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

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 59, Hartley

Hartley, IA: O’Brien County You know what’s crazy? Not stopping in Hartley if you find yourself in this region of Northwest Iowa. Another thing that’s crazy is this guy Bob, and he and his crew make crazy good food. Crazy GREAT food that is. We cruised into Hartley on a Sunday evening after a hard… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 59, Hartley

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 · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

O’Brien Outdoors-The Pumpkin Lady, Glacial Trail Exploring, & Some Blast From the Past Parks

O’Brien County, IA Harvest season is upon us here in Iowa and that brings forth an incredible amount of inspired autumn road trips. NW-IA is home to some of the Hawkeye State’s most intact prairie landscapes and Team Goodvin took in as much as we could in a four day span. You may already know… Continue reading O’Brien Outdoors-The Pumpkin Lady, Glacial Trail Exploring, & Some Blast From the Past Parks

#RAGBRAI · Family Adventures · Northwest Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Scouting RAGBRAI: Carb-Up/Coffee-Up in Spencer

Spencer, IA: Clay County (Our 60th County) RAGBRAI has an old friend hosting the bike battalions for Overnight #2 and we could tell that they just know how to RAGBRAI their town right up. Spencer is a veteran when it comes to hosting the Register’s-Annual-Great-Bike-Ride-Across-Iowa and other massive events. Not only will thousands of happy-happy joy-joy bike riders… Continue reading Scouting RAGBRAI: Carb-Up/Coffee-Up in Spencer

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 19, Orange City

Orange City, IA: Sioux County We covered a lot of ground during our last visit to Northwest Iowa and it included a lot of places we’ve never visited before. One of our exciting annual projects for our travel blog is our Scouting RAGBRAI Series and Orange City is overnight #1 for 2017’s trek across Iowa. And because of… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 19, Orange City

2017 Best Between Bread · Iowa Food · Northwest Iowa

The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 17, Lake View

Lake View, IA: Sac County (Our 52nd County!) The spring road tripping is just getting warmed up for The Iowa Gallivant and we decided to take the long way home from our recent exploration of Northwest Iowa. Team Goodvin couldn’t have been more pleased with ourselves for making that executive decision. The county roads led us to one of… Continue reading The Best Between Bread-Iowa’s Sandwich Masters: Locale 17, Lake View