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Getting Out of the House During Covid

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Traveling during Covid means taking some extra precautions, but as we look ahead at 2021, we realize that many of us are ready to get out there. It's okay - you can travel safely and keep your family healthy and safe by making careful travel choices.

The Best Day Trips from Boise

women cross country skiing in Sun Valley, Idaho

Idaho and nearby areas are some of the best playgrounds for outdoor activities in any season. If you're heading to Boise for a visit, just moved to the area, or a long time local, check out these fun day trips nearby to explore Idaho (and northern Nevada!).

Top Two Idaho Destinations

The Sawtooth mountains and a log cabin at sunrise and highway 75 leading to Stanley, Idaho.

Whether you’re heading to Idaho for the first time or a resident of the Gem State looking to explore, there are some can’t-miss places that you’ll want to go back to in summer and winter. The main two long-time central Idaho vacation spots are Sun Valley and Stanley. If you haven’t been to these unique Idaho attractions or are anxious to get back, here’s why locals love these locations and return year after year, season after season.

Best Hiking Trails in Stanley

A man and a dog hiking in the Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho

Are you ready to get outside? Idaho has 53.4 million—that’s right, million—acres of public land, so there are tons of hiking trails for you to explore in this mountainous state. Whether you’re looking for a lake picnic, a short family hike, or a great ridgeline view, there’s a trail in Idaho to get you there.

The Best Hot Springs to Visit in Idaho

Idaho Hot Springs. Natural hot springs in snowy field

Idaho is known for whitewater rivers, spectacular mountains, and natural wonders all across the state. You might be surprised to find that Idaho has 340 hot springs in the state, with 130 of those pools “soakable” for anyone to enjoy.

The Best Skiing in the Pacific Northwest

Ski Sun Valley, Idaho. View of Sun Valley from the top of the mountain

Heading out on a ski trip is one of the best winter ways to get outside, out of town, and have some fun exploring a new mountain and ski town. If you’re out and about in the PNW this winter, try out a new ski hill. We’ve highlighted classic favorites in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Now it’s your turn – choose your spot and find the powder!

Must-See Places in the Pacific Northwest

Female hiker with backpack along the Sawtooth Lake trail in Idaho

It’s time to get outside in the Pacific Northwest – no matter what season it is! If you’re itching to get out of town, here is the must-do list for the gorgeous states of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

Three Fun, Affordable Pacific Northwest Weekend Getaways

girls and boy skating outdoor, ice rink in Sun Valley Idaho

If a weekend away is calling to you, but you want to stay in the Pacific Northwest, now is the time to check out some off the beaten path local favorites. Maybe you've been to Seattle, Portland, and Boise, but now you want to see the real side of these great states.

Safety Tips for Overnight Bus Trips

Woman in sleep mask and with pillow traveling in shuttle bus

Buses are a great way to travel, but the truth is that an overnight bus trip can feel a little overwhelming, especially if you've never done it before. Here are a few transportation safety tips to keep you happy and comfortable on your way to that next big adventure!

Are Charter Buses Safe?

Aerial view of charter buses at a bus station

Whether you're looking for a fast way to get your extended family to a fun vacation or trying to wrangle multiple teams for a company meeting, one thing's for sure: safety is probably your top priority. Are charter buses your best bet? Let's find out!

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