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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 […]

#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 […]

Idaho snowpack levels promise stellar whitewater season

Reposted with permission from the Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association and blogger Steve Stuebner. Idaho mountain snowpack levels and anticipated stream flows in the popular Salmon, Snake, Lochsa and Payette river basins are ranging from 90-120 percent of normal, which should provide for a stellar, fun-filled whitewater river season in the summer of 2014. “Our […]

Idaho Bucket List Continues to Grow

by Cathy Bourner, Idaho Tourism, with ideas courtesy of Pete Zimowsky, outdoor writer for the Idaho Statesman   The Idaho Bucket List put together recently by Boise State Public Radio created quite a stir among listeners.  Additional suggestions and comments necessitated an addendum to the already substantial list, but really, it will never be complete.  […]

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 […]

Be A Star and Win Prizes!

Idaho’s spring/summer marketing campaign, My ID, showcases Idaho’s beauty and abundant recreation with entertaining, interactive videos.  Go to www.visitidaho.org/my-id and put yourself, family and friends into these amusing Idaho adventure videos. –You Know You’re in Idaho If….(Fun bits about Idaho) –The Adventurers (Be a super hero on an Idaho vacation) –Agent 208 (Spy Adventure) –Are We There Yet? (Family Vacation) […]

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 […]

Big snowstorms increase Idaho snowpack to ideal levels for summer river trips

I went backcountry skiing near Idaho City last Saturday, and it was grand. Our biggest concern? Avalanche danger because more than 5 feet of new snow had fallen in the Idaho mountains since mid-January. It just came in with a bang!   “What a difference a week makes,” said Ron Abramovich, Idaho snow survey supervisor […]

12 Months of Idaho Whitewater

By November 2010, I was already anxious for my 2011 rafting season to get started. I hadn’t been on a river since October and I was missing it badly. Typically, I don’t get on the river until March, and I’m not rafting regularly until May. I knew I couldn’t wait. Plus, my fancy new Kokatat […]