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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 […]

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 […]

American Craft Beer Week Roadtrip to Fine Ales and Epic Recreation

You’ll begin your Mountain Craft Beer Trail tour in Boise—Idaho’s capital city. Urban comforts rest seamlessly against hundreds of miles of single track mountain bike and hiking trails in the Boise Foothills—the Treasure Valley’s buffer from the Rocky Mountains. Bisected by the peaceful waters of the Boise River, the Treasure Valley is the perfect starting […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]