When I’m not out traveling the globe I’m trying to have adventures close to home. There are so many things I have yet to do in my city, my state and the surrounding states. It’s fun to still have these new experiences since my most recent travel plans (Africa!) have all fallen though. It’s always sad when travel plans fall apart but adventure must go on.

Recently I was in Boise, Idaho. This is my second trip to Boise. On the first trip, we quickly drove through on our way home from a 10 state road trip. I’m now halfway to my goal of visiting every state in the U.S. Woohoo! I feel another road trip or three will need to be planned once winter passes. Or maybe a few plane trips?

This trip was not quite as fast as the drive though the last time but just about. I only spent a weekend, but each time I go, I see more and more of this cute city. Boise is nestled in the mountains with access to the great outdoors. If only I had time to explore it! It’s so beautiful and both times I have been the sunsets have been spectacular. I still credit the first one to be the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen in my life. The colors were on fire above the mountainous horizon line. The picture I took doesn’t really do it justice but I think you’ll get the idea of how beautiful it was.

Boise has a really nice downtown. Lots of cute shops and bars. I’m happy that we explored it this time around. The last time we didn’t make it into downtown or at least I didn’t remember it. There’s one bar in particular that I would tell you is a must visit. It’s at the Modern Hotel and it’s just west of the heart of downtown by a couple blocks. They not only have amazing cocktails but their food is great as well. The perfect combo. They try to source local, serving you healthy, delicious treats, which to me is a bonus. They have a cozy outdoor patio space too. Heaters in the morning, fire at night. I think it would be fun to sit around and tell some campfire stories with a group of friends.

I highly recommend checking out Boise’s downtown and the Modern Hotel and Bar for a fun place to camp out.

I’d love to say I’d be back but I have so many other places I have yet to explore in the U.S. and abroad. Off to plan the next adventure…

Boise Sunset

Modern Hotel and Bar Drink on the Patio