[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

The Big Island of Hawaii is the perfect place for the adventurer who wants to do a little bit of everything. Beaches, snorkeling, surfing, hiking, climbing mountains, star-gazing, visting a national park – all of this is possible on the Big Island and more. But due to its size, the Big Island requires careful planning so you don’t waste valuable hours driving from one side to the other. This 5-day itinerary includes… Read More

Yellowstone and Grand Teton are conveniently located right next to each other, so it would be a shame to see one without the other! I spent 8 days here on the heels of a visit to Glacier national park, so if you feel like you want to add that in, check out my 4-day itinerary for Glacier. You’d need an extra day to get from Glacier to Yellowstone – about a 6-hour… Read More