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Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County Our wurst quest is winding down as we get closer to picking our favorite stop in the world of sausage here in Iowa. The Dubuque area has plenty of ways to enjoy the splendor of Iowa like its history, the importance of the Mississippi River and a lot of fantastic places… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing Dubuque

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The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County When Italian hunger strikes, you must never put it off. Even if you’re not Italian. Which I am not. That being said Dubuque Dawgs has one of Iowa’s best mouthfuls of what Chicago calls its own. However, we Iowans are partial to this combination and Illinois isn’t big enough to keep this completely on… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 12, Dubuque

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Al Capone and The Mines of Spain

Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County Conquering the Mississippi River is no easy task. That’s why it takes multiple trips of exploring, discovery, and a lot of reconnaissance. It’s a good thing Team Goodvin is more than capable to continue this mission. We’ve made the Dubuque County loop before and we’re back to pick up where we left… Continue reading Al Capone and The Mines of Spain

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Cathedrals & Dreams

Dubuque County, IA Architecture enthusiasts and history buffs can appreciate the inspiring works of cathedrals no matter what their religious beliefs may be. Baseball fans have found their own places of worship whether it’s the local sandlot or MLB stadium and everything in between. Dubuque County has become one of the best reasons to get… Continue reading Cathedrals & Dreams

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Breitbach’s is for Mommas

Balltown, IA: Dubuque County If you’ve been following Team Goodvin over the years you may notice that this is our triumphant return to Balltown and Breitbach’s Country Dining. The reason being….it’s that great of a place! We have a calendar bursting at the seams with new adventures, but it takes a special place to land a… Continue reading Breitbach’s is for Mommas

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Forecast: Frigid-Iowa’s Oldest Restaurant and the Aquarium to the Rescue!

  Balltown and Dubuque, IA: Dubuque County (Our 11th County!) It was birthday weekend 2014 for two very important ladies, in Team Goodvin- Mama and the Gigi! So begins the classic story of a family that journeys to Dubuque County and Iowa’s oldest restaurant while braving the first major cold spell of the young winter season. We… Continue reading Forecast: Frigid-Iowa’s Oldest Restaurant and the Aquarium to the Rescue!