- Dec 2014
From twinkling light displays to cozy holiday retreats, Idaho is the place to be this winter. Our 18 ski areas are ready for skiers and boarders, with new skiier terrain and terrain parks, upgraded lodges and plenty of fun. Enter to win weekly winter giveaways at www.idahowinter.org and you could experience ‘the soul of skiing’ with free lodging and lift tickets.
- Nov 2014
There are no National Parks in Idaho, but a number of National monuments, preserves and reserves offer visitors a look into Idaho’s geologic and historic past. If scenic byways are a favorite travel route, make sure the Snake River Canyon Scenic Byway. With its focus on food, fresh local products and wine, this is the place to be for some tasty eats. And if you want to explore Idaho and leave the planning and driving to someone else, you’ll want to check out a new all-Idaho motorcoach tour that will run this summer. Finally, snow is in the mountains so head to www.idahowinter.org and enter to win some great Idaho winter giveaways.
- Oct 2014
See where the leaves are turning and where the fish are biting this fall. There is also plenty going on to celebrate fall, from scary haunts to family friendly corn mazes, and some surprising attractions in northern Idaho that are definitely worthy of a trip. Be sure to visit www.idahowinter.org and enter to win our winter giveaways. The Sweepstakes kicks off this month!
- Sep 2014
September marks the start of the fall harvest so take advantage of the state’s farmers markets, harvest festivals and culinary offerings. With the belly satisfied, head to the trails around Stanley and McCall for some kid-friendly hikes or visit one of Idaho’s small towns where access to adventure is plentiful
- Aug 2014
In this issue, see more 18 Summers vacation ideas featuring theme parks, water parks zip lines and lake recreation. If biking is a favorite activity, read about routes near bed & breakfasts and the Idaho Bed & Breakfast Association’s new map brochure. In southwestern Idaho, the Western Heritage Scenic Byway promises history, birds of prey, rugged outdoors and inviting foodie stops. Remember to enter to win a Sun Valley vacation at 18summers.us. The contest ends August 31! In case you don’t have it, here is the newsletter too.
- July 2014
If you enjoy learning while you travel, weâ€™ve got some Idaho trivia and museums suggestions that will surely make your Idaho visit educational and fun. There are also plenty of Independence Day celebrations, fairs and rodeos to keep you rolling into summer. Remember, we have but 18 Summers to spend with our kids, so check out some summer vacation ideas and enter to win a family vacation in Sun Valley.
- June 2014
We have 18 summers to spend with our kids. Check out some summer vacation ideas and enter to win a family vacation in Sun Valley. For food and drink lovers, we've got you covered. Learn about foodie stops along the Ponderosa Pine Scenic Byway. Take a tour of northern Idaho, the birthplace of Idaho wines. Follow the Mountain Craft Beer Trail in Boise for tasty brews and great recreation.
- May 2014
In this issue you’ll learn about foodie favorites along the Sawtooth Scenic Byway, six Idaho nature centers, budget-friendly activities and flavorful recipes to turn your backyard barbecue into a backcountry feast. This summer we are spotlighting 18 Summers in Idaho. Go to 18summers.us to learn more and enter to win a sweet Sun Valley vacation. Get out there and start making memories!
- April 2014
Idaho's snowpack level looks promising for an exciting whitewater season. Book your trip early! If you’d rather stay grounded, live the cowboy life at the Real Cowboy College or head down the Thousand Springs Scenic Byway. There is plenty to see and do along the route and spring is a great time to see the sites - and don’t miss the tasty bites along the way! With the snow melting off the trails, make plans to ride the new Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route, with access to more than 50 hot springs.
- March 2014
Idaho’s governor has proclaimed March Arts & Culture Month in Idaho. When travelling in the state, be sure to visit http://www.visitidaho.org/arts-and-culture-month for events and information. Also in this issue, Pete Zimowsky, outdoors writer with the Idaho Statesman, shares his favorite outdoor adventures from 2013 and Steve Stuebner talks about his fat biking adventure in McCall. Finally, make some time to visit Idaho’s hot springs while the weather is still cool.
- February 2014
Read this issue to learn more about winter steelhead fishing on the Salmon River, snowy sleigh ride dinners and top spots to snowshoe in Idaho. Remember to enter for the final month of Idaho Winter Giveaways at www.idahowinter.org. Alaska Airlines and the Sun Valley Film Festival are also offering a sweet giveaway â€“ you could win a trip to the Festival! Getting to Sun Valley is easier now with non-stop service between Sun Valley and Denver beginning July 2.
- January 2014
Happy New Year! Don’t let the cold temperatures keep you indoors... Watch bald eagles, ski Idaho’s spectacular backcountry or learn to ski and snowboard during National Ski and Snowboard Month. The Idaho Winter Giveaways run through February so remember to enter at www.idahowinter.org.
- December 2013
Idaho’s ski resorts are opening daily and there is more snow in the forecast. This means snowmobile trails are opening up, too. There is plenty to enjoy in December and all winter. Find the best places to see holiday lights this month and see what fun-filled, snow-focused events are ahead. Be sure to sign up for the Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes—new prizes are announced every Friday!
- November 2013
Extend your fall outdoor activities in Idaho's low-elevation destinations. The areas around Riggins and Hells Canyon offer mild late-year temperatures and countless opportunities for play. Or if it is time to head indoors, check out Boise’s craft breweries for autumn ales and tasty fall fare. Be sure to enter to win Idaho Winter Giveaways at www.idahowinter.org. New prizes are announced weekly and include getaways to some of Idaho’s popular destination ski areas, lift tickets, outdoor gear and more.
- October 2013
October in Idaho is the time to relax after a busy summer, acclimate to cooler weather and best of all … Celebrate Fall! Enjoy corn and hay bale mazes, spooky theme parks and corn fields and fall produce at Idaho farmers markets. Don’t miss the Trailing of the Sheep Festival October 10-13, with food and wine, concerts, workshops for adults and craft-making booths for kids. Winter is right around the corner, and our Vitamin ID Winter Sweepstakes is in full swing. Enter online weekly to win great prizes!
- September 2013
Get ready for fall with football, food and festivities. Don’t miss the USA Onion Cook Off held at Bronco Stadium prior to all of the Boise State University home football games. Travel to Idaho just got a little bit easier for folks in the San Francisco Area. United Express will offer winter and summer seasonal flights between SFO and Sun Valley beginning this December. There is still plenty to do in Idaho this fall. Fun events focusing on food, sports, history, stargazing, rodeo, culture, history and art are sprinkled all over the state. The list includes a concert performance by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
- August 2013
Labor Day is fast approaching. Idaho has some events to fill that long weekend and beyond. If you enjoy a bit of nostalgia, get your popcorn, settle in with family and friends and let summertime memories begin at any of Idaho’s 10 drive-in movie theaters. There is plenty that’s new in Idaho, too. A new LEED certified Springhill Suites in Coeur d’Alene, The Springs Resort in Idaho City and the kid-friendly water play park at Lava Hot Springs make planning an Idaho experience easy. And remember to enter the Idaho My ID Summer Sweepstakes. Prizes are announced on Fridays, with the last prize to be awarded September 6 so enter now!
- July 2013
Celebrate Independence Day with an Ida-ho-down or head out on one of the state’s scenic byways to enjoy small-town celebrations, and the state’s top family outings. July also kicks off the fair and rodeo season statewide. Don’t forget to enter the Idaho Summer Sweepstakes for a chance to win some great summertime experiences. New prizes are announced weekly!
- June 2013
Summer is here and what’s better than celebrating Idaho Wine Month. June is also Great Outdoors Month, highlighting the benefits of the active, fun outdoors and the magnificent forests, parks, and other public lands we share. Make time to enjoy the wildflowers at Craters of the Moon National Monument and check out the new app that helps you identify the plants in the area. If you are a golfer, hit the links along the Idaho Golf Trail, and learn about special packages and discounts. Be sure to enter the Idaho Summer Sweepstakes for your chance to win fabulous Idaho getaways and activities.
- May 2013
With spring, our thoughts turn to family vacations and golf getaways. You can enjoy both in Idaho, where the Idaho golf trail courses are convenient to family friendly lodging and fun-filled activities. Learn how you can save on Idaho activities when your travels aboard Alaska Airlines take you to Sun Valley, Boise or Coeur d’Alene (via Spokane). Don’t forget to enter the Idaho Summer Sweepstakes for a chance to win some great summertime experiences. New prizes are announced weekly!
- April 2013
Spring and summer are just around the corner. Explore the many must-see museums in Southwest Idaho and make plans to enjoy awesome whitewater this season. The Idaho Territory and the City of Boise are both celebrating their sesquicentennial in 2013, with events and activities scheduled around the state throughout the year. Idaho's spring campaign launched in April. Enter the 23-week long My ID Sweepstakes for a chance to win -- new prizes announced weekly.
- March 2013
Spring is on the way, but there is still time to enjoy indoor pursuits and snow fun before the warm weather arrives in earnest. During spring break, take advantage of Idaho's active and educational attractions, including museums, exhibits and historical sites, ski mountains, tubing hills, and Nordic and snowshoe trails. Outdoor temperatures are a bit cool, but the water is warm! Head to any of Idaho's indoor hot springs pools and water parks. March is a prime month for fishing and we have some popular fishing locations and suggestions to help you catch the big one in Idaho. Idaho winter giveaways are coming to an end but watch for our spring/summer sweepstakes beginning in April at www.visitidaho.org/myid.
- February 2013
Head out for some early spring travel that combines music, film and skiing. The Sun Valley Film Festival and Treefort Music Festival, both in their second year are promising big things in 2013. Idaho entices sledders with over 7,000 miles of beautifully groomed trails and the trip is even more enjoyable when you take advantage of the snowmobile and lodging packages offered at Idaho lodging properties. The Idaho Winter Giveaways are winding down in March â€“ make sure you are entered to win.
- January 2013
Be excited! Winter is here! Before heading into Idaho's great outdoors for some winter fun, check for road conditions and travel alerts with Idaho's 511 program. Call or go online for access to travel conditions, closures, weather and tourism information. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month so visit www.skiidaho.us for special offers and ski area information. Idaho Winter Giveaways are the perfect cure for the wintertime blahs. Enter to win weekly prizes at www.idahowinter.org.
- December 2012
The snow is falling in Idaho. With so many winter sports available - skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and snow tubing - sometimes it's nice to take off the boots and bindings and let someone else do the work. A winter sleigh ride is the perfect treat! Head to Idaho in January for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month's special deals and offers, and be sure to visit www.idahowinter.org to enter to win an Idaho winter getaway. The For 91 Days bloggers have moved on, but they've posted their travel experiences for all to enjoy!
- November 2012
Get ready for winter fun in Idaho! While we've just had our first snows, it's never too early to start planning for winter fun in Idaho. Enjoy a variety of winter sports and activities including cross country skiing, snow tubing, sleigh rides, snowmobiling, heli-skiing, cat skiing, snowshoeing and ice skating. There are also a number of winter festivals and celebrations taking place across the state. Be sure to visit www.idahowinter.org to enter to win an Idaho winter getaway.
- October 2012
October is the month for haunted houses, harvest festivals, and corn mazes. There are plenty of fall-focused events and activities in Idaho to keep young and old entertained. A bike ride on the Weiser River Trail in southwest Idaho will take you 84 miles through small towns and beautiful scenery. Have you ever wished you could visit a new destination every 91 days? Bloggers For91Days.com do just that, and now they are in Idaho! As we wait for the snow to fall, visit www.idahowinter.org and enter to win weekly winter prizes through March.
- September 2012
In September, fall is just around the corner, so we asked our Facebook friends for their favorite locations to see fall colors and compiled a list for you here. Celebrate the flavors of fall at Idahoâ€™s culinary events and festivals. And if you are looking for a fall getaway, the Sun Valley Resort has you covered with its Aspen Glow golf package.
- August 2012
The August 2012 Adventures in Living Idaho travel newsletter includes a list of events and the final offers for the My ID giveaways. Summer is coming to a close, but there is still plenty of time to enjoy camping and recreation at Idaho's State Parks. Hiking, biking, water sports, star parties, wildlife watching and historical sites are yours to enjoy with a visit to the parks. When camping, try your hand at Dutch oven cooking. For a taste of the West, rustle up some fun at one of Idaho's many fairs and rodeos to experience local flavor and action-packed rodeo events.
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