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The 1960 Olympic Winter Games at Tahoe

If you weren’t around to witness the 1960 Winter Olympics at Lake Tahoe, you can still experience the sites where the games were held...
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Explore: Lodi

Anchored by a renovated old town and lots of wineries, the Lodi region (which includes the communities of Woodbridge, Acampo and Lockeford) lies about...

Explore Alameda

From Interstate 880, through an ugly industrial stretch, across the bridge spanning the Oakland Estuary, Park Street teems with eateries, shops, a food hall,...
Barnett Vineyards in St. Helena, Napa Valley

Explore: Napa Valley

In 2019, several of my girlfriends eagerly shepherded me to Napa Valley two days before my wedding. On the classic bachelorette romp, we wine-tasted,...
small towns by the sea

Small Towns by the Sea

Winter brings a particular charm to the California coast—fewer people, mainly, so you can find a place to park and you’re likely to discover...
2020 donner expedition members

Reprise of Forlorn Hope

On the second day of their voyage through the punishing Sierra mountain range in December 2020, the four team members of the Forlorn Hope...
cliffs at Thingvellir National Park in Iceland

Journey to Iceland

Keflavik airport, 45 kilometers outside of Iceland’s picturesque capital of Reykjavík, is strangely quiet these days. One of the world’s greatest adventure tourism destinations—you...
jones creek trail loop

Sierra Hike: Jones Creek Loop Trail

Galena Forest is a heavily wooded area in Reno, and Galena Creek Regional Park (which also offers camping and a visitors center that hosts...

Small Towns: Columbia

In this working Gold Rush-era town, prices are modern day, but the rest takes you back to the 1850s. Columbia has the largest collection...
eagle lake trail views

Sierra Hike: Eagle Lake Trail

There are several big draws to this moderate hiking trail located near Tahoma on Tahoe’s North Shore. For one thing, a staircase of Instagram-worthy...