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Idaho, James Bond and the Ten Minute Martini
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Idaho, James Bond and the Ten Minute Martini

A perennial favorite among cocktail connoisseurs is the martini. It’s a classy, classic drink, steeped in tradition, elegance and celebrity. The most notable celebrity, of course, is James Bond, the sexy, savvy double agent who preferred his martinis strong, cold and shaken, never stirred. Bond’s favorite was the Vesper, made […]

Bottles of Pinot Gris at Sawtooth Estate Winery
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Of Vines and Varietals: Idaho’s Secret Wine Story

Some states get all the luck. Georgia, synonymous with peaches, isn’t the largest producer of the fuzzy fruit; neighboring South Carolina actually produces more. But somehow, over time, Georgia cornered the market on the crop, insisting their peaches were juicier, meatier and sweeter than any other yield, giving rise to […]

Trout
Chronological / Destinations / Idaho / United States

Rainbow Trout Farming in Idaho

I would never have guessed that Buhl, Idaho had the largest rainbow trout farm anywhere in the world. But, then again, I’d never heard of a place named Buhl. The area appears as flat farm land with immense rock walls on one side of the Snake River, but lies pretty […]

Sun Valley Still Shining
Chronological / Destinations / Hotels & Resorts / Idaho / United States

Sun Valley Still Shining

A wonder-world of green meadows, deep forests, and endless mountain vistas, Sun Valley is awash in fresh air and dry sunshine. As cute as it can be, the sparkling alpine paradise is tucked into a corner of the Wood River Valley that includes the tiny towns of Ketchum and Hailey, a dozen miles apart.

Idaho’s Rocky Mountain Playground
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Idaho’s Rocky Mountain Playground

Shortly after checking into the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch, we’re headed nine miles up Highway 75 into the heart of the Sawtooth National Recreational Area. Welcome to the dusty outpost of Stanley, Idaho. It boasts a year-round population of 73. We pop into Sawtooth Adventure Company and confirm our half-day whitewater trip on the raging upper fork of the Salmon River with Johnny Landward, an expert guide and funny guy.