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Idaho is Ideal for the Foodie who Seeks an Authentic Culinary Travel Experience with Breathtaking Scenery

Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time We know that people think of potatoes when they think of Idaho and some Idaho farmers do grow the nation’s best potatoes. However, did you know that the state’s fertile soil and moderate climate yield an abundant harvest of fruits, meats, fish, cheeses and libations throughout the […]

Let’s go hiking! Five of my favorite kid-friendly hikes in Stanley and McCall

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The summer is fast slipping away! There’s only a couple of weeks left before school starts, so time is running short to get the kids and family out of town for some mountain adventure in our state’s top scenic locations in SW Idaho — Stanley and […]

Idaho Small Towns Promise Big Memories

Idaho is known for scenic vistas, historic sites and endless outdoor recreation. Quite often these beautiful areas and fun activities are accessed through some of the state’s smaller towns. Offering lodging, fuel, groceries, dining and a variety of amenities and services, these rural oases will keep you comfortably supplied and ready for your next adventure. […]

#18 Summers August Vacation Ideas

It is August – the last official month of summer. Whether it’s your 6th summer together as a family, or your 14th, there is still plenty of time to make it a memorable one. We’ve been sharing vacation ideas over the last two months, covering bike trails, hot springs, whitewater rafting, jet boating, unique geological […]

Fourth of July Celebrations in Idaho

Ahhhh, July. Summer has arrived in full force. Barbecues, apple pie, lemonade, water gun fights, baseball games and sleeping under the stars are all top of mind. Summer festivals from around the state are filling up the calendar and Fourth of July celebrations lead the way. These Independence Day celebrations will keep your summer rolling […]

#18 Summers- Visit Idaho Museums to Spark Imaginations

By Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism In researching this post, I learned about museums I didn’t even know we have here in Idaho. There are historical museums, flood museums, bird museums, Native American museums, arts and science museums and many more. The museums I’ve listed below focus on a specific subject, such as potatoes, aviation or […]

Bluebirds, Raptors and Sandhill Cranes – Birding in Idaho

With over 400 known bird species, Idaho has become a gathering spot for birdwatchers of all experience levels. Locations such as American Falls Reservoir and Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge are teeming with birds year-round. Your birding bucket list should include exploring and seeing: Idaho’s state bird, the Mountain Bluebird, is found in all regions above […]

#18 Summers – June Vacation Ideas

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Staff The kids grow up so fast, and before you know it, they’ve moved on to college and careers. We really have just 18 summers to make those family memories. This idea hit home with me. I immediately started thinking about the few remaining summers I have with my boys […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops Along Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway

The Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway starts in Boise. It follows Idaho 21 north to the historic mining town of Idaho City, where you can still pan for gold in a nearby stream bed. You will proceed to Banner Summit, one of Idaho’s highest at 7,056 feet and then begin a descent into the town of […]

Getting Back to Nature is Easy at these Six Idaho Nature Centers

Idaho is known for its crystal lakes, shimmering streams, rugged mountains and desert landscapes. With over 4.5 million  acres of wilderness in the state, getting back to nature can be as simple as taking a hike on a nearby trail or strolling along a lakeside beach.  Nature centers are another opportunity to experience the great […]