Winter is here and a great way to warm up is at a hot springs. There are a lot of places people can go, some charge and some are still wild and free but most require a fairly long drive out of the city. Givens Hot Springs is only about an hour from Boise. Although the springs was named after…

When I saw the lineup for Treefort 10, it was as if my eyes were trained to spot out the bands I knew without having to read any of the words. I immediately spotted the Canadian indie band Men I Trust.

The Red Steer was a popular Idaho drive-in opened in the late '50s by Clair Hawkins and some of his brothers. It was a hit and at one time there were over 50 locations. The finger steaks were one of the biggest selling items and at some point Hawkins decided that making them every day at eac…

Turmeric has been used for centuries as a dye and as a medicine in many different cultures. It's an ingredient used in traditional Asian, Middle-Eastern and Indian foods and is often made into a tea to relieve mild indigestion problems, something verified by The European Medicines Agency in …

Ziplines are fun, even when they're on the smaller side, and the "kids" zipline at Terry Day Park located at 1225 S. Federal Way in Boise is a blast. The park was created in 2006. In honor of his late wife, Patrick O. Day donated 7 acres of land to the City. Besides the zipline, the park als…

Treefort is here and because many of the downtown bars are being used as venues, it can be hard to get a cocktail. For those who opt out of Treefort or just want a stiff drink, 10th Street Station has got you covered. The bar was established in 1982; it has a cozy atmosphere with friendly, H…

Hummus is a Middle Eastern dip made from chickpeas, olive oil and tahini and sometimes garnished with paprika and parsley. It's been around so long that it's not known when it exactly came about but people have been eating it for centuries. The first written recipes are from 13th century coo…

Driving to an outdoor setting is a good way to avoid crowds and to soak in some of Idaho's history. A great day trip is to Map Rock Petroglyphs Historic District in Canyon County. The area has a massive basalt rock covered in petroglyphs made by the Northern Shoshone and Bannock, possibly ov…

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