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#18 Summers – June Vacation Ideas

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Staff The kids grow up so fast, and before you know it, they’ve moved on to college and careers. We really have just 18 summers to make those family memories. This idea hit home with me. I immediately started thinking about the few remaining summers I have with my boys […]

Getting Back to Nature is Easy at these Six Idaho Nature Centers

Idaho is known for its crystal lakes, shimmering streams, rugged mountains and desert landscapes. With over 4.5 million  acres of wilderness in the state, getting back to nature can be as simple as taking a hike on a nearby trail or strolling along a lakeside beach.  Nature centers are another opportunity to experience the great […]

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.  […]

The dirt on the Museum of Clean

The calendar tells us it is officially spring.  After spring break, spring cleaning might be the second most-anticipated activity – or maybe not.  Richard’s post on the Museum of Clean in Pocatello will help get everyone in the mood. Enjoy! By Richard White, March 20, 2014; Everyday Tourist Reposted with permission. The concept of clean […]

Cowboy-up for real at the Real Cowboy College

The western culture is alive and well in Idaho.  Guest ranches, professional and amateur rodeos, equestrian competitions, wild horses and sweeping vistas dotted with livestock can be found all around the state.  The dusty trails and cowboy hats conjure images from your favorite western movie, and now, you can play a starring role. Last year, […]

Idaho snowpack levels promise stellar whitewater season

Reposted with permission from the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association and blogger Steve Stuebner. Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated stream flows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are ranging from 90-120 percent of normal, which should provide for a stellar, fun-filled whitewater river season in the summer of 2014. “Our […]

Spring Break Fun in Idaho

Spring is near, and with spring, comes spring break.  As you’re out and about enjoying time with friends and family, consider these activities.       North Central Idaho  Fishing is always good in north central Idaho with Steelhead and Chinook leading the way. Spring Chinook numbers should be double last year’s runs to the […]

Top Spots to Snowshoe in Idaho

It’s true what they say:  if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Some of the most spectacular scenery in the western U.S. awaits you in Idaho and snowshoeing is the perfect way to explore Idaho’s 30 trail systems and back country opportunities. Today’s equipment is hassle-free and enables everyone, old and young, to walk and […]

Celebrate National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month in Idaho!

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Humans were never meant to hibernate, so gather your friends and family and head outside for winter fun and exercise. New to the slopes and want to give skiing or boarding a try? Need a refresher or want to improve?  Idaho ski areas are ready to help. January is Learn […]

Top Eagle Watching Spots in Idaho

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism Seeing bald eagles in flight is something to behold. Here in Idaho, a traditional winter nesting ground for eagles, sightings are frequent.  January is celebrated as National Bald Eagle Watching Month and from November through February, eagles are easy to see around the state.  It isn’t the cold temperatures that […]