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Are you starting to plan for your trip to North Idaho? Here, you’ll find inspiration on places to go, things to do, and places to stay.

Get Sipping: Discover North Idaho’s Wineries & Fine Dining

Boasting award-winning wineries and a variety of mouthwatering dining options, northern Idaho is not to be missed. Not only is this region an up-and-coming area for wine production, its viticulture has a long history. The first wineries in the northwest…

An Adventure Like No Other

women mountain biking through the trees on a dirt trail

I hadn’t seen my friends Ivy and Jenna in years. We were close throughout high school and even went to the same college, but when our professional lives started, we went our separate ways. We kept in touch over the years, but we were long overdue for…

Winter Family Fun in North Idaho

an bird's eye view of snow-covered trees and snowy paths at Selkirk Loop

It might sound like the start of a joke: three adults and two kids pack up an SUV and hit the road. Misadventure ensues. But that was us—me and Mark in the front seat, the boys behind us, and Grandma Lucy, somehow, way back in the third row. We had…

Small Towns, Big Memories in North Idaho

snow covered trees and white snow at Lookout Pass

“Dad, are we there yet?” This time, it wasn’t my 13-year-old sister or me whining from the back seat. It was our dad, whining from the front seat. Grandpa was behind the wheel—actually going the speed limit for the first time since he turned 70.…

Hiking Trails Through Northern Idaho: The Northwest’s Playground

people walk along wooden walkways next to a lake

Northern Idaho is full of scenic routes for hikers to enjoy. Explore lush forests, pass through verdant valleys, and discover secret waterfalls. Delight in eye-catching sights seen only on Northern Idaho trails. Along with stunning landscapes to explore,…

Explore 15 Northern Idaho Biking Trails Fit For All Experience Levels

three people ride mountain bikes along a trail

There’s no shortage of epic outdoor adventures in Northern Idaho. Explore the stunning scenery by bike and pass through designated scenic byways, wind through lush evergreen forests, and shred world-class single-track mountain bike trails. It doesn’t…

The Richest of Family Road Trips

a little boy licks his chocolate ice cream cone

If we had flown, it would only have taken one hour. However, we would have missed out on three days of making lifelong memories. If we had flown, North Idaho would just be another nondescript part of the map. Instead, the panhandle is a place we can describe…

Falling in Love with Life on the Selkirk Loop

an outdoor image of a small pond surrounded by green grass and golfing greens

When my husband, Gene, first came to me with the travel guide about the International Selkirk Loop in Northern Idaho—280 miles of scenic highway chock full of gorgeous landscapes and abundant wildlife—I told him he was crazy. Or, more precisely, “We…