How To Enjoy Tubbs Hill In CDA

In the heart of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho sits Tubbs Hill. On this lakeside mound...you will find the convergence of the local, lake-life scene and the summer tourism crowd. This little destination is one of my families favorite lake spots and a must for traveling families to check out. After visiting dozens of lakes in 38 states, we have found very few locations that offer up a similar summer scene...

Floating The Coeur d’Alene River

How do you act like a local in Northern Idaho? You float! While the tourists flock to downtown and fill up the parking spots, we get sly and take a cue from the locals. And guess what? It is awesome! With a little preparation and investigation...our crew was on the river for an amazing day of family fun...

Celebrating July 4th In Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

We opted for the lake town experience this July 4th holiday. For us, Coeur d'Alene offers the quintessential lakeside escapade. This mid-size town knows how to party like a small town, yet play hard, like a big town. We had the most lovely and relaxing holiday. It was just what our traveling crew needed...

River Rafting On The Payette

We had the most excellent adventure on the Payette River. We were so blessed! The weather was phenomenal...The venue was a first-class operation...The rapids were thrilling! Everything we could want in a rafting trip...

Craters Of The Moon National Monument

Craters Of The Moon is the place to visit if you want to learn about volcanic geology. This expansive lava field stretches as far and wide as your eyes can see. It is claimed by the National Park Service to be "the largest and most complex post-Ice Age basaltic lava field in the continental United States." We had a fabulous time exploring the lava fields and adventuring through the wild caves...

Hike to Lower Palisades Lake

Not far from Swan Valley in Eastern Idaho, is the Palisades Creek. This creek is currently a crushing force of water that moves faster than most rivers I have eyed. Hiking upstream provides a gorgeous four mile hike which will lead you straight to Lower Palisades Lake...