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Six Budget-Friendly Activities in Idaho

Well, it’s tax day.  Whether or not you expect to receive a refund this year, saving a few dollars when you can makes everyone feel good.  We’ve put together six budget friendly activities that are high on fun and low on cost. There are plenty of pocket- book friendly pursuits in Boise in southwest Idaho.  […]

Idaho Bucket List Continues to Grow

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism, with ideas courtesy of Pete Zimowsky, outdoor writer for the Idaho Statesman   The Idaho Bucket List put together recently by Boise State Public Radio created quite a stir among listeners.  Additional suggestions and comments necessitated an addendum to the already substantial list, but really, it will never be complete.  […]

Extend Fall Outdoor Activities in Idaho’s Low-Elevation Destinations

Posted by Andrew Mentzer Many recreationists retire their outdoor gear to storage at the first sign of cooler temperatures, despite the fact that the Gem State plays host to one of the most amenable fall seasons in the Northwest. This unfortunate reality is easily curbed—even for fair-weather sportsmen/women—with a visit to one of a myriad […]

Fall colors are popping throughout the mountains of Idaho; take a drive on our lovely scenic byways.

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The fall colors are just beginning to happen in the Treasure Valley. But in the mountains, the aspen trees are turning yellow and orange, the tamarack needles are turning yellow, the shrubs are turning orange and red, and this weekend would be a perfect time to […]

15 hours, 26 minutes and 20 seconds. What will you do on the first day of Summer?

Seeking adrenaline-pumping activities for the first day of summer?   On June 21st, we challenge you to Idaho’s Top 10. Jetboat on the Snake River in Hell’s Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America.   2.    Scale 12,662-foot Mt. Borah, Idaho’s tallest peak. 3.  Own an air trike?  Go sky cruising in Sandpoint (voted  the […]

It’s ‘Great Outdoors’ in Idaho State Parks!

June is Great Outdoors Month, highlighting the benefits of the active, fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges and other public lands and waters.  Idaho State Parks bring everything together, offering easy, affordable access to recreation and lodging so families can get out and explore the great outdoors. Here are just of […]

Wildflowers at Craters of the Moon: There’s an app for that!

Like having a Ranger in your pocket, this new wildflower app provides the ability to identify 100 of the most common plants at Craters of the Moon National Monument. Download your free copy for both Apple and Android devices by visiting http://www.nps.gov/crmo/photosmultimedia/index.htm Recent rains should make this another good year for the annual eruption of wildflowers […]

Rolling Fairways and Flowing Waterways…Your Family Can Enjoy Both in Idaho

The sun is high in the sky and lush grass covers the fairways.  From lakeside greens in Northern Idaho to mountain landscapes in the southern part of the State, Idaho’s golf courses are officially open. The Idaho Golf Trail is a golfer’s playground, with four loops in different regions of the State and 14 courses […]

Be A Star and Win Prizes!

Idaho’s spring/summer marketing campaign, My ID, showcases Idaho’s beauty and abundant recreation with entertaining, interactive videos.  Go to www.visitidaho.org/my-id and put yourself, family and friends into these amusing Idaho adventure videos. –You Know You’re in Idaho If….(Fun bits about Idaho) –The Adventurers (Be a super hero on an Idaho vacation) –Agent 208 (Spy Adventure) –Are We There Yet? (Family Vacation) […]

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 […]