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Trips, Trails, Paddling and Cycling

Trips, Trails, Paddling and Cycling

New this summer, Squaw Valley is offering free, guided hikes on the upper mountain, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. The one-hour guided hikes leave from High Camp, at an elevation of 8,200 feet, and travel across Squaw Valley’s mountaintop meadow. Navigating...

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North Lake Tahoe News & Events

North Lake Tahoe News & Events

It’s late July, and it’s going to be another beautiful week in North Lake Tahoe with clear and sunny skies with highs predicted to reach 83 degrees by Friday. Here are some highlights for the coming week: Lake Tahoe continues to boast environmentally friendly transportation...

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A Hike in Squaw Valey Punctuates Lack of Water

A Hike in Squaw Valey Punctuates Lack of Water

It's good to get out of Benicia if you want a really good vertical hike, and Squaw Valley is my favorite disctractions. Its majestic bowls and rare granite outcroppings awe-inspiring. As much as I enjoy a good hike just about anywhere that poison oak doesn't grow, Squaw has an added...

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Healdsburg Offers Unique Wine-tasting Experiences

Healdsburg Offers Unique Wine-tasting Experiences

Healdsburg is always a fun day trip on its own, but getting outside the downtown shopping area adds a new level of enjoyment. A recent trip found us scoping out the Russian River Valley wineries, then meeting friends for dinner Downtown. Two winery gems just up 101 to the north that share...

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Decoding Online Travel Reviews

Decoding Online Travel Reviews

Before booking a trip where I’ll be staying somewhere new, I consult the ever-expanding industry of online reviews. Navigating the different sites can be annoying, there are so many of them, each with different posting protocols. Some sites can be manipulated to favor advertisers, so I...

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Fresh, Flavorful and Filling, bite Serves up Scrumptious Small Plates

Fresh, Flavorful and Filling, bite Serves up Scrumptious Small Plates

Restaurants in small mountain towns have all the usual challenges that city eateries do, and then some: they also face the additional problem of navigating the seasonal ebb and flow of tourism, even when they are located around Lake Tahoe, and even when they are in affluent towns like Incline...

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A Rainy Day's Tasting

A Rainy Day's Tasting

California Wineries offer Rhone-style wines

Best Biscuits and Gravy on the Lake

Best Biscuits and Gravy on the Lake

On Tahoe’s North Shore, locals and visitors rave about their favorite breakfast hangout.

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