The Best Things About Idaho

Idaho is not the first place in everyone's mind when they are thinking of a cool new vacation spot or a new place to call home. Any resident of Idaho or anyone who has spent a few days exploring the state will understand just how much of a tragedy it is that more people do not get to experience the full power of Idaho, but it is admittedly easy to hear the things that have been said about the state and form a neutral or even negative opinion about it, forcing you into a mindset where Idaho is off the table and other places take precedence when it comes to a cool new place to visit or move to. I would like to give you a few more data points to work from so that you can form a whole and well-rounded opinion of Idaho and what the state can offer you. If all you have heard is bad and uninteresting, let me tell you some things about the Gem State that are good and exciting. Hopefully, once you have heard me out and have a newfound understanding of what Idaho is all about, you will look at the state with at least a newfound respect, if not a complete adoration where you cannot wait until your next chance to visit. Idaho is a wonderful place and it is my mission in life to make sure people are given the opportunity to fully grasp just how nice it might be to spend a little bit of time in there.

Whether or not this first reason for Idaho’s greatness matters to you depends entirely on your current situation but it is still a good idea to bring it up and let you know that Idaho is a very economically stable place to live. Unlike some other parts of the world, goods are generally pretty inexpensive, and housing is not difficult to come by. The rental market can be a bit cramped up in places as people are trying to get into the more densely populated parts of the state when there isn't as much room, but that is more and more becoming less of an issue as more development goes up and people’s circumstances change. Otherwise, Idaho is a great place to live if you are having economic troubles and need someplace that isn't unreasonably priced throughout. The greater part of this attribute is that Idaho has a large and diverse job market. If you know anything about Idaho you know that it has a large agricultural side and there are a lot of farmers, ranchers, and other people in that industry, but that is not the only side of the state. There is a pretty significant technology employment base in Idaho and if you find yourself needing a job on the cutting edge, Idaho will probably have one of those for you. Then there are thousands and thousands of jobs in the general infrastructure of the state. Hospital workers are always necessary and there are government, military (If you serve or if you do not serve), and civil jobs all over the place.

But if you are in a good place financially, if you are looking for a spot to retire, or if you just want a place to spend some vacation time, this might not matter to you in the slightest. Therefore, it is time to get onto the things that make Idaho a truly spectacular state for everyone who might step foot in its border. You are going to see a major theme here and that is nature. Idaho has a lot of great human settlements and civilization and you can live a modern life in the state, but it is also covered in natural features and terrain and brimming with all kinds of fascinating and cute animals. The really interesting thing about Idaho is just how varied the land is. A large part of the south is covered in plains and is relatively flat but within that flatness is a network of impressive rivers good for soaking in or enjoying the surroundings. That is fun and exciting on its own, but once you start going to other parts of the state, things start to go a bit wild. There are sand dunes in Idaho for crying out loud and they are almost as good as what you can find in the Sahara, just without the great danger of getting lost without water. Then there are mountains and forests and even more rivers and there all kinds of things to do with and in those natural ecosystems.

Speaking of things to do, there is at least one very big reason that people come to Idaho, and that is for all of the outdoor activity that there is to do. The biggest draw to the state is definitely skiing, but there are hundreds of different things you can get into the outdoors and get really stuck in with. One of the other really popular pastimes is river rafting. With so many big and wonderful rivers in Idaho, people really love to look for the most extreme parts of those rivers and then go over them on a flimsy raft with their friends and family. It can be a bit dangerous, but still a lot of fun to be sure. Then there are the ubiquitous and lovely other sports that everyone can enjoy as long as they are willing to get out into nature and try something out. Mountain biking, climbing, hiking, fishing, swimming, dirt biking, snowmobiling, horseback riding, and the list goes on and on. If you can think of something fun that is done in the outdoors, it can probably be done in Idaho. About the only activities that are off-limits are those that require an ocean to be done and there are still some very large lakes in Idaho where you can get close to deep-sea fishing or something of that ilk. Surfing is going to be pretty hard, but windsurfing is a whole other beast.

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