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Veterans Day: Military History Runs Deep in Idaho

November 11th is Veterans Day, and in honor of the men and women who have served our country, we would like to dedicate this blog to sharing a bit of Idaho’s military history. Idaho is home to numerous war memorials, historic military sites, and current military operations. For example, the Mountain Home Air Force Base […]

How Do You Beat A Fall Motorcycle Ride Like This!

By Moto-Journalist Blogger Guest,  Liz Jansen How do you beat a ride like this in Idaho? Amazing scenery that goes on and on, excellent roads and very little traffic. Leaving Boise on Highway 21, my route took me through the historic old town of Idaho City, population 485, once the largest mining town in the Pacific […]

Idaho Travel Trivia – Bet’cha didn’t know…

Did you know that Idaho has a waterfall higher than Niagara Falls, river canyons deeper than the grand canyon, an entire town on the National Historic Register, and a lake where the U.S. Navy maintains an acoustic research center? Idaho is well known for its tasty potatoes, rugged mountains and outdoor recreation options, but here […]

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 […]