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We Built this City on Trees & We’ll Grow it on Rock & Roll (Or, Treefort Music Fest: A Forward-Looking Retrospective)

Reposted from April 5,  with permission from Dead Horse March and Catie. A week or so ago, I lost the battle with my jelly legs and ringing ears. Inside the most packed, sweaty Neurolux I’ve seen in my limited 21+ lifespan, even the sweet sound of the Cave Singers couldn’t keep me from fleeing to […]

Experience at Sun Valley Film Festival One to Remember

By Daniel Frandson, Idaho student, actor and guest blogger The first annual Sun Valley Film Festival successfully got up and running on Thursday, March 15, 2012. Truly a great triumph, this festival brought film and the arts to a new level. Some of the new independent films featured were, “Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best”, “LUV”, […]

Cheers to St. Patrick’s Day!

Drinking beer at an Irish pub is almost synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day; while microbreweries have become the trendy thing in the Northwest. Historic Wallace, with its roots as a rough and tumble mining town with plenty of booze and brothels, has a long history of producing beer. In fact, in 1910 the mayor ordered […]

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 […]

13 Ways to Celebrate with your Valentine

1)  Sweetheart Sunset Dinner Cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene A romantic dinner on the lake that includes prime rib, chicken piccata, Caesar salad, au gratin potatoes, fresh fruit and a special Valentine’s dessert, served with a complimentary bottle of champagne. Saturday, February 11th | 6:30 – 8:00 pm Tuesday, February 14th | 6:30 – 8:00 […]

Bordellos, BBQ and Brews

As noted in an earlier post, I had the opportunity to spend a few days recreating in and around Wallace in northern Idaho, where much of the city is on the National Register of Historic Places. Outdoor recreation is everywhere, but I would be remiss if I overlooked Wallace’s downtown amenities. As a buy-local kind […]

Love Craft Beer? A Place For Adults To Hang Out in North Idaho

I am always in search of a place for grown ups to be able to sit and enjoy some great brews and be able to have conversations here in the North Idaho area. What always happens is I find a place that has great Craft Beer choices, but it is just not a place to […]

A Taste of Italy in Idaho

Heading west from Montana or east from Washington atop Interstate 90, we always build in time to stop in the historic silver mining town of Wallace. Sometimes we stop for a pint at the brewpub, other times a shot of espresso and a pastry. Now we’ll stop for the cannolis. A few weeks ago, heading […]

Horseback Riding, Wine Tours, and Fall Recipes. Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time.

Week 8: October 17 – 23 As we get closer to Halloween and the cool Idaho air gives us a reprieve from the summer heat, rich wines and hearty dishes of comfort foods take center stage. It’s not too late to enjoy an outdoor adventure and ease into fall with these great Idaho events. October […]

Pumpkins, Corn Mazes and Vino. Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time

Week 7: October 10-16 It’s that time of year when the air is crisp, pumpkins are ripe, cider is flowing and cities and towns are bubbling with Halloween spirit. It’s fall in Idaho, a great time to check out the bountiful harvest. Octover 12th: Paella and Tapas Class @ Basque Market, Boise One of the […]