If you’ve never been to Idaho and want a taste of what this state has to offer, this is a great starter itinerary. You’ll get both city and outdoor adventures, which is my favorite type of vacation. This itinerary does not include travel time; we arrived the evening before and left early the morning after the 3 days described below. How to Get There You’ll want to fly in and out of… Read More

[Stanley, ID, Sep 5, 2021] If you venture only as far out as Ketchum, you will be missing one of the most scenic places in the United States. The Sawtooth Wilderness north and west of Ketchum is a federally-protected 217,000-acre area with 40 trails and over 350 miles. The Sawtooths are part of the Rocky Mountain range and contain more than 50 peaks over 10,000 ft. The closest town to the wilderness… Read More

[Ketchum, ID, Sep 4, 2021] After a full day in Boise, we were ready for some outdoor adventures in the Sawtooth Mountains, about 2.5 hours east of Boise. The most well-known area there is called Sun Valley, which can refer to the resort town itself or to the entire area, which includes the town of Ketchum. When it comes to skiing, Sun Valley isn’t necessarily the first location that comes to mind,… Read More

[Boise, ID, Sep 3, 2021] Despite Boise’s small size, there is plenty to do to fill a full day. Breakfast at Bacon We started our day with breakfast at Bacon (they’re only open for breakfast and lunch). As you’d expect, bacon features heavily on the menu. We couldn’t resist the bacon tasting, which came in these five tall shot glasses! I opted for the shrimp and grits, with a side of bacon…. Read More

[Boise, ID, Sep 2, 2021] Labor Day was looming and a free Alaska companion pass was about to expire, so we scrambled to find something exciting. Our last trip was to Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks in Aug 2020, so we were itching to get out of town but wanted to avoid too long of a flight and crowds. We’d been considering Idaho for a while: many Californians have relocated there… Read More