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“One Minute Idaho” Submissions

When Ira Glass, host and producer of the radio and television show This American Life, visited Boise in 2011, Boise State Public Radio, along with the Idaho Department of Tourism and The Story Initiative at Boise State University, presented “One Minute Idaho.” This was a writing contest open to anyone with an Idaho story to […]

Explore the Lochsa Country in North-Central Idaho; it’s plum full of cool things to do

Written by guest blogger Steve Stuebner A quick drive to Missoula, Mont., last weekend reminded me how much I miss the Lochsa River Country in north-central Idaho. To be totally honest, I feel a huge tug in my heart when I go there — a feeling that comes from many wonderful trips in which I […]

Redfish Lake Lodge

Written by guest blogger Emily Engelhardt. A place in Idaho, a place in the Sawtooth Mountains, a place in my heart, Redfish Lake Lodge. As I sit here and write this I am reminded of what summer at Redfish Lake is.   Its sandy beaches, crystal clear water, families, boating, ice cream, live music on the […]

Hiking, Biking and Idaho Yurts

Written by guest blogger Steve Stuebner Everyone knows about renting the Idaho City Park n’ Ski Area yurts in the winter, but not so much in the summer. To give folks an incentive, the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation has dropped the price of yurt rentals by $30 for weekends and week days, meaning […]

Early Season Whitewater Rafting in Idaho

Written by guest blogger Josh Mcdannel. On May 21st, I set off for my big river trip of 2011. The agenda: 9 days of early season boating on some of Idaho’s best whitewater. I ran Marsh Creek, the Middle Fork of the Salmon, and the Main Salmon. That’s about 220 miles in 7 days. Mileage […]

Getting Less is Getting More in Idaho

Written by guest blogger Jamie Cooper. In these economic times, family adventure vacationers may ask, “How can I get more for my money?” But for some of us – maybe a better question is “How can I get less!” Certainly less cost is one parameter, but what about less of the stuff we have to […]

Camping in the Lost Valley Reservoir

Written by guest blogger Carol Green. When I was a child, camping meant packing up the gear and driving towards the mountains until we found a secluded spot beside a creek or stream, pulling off the road, setting up camp, and spending the weekend fishing, wading, or lazing around the campfire. There was no need […]

Hells Canyon: Hiking, Backpacking, Camping and Sight-seeing

Written by guest blogger Steve Stuebner. It’s been a long winter. A lot of people have cabin fever. We’re all eager to get outside and enjoy some spring activities. The only problem is, the weather doesn’t want to dry out. We’re lucky to get even two days of nice weather in a row in SW […]

Visit Idaho’s Weekend Roundup

The weekend’s almost here! Here’s just a hint of what’s happening throughout the state so you can start planning and get your mind right for a fantastic first weekend of August! 1. Boise Beer Fest: It’s going to be a scorcher of a weekend, so you might as well roll or stroll on down to […]

Yellowpine Harmonica Festival

Make plans to head to Yellowpine August 6-8 for the legendary Yellowpine Harmonica Festival! With a population of approximately 35, this little “town” is tucked on the edge of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, the largest federally protected wilderness area in the lower 48 states. The concert festivities begin Friday afternoon with […]