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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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]

Fall colors are popping throughout the mountains of Idaho; take a drive on our lovely scenic byways.

Reposted with permission from Steve Stuebner, Stueby’s Outdoor Journal The fall colors are just beginning to happen in the Treasure Valley. But in the mountains, the aspen trees are turning yellow and orange, the tamarack needles are turning yellow, the shrubs are turning orange and red, and this weekend would be a perfect time to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Travel Delays — Stay up to date

If you are traveling through parts of southern Idaho, you might notice a bit of haze in the air. There is a fire burning near the town of Banks, referred to as the Springs Fire, which has caused some travel delays along Highway 55 and Highway 17.  A few campgrounds have been closed as a […]

Stars, Close Enough to Touch

Did you know that during the month of August, stars are closer to the earth than during any other time of the year? Star parties are popular in the summer months.  Members of the Boise Astronomical Society host star parties in August.   The Idaho Falls Astronomical Society also holds star parties throughout the summer.  There is one in Lava Hot Springs […]