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Idaho Tourism Launches Marketing Campaign Where Visitors are the Stars

The Idaho Department of Commerce Division of Tourism has launched its 2013 spring/summer marketing campaign, My ID, continuing the successful campaign launched last year.  It is designed to showcase the state’s scenic beauty and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities in an entertaining, interactive way on www.visitidaho.org/My-ID.   The Adventurers – Everyone can be a super hero […]

The Snowtroopers Explore Idaho Ski Areas

Sandy Ting, partner of www.TheSnowTroopers.com took an Idaho Road Trip with Peak Media in mid-February, visiting nine of Idaho’s 18 ski areas.  So far, she has written about her experiences at six of those areas:  Bald Mountain, Sun Valley, Pomerelle, Magic Mountain, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Tamarack Resort and Brundage Mountain.  The posts give great descriptions, […]

Idaho Public TV Captures Idaho’s Scenic Byways

More than 2,400 miles of official scenic byways throughout Idaho allow travelers to follow the Oregon Trail, trace the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, search out scenic wonders, enjoy quiet beauty, and absorb state history. “In Idaho, a drive can be an adventure, a journey to places of beauty, history and inspiration,” says producer John Crancer.  […]

Ski Locally – In Another State – Idaho!

Do you go to the same ski resort every year?  Do you go because you love it or because you know it? Why not try something new with the kids? Our family had yet to ski Brundage, even though it’s so close and the snow is dependably great. This is our third ski season in […]

Need to Get Rid of the Winter Blahs? Learn a Snow Sport!

Skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing…there are lots of ways to enjoy winter!   “Humans Were Never Meant to Hibernate” is the theme for this national effort to get children and adults outside this winter for fun and exercise on snow. Ski Idaho, with its 14 ski areas and ski destinations across the nation are gearing up […]

Locavore’s Thanksgiving

Idaho has long been known for its local beef, lamb, pork, trout and elk…but now you can buy locally grown and processed turkey for your holiday feast. Several Idaho Preferred® members are making turkey available for area Locavores.  A+ Turkey Ranch produces organic free range turkeys on the southern slopes of the Picabo hills near […]

October Fests! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time.

With harvest festivals, trick-or-treating, bonfires, haunted houses, corn mazes and scarecrow strolls, there is plenty to entertain all ages during an October visit to Idaho. Spooks, chills, and kiddy thrills — take your pick! The Northwest’s largest theme park, Silverwood, becomes Scarywood Haunted Nights during the month of October.  The theme park you thought you knew just became […]

Simply Irresistible Sweet Pears. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Spherical, bell-shaped, tawny red, golden yellow, celadon green – Pears!  They are in season!  Skins on – skins off, whole, quartered or thinly sliced, pears are an irresistible sweet, juicy fruit that is easy on you palate and begs to be added to deserts, appetizers or libations.  Give these recipes a try.  Lattice-Crust Pear Pie ( Epicurious) Serves […]

Celebrate! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Celebrate Idaho’s Harvest September is Idaho Preferred Month, bringing awareness to the fact that fall is the peak of harvest season in Idaho. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, wines, meats, breads, dairy products and specialty foods are plentiful and easy to enjoy at Idaho restaurants and farmers markets.   In August and September, peaches and plums […]

First Thursday Tours Shed Light on Julia Davis Park’s Past

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the names of Boise’s landmarks? Why historic buildings are called “Empire,” “Hoff” or “Adelmann?” Who the women were for whom nine public parks were named? If you enjoy history mixed with a nice walk, a game or a bike ride, give the Julia Davis Park tours a […]