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My ID Summer Sweepstakes Winding Down….

Idaho’s My-ID summer sweepstakes runs through August, with the last prize to be awarded September 6th.  The remaining prizes are listed below so pick your favorites and  enter each week!  New giveaways are announced every Friday. Enter to win on www.visitidaho.org/My-ID using an email address. Facebook users have a second chance entry option.  Sample prizes include overnight stays, […]

The Best Sources For Idaho Wildfire Info

Summer fires are a reality in the West, so staying informed as you travel makes good sense.  This article gives readers a list of Twitter folks to follow for up-to-date information, as well as online resources.  Find more sources at www.visitidaho.org/travel-alerts.      Posted with permission from Boise State Public Radio. By Frankie Barnhill Idaho’s […]

New My-ID Videos and Sweepstakes Prizes

Experience Idaho’s beauty and abundant recreation with entertaining, interactive videos where you can be the star.  Go to www.visitidaho.org/my-id and put yourself, family and friends into these amusing Idaho adventure videos or send a post card.  Check out the newest videos — The Extremes and Ida-ho-down. –You Know You’re in Idaho If….(Fun bits about Idaho) –The Adventurers (Be […]

Rolling Fairways and Flowing Waterways…Your Family Can Enjoy Both in Idaho

The sun is high in the sky and lush grass covers the fairways.  From lakeside greens in Northern Idaho to mountain landscapes in the southern part of the State, Idaho’s golf courses are officially open. The Idaho Golf Trail is a golfer’s playground, with four loops in different regions of the State and 14 courses […]

The Snowtroopers Explore Idaho Ski Areas

Sandy Ting, partner of www.TheSnowTroopers.com took an Idaho Road Trip with Peak Media in mid-February, visiting nine of Idaho’s 18 ski areas.  So far, she has written about her experiences at six of those areas:  Bald Mountain, Sun Valley, Pomerelle, Magic Mountain, Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area, Tamarack Resort and Brundage Mountain.  The posts give great descriptions, […]

Idaho’s “Rec Tech” Innovators

This post by Greg Hahn with Idaho Public Television, gives a behind the scenes look at the Outdoor Idaho episode focusing on Idaho’s growing recreational technology (rec tech) industry and the adventurous men and women behind some of Idaho’s rec tech innovations.  Reposted with permission. If you love the outdoors, you’re probably a little bit of […]

Traveling Idaho’s Roads This Winter? Know Before You Go!

When you are traveling in Idaho this winter, looking for the perfect powder or a favorite snow tube hill, you might want to take a look at Idaho’s 5-1-1 Program before you hit the road.  5-1-1 is a public service offered by the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) and the Idaho Department of Commerce Division of […]

Boise woman conquers all 9 of Idaho’s 12,000-foot peaks in 1 year; who’s going to do it next?

Originally posted by Steve Stuebner, Sept. 13, 2012 I like to climb mountains, and I know a lot of you do, too. But I’m not a technical rock-climber. I had a really close call on the side of Mount Washington in Montana while I was in college that almost got me killed, so I’m much more comfortable […]

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 […]

Surf’s up on the…Lochsa River?

Idaho’s rivers are no secret – the fishing, rafting, kayaking and jet boating opportunities are known world-wide.  Even the sport of bungee surfing  was invented here in Idaho.  But not until I watched this short film “The Warrior” did I know you could actually surf a river wave on a surf board.  It appears I […]