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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 […]

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 […]

Ride Idaho Cycling Tour

Ride Idaho 2011 is in the history books, and as with past rides, was one that has created lasting memories for those that participated as riders, volunteers, and community members.  Our route included rest stops or overnight camping in Lowman, Stanley, Clayton, Challis, Mackay, Arco, Hailey and Galena Lodge. Some of the highlights of the […]

Stanley and its Sensational Sawtooths

When year-round recreation meets picturesque views, you’ve arrived in Stanley, Idaho.   This is Sawtooth Mountain country, Stanley’s most deserved accolade. As a last chance opportunity to vacation before the next semester of school began, Stanley was our trip of choice for fresh powder, outdoor recreation and evenings of pleasant relaxation. The roads were perfectly clear as we […]

Where’s Wallace? In Northern Idaho!

Where’s Waldo? Remember him, the mystery man wearing a camouflage type red and white sweater, matching hat and blue pants? I took a trip to a small, quaint historic town in northern Idaho where many people might ask, where’s Wallace? Wallace, Idaho, home to a mere 784 people and a long-standing history is a timeless […]

South Central Idaho

Written by guest blogger Austin Rogerson. As a recreational fanatic and travel enthusiast, I could hardly wait to see the sights and scenery that would take place over the weekend while I helped escort some Taiwanese journalists who were being hosted by the Idaho Division of Tourism. Heading southeast to the Magic Valley, we arrived […]

Sawtooth Relay 2011: Stanley to Sun Valley

Written by guest blogger Danielle Gruden My friend Krista was in desperate need of a volunteer for her Sawtooth Relay team this year – and me being someone that can’t say no – I of course was roped into the situation. I thought of rolling hills, lakes, streams and snow-capped mountains as she attempted to […]

Family Adventures in Garden Valley

Written by guest blogger Kellie Kluksdal Living in Idaho most of my life and working for the Idaho Division of Tourism, you’d think I had seen and done all there is to do here in Idaho. But that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I have done a lot…. but not nearly everything. Take, for […]