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Valentine’s Day destinations close to home!

The historic Murphys Hotel, always a gold rush favorite!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these classy destinations close to home! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner – if you’re seeking adventuresome and romantic destinations in northern California here are several recommendations from my wife, several friends and me, both locally and further afield. With the holiday falling this year on a Wednesday, you can celebrate [...]

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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!

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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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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Re-kindling the Olympic flame in Squaw Valley, CA, USA

Perhaps you did the math and considered a trip to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, opening on February 6.  But the challenge of distance, cost, and fear of terrorism to get to the Sochi games likely put the idea out of reach.  Instead, find the spirit – and the ghosts – of the [...]

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Day trip to Lake Tahoe; take the sunglasses and binoculars!

Six weeks into winter…Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra have almost no snow. The ski areas are surviving on man-made snow on selected runs, and motels, hotels and restaurants are running at reduced capacity. With no snow in the forecast, and days reaching into spring-time 65 degree temps, it’s a great place for a one-day [...]

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