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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 […]

Celebrate! Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Celebrate Idaho’s Harvest September is Idaho Preferred Month, bringing awareness to the fact that fall is the peak of harvest season in Idaho. Locally produced fruits, vegetables, wines, meats, breads, dairy products and specialty foods are plentiful and easy to enjoy at Idaho restaurants and farmers markets.   In August and September, peaches and plums […]

A Craft Ale Trail Through Western Idaho. Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 30 beer-making businesses scatter across Idaho, close to its peak in 1888 when Idaho had 33 breweries across the territory.  Pre-prohibition the excitement was fueled by the unquenchable thirst of camp miners in search of gold.  Now, the excitement […]

Western Road Trip ~ Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Submitted by Foodie Traveler – Anne Iverson, Santa Monica I decided to plan a Western Road trip and explore some of the states I hadn’t been too since moving to California from Illinois.  Montana, Wyoming and Idaho were on my list to visit with a good friend of mine. My Honda Pilot was gassed up and […]

First Thursday Tours Shed Light on Julia Davis Park’s Past

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the names of Boise’s landmarks? Why historic buildings are called “Empire,” “Hoff” or “Adelmann?” Who the women were for whom nine public parks were named? If you enjoy history mixed with a nice walk, a game or a bike ride, give the Julia Davis Park tours a […]

Surf’s up on the…Lochsa River?

Idaho’s rivers are no secret – the fishing, rafting, kayaking and jet boating opportunities are known world-wide.  Even the sport of bungee surfing  was invented here in Idaho.  But not until I watched this short film “The Warrior” did I know you could actually surf a river wave on a surf board.  It appears I […]

Travel Delays — Stay up to date

If you are traveling through parts of southern Idaho, you might notice a bit of haze in the air. There is a fire burning near the town of Banks, referred to as the Springs Fire, which has caused some travel delays along Highway 55 and Highway 17.  A few campgrounds have been closed as a […]

18,000 Miles of Super-cool Mountain Trails

Idaho is blessed with 18,000 miles of super-cool mountain trails located on 20 million acres of national forest lands, 12 million acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management and more than 1 million acres of state land. So if you’re planning a vacation to Idaho, and you’d like to try out some […]

Celebrating Idaho’s Great Outdoors

Idaho celebrated America’s Great Outdoors Month in June and Idaho’s Governor Otter along with Governor’s across America issued proclamations declaring June as Great Outdoors Month in their states. Each state highlighted the benefits of active fun outdoors and the magnificent resources of forests, parks, refuges, public lands and waters. But did you know that Idaho’s […]

Hard Working Dog @VisitIdaho # TYDTWDay

Last Friday (June 22) was “Take your Dog to Work Day”.  I celebrated the occasion from the comforts of my home office with my best friend Gracie, an 11- year old Blue Heeler, Black Lab and Chow mix.  Idaho is a dog-friendly place so I seized this opportunity to share some of Gracie’s favorite places […]