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#18 Summers August Vacation Ideas

It is August – the last official month of summer. Whether it’s your 6th summer together as a family, or your 14th, there is still plenty of time to make it a memorable one. We’ve been sharing vacation ideas over the last two months, covering bike trails, hot springs, whitewater rafting, jet boating, unique geological […]

Northern Idaho – Birthplace of Idaho Wines

June is Idaho Wine Month, and what better way to celebrate than visiting the birthplace of Idaho wines? A tour of northern Idaho wineries begins in Lewiston and continues north to Sandpoint, showcasing the wine variety available in our state. Start your trip in Lewiston, where Idaho’s wine industry began in the 1860’s and flourished […]

March Proclaimed Arts and Culture Month in Idaho

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has officially proclaimed March as Arts and Culture Month throughout the state of Idaho.  The proclamation serves as a call to Idahoans and visitors to explore and participate in the many multi-faceted arts and culture events throughout the Gem State. “Artistic and cultural events play a unique and valuable role […]

Idaho Winter Giveaways

by Laurie McConnell, Idaho Tourism Our Idaho Winter Giveaways are in full swing.   Prizes range from getaways to some of Idaho’s most popular ski areas to lift tickets and outdoor gear.  New offers are posted every Friday and you can enter weekly through February.  Feeling lucky?  Go to www.idahowinter.org and enter to win Idaho Winter […]

Top Eagle Watching Spots in Idaho

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism Seeing bald eagles in flight is something to behold. Here in Idaho, a traditional winter nesting ground for eagles, sightings are frequent.  January is celebrated as National Bald Eagle Watching Month and from November through February, eagles are easy to see around the state.  It isn’t the cold temperatures that […]

Idaho Winter Festivals are Everything but Ordinary

Woohoo!  Winter has arrived!  Grab your coat and mittens and make plans to enjoy these great family-friendly festivals and activities. Idaho has everything you need for starting traditions and making memories. Coeur d’Alene Resort Holiday Light Show, thru January 1 Must see:  The Journey to the North Pole Cruise Coeur d’Alene glows with a stunning […]

Enter to Win Idaho Winter Giveaways

The Idaho mountains have already seen some snow with more in the forecast.  Start thinking about how you would like to enjoy your winter and check out www.idahowinter.org to enter the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes.  Prizes include getaways to some of Idaho’s popular destination ski areas including Sun Valley, Brundage Mountain and Schweitzer Mountain along with lift […]

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, […]

Bountiful Beautiful: A 300-mile Culinary Odyssey Through the Inland Northwest. Harvest Idaho, One Bite at a Time

Warren and I have always wanted to visit eastern Washington and northern Idaho. So off we went, on a 300- mile culinary odyssey through “The Inland Northwest.” Our agenda: Exploring, feasting, and wine tasting. Starting in beautiful Spokane, then driving into northern Idaho, golden wheat fields, elegant mountains, and sparkling lakes awed us.   We […]

A Craft Ale Trail Through Western Idaho. Harvest Idaho – One Bite at a Time

For a state that is one of the country’s leading producers of hops and barley, only 30 beer-making businesses scatter across Idaho, close to its peak in 1888 when Idaho had 33 breweries across the territory.  Pre-prohibition the excitement was fueled by the unquenchable thirst of camp miners in search of gold.  Now, the excitement […]