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Day Trip to Lake Tahoe

Video Note: To skip to Lake Tahoe, go to 2:56. One of the joys of living in Sacramento is that I’m two hours away from Lake Tahoe. Although smoke did impact the lake at times during the course of the month-long battle against the King Fire, a spokesperson for the Eldorado National Forest said the […]

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Downtown Reno River Walk

Reno has a much calmer vibe than Las Vegas. Yes, you can still gamble, but the benefits of being in this city is the beauty. The city is 30 minutes away from Lake Tahoe, but there are still some pristine spots around the city that I found in October. I started downtown by the Truckee […]

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Sin City Flash

In Vegas most people gamble. I was no exception to the rule. I put down a few bucks on the roulette table over the course of a few days and ended up ahead (I ended up losing $170 overall when I went to gamble on Fremont Street, but that’s a different story). But above all […]

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Drive around Lake Tahoe

One of the most pristine places in the Reno, Nevada region is Lake Tahoe. At more than 191,000 square miles, Lake Tahoe is not only the largest alpine lake in the United States, but the 26th largest in the world. When I went, I couldn’t help but take in the radiant blue water that shimmered […]

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