East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year · Roadside Iowa

Iowa State Parks-Pleasant Creek Booty

Pleasant Creek State Recreation Arera-Palo, IA: Linn County You see that? That’s sunlight…..And it’s sticking around longer and longer. Which means our collective derrieres are getting out to our state parks and exploring Iowa’s great outdoors. We go exploring! It’s a good day to get muddy and get art supplies. Yes, you heard me. You can go… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Pleasant Creek Booty

2016 Taco Tour · East Central Iowa · Iowa Food

Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 3, Iowa City

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County The Gods of tacos have blessed many regions and we keep finding their spoils right here in Iowa. We were seeking delicious tacos, but we narrowed down our craving to one of the most unique cuts of beef and a true comfort food to thousands of taco consumers. Tres tripas tacos… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-A Search for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 3, Iowa City

East Central Iowa · Outdoors All Year

Iowa State Parks-Lake Macbride’s Raptor Invasion

Lake Macbride State Park-Solon, IA: Johnson County Let’s be honest. We in Iowa love our state parks and look forward to visiting them whenever we can. For most, that whenever part means when the weather breaks and the mercury is moving north. However, our state DNR works very hard at showcasing these great destinations all year… Continue reading Iowa State Parks-Lake Macbride’s Raptor Invasion

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Grownup Getaways · Museums and History · Southeast Iowa · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Keokuk: Round 2-Honored Leaders & The Grand Anne

Keokuk, IA:  Lee County Let’s go back to September 2014. Our blog only had a few posts and we still had no idea what was about to become of it. We make a little day trip to southeast Iowa and the next thing we know is we have Keokuk to thank for helping our blog… Continue reading Keokuk: Round 2-Honored Leaders & The Grand Anne

2016 Taco Tour · Iowa Food · Southeast Iowa

Hecho En Iowa-The Search Begins for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 1, Winfield

Winfield, IA: Henry County (Our 23rd County!) What comes to mind when you think Iowa food? You can rack your brain until the hormone free organic fed cows come home, but don’t spend too much time on it. Just follow the Iowa Gallivant and Team Goodvin will steer you in the right direction. We’re pork tenderloin eating, sweet… Continue reading Hecho En Iowa-The Search Begins for the Best Hometown Tacos: Locale 1, Winfield

Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food

Our 2015 Iowa Meal After Meal, After Meal….

It’s pretty safe to say that we had an active year. And you can also say that we didn’t skip too many meals. Or any. We travel through and find some of Iowa’s best places to eat and kickback with our stomachs guiding us at times. I can’t tell you how proud of Iowa I… Continue reading Our 2015 Iowa Meal After Meal, After Meal….

Gallivant Milestones and Moments

The Iowa Gallivant’s 2015 Top 20-Some of Team Goodvin’s Best Memories

2015 marks the first full year of The Iowa Gallivant and we couldn’t be more proud to call the Hawkeye Sate home. We hope you enjoy our 2015 top 20 list and reading about some of  our adventures in Iowa throughout the past 12 months. We’re able to write every blog with ease due to all… Continue reading The Iowa Gallivant’s 2015 Top 20-Some of Team Goodvin’s Best Memories

Family Adventures · Historic US Route 20 · Museums and History · Northeast Iowa

March of the Museums-Waterloo’s Culture, Icons, & the Bosnian Sandwich

Waterloo, IA: Black Hawk County The chill is beginning to settle in, but that doesn’t mean that Team Goodvin plans on slowing down. In fact, it’s the perfect time of year to get out. Over and over throughout the day and weekend. We’re talking getting the culture bug worked out and we know just the where… Continue reading March of the Museums-Waterloo’s Culture, Icons, & the Bosnian Sandwich

East Iowa · Gallivant Milestones and Moments · Iowa Food · The Mud Belt-Traveling the Mississippi

Biscuits & Gravy Champions!

Team Goodvin has spoken! There are many places that serve up this delicious breakfast selection, but there can only be one that can be named our favorite. Let’s not draw this out anymore than it needs to be and get the name of our newest best friend out there. Ladies, gentleman, readers, and fellow diners,… Continue reading Biscuits & Gravy Champions!

East Central Iowa · Family Adventures · Outdoors All Year

Sledding the Streets of Mount Vernon!

Mount Vernon, IA: Linn County When the mercury reaches 30 degrees, we in Iowa call that a “break in the weather”. That means it’s time to get your cabin-fevered hineys outside and find a hill that will test your courage, snow skills, and common sense. Lucky for us, Mount Vernon, Iowa has such a place for… Continue reading Sledding the Streets of Mount Vernon!