Lodging · South Central Iowa

An Old Friend: Hotel Ottumwa

*We have the pleasure of showcasing many lodging partners during our travels and Hotel Ottumwa came thru again. Our stay here was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s Gallivant! Ottumwa, IA: Wapello County We’ve been on this Iowa Gallivant adventure for almost five years and one of… Continue reading An Old Friend: Hotel Ottumwa

Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History

A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

*Our stay here at the Mason House was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! A lot of history can be seen on the Lincoln Heritage Byway. Communities, parks, events, restaurants and in this article, a beautiful historic B&B. Jefferson, IA: Greene County We recently made the… Continue reading A Night at the Historic Mason House on Historic Lincoln Highway

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Food · Iowa Icons · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

Fort Madison, IA: Lee County *Our stay here was complimentary. The opinions expressed on this blog post are of our own. From the early days of the 1800’s with early American pioneers, to the British invaders in the war of 1812, to the modern travelers of Team Goodvin… it seems everyone wants a piece of Fort… Continue reading Fort Madison-Everybody Wagyu Tonight…Everybody Eat Steak Tonight

East Iowa · Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

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

#RAGBRAI · Grownup Getaways · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 3 of 8: The Personalities of Downtown Cedar Falls From an Old Ice House to 4-Alarm Thai Food

Cedar Falls, IA: Black Hawk County (Our 15th County!) RAGBRAI’s (Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa) overnight #5 is on The Iowa Gallivant and we’re geared up to take a trip to it’s historic downtown district. Time for a Cedar Falls getaway with a gaggle of locals chomping at the bit to show us a great time! Fight back thoughts of boredom,… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI 2015-Part 3 of 8: The Personalities of Downtown Cedar Falls From an Old Ice House to 4-Alarm Thai Food