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From 91 Days in Idaho
Famous for its potatoes and little else, beautiful Idaho in the Pacific Northwest is easily one of the USA’s most under-appreciated states. Amazingly varied, from the fields of the south to the mountain ranges of the north, with some America’s most bizarre and remote nature. Lava fields? The continent’s largest sand dune?! And Idaho is packed with strange gems to uncover — a beagle-shaped B&Bs, the USA’s first nuclear power plant, a brothel museum, and so much more. Plus, Idaho has some of the country’s most unforgettable drives. If you’re planning a trip there, you’ll find a ton of great information and ideas in our blog. Start reading at the beginning of our adventures, visit our comprehensive index to find something specific, or read one of the articles selected at random, below:

Old Boise Penitentiary
A window into the not-so-distant and none-too-glorious past of America’s prison system, the Old Boise Penitentiary is probably the city’s most popular historical site. Up until a riot forced its closure in 1973, the Old Pen is where Idaho’s worst criminals came to serve their time, get shanked and wait for the gallows….

Jan 06, 2013


Oh, To Be Rich in Coeur d’Alene
Coeur d’Alene is the largest city in the Idaho panhandle; a mix of remote nature, urban ease and ostentatious wealth. It’s well-known in the Pacific Northwest as a resort destination, with a prime location on the lovely lake which shares its name. We had been eagerly anticipating our short, two-day stay there, and found it to be just as memorable as advertised….

Oct 25, 2012


Okay Fine, Here’s a Potato Post
They’re the first thing most people think of when they think “Idaho”. And usually, they’re the only thing people think of. Potatoes aren’t just the most famous product of Idaho, but practically the only thing the state is known for. Crazy, when you consider the amazing variety of sights and experiences available here. It is, I suppose, a testament to the marketing prowess of Idaho’s potato manufacturers….

Dec 29, 2012

For 91 Days in Idaho – The E-Book

For three months, we explored the state from top to bottom, east to west, and found one amazing sight after the other. Unbelievable nature, adventure, funny people, bizarre museums, a surprisingly fascinating history and culture, and unknown gems far off the beaten path. We’ve now collected our blog into an e-book for your Kindle, Nook or other e-reader. With all our articles and over 250 full-color photos, this portable edition is perfect for when you’re on the road. And during any trip to Idaho, you’ll be on the road a lot!


Amazon Kindle

Direct Download (PDF, MOBI)

For just a few bucks, you can download your own copy of the book for use on your e-reader or computer, giving you access to our articles wherever you are, without having to connect to the internet. And, buying the e-book is a great way to support our project… take a look at some sample pages from the PDF.

Don’t forget to check out our other e-books, from our 91 days in Oviedo, Savannah, Buenos Aires, Bolivia, Palermo, Sri Lanka and Busan!