastern banks. You’re probably wondering… Continue reading Keokuk, Round 3-New Beer on the Old River