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Unread 06-13-2008, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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Default Planning a vacation in Idaho? Good news...

Idaho remains an affordable travel destination | Business | Idaho Statesman (broken link)
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Unread 06-13-2008, 03:48 PM
 
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Bear in mind this doesn't necessarily hold true for certain destinations, such as Sun Valley, McCall, and Couer D'Alene.

But for the most part, yeah, it's cheap to vacation here.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 05:03 PM
 
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^what makes those places stand out compare to the rest of the state?
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Unread 06-13-2008, 05:54 PM
 
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^what makes those places stand out compare to the rest of the state?
They're tourist resorts.

In the winter they're famous for their skiing, and in the summer for their lakes, camping, rafting, and/or other outdoor recreation.

And they're generally more expensive for lodging, gas, dining, than anywhere else in the state.
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Unread 06-13-2008, 06:10 PM
 
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^and the people who live there are better off than the rest of the people in the state?
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Unread 06-14-2008, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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I don't that that's the point the poster was trying to make. It appears YanquiUXO was simply making a distinction between the pricey resort areas and the rest of the state.

HOWEVER...this came from a AAA survey which includes all areas of states. So I would assume that a survey of hotels in Idaho would include the resort areas above. However, if you think about it...most hotels are in places people WANT to visit...so if you look at 100 hotels in Idaho, chances are the resort areas would be over-represented by population, but given fair weight in visitor interest level, wouldn't they? Dunno...just thinking out loud here...
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Unread 06-14-2008, 06:24 AM
 
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Speaking of vacationers....Wow..all of a sudden it seems like Sandpoint was full of tourists and summer people yesterday. Though I learned to drive in Boston and have always lived around big cities, my tolerance for city drivers has gone way down. I was nearly creamed walking across the Safeway parking lot to the Flying Fish. It was good to get back to my little cabin in the woods.
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Unread 06-15-2008, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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MRR....we're just DYING to get out and play in the sun...I think everyone in SP has been waiting for the week of rain to end...we had our boat summer-prepped, and sitting waiting to get out on the lake...and then day after day...rain.

Now...driving in the Safeway lot can indeed be a bit scary...there are times where a bunch of people traveling through town pull in there like bats-outa-heck to pick up supplies...I try to avoid Safeway on Fridays altogether...
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Unread 06-15-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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We still haven't gotten our boat out of storage! I can't believe it's mid June. The temp here a few minutes ago: 38 degrees. But it's bright and sunny...I love it!
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Unread 06-15-2008, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Lake is still about 2' down...at the launch ramp at Morton Slough, the dock is tall anyhow...now it's 4' above the water line...unusable...but the good thing is that there's currently a big sand beach so it's still easy to launch and play..this week forecast is 75-80 deg and mostly sun...YEEHAW!
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