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48 Hours In McCall, Idaho

We still have some snow on the ground here in Idaho, but the blue skies and warmer temperatures have us thinking about what’s to come. McCall is a favorite summer vacation destination, with all recreational activities and attractions open by Memorial Day weekend. Here are some ideas for a quick getaway. Day 1 If you’re […]

Arts and Culture Happenings in March

Artistic and cultural events play a unique and valuable role in Idaho’s communities and the state as a whole.  They enhance every aspect of life in Idaho—improving our economy, enriching our lives, promoting tourism and connecting people to Idaho’s creative community.  While many events are happening around the state throughout the month, there are a […]

Start the New Year with Idaho Winter Festivals

Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy great family-friendly events and activities. These Idaho winter festivals have everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Winter Carnival and Fishing Derby, January 17 Must See:  Fishing Derby Held in Soda Springs, the Fishing Derby will be hosted at the […]

Byway Bites: Foodie Stops Along the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway

  Begin your beautiful drive of the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway with a tummy full and ready for the day! Whether for breakfast or lunch, The Orchard House provides food made from scratch. The chef is “hand cracking” each egg and utilizing as much locally sourced product as possible. In fact being located on […]

Autumn Ales—Boise’s Brewers Offer a Fine Arrangement of Beers and Food for the Fall Season

Posted by Andrew Mentzer. Woe is me. It’s shoulder season. I can’t ski yet and it’s far too cold to jump in the river. It only makes sense that this happens to be the finest time of year for seasonal beers and comfort grub at many Idaho brewpubs. While fall temps may have dropped, it’s […]

Winter Grit

We thought this post from Idaho Public Television’s “Behind the Scenes” diary offered great insight into what it takes to make an outdoor-focused TV show happen, while at the same time giving readers a taste of Idaho’s back country adventures.  Enjoy! All of the stories in this show have two things in common: adventure and […]

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 […]

A Plethora of Food, Wine, Beer, and Events: Harvest Idaho; One Bite at a Time

Week 5  September 26 – October 2 Get-togethers and festivals are synonymous with the fall season. The cool crisp temperatures combined with the fall harvest create a celebratory atmosphere.  Our taste buds crave warm hearty dishes paired with full-bodied libations.  We hunger for a “last summer hurrah.”  Savor the season.  Tap into the local flavors […]

Cooking Classes, Spuds, Suds, Paella, Whitewater and Wine at Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time

If you’re into food, wine and locally sourced menus, it’s time for you to Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time. Beginning August 29 running through November 6,  you can spice-up your travel itinerary with a unique gastronomic experience unsurpassed by any, featuring local brews, eats, vino and sweets. The calendar below (September 4 – […]

Harvest Idaho: One Bite at a Time

In the Fall, Idaho is a spectacular venue for not only dramatic fall foliage, but also a plethora of diverse food and libations. Forty-three wineries, nineteen commercial craft brewers, five distilleries and 140 different crops change Idaho’s pristine landscape into an endless edible banquet. This year brings the first annual Harvest Idaho: One Bite at […]