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Tahoe on a Budget

Lake Tahoe is one of the biggest natural tourist attractions in the U.S. But just because the area is big doesn’t mean the travel budget needs to be big as well. From resorts to restaurants, the locals know the best tips and tricks to a thrill-filled vacation in Tahoe without breaking the bank. We asked and gathered their tips below. Read More >

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Urban Living in Tahoe City and Small Town Comforts of Homewood

If every city in Lake Tahoe was a cheese, Tahoe City would be Swiss cheese because of all the hole-in-the-wall outlets to explore. With niche shops, great dining, historic museums and more, it’s no wonder why Tahoe City is a local favorite hotspot. On the other hand, if a true escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday living sounds Read More >

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Holiday Shopping Finds

[caption id="attachment_24895" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo Credit: Niobe Burden[/caption] By Chaco Mohler, WhereTraveler One-of-a-kind stores and galleries in North Lake Tahoe make for great shopping fun—ideal spots to find last minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Take a stroll through Cobblestone Center in Tahoe City for boutiques, shops, jewelry and more. Inexpensive gifts ranging from bed and bath to bangles can be Read More >

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Refresh During the Holiday Season at North Lake Tahoe

Every year, families gather in the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains for annual traditions that span generations. With good reason, nothing feels like the holidays more than spending the day in North Lake Tahoe in the crisp alpine air or dining next to a cozy mountain fire. This year, spruce up your holiday routine and try something new after Read More >

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Book Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

El Niño has delivered on its promise and several cold storms have brought tons of snow to North Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts, the likes of which we haven’t seen in years! Great news! Many resorts are open for the 2015/2016 season so plan your winter vacation now! Here’s a list of some fantastic local resorts with great deals. Ritz-Carlton, Lake Read More >

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Discovering the Hidden Gems of Reno-Tahoe

The Reno-Tahoe region has a dual personality. It is a travel destination for visitors from around the globe, and it is also a getaway for regional residents looking for a world-class weekend in their own backyard.   These two traveler types often want different things. International visitors don’t mind battling the crowds to see the iconic landmarks like Emerald Bay, Read More >

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Changing seasons brings new experiences to North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe, nestled in the heart of Sierra Nevada, is one of the premier travel destinations in the world. Tourists flood the lake in the summer and shred the slopes in the winter. But the other secret seasons are the perfect time to check out everything to do in North Lake Tahoe. Tourists spread to mountain and lakeside, but Read More >

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5 Reasons to visit North Lake Tahoe in the summer

Dreaming of summer? North Lake Tahoe awes all year round and below are five reasons to put North Lake Tahoe on your summer travel calendar. 1. The Lake Often regarded as the U.S.’s most beautiful lake, no trip is complete without overlooking the vast blueness of Lake Tahoe. As the largest Alpine lake in the world, measuring 22 miles across Read More >

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North Tahoe Heros from Mountain to Kitchen

Meet a Local Meet Tim Reeve, ski instructor at Squaw Valley for the past 35 years. To celebrate Learn to Ski and Ride month, we sat down with Mr. Reeve’s and chatted about his favorite North Tahoe experiences and his love of skiing. Favorite age group to teach: I really enjoy teaching all levels and age groups, but if I had to choose, my favorite age Read More >

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Gifts from North Lake Tahoe

All North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are open and hosting holiday festivities to suit all A prolonged winter storm brought continual snowfall to all 12 North Lake Tahoe ski resorts last week and throughout the weekend, prompting the season opening of Homewood Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area over the weekend. A great Holiday Read More >

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North Lake Tahoe: A Mecca for Human Powered Sports

North Lake Tahoe is a mecca for human powered sports - some we get to partake in more often than others. As weather on Thursday morning started to shift for a storm that brought over a foot of snow to the Sierras, the North Shore experienced swells that looked like something from the atlantic ocean. Locals didn't skip a beat and hit Read More >

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Fall in North Lake Tahoe: Part two on our “Secret Season”

Visiting North Lake Tahoe in fall means lighter traffic, beautiful weather and fireworks of fall color. Event calendars are the only thing that remain jam-packed, and that’s why our reason number two for visiting North Lake Tahoe this fall is BE ENTERTAINED!   North Lake Tahoe always has a wide range of entertainment options. And the fall season is no Read More >

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Leaf Peeping in North Lake Tahoe: Three Unique Tahoe Hikes For Fall Colors

From December through August Lake Tahoe is dominated by greens, blues and white — evergreen pine trees, the deep blue hues of Lake Tahoe, and the white of the region’s famously deep snowpack. But for a brief moment in September, October and November, Tahoe puts on a display of orange, yellow and red. Aspen groves around the lake light up in Read More >

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Kayaking in North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe is commonly known as the Best Lake in America, and one of the best ways to experience it up close is gliding across crystal clear waters in a kayak.   Kayaking, one of the older, more traditional human-powered sports in the region is a favorite and there is no shortage of rental locations. It’s a perfect way to Read More >

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The Must-Experience Patios, decks and pools of North Lake Tahoe

North Lake Tahoe visitors and residents alike are constantly on the hunt for those picture-perfect panoramic views of the lake that often land our mountain paradise in the BuzzFeed and Outside Magazines lists of vacation-worthy spots.   Now that summer is blanketing the shores, it’s time to kickback and soak up some rays at one of the countless patios, decks Read More >

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North Lake Tahoe Quiz

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Lake Tahoe Ranked "Best Lake in America" by USA Today

  Another accolade for Big Blue.   Lake Tahoe was recently ranked the “Best Lake in America” in a survey by USA Today having garnered 5,000 votes via Facebook and Twitter.   There were 15 finalists selected by regional magazine editors. Lake Tahoe was nominated by Peter Fish of Sunset, who described the lake as “a summer escape hatch.”   Read More >

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Get on Tahoe with SUP

While paddling across a body of water while standing up seems challenging, it’s easier than it looks and a lot of fun. That’s what stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is all about—having fun while also enjoying a challenge. This is the second in a series of four blogs highlighting all that’s SUP at Tahoe. Read the first here. Whether you’re Read More >

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Tahoe For SUP

Head to Tahoe this summer and you may see more stand up paddle boards (SUP) on the water than kayaks or other watercraft. As the nation’s largest stand up flat-water paddle board venue, it’s quickly becoming a mecca for boarders looking to relax and enjoy the sport in a premier location. This is the first in a series of four Read More >

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Lodge-to-Lodge Kayak Getaway Along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail

Experience a multi-day kayak adventure along the Lake Tahoe Water Trail in style September 23-26 or by special arrangement. This fall, Tahoe Adventure Company features a multi-day kayak and stay package along the West, North and East shores of Lake Tahoe. Enjoy the glassy, clear waters with early morning guided paddles spotting local wildlife and learning about the unique natural Read More >

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Kids Are Naturally Entertained in North Lake Tahoe

Ask any parent. Keeping kids entertained is a full-time job. But not so on vacation, especially if it’s North Lake Tahoe, where the region’s natural alpine setting makes for the best outdoor playground. If you’ve got toddlers, you know they wake up at the crack of dawn with more energy than an adult could muster in a week. Start the Read More >

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Going Green Helps Keep Tahoe Blue

  For years lodging properties and recreational companies around the world have been stepping up to offer eco-friendly vacations. Now travelers are taking an active role and making conscientious efforts to travel green.   “Today’s environmental culture requires travelers to travel green,” Bill Hoffman, executive director of the Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau, said. “Being respectful of naturally beautiful Read More >

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Historic Tours Offer Unique Glimpse Into Tahoe's Past

  Tahoe Adventure Company just introduced a new kayak tour that has groups launching at Sand Harbor State Park and then paddling over to the region’s historic Thunderbird Lodge.  Arriving at the private beach landing, paddlers then take a walking tour of this 1930’s estate and learn the story of George Whittell, the eccentric man who built it, followed by Read More >

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