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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Those Unique Idahoans!

Over and over, we hear from visitors about how nice the people they meet in Idaho are.  We already know that, but it seems out-of-state vacationers aren’t used to such treatment! Here are two more Idaho moments in 100 words or less, that were submitted to BSU Public Radio. A big “thank you” to our […]

Idaho’s Historic Trails

Nothing helps you appreciate the wealth that came from those who explored and settled Idaho like walking the trails they trod, experiencing a moment of weather’s extremes, and understanding the hardships they faced as they moved westward. As recently as 1920, there were wagons heading for Oregon through Boise.  In the north of Idaho, you can […]

Life–the Great Adventure

One of the comments we hear frequently at the Division of Tourism is “I had no idea Idaho had all this!”  For them, just coming to Idaho was an adventure (defined by Wikipedia as “an exciting or unusual experience.”)  Idaho is an adventure whether you’ve lived here all your life, or if you’re new to the […]