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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...

My Favorite Waterways in Idaho

My Favorite Waterways in Idaho March 30, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Lake Pend Oreille in north Idaho  

Live Theater Around Idaho

Live Theater Around Idaho March 26, 2012 | Events, Nightlife, What's New | Read More
Idaho is not one of those places where you travel specifically to see a live theatrical event, as you would travel to New York just to go to Broadway. But as long as you’re here, why not experience the guts of theater? The small, community-based theaters that dot the country.  You’ll be...

Idaho’s Iconic Places

Idaho’s Iconic Places March 19, 2012 | What's New | Read More
I have a friend who works with international tourism in the Idaho Department of Tourism, and I asked her where she likes to take international visitors to show them a taste of the real Idaho. Here are her picks: Upper Mesa Falls Mesa Falls and Idaho’s Teton Valley. Mesa Falls refers to two waterfalls...

First Thursday in Boise

February 29, 2012 | Events, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Every month, Boiseans flock downtown for First Thursday, a combination extended happy hour, sidewalk sale, and gallery stroll. The event is sponsored by the Downtown Boise Association, and it’s a great way to explore the city. As you might guess, it takes place the first Thursday of every month...

New Restaurants in Boise

February 28, 2012 | Food, What's New | Read More
Several new restaurants have opened in the past few months in Boise. Each one has its own twist, its own vibe. The newest place on the eating scene is called A Tavola, which means “of the table.” It took over the location vacated when Donnie Mac’s closed last year. A Tavola is a happening place,...

Art Where You’ve Never Seen it Before

Art Where You’ve Never Seen it Before February 26, 2012 | What's New | Read More
Boise is a city of art lovers. People are often surprised when visiting for the first time just how many art galleries, live theaters, and performing arts groups we have here. It’s part of what makes the city such a fantastic place to live and a delightful place to visit. Arts are so integral to...

Five Romantic Views in Idaho

Five Romantic Views in Idaho January 17, 2012 | Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Shafer Butteis just a half hour drive out of Boise, up a little curvy mountain two-lane highway. Once you get to the Bogus Basin parking lot, you keep going up a dirt road. Seems like a lot of work for the pay off, but it’s totally worth it. From the trails at Shafer Butte, you can see the entire Treasure...

Five Romanitc Restaurants

December 30, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Whether it’s a special night to ring in the New Year, celebrate Valentine’s Day, stage a marriage proposal, or just be together with your loved one, these five restaurants will do the job. They each have something special that I think brings romance to the table. Not all of them are fancy,...

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...