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Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond

Calhoun County, IA (Our 80th County), Sac County, and Ida County (Our 81st County) The great American road trip can go through thousands of Main Streets. Historic US Route 20 is just one of many ways you can experience Americana at its best, and it happens to be this country’s longest highway. Here in Iowa,… Continue reading Northwest Iowa on The 20 Tour & Beyond

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Delicious Side of Sac City

Sac City, IA: Sac County What a great time to take a trip on Historic US Route 20! It’s autumn, the skies are clear, the weather is beautiful, and the open historic road is calling. Plus, we’re hungry and we want Northwest Iowa cooking from some of the best folks you’re going to meet. Our trip to Sac… Continue reading The Delicious Side of Sac City

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Rediscovering the All American Motel

Feeling Like Home at the Sac City Motel

*We love gallivanting and we can’t do it without some great lodging partners. Our stay at the Sac City Motel was complimentary and the opinions expressed in this blog post are of our own. Now, let’s gallivant! Sac City, IA: Sac County My old Northwest Iowa friend known as Sac City. For over 40 years I’ve… Continue reading Feeling Like Home at the Sac City Motel

Iowa Food · Iowa's Wurst Road Trip · Northwest Iowa

Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing West Bend

West Bend, IA: Kossuth County There’s a county line meat locker in Northwest Iowa and it’s coming up on 40 years of incredible service, meat, and something we made a special stop for. It’s ground up, seasoned, pushed through a tube and absolutely magical. Team Goodvin is on the wurst road trip of our lives and… Continue reading Iowa’s Wurst Road Trip: Casing West Bend

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 63, Paullina

Paullina, IA: O’Brien County We stayed at Old Market’s Bock Suite and we shopped all over their incredible showroom of antiques and now we’ve made it to the other feature that makes Mr and Mrs Hartong’s landmark such a special place here in Northwest Iowa. There’s a lot more to love like fresh baked goods, staying right on Main… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 63, Paullina

Family Adventures · Lodging · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

A Grain Bin the Whole Family Can Stay In

Sutherland, IA: O’Brien County We have written many posts about our latest trip to O’Brien County and if you have been reading them you can see why we have fallen in love with this area. Four days and three nights were spent here by Team Goodvin and what a memorable visit we had. The days were long… Continue reading A Grain Bin the Whole Family Can Stay In

Family Adventures · Lodging · Museums and History · Northwest Iowa

Main Street Iowa Never Looked This Suite

Paullina, IA: O’Brien County We have stayed in some amazing places throughout our Iowa journeys and our last trip to Paullina supplied one of the most unique lodging opportunities we’ve experienced. And the great part was how it was right on Main Street in the center of all the great businesses this small Iowa town is proud of.… Continue reading Main Street Iowa Never Looked This Suite

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

O’Brien County, IA Exploring has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Whether it be in the woods, forests and parks near my hometown to the endless road trips I’ve experienced with my family and by my self experiencing this country. Our recent Northwest Iowa road trip opened our eyes to a… Continue reading Orbs on the Little Sioux-A Fisherman’s Favorite & Last Place for Perfect Days

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 60, Storm Lake

Storm Lake, IA: Buena Vista County We have been to this institution of authentic Mexican food before and we knew the winds would bring us back to Storm Lake just for another great La Juanita meal. What we didn’t know is that the Juanita crew would wind up on yet another statewide search of ours. The… Continue reading Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 60, Storm Lake

Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Roadside Iowa

Someday Everest-First Hawkeye Point

Sibley, IA: Osceola County (Our 69th County) Roadside America comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and elevations. Through all the back roads, miles on top of miles of wanted and unwanted detours, you will always find the historic landmarks of our country. Team Goodvin inched our way down the gravel, past the farms, and, surrounded by the… Continue reading Someday Everest-First Hawkeye Point