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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.  […]

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 […]

The Spirits of Idaho

Idaho spirit makers are a rare breed. They are industrious, persistent, perfectionistic — and they are few. There are only five in the state. Yet Idaho’s liquors are delightfully fresh and adventurous libations, from the zing of Bardenay gin to the silkiness of Blue Ice potato vodka. Idaho spirits are a small piece of what’s […]

Making “Idaho, The Movie”

This post is reprinted courtesy Wide Eye Productions. For the past eight years, our cinematographers have been traveling the state, gathering landscape and scenic images for Idaho the Movie.   We’ve climbed mountains, run rivers, hiked deserts, survived close encounters with wildlife… and (thankfully) came home with a library of footage we just had to share.  Idaho, the […]

Bountiful Beautiful: A 300-mile Culinary Odyssey Through the Inland Northwest. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Warren and I have always wanted to visit eastern Washington and northern Idaho. So off we went, on a 300- mile culinary odyssey through “The Inland Northwest.” Our agenda: Exploring, feasting, and wine tasting. Starting in beautiful Spokane, then driving into northern Idaho, golden wheat fields, elegant mountains, and sparkling lakes awed us.   We […]

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 […]

Hello Wine World. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at at Time

The Snake River American Viticultural Area (AVA) is one of the new kids on the block in the world of U.S. wine scene and is a bit of a mystery to the majority of American wine consumers. This is because the wineries of the area do not seem to have the size, capacity, or capabilities […]

Boise woman conquers all 9 of Idaho’s 12,000-foot peaks in 1 year; who’s going to do it next?

Originally posted by Steve Stuebner, Sept. 13, 2012 I like to climb mountains, and I know a lot of you do, too. But I’m not a technical rock-climber. I had a really close call on the side of Mount Washington in Montana while I was in college that almost got me killed, so I’m much more comfortable […]

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 […]