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Trailing of the Sheep Festival – An Internationally Renowned Idaho Event

by guest blogger, Brett Wharton Thursday through Sunday, October 10-13, in Ketchum and Hailey, Idaho, the 17th annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival treats visitors to a nostalgic celebration of Idaho’s sheep ranchers. This September, USA Today featured the event on its national list, “10 Great Places for Fall Festivals.” MSN Travel went further, ranking […]

It’s ‘Great Outdoors’ in Idaho State Parks!

June is Great Outdoors Month, highlighting the benefits of the active, fun outdoors and our magnificent shared resources of forests, parks, refuges and other public lands and waters.  Idaho State Parks bring everything together, offering easy, affordable access to recreation and lodging so families can get out and explore the great outdoors. Here are just of […]

First Thursday Tours Shed Light on Julia Davis Park’s Past

Have you ever wondered about the history behind the names of Boise’s landmarks? Why historic buildings are called “Empire,” “Hoff” or “Adelmann?” Who the women were for whom nine public parks were named? If you enjoy history mixed with a nice walk, a game or a bike ride, give the Julia Davis Park tours a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Clark House on Hayden Lake

By guest blogger John Stevens. One of my favorite things about Idaho is its history.  Tucked in northern Idaho is a little history lesson worth sharing. Nestled on 12 lush acres above the shores of Hayden Lake is one of the most magnificent country estates in the Northwest.  The Clark House, named in honor of […]