Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · North Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clear Lake

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County So Labor Day weekend is the last great time period of the summer to get out on the lake, right? Wrong! In fact there’s never a bad time to head to the lake and the precious days leading up to Autumn can provide a great and memorable trip. You’ll want… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Clear Lake

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · North Central Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

Ventura, IA: Cerro Gordo County Cruising up and down the lake can cause quite the appetite and there’s plenty of amazing places to eat at in the Clear Lake area, but let’s not forget about the classic lakefront BBQ party. Or the classic backyard BBQ by the lake. Or the classic BBQ at a place somewhat… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Ventura

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · North Central Iowa

Why We Love & Gallivant the Midwest

We’re officially on lake time! Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County I’ve traveled to all the coasts and many of the people there know nothing about my Iowan home but ask tons of questions. I tell them that our metro areas have some of the greatest modern experiences when it comes to art, restaurants, and… Continue reading Why We Love & Gallivant the Midwest

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · North Central Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 39, Clear Lake

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County There are many reasons to road trip to one of Iowa’s premiere vacation destinations. Clear Lake showed Team Goodvin an incredible weekend with one of our most memorable stops being at the Starboard Market with its giant sandwich menu, homemade salads, hot soups, and irresistible baked goods. See for yourself!… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 39, Clear Lake

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

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

Family Adventures · Museums and History · North Central Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Rock & Roll’s Hallowed Ground-Visiting Northern Iowa and One of Music’s Greatest Time Capsule’s…

Clear Lake, IA: Cerro Gordo County (Our 9th County!) My in-laws annual summer trip to Iowa was nearing its conclusion. Today was finally going to be the day they make a trip that’s been on their “bucket list” ever since February 3rd, 1959. The day the music died. The day Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big… Continue reading Rock & Roll’s Hallowed Ground-Visiting Northern Iowa and One of Music’s Greatest Time Capsule’s…