Tag Archives: Lake Tahoe

Road Trip; Lake Tahoe’s western shore in age of pandemics

Take a Road Trip to Lake Tahoe’s western shore … Months into the Covid19 pandemic and a month into summer, Lake Tahoe lies resplendent, as always under a hot July sun.  Winter’s snows can only be spotted at the highest Sierra elevations, melting into shady crevices, and motels, hotels and restaurants are running at reduced […]

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Valentine’s Day options in Stockton and N. California

Creative, romantic Valentine’s Day options in Stockton and N. California Valentine’s Day fast approaches – here are suggestions for those seeking adventuresome and romantic destinations in northern California, from several friends, my spouse and me, both locally and further afield. The “day” this year falls on a Friday, so book early or be sorry! For those […]

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Updating your California travel plans for 2020

Updating your California travel bucket list for 2020 It’s year-end, and time to consider where your travels will take you in 2020. Let’s look at California from several vantage points. How about travels for outdoors enthusiasts? With nine national parks and 280 state parks, California is, arguably, the most scenic state in the nation; certainly, […]

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Lake Tahoe’s hidden gems along Highway 89 and the western shore

Find hidden gems along Highway 89 and Lake Tahoe’s western shore After the sampling the casinos and night life of South Lake Tahoe, head north on Highway 89 for some of the unsung delights hugging Tahoe’s west shore. Within a few miles, you’ll drive through historic Camp Richardson, with stately hotel, cabins, big campground, bikes, […]

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Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe; winter touring in Northern California

Cross country skiers on road to Glacier Park, usually snowed in from December to March (photo courtesy National Park Service). Our Scotty in front of Yosemite Falls last January; note, no snow in the valley. The Truckee Hotel is just north of Squaw Valley; and provides overnight accomodations. Rangers lead a snowshoe tour along Lake […]

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Family-friendly vacation or reunion destinations for the new year!

  Family vacation or reunion: family-friendly vacation or reunion destinations for the new year! Thinking of family in 2018, I put out a call to Record readers and friends for their suggestions as to family-focused vacation and/or reunion destinations. Suggested criteria included a destination offering both kid’s and adult activities, nearby cabin rentals or motels, […]

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Enjoy Lake Tahoe in summer and avoid the crowds…find hidden corners of the lake!

Beat Lake Tahoe’s summer crowds; focus on quiet places along Tahoe’s south and southwestern shore… Sure, Lake Tahoe can be jammed by tourists in summer months. But, you can still find quiet, secluded places near the lake, hang out for three or four days and mostly avoid the warm-weather crowds. We’re on a budget, so camping […]

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Lake Tahoe for Valentine’s Day, or, anytime; take the sunglasses and binoculars!

Emerald Bay on a hazy Tahoe winter day is perhaps the most photographed location around the stunning lake! Several friends, and my wife, upon reading my recent Record feature and blog about romantic Valentine’s Day destinations in northern California, all noted “you omitted Lake Tahoe?”.  OK, perhaps a big oversight.  Revisiting my list of destinations […]

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Rethink your California “Bucket List for 2015”; epic destinations!

We live in, arguably, the most spectacular state in America. With all the wonderful destinations at your beck and call and the start of a New Year approaching, I suggest you update your bucket list of California destinations for 2015.  To whet your appetite, here are some of our favorites – most of them in […]

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Re-kindling the Olympic flame in Squaw Valley, CA; Part III of III

During the 1960 Olympics, a compact Olympic Village had been constructed at the north end of Squaw Valley, CA, consisting of four dormitories for athletes, the Blyth Memorial Ice Arena, three outdoor skating rinks and a 400 meter outdoor speed-skating rink.  But, Squaw Valley did not easily offer the terrain for world-class cross country skiing or […]

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