Discovering Idaho’s Scenic Drives & Backroad Treasures


By Lynn Schmidt

Discovering Idaho’s Scenic Drives & Backroad Treasures, by Linda Lantzy and Shari Hart, is a Top 10 Best Seller at Rediscovered Books in Boise. And that’s not an easy list to get on. The competition includes all the bestselling books from around the world, any book that Rediscovered Books sells. It’s a bestseller because of the unique approach the authors took to creating a guidebook about Idaho. Linda and Shari’s photographs are magnificent, and they have designed an impressive visual guide for photographers, sightseers, and anyone who loves Idaho.

The book is the most comprehensive guide to viewing beautiful Idaho landscapes that you will find. The guidebook is laid out by regions; Northern, North Central, Central, Eastern, South Central, and South Western. It includes 48 routes into the heart of Idaho, along with detailed directions and maps. Each journey runs from two to eight hours, and some recommend overnight stays. Also, the book provides driving suggestions, little known details about the regions, cautions to keep in mind, QR codes for online maps, and discounts at route sponsors. A unique aspect of the book is the photography tips and the photogenic opportunities highlighted along the routes.

Linda and Shari are both Idahoan nature and landscape photographers. The beauty of Idaho inspires them, and they enjoy photographing areas that are less frequented by others. Their amazing photographs of the state capture unforgettable locations and entice you to take a drive. The book is both a guidebook and a coffee-table book that lets you explore Idaho without leaving your home. Discovering Idaho’s Scenic Drives & Backroad Treasures is the perfect gift for yourself or others who love Idaho and individuals who are wanting to explore the state.