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#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 […]

Four Recipes Guaranteed to Turn Your Backyard Barbecue into a Backcountry Feast

May is National Barbecue Month. Warm weather and longer days make this a great time to scrape off the grates and fire up the grill.  For a twist on the traditional, try these tried and true recipes that have filled the hungry bellies of Idaho river rafters, anglers and backcountry adventurers for years. They are […]

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 snowpack levels promise stellar whitewater season

Reposted with permission from the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association and blogger Steve Stuebner. Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated stream flows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are ranging from 90-120 percent of normal, which should provide for a stellar, fun-filled whitewater river season in the summer of 2014. “Our […]

Spring Break Fun in Idaho

Spring is near, and with spring, comes spring break.  As you’re out and about enjoying time with friends and family, consider these activities.       North Central Idaho  Fishing is always good in north central Idaho with Steelhead and Chinook leading the way. Spring Chinook numbers should be double last year’s runs to the […]

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.  […]

Winter Steelhead Fishing on Idaho’s Salmon River

by Lisa D. Jenkins Way back in September, the B-Run steelhead started to make their way from the Pacific Ocean back to the Salmon River in Idaho, and here at Exodus Wilderness Adventures we’re excited to report that winter steelhead fishing IS ON! We’re talking big fish just waiting to hook up with you for […]

Top 10 Family Outings!

Whether you’re heading out for the July 4th holiday or looking ahead to the family vacation, here are some popular activities from around the Idaho. Northern Silverwood Theme Park, minutes north of Coeur d’Alene in Athol, is the Pacific Northwest’s largest theme park. Experience earth-shaking roller coasters, dazzling entertainment, Victorian charm and the fun-filled Boulder […]

What to do in the Tetons if you don’t Ski? Winter Fly Fishing on the Teton River.

Spending time in nature makes one start to pay attention to the surroundings. Have you ever been on the river fishing when all of a sudden every fish in the river is up and feeding and then, an hour later the biggest hail storm comes through and shuts it down?  How about bonefishing when every single […]

Idaho’s “Rec Tech” Innovators

This post by Greg Hahn with Idaho Public Television, gives a behind the scenes look at the Outdoor Idaho episode focusing on Idaho’s growing recreational technology (rec tech) industry and the adventurous men and women behind some of Idaho’s rec tech innovations.  Reposted with permission. If you love the outdoors, you’re probably a little bit of […]