Real Idahoans Give Advice To Visitors And New Residents
Not many people are travelling right now as we have all been told to stay at home so we can help slow the COVID-19 pandemic. You already knew that you smarty pants, but do you know how to be a real Idahoan? I've lived here for more than a decade and I feel like I still sometimes giveaway that I'm not from here by things I do or say. I did grow up in Salt Lake City so a lot of my words and pronunciations are regional and work with Idaho conversations. My big flaw is probably that since I didn't grow up here or do my schooling here, I don't know about Idaho history and geography.
In fact, all I though I knew about Idaho before moving here was there are potatoes and I-15 southbound is how you get out of the state. So, what advice would you give to someone coming for a visit or to relocate - other than to stay away?
At Conde Nast Traveler they put together a video full of advice for fitting in like a local in any state. For Idaho we only get a quick moment, because we are so easy to get along with it doesn't take much to feel welcome here. The local advice given was simply 'and Wrangler jeans.' Yep, that's it. No mention or jokes about potatoes