Summer Fun in Idaho: Farragut State Park

Summer Fun in Idaho: Farragut State Park   If you’re not thrilled about the idea of tent camping (Ouch, my back!), but you can’t fathom an actual RV (Ouch, my wallet!), there is a middle ground that might be right for you. Behold, the cabin. We spent two nights in this little gem in Farragut State Park....

Summer Fun in Idaho: 6 Ways to Master the Staycation

Summer Fun in Idaho: 6 Ways to Master the Staycation   Last summer I wrote about Boise’s Best Family Staycation. We’ve been itching for warm weather just to repeat the experience and temperatures last week reached the triple digits, so over the weekend we returned to the The Riverside Hotel to kick off the...

Summer Fun in Idaho: Boise’s Best Beach

Summer Fun in Idaho: Boise’s Best Beach Wait. Isn’t Idaho landlocked? Well, yes. Yes, it is. But Boise also has lakes, rivers, streams, waterparks, and reservoirs. Hands down one of the best places to enjoy the water, especially when small children are involved, is Sandy Point in Lucky Peak State Park....

Summer Fun in Idaho: Garden Valley’s Hidden Adventure

Summer Fun in Idaho: Garden Valley’s Hidden Adventure For years my family has enjoyed escaping to Garden Valley. And for years, truth be told, there hasn’t been much there beyond exploring the outdoors via a good old fashioned hike, which is kind of why we like it. As our kids creep ever closer toward tweendom, however,...

How to Prep Your House for a Home Exchange

How to Prep Your House for a Home Exchange Those of us who are not filthy rich but still enjoy long-term, international travel, have long relied on home exchanges. Leveraging your home (and car) can offset the otherwise prohibitive expenses of accommodations and transportation abroad. Our most recent home...

Every Mother’s Guide to Piranha Fishing in the Amazon

Every Mother’s Guide to Piranha Fishing in the Amazon Step 1: Erase all preconceived notions of piranha. Yes, their teeth are sharp. Yes, they enjoy their meaty snacks. But the species of piranha discussed here are not the type to be obtained by dipping cow entrails into the water and then flinging a dozen fish to shore....