Family Adventures · Roadside Iowa · Southeast Iowa

Up to Our Necks in Harvest Season

Donnellson, IA: Lee County This is the one time I may encourage you to put The Iowa Gallivant down and get on the road immediately. Because Southeast-Iowa’s premier pumpkin patch is only open through Halloween until they flip the property for the upcoming holidays! Go-Go-Go! Harvestville Farm had the goods….and gourds. The selection is still second to none here… Continue reading Up to Our Necks in Harvest Season

Family Adventures · Northeast Iowa

The Greatest Decorah Christmas of All-Time: Day 2 of 2

Decorah, IA: Winneshiek County Day 2 brought us a day in the low 30’s which made for perfect snowball and fort construction conditions. Our weekend Christmas home at Whitetail Cabin had a great hill for sledding and timber for the kids to go exploring. Yet another perk to this beautiful property just 1 mile outside Decorah. The… Continue reading The Greatest Decorah Christmas of All-Time: Day 2 of 2

Iowa Food · Iowa Recipe Quest · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

ReUnion Brewery Lager: Coralville, Iowa Tell me again what Santa likes to see after he shimmies down your fireplace? Or in our case, the furnace pipe. Milk and cookies? Perhaps he’d like a little change in the menu from house to house. That’s where the kitchen of The Iowa Gallivant comes in and gives out some… Continue reading Iowa Recipe Quest-Santa’s Wishlist Edition: Queso-Beer Dip w/ ReUnion Lager

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Iowa Food · Iowa Wine, Beer, and Spirits

Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

Amana, IA: Iowa County We have covered thousands of Iowa miles and we are always looking for more places to discover. But there is always a place that calls us back, a place that folks visiting Team Goodvin keep requesting return trips back year after year to support Iowa businesses. It’s the holiday shopping season… Continue reading Shop Local, Eat Local, Repeat-The Holiday Crowd Everyone Enjoys

Family Adventures · Southeast Iowa · Unincorporated Iowa

Haunted, Juicy, Fishy, & Squeaky: Van Buren Village Hopping-Part 3

The Villages of Van Buren County, Iowa: There’s a constant when it comes to Team Goodvin. We road trip and we road trip and we road trip again. Not so far from our Hills headquarters is Van Buren County. Just a little over an hour from the Iowa City area. We love to eat, take… Continue reading Haunted, Juicy, Fishy, & Squeaky: Van Buren Village Hopping-Part 3