Articles tagged “idaho”

Idaho Sees Dark Star-Filled Skies as Key to Driving Tourism

Idaho Sees Dark Star-Filled Skies as Key to Driving Tourism

Keith Ridler, Associated Press

Natural beauty is a big draw, especially if visitors can see it clearly. Idaho is smart to maximize its resources and take extra steps to earn a dark-sky designation.

2 years ago

Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

Giant Idaho Potato Replica Is Becoming an Airbnb Rental After Years on the Road

John O'Connell, Associated Press

Is this spud for you? It just might be for Airbnb guests looking for a unique place to stay.

2 years ago

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

Solar Eclipse Tourist Influx In Oregon and Idaho Could Be Impacted by Traffic, Wildfires or Weather

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press

Forget about what's going to happen in the sky. On the sidewalks of Weiser, Idaho, population 5,500, townsfolk may never see anything like this again as 20,000 visitors are expected on Monday. Similar scenes are expected in small towns across the U.S. that are anticipating a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2 years ago

Fires Cripple Idaho’s Most Popular Summer Vacation Spots

Fires Cripple Idaho’s Most Popular Summer Vacation Spots

John Miller, Associated Press

Wildfires are never welcome, but this summer has thankfully seen fewer than usual in the U.S. west.

6 years ago

Wildfire Clears Sun Valley Resort Region During Peak Tourist Season

Wildfire Clears Sun Valley Resort Region During Peak Tourist Season

Laura Zuckerman, Reuters

Yet another western U.S. wildfire spells economic challenges for communities in that region -- especially those reliant on tourism.

6 years ago

Idaho Tourism launches summer ad campaign with JibJab-style videos

Idaho Tourism launches summer ad campaign with JibJab-style videos

Who knew Idaho could be so much fun? Getting a little goofy is the best way a destination with a less than polished reputation can catch the eye of younger travelers.

6 years ago