Sometimes the best places come with the lowest expectations.
Five years ago if you asked me to choose between a trip to California or a trip to Idaho I would have chosen California. Hands down.
I mean do we ever really hear about Idaho? What does it even look like there? Isn’t that where French Fries are born?
When I first ventured into Idaho I’ll admit it was for the sole reason to tick the state off my list. However, from the first night I spent in the state during Van Life on a cold February week, I could tell it was about to surpass my expectations.
In fact, Josh and I loved Boise so much we immediately considered applying for some jobs in the area. The downtown was by far the cleanest American city I’ve ever been in, the people were almost too nice, and the cost of living was incredibly affordable (which is the complete opposite of most of California, FYI). Beyond Boise is an entire state filled with peaks to climb, rivers to raft, and hot springs to soak in.