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Top Spots to See Fall Colors in Idaho

As September draws to a close, we start receiving calls asking for suggestions for the best places to see fall colors in Idaho. The foliage displays east of the Mississippi are legendary, but Idaho’s trees and native vegetation put on a pretty darned good show with the added bonus of wildlife, flowing rivers, and magnificent […]

Idaho is Ideal for the Foodie who Seeks an Authentic Culinary Travel Experience with Breathtaking Scenery

Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time We know that people think of potatoes when they think of Idaho and some Idaho farmers do grow the nation’s best potatoes. However, did you know that the state’s fertile soil and moderate climate yield an abundant harvest of fruits, meats, fish, cheeses and libations throughout the […]

Idaho Small Towns Promise Big Memories

Idaho is known for scenic vistas, historic sites and endless outdoor recreation. Quite often these beautiful areas and fun activities are accessed through some of the state’s smaller towns. Offering lodging, fuel, groceries, dining and a variety of amenities and services, these rural oases will keep you comfortably supplied and ready for your next adventure. […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops Along the Western Heritage Scenic Byway

To drive the Western Heritage Historic Byway is to experience “wild” Idaho. Museums, birds of prey, ancient sites, and mining towns along with the rugged outdoors invite travelers to create their own unique Idaho frontier adventure. The Birds of Prey National Conservation area is well worth a visit. It is the home to the largest […]

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 […]

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.  […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops along the Sawtooth Scenic Byway

The Sawtooth Scenic Byway begins in Shoshone and ends in Stanley passing through the beautiful Wood River Valley and over the Galena Summit.  You will travel through several resort towns including Hailey, Ketchum, and Sun Valley. Plan on stopping at CK’s in Hailey for a truly unique culinary experience.  Owner and Chef Chris Kastner (CK) […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops along the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway

One of the main highlights of the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway is, of course, Thousand Springs, just south of Hagerman. Thousand Springs is clearly visible from the byway. This pure, clean, oxygenated water bursts out of the canyon walls, representing the end of a journey of water that begins in the Craters of the Moon […]

Be a Tourist in Your Own Town – Join Governor C.L. Butch Otter and First Lady at Capital for a Day in McCall

Best kept secret about McCall—it’s so much much fun! Would you like to take in some Spring skiing? Check out the downhill action at Brundage and The Little Ski Hill.  If you’re more of a ski-touring enthusiast, Ponderosa State Park  and Jug Mountain Ranch both will give you myriad options to get some fresh air and sunshine. […]