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  • How to Help the Boise Community From a Distance

    Many people are experiencing changes in their busy day-to-day lives, we’re all continually looking for ways to stay busy, give back, & keep things as normal as possible. We want to be an outlet for w...
  • Out of Work Because of Coronavirus? These Boise Businesses are Hiring

    The coronavirus pandemic is affecting businesses forcing them to close down, resulting in unemployment. 18% of households already reported someone being laid off or having hours reduced due to the cor...
  • Supporting Local Boise Businesses During the Coronavirus

    With this confusing time and the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, small & local businesses are struggling. As fewer people leave their homes, restaurants, cafes & small shops are going through a difficu...
  • Coronavirus Resources in Idaho

    As of March 16, Idaho is currently reporting 5 cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Officials are monitoring it closely prepared to take action as cases of the coronavirus continue to rise in ...
  • Social Distancing PiKINic in the Heart of Downtown Boise with KIN

    KIN has yet to open its doors, but they are still finding innovative ways to make the best of the current pandemic. Utilizing the outdoor space that was once home to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, KI...
  • Doughnut or Donut, That is the Question. Boise’s 6 Most Popular Donut Shops

    The real question is, is it doughnut or donut? According to Grammer.com, both are correct. If you want to get down to specifics, doughnut is the proper form of spelling the flavorful fried and rounded...
  • Boise Food Trucks find a home at The Switchback

    Wondering where all the food trucks go on the weekends or where to find them in general? This Summer, chances are they are all dishing up food at The Switchback, located off Old Hickory Way in East Bo...
  • Best Outdoor Dining in Boise According to OpenTable

    It’s summer and you know what that means, outdoor dining is back! Nothing better than sitting out and enjoying sun rays, while eating delicious food, sipping on tasty drinks, and taking in the view.
  • Top 8 Happy Hours in Boise

    Like most people, ending the work week with a happy hour is one of the best ways to unwind while grabbing a bite to eat and a little something to take the edge off... all while saving a few extra doll...
  • Boise’s Busiest Restaurant Street Expands For More Patio Seating

    Boise’s busiest street of restaurants has begun expanding the street to open up more patio seating for the local restaurants. Development began Thursday, June 4th. From Main Street to Idaho Street t...
  • Are You Ready To Visit Boise Bars This Weekend?

    With the Rebound Idaho plan moving forward with Stage Three beginning Saturday, May 30, another wave of entities are allowed to reopen their doors to the public. Included in Stage Two is outdoor pools...
  • A Huge List of Treasure Valley Restaurants Opening This Weekend during Phase 2 Idaho Re-Opening

    We’ve all been patiently waiting for things to slowly open up, and the time has finally come. With the Idaho Rebounds Plan put in place, beginning this Saturday, May 16, we will be entering Stage Two...
  • Supporting Local Boise Businesses During the Coronavirus

    With this confusing time and the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, small & local businesses are struggling. As fewer people leave their homes, restaurants, cafes & small shops are going through a difficu...
  • 6 Best Ice Cream Shops in Boise

    We’re going to be treating ourselves to our favorite sweet treat- ice cream! The Treasure Valley is filled with special ice cream joints, we challenge you to try each of these places this ice cream s...
  • A New Guru Donuts in Eagle, Idaho?

    Get ready to enjoy your favorite local Boise donuts at a new location! Guru Donuts is adding a new shop on Eagle road & we’ve got all the sweet details you need to know. Guru Donuts is just around th...
  • St. Patrick's Day in Boise

    Who doesn’t love to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day and show off a little of your Irish side! Since St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, here are some events happening around Boise, shamrocks, &...
  • Top 10 Restaurants in Boise According to OpenTable

    According to OpenTable here are the top 10 restaurants everyone is raving about around Boise. OpenTable has listed the best, most hip restaurants that we all need to go try! For those of you who have ...
  • 5 Restaurants You Haven't Heard of in Boise

    This blog post is perfect for foodies, or anyone who loves to try new restaurants. Any foodie knows some of the best places are hidden gems. These five restaurants have great reviews, unique menus & a...
  • Budget-Friendly Date Ideas in Boise

    We know how hard it is to figure out the perfect date night to make your significant other feel special. But, we also know how difficult it is to find that perfect date night that doesn’t drain your ...
  • Your Guide to Valentine’s Day in Boise

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching & we know how hard it can be to find perfect plans. We’re here to give you options for how you can spend your Valentine’s Day in Boise. No matter how you end ...
  • The Newest Spot in Boise’s Food Scene: Tupelo Honey

    Tupelo Honey strives to stay true to its roots of Southern hospitality, responsible sourcing, & chef-driven menus. Tupelo Honey is bringing Boise a modern restaurant with a Southern twist, taking the ...
  • Trader Joe's Grand Opening in Meridian

    Trader Joes in Meridian is set for their grand opening Thursday, October 17th. During the event, there will be music, games, prizes, & fun. Trader Joes has 30 locations across the western US including...
  • 6 of the Best Brunch Spots in Boise

    A little brunch never hurt anybody! Some people love breakfast, some people love lunch… which is why everybody loves brunch! Sometimes it can be hard to choose between so many spots for brunch in Boi...
  • 19 Things You Have to be in Boise to Understand

    Whenever you visit a new place, it’s a good idea to get a sense of the culture before turning up and saying or doing something inappropriate. The same is true of Boise, the capital city of Idaho, tuc...
  • No Phones While Driving, Boise.

    Boise City Council just restricted using phones while driving except if it’s “hands-free." This ordinance will prevent texting & driving and make the roads safer for the city of Boise! Along with Me...
  • “What if?”: Boise’s 2019 Startup Week

    It’s year four for Boise Startup Week! Starting October 7th, celebrate Idaho’s growing ecosystem. Boise Startup Week is a festival free to the public & will take place at venues throughout downtown ...
  • Meet Boise’s da Vinci Doc

    Did you know general surgery is a distinct surgical specialty? Meet Dr. Steven Williams, Boise’s best general surgeon and expert in minimally invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Williams specializes in...
  • Social Distancing PiKINic in the Heart of Downtown Boise with KIN

    KIN has yet to open its doors, but they are still finding innovative ways to make the best of the current pandemic. Utilizing the outdoor space that was once home to the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, KI...
  • Fun 4th of July Ideas in Boise

    City fireworks may be canceled but that doesn’t mean the 4th of July is. Falling on a Saturday, there are so many ways to turn the 4th of July into a fun weekend event.
  • Boise Zoo Safely to Reopen with New Guidelines

    The Boise zoo has made plans to reopen Monday, June 22 with new protocols during stage four of Boise reopening. Although not all animal exhibits will be open, the zoo is slowly and safely opening its ...
  • Boise Food Trucks find a home at The Switchback

    Wondering where all the food trucks go on the weekends or where to find them in general? This Summer, chances are they are all dishing up food at The Switchback, located off Old Hickory Way in East Bo...
  • Calling All Artists For July’s Eagle Chalk Art Event

    “Eagle is Strong” this year’s theme for the upcoming July Eagle Art Walk and Eagle Chalk Art event. The Eagle Arts Commission (EAC) has teamed up with Finer Frames to sponsor amateur, professional ...
  • No Cancellations Here, Tamarack Resort to the Wedding Rescue!

    The year 2020 has been the year of cancellations. Canceled concerts, travel plans and unfortunately for many, canceled weddings. Tamarack Resort has brought a solution to that devastating reality.
  • Boise’s Summer Bucket List

    Summer in Boise is one of a kind, soaking up the hot weather and having free-filled days are what we all have been looking forward to! We want to make sure you and the family have an exciting summer f...
  • Celebrating Father’s Day in Boise

    Have you been wondering what you are going to do to make this Father’s Day special? Father’s Day is right around the corner, on June 21st, with the weather warming up and Boise businesses beginning ...
  • Get Excited to Ski Idaho This Summer

    COIVD-19 won’t stop our Ski Idaho resorts from opening for summer biking and exploring. Each location has come up with comprehensive plans to ensure the safety of visitors, staff, and the community.
  • How You Can Continue Supporting Our Local Treasure Valley Farmers Markets

    Our favorite time of the year is being able to go out and support local farmers and vendors at our beautiful farmers markets here in the Treasure Valley. The good news is; Farmers markets have been de...
  • 6 Ways to Spend Sunny Days in Boise

    We love this May weather. The weather is still the perfect blend between spring and summer. We think spending our time outdoors helps boost our overall health and wellness. Some would say that makes f...
  • Top 5 Hiking Areas Within 3 Hours of Boise

    One of the best things about Boise is its accessibility of beautiful hiking trails all around the Treasure Valley. With the warm months coming up hiking with our friends and furry animals is one of th...
  • Bring the Party to Your Neighborhood, Boise

    Who said you can’t have a dance party while obeying the social distancing order? Everyone needs a dance party every once and a while and what could be more exciting than having your own neighborhood ...
  • 9 Backyard Activities For The Family

    With winter finally coming to an end, Boise is finally starting to see the sun come out, the temperature rise, and the sun setting later and later. Let us just say, Boise, everyone needs it so please ...
  • How to Help the Boise Community From a Distance

    Many people are experiencing changes in their busy day-to-day lives, we’re all continually looking for ways to stay busy, give back, & keep things as normal as possible. We want to be an outlet for w...
  • 5 Ideas for Spring Break in Boise

    Boise in the springtime is pretty great. There are endless adventures to take, places to see, and yummy restaurants to try. Spring break is your chance to enjoy time with friends and family, doing thi...
  • Did you know There are Two Types of Canada Geese in Boise?

    Canada Geese are the main species we see at our Boise’s parks, golf courses, ponds & even on Boise State’s Campus. But did you know that there are two types of populations of Canada Geese in the Tre...
  • Budget-Friendly Date Ideas in Boise

    We know how hard it is to figure out the perfect date night to make your significant other feel special. But, we also know how difficult it is to find that perfect date night that doesn’t drain your ...
  • The New Boise Bike Park is Open

    Many love the fact that Boise is embracing the ever-growing bike culture. Boise had a soft opening of it’s newest bike park located in the Military Reserve Area off Mountain Cove Road in December. Th...
  • McCall Winter Carnival 2020

    It’s already that time of year again! The iconic McCall Winter Carnival is here. Over 60,000 people are brought to the little town of McCall for the week long extravaganza. Lots to do and lots to kno...
  • Experience These Idaho Business Virtually At Home

    At Totally Boise, we’re always looking for ways to continue growing & experiencing all the things we love from home. Here is our list of local Idaho businesses who are giving you the opportunity to e...
  • 10 Self Care Ideas While In Quarantine

    Why not use this quarantine as a time to practice self-care? The only thing we can do is take care of ourselves & stay inside to take care of others. Here are 10 self-care ideas to make sure you are s...
  • 8 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy During Social Distance

    Keeping a schedule is not only going to keep parents sane but will help keep the kiddos busy and will bring a sense of comfort having a routine during these unsettling, confusing times. Totally Boise ...
  • Something Other Than COVID-19

    We've compiled a list of some exciting news & great websites if you’re over reading articles about Coronavirus. Check out this Totally Boise blog for more exciting local news in Boise & how they are ...
  • Working From Home Tips

    This week kicks off our first week working from home. We’re incredibly thankful we’re able to work from home & have the technology available to easily connect as a team. Working from home can be cha...
  • How to Help the Boise Community From a Distance

    Many people are experiencing changes in their busy day-to-day lives, we’re all continually looking for ways to stay busy, give back, & keep things as normal as possible. We want to be an outlet for w...
  • The Ronald McDonald House in Boise Expands

    The Ronald McDonald House in Boise expands making room for every family. The Ronald McDonald House serves families with ill or injured children being treated at a Boise medical facility. It’s time fo...
  • Where to Spend your Super Bowl Sunday in Boise

    If throwing a Super Bowl party isn’t your jam, we don’t blame you. But, we’re sure you still want to celebrate & watch the big game, so here are some places in the treasure valley that are throwing...
  • Your Guide to Valentine’s Day in Boise

    Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching & we know how hard it can be to find perfect plans. We’re here to give you options for how you can spend your Valentine’s Day in Boise. No matter how you end ...
  • The Downtown Boise Party You Don’t Want to Miss

    Get ready to sing your heart out! Voicebox Karaoke has joined Boise’s downtown scene on Front Street. With 71,000 songs to choose from and private booths, we’re sure you’re ready for some wild nigh...
  • 6 of the Best Ways to Keep Warm in Boise

    Cool air and snow-filled days are upon us, indoor activities are calling! We love exploring the outdoors & the snow makes it that much better, but sometimes you just need to bundle up & keep warm indo...
  • Idaho’s Newest Nonprofit: The Library of Things

    We had the opportunity to talk with Paul Johnson, the founder of Library of Things, & learn more about his ideas behind the Idaho Share & Supply. Before creating Library of Things, Paul traveled as a ...
  • Your First Inside Look of Meridian's Vertical View Climbing Gym

    Vertical View is Boise’s next indoor climbing gym, filled with rock climbing walls designed to give you the experience of a lifetime! We stopped by for a tour with the Vertical Views’ Administrator ...
  • Treasure Valley Small Business Event: The Social Shoot

    The Social Shoot was created for like-minded business owners in the Treasure Valley to network, update their headshots with two incredible photographers and create digital assets.
  • 19 Things You Have to be in Boise to Understand

    Whenever you visit a new place, it’s a good idea to get a sense of the culture before turning up and saying or doing something inappropriate. The same is true of Boise, the capital city of Idaho, tuc...
  • This Fitness Studio Owner Wants You to STOP Comparing Yourself

    Unsure of what to expect, I was instantly greeted with a warm presence & tight hug from Jen, the owner of Barre3 Eagle. Jen invited me to take one of her classes to experience what Barre3 is all abou...
  • Meridian’s unBound is the Ultimate Tech Hangout Spot

    If you're interested in photo / video editing, audio engineering, 3D-Printing or any other facet of modern technology, you might have just found a second home.
  • Training Treasure Valley Athletes: Idaho Fitness Academy

    Idaho Fitness Academy is a high-performance training facility designed by athletes for athletes, and those looking to make a serious commitment to their long-term health and success in their career.
  • Fun 4th of July Ideas in Boise

    City fireworks may be canceled but that doesn’t mean the 4th of July is. Falling on a Saturday, there are so many ways to turn the 4th of July into a fun weekend event.
  • Boise Zoo Safely to Reopen with New Guidelines

    The Boise zoo has made plans to reopen Monday, June 22 with new protocols during stage four of Boise reopening. Although not all animal exhibits will be open, the zoo is slowly and safely opening its ...
  • Major COVID-19 spike forces Ada County to backtrack into Stage 3 effective Wednesday, June 24

    A press conference was held Monday, June 22 as Health officials informed the public that Ada County will be taking a step back into Stage 3.
  • Calling All Artists For July’s Eagle Chalk Art Event

    “Eagle is Strong” this year’s theme for the upcoming July Eagle Art Walk and Eagle Chalk Art event. The Eagle Arts Commission (EAC) has teamed up with Finer Frames to sponsor amateur, professional ...
  • No Cancellations Here, Tamarack Resort to the Wedding Rescue!

    The year 2020 has been the year of cancellations. Canceled concerts, travel plans and unfortunately for many, canceled weddings. Tamarack Resort has brought a solution to that devastating reality.
  • Boise’s Summer Bucket List

    Summer in Boise is one of a kind, soaking up the hot weather and having free-filled days are what we all have been looking forward to! We want to make sure you and the family have an exciting summer f...
  • Celebrating Father’s Day in Boise

    Have you been wondering what you are going to do to make this Father’s Day special? Father’s Day is right around the corner, on June 21st, with the weather warming up and Boise businesses beginning ...
  • 6 Ways to Spend Sunny Days in Boise

    We love this May weather. The weather is still the perfect blend between spring and summer. We think spending our time outdoors helps boost our overall health and wellness. Some would say that makes f...
  • 9 Backyard Activities For The Family

    With winter finally coming to an end, Boise is finally starting to see the sun come out, the temperature rise, and the sun setting later and later. Let us just say, Boise, everyone needs it so please ...
  • Lift Spirits During ‘Home and Shelter’

    Whether it's distant visits with family, Facetime birthday parties, or neighborhood parades we’re continually finding ways to be in the company of our friends, family, & community. These stories have...
  • 8 Ways to Keep the Kids Busy During Social Distance

    Keeping a schedule is not only going to keep parents sane but will help keep the kiddos busy and will bring a sense of comfort having a routine during these unsettling, confusing times. Totally Boise ...
  • Find Your Stray Pet at the Idaho Humane Society

    The Idaho Humane Society just launched their online portal for any stray pets on their website! The public portal is updated as soon as pets are brought into the shelter from good Samaritans & Humane ...
  • How to Help the Boise Community From a Distance

    Many people are experiencing changes in their busy day-to-day lives, we’re all continually looking for ways to stay busy, give back, & keep things as normal as possible. We want to be an outlet for w...
  • 5 Ideas for Spring Break in Boise

    Boise in the springtime is pretty great. There are endless adventures to take, places to see, and yummy restaurants to try. Spring break is your chance to enjoy time with friends and family, doing thi...
  • Did you know There are Two Types of Canada Geese in Boise?

    Canada Geese are the main species we see at our Boise’s parks, golf courses, ponds & even on Boise State’s Campus. But did you know that there are two types of populations of Canada Geese in the Tre...
  • A New Guru Donuts in Eagle, Idaho?

    Get ready to enjoy your favorite local Boise donuts at a new location! Guru Donuts is adding a new shop on Eagle road & we’ve got all the sweet details you need to know. Guru Donuts is just around th...
  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game... Boise State Baseball is Back!

    We are so excited to be able to cheer on our new Boise State University Baseball Team! Boise State is working on building its on-campus stadium, & they are shooting for their Opening Day to be in Marc...
  • Meridian's Very Own Bark Wash and Treate Shoppe

    If you haven’t heard yet, you need to go down to the locally owned Bark Wash & Treat Shoppe in Meridian. It is a privately owned self-service & professional groom dog wash, owned by one of our Boise ...
  • The New Boise Bike Park is Open

    Many love the fact that Boise is embracing the ever-growing bike culture. Boise had a soft opening of it’s newest bike park located in the Military Reserve Area off Mountain Cove Road in December. Th...
  • The Ronald McDonald House in Boise Expands

    The Ronald McDonald House in Boise expands making room for every family. The Ronald McDonald House serves families with ill or injured children being treated at a Boise medical facility. It’s time fo...

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