Top 10 Reasons NOT to move to Idaho. #2 is Boring. Things consider if you relocate
Idaho is a great state with great people that should be considered by almost everyone when they are thinking about moving to a new place but like all places, Idaho isn't for everyone.
Top 10 Reasons NOT to move to Idaho. #2 is Boring.
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Visit Idaho, USA and explore by region - Unravel Travel TV
Idaho is the 13th largest state in the union, covering 83,557 square miles.
• Shoshone Falls in Twin Falls is 212 feet high – 36 feet higher than Niagara Falls.
• At 7,900 feet, Hells Canyon is the deepest river-carved gorge in North America, deeper than even the Grand Canyon.
• The world’s densest populations of nesting eagles, hawks and falcons can be found at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area.
• In Soda Springs you can find the largest captive geyser in the world – it erupts every hour on the hour, reaching heights of 100 feet.
• The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas in the Lower 48, second only to California’s Death Valley.
• A sand dune within Bruneau Dunes State Park rises 470 feet above the surrounding desert floor, making it the tallest single-structured sand dune in North America.
History and Heritage
• Idaho City was once the largest town in the Pacific Northwest it developed around gold mining in the 1860s.
• Farragut State Park, and adjoining Lake Pend Oreille, was home to a Naval Training Station during WWII.
• In the old West mining town of Wallace the entire downtown core is listed on the National Historic Register.
• Idaho had a nationally-renowned wine industry until Prohibition closed it down. Today, it is Idaho’s fastest growing agricultural industry with three AVAs in the state.
• The Oregon Trail ran right through southern Idaho, leaving behind historic landmarks and sites to explore.
• Idaho is home to six Native American tribes: The Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai of Idaho, Nez Perce, Shoshone-Bannock, Shoshone-Paiute and Lemhi-Shoshone tribes.
• Boise is home to one of the largest Basque communities in the United States, with nearly 16,000 people.
• Lewiston is the most inland seaport on the west coast, hosting cruise and cargo ships that travel up the Columbia River.
• There are more than 50 wineries in Idaho, producing more than 25 varietals of wine.
• Idaho is known as the “Gem State” because 72 types of precious and semi-precious stones can be found here, including some which can be found nowhere else in the world.
• The Wild Huckleberry is the state fruit, and can be found on menus throughout the region.
• Idaho is bordered by Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming and Montana.
• The highest elevation point is Mt. Borah at 12,662 feet, and the lowest is 738 feet above sea level in Lewiston.
• Idaho is home to more miles of whitewater than anywhere else in the continental U.S., making it a paddlers’ paradise.
• Idaho contains nearly 600 registered campsites, which include those within Idaho’s 30 state parks, 10 national forests and on other public lands.
• There are over 300 hot springs in Idaho with over 130 deemed soaker-friendly.
• Thirty one (31) scenic byways crisscross the state, highlighting stunning scenery and area histories.
• Sun Valley Resort was America’s first destination ski resort (as well as where the first chairlifts were installed).
• Idaho claims the only state flag designed by a woman.
• The Perrine Bridge over the Snake River at Twin Falls is the only place in the country where BASE jumping (parachuting from a fixed structure) is allowed year-round without a permit.
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A very good video of the state of Idaho. Shows lots of places and cities of Idaho. Beautiful Idaho.
4K City Walks: Boise, Idaho virtual treadmill walking tour
We visited Boise Idaho for our latest 4K virtual treadmill walking tour. We start out in the hotel district and walk up towards the capitol building, into a nearby residential area with large houses, and then back through the restaurant district.
Boise is a bustling hip city with lots of places to stay, hotels, motels and AirBnBs. There are lots of great restaurants, breweries, and coffee shops. There are bird and Lime scooters all over the place.
We had a great time in this modern vibrant city.
Here are some facts from Wikipedia:
Boise is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Idaho, and is the county seat of Ada County. Located on the Boise River in southwestern Idaho, the population of Boise at the 2010 Census was 205,671, the 99th largest in the United States. Its estimated population in 2016 was 223,154.
Downtown Boise in the fall of 2013
The Boise-Nampa metropolitan area, also known as the Treasure Valley, includes five counties with a combined population of 709,845, the most populous metropolitan area in Idaho. It contains the state's three largest cities; Boise, Nampa, and Meridian. Boise is the 80th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States
Accounts differ regarding the origin of the name. One account credits Capt. B.L.E. Bonneville of the U.S. Army as its source. After trekking for weeks through dry and rough terrain, his exploration party reached an overlook with a view of the Boise River Valley. The place where they stood is called Bonneville Point, located on the Oregon Trail east of the city. According to the story, a French-speaking guide, overwhelmed by the sight of the verdant river, yelled Les bois! Les bois! (The woods! The woods!)—and the name stuck.
The name may instead derive from earlier mountain men, who named the river that flows through it. In the 1820s, French Canadian fur trappersset trap lines in the vicinity. Set in a high-desert area, the tree-lined valley of the Boise River became a distinct landmark, an oasis dominated by cottonwood trees. They called this La rivière boisée, which means the wooded river.
Main Street in 1911
The area was called Boise long before the establishment of Fort Boise by the federal government. The original Fort Boise was 40 miles (64 km) west, near Parma, down the Boise River near its confluence with the Snake River at the Oregon border. This private sector defense was erected by the Hudson's Bay Company in the 1830s. It was abandoned in the 1850s, but massacres along the Oregon Trail prompted the U.S. Army to re-establish a fort in the area in 1863 during the U.S. Civil War.
The new location was selected because it was near the intersection of the Oregon Trail with a major road connecting the Boise Basin (Idaho City) and the Owyhee (Silver City) mining areas, both of which were booming. During the mid-1860s, Idaho City was the largest city in the Northwest, and as a staging area, Fort Boise grew rapidly; Boise was incorporated as a city 156 years ago in 1863. The first capital of the Idaho Territory was Lewiston in north central Idaho, which in 1863 was the largest community, exceeding the populations of Olympia and Seattle, Washington Territory and Portland, Oregon combined. The original territory was larger than Texas. But following the creation of Montana Territory, Boise was made the territorial capital of a much reduced Idaho in a controversial decision which overturned a district court ruling by a one-vote majority in the territorial supreme court along geographic lines in 1866.
Boise has a semi-arid continental weather climate, with four distinct seasons. Boise experiences hot and dry summers with highs reaching 100 °F (38 °C) eight days in a typical year and 90 °F (32 °C) on 51 days. Yet because of the aridity, average diurnal temperature variation exceeds 30 °F (17 °C) in summer. Winters are moderately cold, with a December average of 30.7 °F (−0.7 °C), and lows falling to 0 °F (−18 °C) or below on around three nights per year. Snowfall averages 19 inches (48 cm), but typically falls in bouts of 3 inches (8 cm) or less. Spring and fall are mild. Autumn is brief; spring is gradual. Extremes have ranged from −28 °F (−33 °C) on January 16, 1888 to 111 °F (44 °C), as recently as July 19, 1960; temperatures have reached −25 °F (−32 °C) and 110 °F (43 °C) as recently as December 22, 1990 and June 28, 2015, respectively. Precipitation is usually infrequent and light, especially so during the summer months. It averages approximately 11 inches annually.
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These videos are great for treadmill walking scenery. Getting good health at the gym while traveling to different and special virtual locations.
Top 10 Cities by Population in Idaho
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2014 Road Trip - US 93 through Idaho and Montana
GoPro dash video of some great stretches of US 93 through Idaho and Montana.
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Video is played back at 2x speed. Vehicle is a 2011 Volvo XC70 T6 AWD.
Private Wilderness Sanctuary in Sandpoint, Idaho
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Picture yourself in the sunroom mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of a spectacular sunset as it slips into the silhouetted shadows of the majestic Selkirk mountains. Set against a 40-acre backdrop of northern Idaho's pristine wilderness with a flowing creek. This sanctuary of scenic serenity offers the best of a ‘back to nature' lifestyle--one that takes the ‘rough' out of ‘roughing it' with many of the features & amenities of modern luxury living.
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Let's take a virtual tour of Missoula Montana!
Let's explore the world through Google Street View.
Today we are visiting Missoula Montana in the north western part of the United State. I had a nice time looking around at this town, checking out the old places and some of the new. Great surrounding hills and mountains. I could definitely see spending a couple days check out the place if I get up in that area.
Here you can check out where we have been on Google Maps.
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Cottonwood, Idaho Drive Thru. Near Wallace, Florence & Warren Idaho
Cottonwood began in 1862 as a series of way station shelters for prospectors and mining suppliers on their way south to Florence and Warrens. It was named for the dense growth of trees that formerly lined Cottonwood Creek. Cottonwood a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. Located on the Camas Prairie, the population was 900 at the 2010 census, down from 944 in 2000. It is just west of U.S. Route 95, between Grangeville and Lewiston.
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown - Boise Hotels, Idaho
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown 3 Stars Hotel in Boise, Idaho Within US Travel Directory Set in the heart of central Boise, Idaho and within walking distance of attractions, including the Boise Zoo, this hotel offers a free daily hot breakfast and in-room mini-refrigerators.
The Hampton Inn and suites Boise-Downtown is surrounding by local points of interest, including shopping centres, restaurants and entertainment options.
The Boise Art Museum, the Boise Convention Center and Boise State University are all only a short stroll away.
While staying at the Boise-Downtown Hampton Inn and Suites guests can enjoy relaxing in the indoor pool, working out in the modern fitness centre or browsing the internet with free wireless access.
The hotel also offers 24-hour business facilities.
Downtown Boise is a great choice for travellers interested in nightlife, cycling and food.
Hampton Inn & Suites Boise-Downtown - Boise Hotels, Idaho
Location in : 495 South Capitol Boulevard, ID 83702, Boise, Idaho
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