Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa

The Paullina Experience

Paullina, IA: O’Brien County One of the greatest autumn road trips Team Goodvin has ever taken occurred recently and the town of Paullina was our NW-IA hub for the majority of it. And that sounds like a plan for anytime you’re in this wild region. We had an amazing experience throughout this area with an incredible… Continue reading The Paullina Experience

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

Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

Oskaloosa, IA: Mahaska County (Our 56th County!) We have been making more efforts to visit, support, and write about Iowa’s treasured county museums and I’m telling you that it’s no chore at all. Especially when they’re off the beaten path like in Mahaska County. We at The Iowa Gallivant take a detour on just about every road trip… Continue reading Four Legged Heroes- Iowa’s Only Mule Cemetery

Family Adventures · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa · Outdoors All Year · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

“Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

Effigy Mounds National Monument-Harpers Ferry, IA: Allamakee County (Our 48th County) On a mission to a festival in nearby Garnavillo, IA, we found ourselves visiting one of Iowa’s most sacred areas. We had plans throughout Clayton County, but there is always time to stop and explore one of our nation’s national monuments. Near the small town… Continue reading “Their Spirits Will Watch Over You While You Are Here…”

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Museums and History · 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 Icons · Museums and History · Roadside Iowa · Southwest Iowa

Iowa’s First Aisle with a Helpful Smile

Beaconsfield, IA: Ringgold County (Our 37th County!) I remember countless Sundays with my Mom at the North Dodge Hy-Vee in Iowa City. I ordered the same thing every time from the “Deli”. Half order of biscuits and gravy, two sausage patties, and two eggs scrambled. Since then I have evolved my order but not by much.… Continue reading Iowa’s First Aisle with a Helpful Smile

Grownup Getaways · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits · Museums and History · Outdoors All Year · 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

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