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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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Students of Berkeley

When I first arrived in Berkeley, I walked straight to the campus. Students were moving to their next class, and the bells from Sather Tower sounded. I headed to Sproul Plaza, which is an area for student groups and organizers trying to recruit volunteers or spectators for their events. But I also found a group […]

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Dog Days in Balboa Park

While I was in San Diego, I spent half of the day walking through Balboa Park. My personal walking tour started off of 6th Avenue and Juniper Road where I saw several people walking their dogs. I made my east along El Prado, snapping pictures of bikers, California Tower and the Bea Evenson Fountain. It […]

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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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Walking in San Francisco

One of the great things about San Francisco is its walkability. I managed to see four major tourist sites within two hours, three if you count the hour I spent eating lunch at Pier 39. The day started in the Mission. I walked from my host’s house to catch the 14 MUNI to Mission & […]

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