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Ski Idaho

Ski Idaho November 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
It’s just after Thanksgiving in Idaho, and skiers are anxious to strap on their boards and get shooshing down the mountains. I’ve mentioned before on this blog that Idahoans love our winter sports. And skiing (I include snowboarding in this as well) is one of our passions. Idaho is a fantastic place...

Ten Things to Do in Idaho

Ten Things to Do in Idaho October 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
When I travel, I like experiences I can’t have anywhere else. I like to eat truly local food, see sights that are unique to that area, and learn as much as I can about the particular history of that place. With that in mind, I have compiled a list of ten things to do in Idaho that are so unique to...

Best Views in Idaho

Best Views in Idaho October 31, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
In a state marked by one stunning view after another, picking the best views is a challenge. But I have tried to capsulize what I think are some of the best. Keep in mind that you can see awesome views around every turn in the road in our state. So don’t feel limited to only these. Best lake view:...

Best Live Music Venues

Best Live Music Venues October 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Live music is something Idahoans love, and you can find it almost anywhere, so it’s hard to pick the best. This is just a sampling of some really great live music venues: Morrison Center for the Arts on the campus of Boise State University. The variety of music you can hear at this large performance...

Top Ten Places to Meet Locals

Top Ten Places to Meet Locals October 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
About half the population of Idaho lives in the southwestern part of the state known as the Treasure Valley—comprised of Boise and surrounding communities.  Many young people from other communities in the state move to the Treasure Valley for work or higher education.  So all in all, you’ll meet...

Idaho’s Capitol

Idaho’s Capitol September 29, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
The Idaho Capitol building is one of the most significant architectural works in Idaho. Not only as the seat of the state government, but as a representation of the history of the state. Idaho became a state in 1890, long after many states had been in the union for a century or close to it, and while...

Apple Picking Time

Apple Picking Time September 28, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
When I was in college, a local apple grower brought a truck to campus every Friday with a supply of apples, apple cider, caramel apples, and anything else apple related they thought college students might like. It was the best. I remember the crunch and the juice and the sweetness of the apples that...

Fall Picnics, Walks, and Drives

Fall Picnics, Walks, and Drives September 26, 2011 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Fall is my favorite season, especially in southern Idaho. Since it’s mostly high desert climate around here, the summers can get scorching hot. Fall is such a relief from that. I tend to spend more time outdoors in the fall than I do in the summer, truth be told. Fall here is perfect, because the heat...

Idaho IS Wine Country

Idaho IS Wine Country August 31, 2011 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Think wine from the western U.S.  and you think Napa Valley in California, Willamette Valley in Oregon, even the latest hot spot, Walla Walla, Washington. Very few people think Idaho. But what they don’t know is that the rich volcanic soil of Idaho and the unique climate and geography make Idaho a...

Halloween in Idaho

Halloween in Idaho August 31, 2011 | Events, Things to Do | Read More
Idaho is pretty far north, and by October 31, evening comes early and goblins hide around every corner. The Treasure Valley (Boise and the surrounding area) likes to really enjoy the scary, but fun, side of Halloween. Whether you like you fearful fun full on or family friendly, there is something for...