Find Adventure Around Every Bend Of Idaho’s Majestic LandscapeWritten by Melody Schubert
Travelers visiting Idaho's majestic landscape find plenty of Historic sites and Cultural events to explore.
Idaho is a haven for those who love outdoors. From Hell's Canyon and Heaven's Gate, to thousands of natural springs, rapid white waters, and a city of rocks; you'll find adventure around every bend in Idaho.
"The Gem Of The Mountains."
Idaho's name is thanks to George M. Willing, who urged congress to adopt name, which he said meant "gem of mountains." Those who love outdoors would agree. Idaho's landscape is filled with breathing-taking rivers, perfect for white water rafting, and lakes set within lush woodlands. Travel on path Lewis & Clark trekked or take off on your own adventure. Wherever you go in Idaho it's sure to be a memorable trip.
Artists Capture Idaho's Beauty With Water Colors
Pack your palate and water colors for a trip to Idaho to join Professional artist, Erica Craig, and other aspiring painters in wilderness. While a snapshot is a memorable token of a vacation, imagine bringing home a painting that captures scenic beauty of Idaho. Erica helps inspire artists to do just this on wilderness river trips on Main Salmon River in Idaho. The six day, 80 mile trip takes artist to scenic locations and sandy beaches where "You capture things with watercolors that you just can't capture on film," said Erica. To explore your creative side in Idaho with Erica call 208-756-6356.
A Fantastic Experience Awaits On The White Waters In Idaho
Our journey through Idaho took us through stunning landscapes and along crystal clear lakes. We discovered paradise, and continued our search for wild side of Idaho, and then our adventure along Idaho's Main Salmon and Middle Fork of Salmon river began.
Holland America! There's nothing cruising-as-usual about itWritten by William Lezubski
Holland America has earned "highest rated premium cruise line" status from readers of Condé Nast Traveller and Travel & Leisure (a very sophisticated, cruise savvy audience), every year for well over a decade! They have also garnered a multitude of prestigious awards for quality, food service, entertainment, best onboard service, and best private island from such respected publications as World Ocean and Cruise Liner Society, Porthole Cruise Magazine and Onboard Services Magazine. There is no question that Holland America lives up to its reputation as best overall cruise value in business today. Not unexpected given they have 130 years of experience catering to very discerning guests indeed.
Like that of a modern, gracious home (staff included) where scenery changes every day. Everywhere a sense of style and elegance pervades. Brass railings, sweeping staircases, grand floral displays. Spaciousness, serenity and comfort all around.
Did you know that Holland America sails with more crewmembers per guest than any other cruise line in their class? Simply ask and it shall be done - perfectly and promptly by award-winning indonesian stewards, many of who are graduates of Holland America's exclusive school in Jakarta. When you think about it, outstanding service is sum of many small actions. From steward who folds your child's napkin into a bunny or surprises you by rinsing your flippers, to waiter who graciously serves you at dinner and brings you a snifter of armagnac to sip at rail, you feel (and are) completely and utterly cared for.
Fantastic cuisine. Diverse restaurants. Where to dine tonight? A delicious five-course dinner in beautiful main dining room? An intimate table for two in reservations-only restaurant? And in morning, made to order or buffet breakfasts feature freshly squeezed orange juice, eggs made to order, fresh fruit, Belgian waffles, cheeses, hot and cold cereals, gourmet coffee and teas. Oops! You slept in. No matter, room service is on call 24 hours a day.
Buon appetito! Fettuccine, linguine, pizza rustica, osso bucco. The cuisine of central Italy is prepared to perfection in intimate Marco Polo Bistro on ms Volendam and ms Zaandam and in Odyssey Restaurant on ms Zuiderdam, ms Oosterdam, ms Westerdam, ms Amsterdam and ms Rotterdam. On all ships except ms Noordam, a new alternative restaurant have been introduced - The Pinnacle Grill - where menus feature fine wines and specialties inspired by Pacific Northwest. (And speaking of wines, Holland America uncorks a selection that The Wine spectator rates "excellent"). Another highlight for those of you sailing a tropical itinerary is beach barbecue on Half Moon Cay, Holland's private island in Bahamas. Juicy burgers on grill, chilled salads, ripe fruit, and cool drinks - ice cream too. A cover charge applies when meals are taken in alternative restaurants.
Every afternoon traditional Dutch high tea is presented on deck with delicate china and petit fours (accompanied by a string quartet of course). Complimentary espresso and hand-dipped chocolates are served in evening in Explorer's Lounge, or adjourn to Lido for cognac and hand-rolled "cigars under stars." With pre-dinner cocktails you get hot hors d'oeuvres and at pool and patio there's a bar and grill. The perfect place for deck parties and lunches al fresco.
Suddenly have a craving for Torrefazione coffee, double Dutch chocolate cake or other dessert extravaganza? It's as far as Windstar Café does, early morning to late night. After indulging here you will appreciate even more "In Balance" cuisine designed by celebrity chef Jeanne Jones! There are special menus in select restaurants for children, which have been masterminded to please even most finicky eater.