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Friday, July 2, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Fourth of July in the Treasure Valley

The Fourth of July is my favorite time of the entire summer. I love going to barbecues, watching firework shows, swimming, all of it! There are plenty of fun ways to spend the holiday in Boise that I will be sharing with you today. 

Firework Shows/Events:
Fireworks are always the best part of the 4th of July. Luckily, there are plenty of shows to choose from in the Treasure Valley, here are a few-

Ann Morrison Park- Boise

This is probably the most popular firework show in the treasure valley. Everyone is encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, as well as maintaining social distance. There will not be any food vendors this year. The show begins around 10:15pm.


Storey Park- Meridian

Storey Park is open for firework viewing, picnics and gatherings. Food trucks will be at the park starting at 4pm. The firework display will begin at around 10:20pm and will be set off from the back of the Speedway.


Hunter’s Creek Sports Complex- Star

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Friday, June 25, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Best Idaho Day Trip Locations- Summer 2021

One of my favorite things to do during the summer season is to take a day trip. It’s always fun to explore new places and look for adventures. Boise is great for this because of its central location to so many exciting places. All of the locations on this list are no more than 3 hours from Boise, which makes any of these recommendations a great way to spend a day this summer. 

Bogus Basin- 45 mins from Boise

Bogus Basin is known for its skiing and snowboarding during the winter, but they actually have fun recreation to be enjoyed all year long. First of all, it is a great place to enjoy some sightseeing. Bogus basin has a scenic chair lift that you can ride to see the entire landscape of the mountain resort. There are also plenty of trails to enjoy while you bike, hike, or just walk through the surrounding nature. For those who are seeking some thrills, the basin also has Idaho's only mountain coaster, Glade Runner,  where riders can experience 4,330 feet of high ; ...

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Friday, June 18, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

Best Photo Locations in the Treasure Valley

One of my favorite things about Boise is all the scenery. There are so many awesome places to take photos whether you are looking for a well-known spot or a hidden gem. These locations can serve as a great backdrop to professional photography sessions and even just casual Instagram photos. From urban skylines to rolling hillsides, there really is a location for everyone that will perfectly fit what you're looking for. In this blog post, I will share with you my personal favorite places in the Treasure Valley to take photos. 

The Boise foothills: Tablerock, Hulls Gulch, Camel's Back park

If you ask any handful of Boise locals where they recommend taking photos, most will probably mention the foothills, and for good reason. The Boise foothills is the perfect location if you want a really natural, scenic-looking backdrop. Not only do you get a variety of wildlife and flowers, but you also get great views of the entire city. This is a great place to visit any time of day, but es! ...

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Friday, June 11, 2021   /   by Greg Langhaim

7 Ways to Spend Father's Day in the Treasure Valley

Fathers day is just around the corner, and Boise is a great place to be! I love living in a town like Boise during holidays like these because there are so many events in the community that you can enjoy without feeling like the crowds are overwhelming. The weather should also be perfect for getting outside and enjoying the sun. Father's day is a great time to celebrate your dad, grandpa, or any father figure in your life and show them you care. Here is a list of 10 ways to enjoy the day. 
1.) Father’s Day Breakfast at Zoo Boise

This is a great way to spend the day, especially if you are looking for something the whole family can enjoy. Zoo Boise is hosting a Father’s Day breakfast event where you can enjoy buffet-style food, a talk by the zookeepers, and a full day's admission to explore the Zoo. The breakfast itself will go from 9am-10am, but the Zoo will remain open until 5pm. Spots for this event are limited, and reservations must be made by Wednesday, June 16t ...

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