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Moon: Idaho (Moon Handbooks Idaho)by James Patrick Kelly
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Seasoned food, wine, and travel writer James P. Kelly offers his unique perspective on this remarkable travel destination, from free Wednesday night concerts at The Grove in Boise to the bizarre rock outcroppings of the Magic Valley. Kelly uses his local knowledge to craft original trip ideas, including Five Days of Fun in the Sawtooths, Birding in Idaho, and Exploring Backcountry Hot Springs. Complete with details on skiing Silver Mountain, exploring McCall's numerous hot springs, and noshing on contemporary Northwest fare in downtown Nampa, Moon Idaho gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.
About the Author
James Patrick Kelly has spent the better part of a decade covering Idahos food and wine scene, traveling all across the state to write about everything from locally-produced caviar in Hagerman Valley to winemaking in Sunny Slope to foraging for morel mushrooms in Yellow Pine.
An avid angler, mountain biker, backpacker, and Nordic skier, James was initially drawn to Idaho because of the states abundance of outdoor sports. He moved there in 2000 to attend Boise State University, where he earned a bachelors degree in communications/journalism. In his professional life, he worked as a freelance contributor to the Idaho Statesman, Boises daily newspaper, for which he wrote weekly restaurant reviews and food-related and entertainment news, as well as produced travel pieces for Treasure, the papers glossy lifestyle magazine.
James is currently a frequent contributor to Northwest Palate, a Portland-based food, wine, and travel magazine, in which he has published many articles about Idaho. He also writes a twice-monthly column for Village Voice Medias professional food blog, dailyfork.com. He lives in Boise, ID.
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