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What’s Your Travel Persona?

What’s Your Travel Persona? April 1, 2012 | Hotels, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
If you like to go on ocean cruises in your travels, I will grant that Idaho may not be your top choice. We’re landlocked. However, I think in general, whatever kind of traveler you are, Idaho can fit the bill. Luxury resorts are your style? You should make a bee line to Sun Valley, Idaho, where...

Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path December 28, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
  Anne Frank Memorial.  Situated behind the Log Cabin and the Boise Public Library, this quiet, unassuming memorial pays tribute to Anne Frank and her spirit. An enticing statue of Anne Frank peaking out of her window has center stage among a walkway of bricks donated by patrons. A gurgling stream...

Weekend Getaways: Idaho’s Hot Springs

Weekend Getaways: Idaho’s Hot Springs December 17, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Idaho has a unique geological setting which results in underground springs that bubble up to the surface. It makes sense: we’re right next to Yellowstone, with all of its geysers and bubbling sulfur pots. Hot springs are everywhere in Idaho, many of them undeveloped, just water trickling down the side...

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:...

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...

Five Places to Propose in Idaho

Five Places to Propose in Idaho October 22, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
  If you’re thinking of asking her to marry you, and you want to make the setting just right, here are some ideas that might be the ticket to your future happiness. Platt Gardens, in front of the Boise Depot Platt Gardens and the Boise Train Depot are landmarks in the city has a gorgeous vista...

Best Affordable Accommodations in Boise, Idaho

Best Affordable Accommodations in Boise, Idaho September 14, 2011 | Hotels, Travel Tips | Read More
One of the great things about traveling to an out-of-the-way place like Idaho is that, by and large, things are cheaper here than, say, New York or Paris. And that includes lodging. Sure, we have plenty of swank hotels—enough for those who desire to stay in swank hotels. And we have a few upscale resorts....

Fall Breaks

Fall Breaks August 27, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
For short weekend trips, fall is the ideal time. There’s less traffic, no snow, and plenty to see. Since most of Idaho is full of natural wonders, every season has its own beauty. Idaho has fall colors, just not the kind you’ll find in, say, New England. We don’t have that many maples, dogwoods,...
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