10 Ways to Move Your Body at Eagle Island State Park

10 Ways to Move Your Body at Eagle Island State Park I’m embarrassed to admit that it took me more than a decade and the esteemed title of Writer-in-Residence for Idaho State Parks to get me to Eagle Island. So lame. But at least now I know what I’ve been missing and I can make use of it in the future. I was...

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,...

Traveling Abroad: Pre-workout

Traveling Abroad: Pre-workout This piece first appeared on The Huffington Post From Boise to Naples. In recent days my daughters have traded sledding, snowmen, parkas, and hot cocoa for sunset cruises, water slides, swimming pools, and lemonade. We’ve collected giant snails and minuscule...