In one of the lesser-known states of the U.S. Rockies, nature is the name of the game. It's home to part of Yellowstone National Park as well as other cool parks and reserves. Great skiing, too, and there's always capital Boise for that urban touch.

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5 great Idaho spots for kayaking/paddle boarding

Kayaking and paddle boarding are ideal ways to experience nature in an adventurous way. All you need is the equipment, some suitable clothing, and you are on your way to explore the rivers. Even beginners who have little experience of this craft learn to negotiate their way through the water quickly. Though the USA has many beautiful spots to indulge in this water sport activity, Idaho is considered the best of all. With nearly ten rivers and hundreds of lakes in the state it is named as the…

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Wines of Idaho's Snake River Valley

Move over potatoes, grapes are coming.  Idaho’s state slogan was “famous potatoes”, it has evolved to “great potatoes, tasty destinations”; undoubtedly, at least in part, due to the wonderful wines being produced along the Snake River Valley.  With a climate akin to the Columbia Valley in Washington State, and elevations similar to Spain’s Rioja region, Idaho produces primarily Bordeaux and Spanish varietals, with a smattering of German vines.  While some wine was produced here as far back as…

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