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The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a gambling- and smoke-free environment that emphasizes Reno's overlooked artistic side — plus it has comprehensive new COVID protocols

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Renaissance Reno Downtown offers a quieter stay away from the casinos, but is still close to all the action. The hotel recently launched an Art Studio Package that turns suites into private art studios. I spent one night in a King Bed Suite for $220 to test out this package. My rate included an upgraded room, art supplies, and a complimentary bike rental.  Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right...
Tags: Barack Obama, Trends, Moon, Marriott, Andy Warhol, Nevada, Tripadvisor, Tahoe, Reno, Washoe County, Aspen, Northern Nevada, El Dorado, Kehinde Wiley, Marriott Hotel, Truckee River


Your Top Destinations For No-Contact Water Sports

While it can be hard to stay cooped up inside throughout a beautiful summer, there are plenty of other places you head to for some fun in the sun before colder temperatures set in. The best news? If you’re an American, you don’t have to leave the continental US or mess with self-quarantining. Lake Tahoe, California A classic vacation spot, Lake Tahoe has it all for visitors. Great climate, little rain, a background of mountains, and one of the largest, most serene lakes in the US. This makes T...
Tags: Travel, Florida, US, Venice, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Seattle, North Carolina, Adventure Travel, Atlantic Ocean, New Braunfels, Wright Brothers, South Florida, Fort Lauderdale, New Braunfels Texas, Kitty Hawk


Best places to camp in all 50 states

If ever there were a time to head outdoors, this is it. Camping is already our national pastime, but this year it may just be our savior — as we seek places where we can actually travel to and achieve some of the serenity we all need. We’ve been taking a good look at camping as of late, everything from pitching a tent, taking the kids, and camping permit-free or in an RV. Here, we bring it all together to let you know our very favorite places to camp, whether by crashing ocean waves or on a l...
Tags: All, Camping, National Park, State Park, US parks, US Wilderness


Mountain bike trails by Sacramento

Sitting at the base of the Sierra Nevada foothills, California’s capital city of Sacramento provides access to hundreds of miles of single and doubletrack mountain bike terrain for riders of every ability. Easy trails along the river and canals can be found in the flat Sacramento valley while the foothills offer undulating flow trails for the more experienced mountain bikers. And those who really want to shred the gnar will find hair-raising downhills lined with rocks and roots. The area is ...
Tags: Travel, California, Sacramento, Cycling, Mountain Biking, Biking, Drake, West Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Folsom Lake, Sierra Nevada, All, El Dorado County, NorCal, Granite Bay


Flying, hotels, cruises in 2040

Someday you’ll be able to walk on a plane using nothing but your face. In that same era, you’ll be able to spend some time in your hotel room before you book it, immerse yourself in your destination while still on the plane, and jump in a tilt rotor drone for a business meeting 100 miles away. The year 2040 isn’t so far off, and all those things plus a slew of other cool stuff is waiting for us. Or at least, so says noted futurologist Ray Hammond, who, in addition to writing 14 books on the ...
Tags: Travel, Spacex, Sacramento, Tech, Eu, Space Travel, Virgin Galactic, Emirates, Travel Apps, Easyjet, Mars, Siemens, Oakland, Tahoe, Mikhail Gorbachev, Arnold


What to do in Tahoe besides ski

Most people who visit North Lake Tahoe in winter are planning to hit the slopes. After all, the region in California’s high Sierra hosted the 1960 Winter Olympic Games and is home to a dozen world-class ski areas all within 40 miles of one another. To go without at least attempting to ski or snowboard would appear to be selling your trip short. But if you, for whatever reason, are not there to slide downhill on a plank of some sort, there are plenty of other activities to keep you entertained...
Tags: Travel, Europe, California, San Francisco, Nevada, North America, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Sierra, Palm Springs, North Shore, All, Bloody Mary, Squaw Valley, Reno Nevada, Truckee


Presidents’ Day family ski trips

For many, the Presidents’ Day weekend is an optimal time to hit the slopes. Families, though, might need to think a little harder when choosing a ski resort. The lift ticket and lodging expenses of more skiers, the need for mellow runs for younger skiers, and options for off-the-mountain activities all weigh in. There’s also the factor of holiday weekend crowds. Well, we’ve got you covered. These five resorts are all made for family skiers, and most are less well known, meaning you won’t get ...
Tags: Travel, New York, Colorado, Idaho, Ski Resorts, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, East Coast, Vermont, All, Tahoe City, Ben Jerry, Squaw Valley, Windham, Silver Mountain Resort, Grand Junction


best ski resorts in North America

The absolute best places to ski in North America this winter Photo: Visit Park City S ki resorts from Vermont to California to British Columbia are slated to open for the season at the end of November, which means it’s time to start making those winter skiing and snowboarding travel plans. While there are plenty of trendy ski destinations that get a temporary buzz, they don’t always last to the next season, and even some of the mainsta...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Hollywood, Colorado, California, Montana, Oregon, US, Canada, United States, Wyoming, Skiing, Tremblant, Marilyn Monroe, Salt Lake City, Jackson


Best spring break trips in the US

You don’t have to do five-story beer bongs off a beachfront balcony to have a great spring break. Though let’s be honest, it’s a better story if you do. The annual respite from school and work that runs from the beginning of March to mid-April is one of the great American traditions, where college kids create memories they won’t remember, and families finally have time for some peace and quiet. Even if you can’t afford a week of debauchery in Mexico or a family jaunt to Europe, each state has...
Tags: All, Spring Break, Spring Break Destinations, Spring Break Travel


Insider's guide: Reno Tahoe

The insider’s guide to Reno Tahoe By: Jacqueline Kehoe Reno cityscape. Photo: Scott Sporleder N evada’s pioneer heyday may be long gone, but you still gotta have that renegade spirit to cut it in Reno Tahoe. That out-of-the-box, anything’s-possible kind of thinking is just as necessary as a full tank of gas and ample time to explore. You have to think in 3D here, readying yourself to navigate a vertical wilderness, an infinite expanse of both wate...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Scotland, Clint Eastwood, Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Reno, All, Don, Louis, Squaw Valley, Scott Sporleder, Alpine Meadows, Black Rock Desert, Whitney Peak Hotel


Best US ski resorts for spring break

Spring Break doesn’t have to be about the beach. Nowhere can you complement the parties and late nights of a proper spring break with outdoor adventure and even a bit of exercise like you can in a ski town. These five skiing and snowboarding areas offer ample opportunity for the whole shebang. You should still bring your swimsuit, though, because the hot tub has your name written all over it. 1. Heavenly — Lake Tahoe, California Photo: Jeffrey T. Kreulen/Shutterstock Lake Tahoe has been p...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, California, Boston, US, Arizona, Lincoln, Vancouver, Nevada, West Coast, Ski Resorts, Tahoe, Green Room, Seattle, New England, All


Best ski resorts for Presidents' Day

Don’t let the fear of holiday crowds keep you at home this Presidents’ Day weekend. It’s time to use those advanced trip-planning skills to capitalize on what most people don’t: a three-day window at some of the country’s smaller resorts. So take advantage of the mid-winter snow, load up the roof rack, and hit the road. A long weekend is coming and here’s where to go. 1. WEST COAST: Mt. Baker, Washington Photo: vanpeltj87/Shutterstock The thing about skiing in Washington is that — unlike...
Tags: Travel, Montana, Washington, US, New Hampshire, Idaho, Skiing, Michigan, Ski Resorts, Tahoe, Vermont, New England, San Juan Mountains, Durango, Utah Colorado, Squaw Valley


Cheap ski resorts in famous areas

Skiing is a notoriously expensive hobby. The equipment, the clothing, the $12 beers — all in addition to the cost of getting on the hill. For those lacking a season pass, planning a trip to the mountain is an intimidating prospect. Getting on the gondola at Aspen can cost you over $150. Lift tickets at some resorts have gotten so expensive that prices are hard to even find on their websites. Fortunately, there are more affordable options, some even leaving enough in your wallet to splurge on ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colorado, California, College, Montana, US, Skiing, New Zealand, Switzerland, Nevada, Keystone, Jackson, North America, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe


Where to travel this December

For a lot of people , traveling in December means stuffing too many Christmas presents into a too-small suitcase and braving the airport masses to spend the holidays at home. But once in a while, we need a year off from the family chaos and opt to spend the holidays in some far-flung location. For those times, the world offers a litany of destinations where you can relax on a beach, bask in colorful Christmas lights, or trek through the snow to see the aurora borealis. So if you’re not going h...
Tags: Travel, Google, Hong Kong, Europe, Cook, London, Travel Planning, Instagram, Germany, America, Los Angeles, Vienna, Munich, Hawaii, Middle East, Dubai


3 awesome places for ski vacations

Skiers and snowboarders are fond of overarching statements. “I’ve skied Utah,” they might say after a four-day road trip to three different resorts. The thing is, it’s impossible to experience a great ski area in one day. Knowing a mountain requires enough time to explore its many slopes, or even lapping the same run a few times to find a truly memorable line. If you’re putting in the effort and money to do a big ski trip, do yourself a favor and spend some time getting to know a single dest...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, Japan, Colorado, Washington, America, United States, Dallas, Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Seattle, Denver, Alberta, Dick


3 ways to experience Reno Tahoe

3 awesome ways to experience Reno Tahoe Tastes & Libations Sun & Waves Arts & Culture #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/07/Reno-Tahoe-featured-560x420.jpg') }@media(min-width:560px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/07/Reno-Tahoe-featured-1200x900.jpg') } }@media(min-width:1200px){ #wedge-0 { background-image: url('https://d36tnp772eyphs.cloudfront.net/blogs/1/2018/07/Reno-Tahoe-fe...
Tags: Travel, Art, Outdoors, Virginia, Restaurants, Colombia, Culture, Things To Do, Food And Drink, Nevada, Westworld, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Denver, Midtown, Reno


Final Leg....Home

11095 miles later I arrived home. It was a wonderful trip with lots of great experiences.The last part of the drive was very exciting.....especially coming into California driving through the Tahoe area driving over the San Francisco Golden Gate B
Tags: Travel, California, Tahoe, San Francisco Golden Gate


Date a California girl

You probably already know that the stereotype of a tanned, blond, beach babe doesn’t exactly equate to all California girls. California is a diverse place and being a girl from this state is more of a mentality than a personality. You’ve heard all the songs about California girls, but how do you actually date a girl from California? Here are some tips. 1. Get in touch with your feminist side. California girls expect their men to be feminists. This doesn’t mean you have to go to a women’s ma...
Tags: Travel, California, Starbucks, Tahoe, All, NorCal, Coronas, Californian, California Girls, Californians, Californian Culture


Up to 3 feet of snow at Tahoe-area ski resorts

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Ski resorts around Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada are picking up where they left off last season with a big dump of snow ahead of next week’s Thanksgiving holiday. The National Weather Service said Friday the Mount Rose Ski Resort on the southwest edge of Reno received more than 3 […]
Tags: Travel, Business, National Weather Service, News, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Reno, Sierra Nevada, Mount Rose Ski Resort, RENO Nev AP, Nation & World


4 feet of snow possible on top of mountains around Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning into Friday for the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe where as much as 4 feet of snow could fall on the ridge tops of the Sierra Nevada. A high wind warning also is in effect for Reno, Carson City and much […]
Tags: Travel, National Weather Service, News, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Sierra Nevada, RENO Nev AP, Reno Carson City, Nation & World


A Seattle couple goes ski crazy for a season with a multi-resort pass

With the Mountain Collective pass, they cruise the West for skiing, from Banff to Tahoe to the mountains of Utah and Wyoming.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Utah, News, Life, West, Tahoe, Seattle, Banff, Snow Sports


COOLEST SKI TOWNS IN NORTH AMERICA 2018

The 21 coolest ski towns in North America – 2018 The coolest ski towns make you jealous you don’t live there. You see stoked people with goggle tans and start recognizing a fundamental truth: life gets more kickass at elevation. But even those who will never live in a ski town should be lucky enough to at least experience those mountain vibes as a visitor. Hopefully, these highlights get you motivated for the season ahead. By virtue of the terrain, ski ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, Oregon, US, America, West Virginia, Snow, Maine, Alaska, Skiing, Davis, Jackson, North America, Whistler, Snowboarding, Tahoe


Rare birds, wildflowers: Tahoe-area ‘Secret garden’ opens after century

Conservation groups bought the land in Lower Carpenter Valley north of Lake Tahoe and are opening it for tours. It contains rare carnivorous plants and threatened birds and serves as a migration corridor for other species.
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, News, Life, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Lower Carpenter Valley


What happens when you move to Cali

“I’ll probably only stay for a year.” A year is not enough time to really get to know Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, or San Francisco. And if you’re not living in any of the major California cities, that’s barely enough time to visit all of them. Plus there’s Yosemite to visit, the Redwoods to explore, ski mountains from Big Bear to Mammoth, Lake Tahoe, Joshua Tree for climbing and lots of fascinating small towns. You’re not leaving right away. “I’m going to spend all of my time outdoors....
Tags: Travel, Usa, California, San Francisco, Netflix, San Diego, Tahoe, Pacific Ocean, All, Santa Monica, NorCal, Cali, Joshua Tree, Los Angeles San Diego Sacramento, Mammoth Lake Tahoe


17 things you didn't know about Reno

1. Reno is home to the world’s tallest climbing wall. Photo: BaseCamp at the Whitney Peak Hotel Rising 164 feet toward the sky in the heart of downtown Reno, BaseCamp’s climbing wall is the tallest in the world. And that isn’t all this climbing gym is known for: It’s also home to a bouldering competition area covering 7,000 square feet, and the only official 15-meter speed wall in the country. Basically, it’s a climber’s dream, though that’s really something you could say for the whole of the...
Tags: Travel, Elon Musk, Tesla, Earth, Park, Davis, Elvis Presley, Epa, Monaco, Nevada, North America, Shakespeare, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, Levi Strauss, Reno


12 best state parks in Nevada

Cathedral Gorge State Park   Cathedral Gorge State Park Pioche, United States One of the best places to visit in Lincoln County! #nevada #nevadastateparks #cathedralgorge Cathedral Gorge SP is located outside of Panaca and offers panoramic views of sculpted soft bentonite clay eroded by years of snowmelt and rainwater. Explore vividly colored canyons in the area. You can take advantage of hiking here year round. Park entry is $7, and camping runs between $17-$27 per night. If you’re...
Tags: Travel, Berlin, Nevada, Lake Tahoe, Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe, All, Colorado River, Lincoln County, Ely, Southern Nevada, Kershaw, Laughlin Nevada, State Parks, Hoover Dam, Lahontan


Cars With the Best Built-In Entertainment Systems for Family Road Trips

Travel Experta, Expat Mama, Educator and Entrepreneur - Inspiring Families to New Horizons A family road trip is always a memorable experience. Usually it’s for all the right reasons, but let’s face it: There’s always the chance that a family road trip can turn your car into a nightmare on wheels. Fighting siblings, kids asking every mile of the trip if you’re there yet and restless passengers can quickly make your road trip borderline regrettable. Save those special memories — and your sanity ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Ford, Honda, Tahoe, Eta, Blu, Dodge Journey, Rear Seat Video Group


You're a millennial in California

1. You order the avocado toast at brunch just so you can Instagram it. A post shared by Jane Kim 👫🐶 (@jane.e.kae) on Mar 17, 2017 at 6:44pm PDT 2. You have at least one friend that has made it big with their healthy lifestyle/fitness blog. And they became famous from YouTube videos. 3. You coordinate your outfit for Coachella or Outside Lands months in advance with your friends. 4. You keep tabs on your favorite food trucks whereabouts like Chairman Bao and Kogi BBQ by followi...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, California, Youtube, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Davis, Disneyland, Tahoe, Sierra Nevada, Ucla, Palm Springs, Kogi, Cultural Guides


A guide to SoCal vs NorCal slang

Photo: wes cudney NorCal slang Hella This word originated in the Bay Area and is usually heard more often up north than down south. It is used when you want to intensify something, for example “that party was hella boring last night.” Synonyms: very, a lot The City People in the Bay Area refer to San Francisco as “the city.” For example, you hear locals say, “I was born in the city, but moved to the East Bay recently.” There is never any confusion to which city is “the city,” when you are...
Tags: Travel, California, La, San Francisco, Tahoe, Humboldt County, Orange County, East Bay, Bay Area, The Valley, Southern California, Santa Cruz, Cultural Guides, Northern California, Socal, Bay Bridge


Best hikes in California

Photo: esudroff As the third largest state in the US, California has innumerable hiking and backpacking trails that crisscross all of these wilderness areas. Some of these trails are household names – such as the John Muir Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, others are more obscure. We’ve compiled a list of California’s best hiking trails. Some of these are for hikers of all skill levels and some of these trails are for experienced hikers only; but irrespective of your skill level, all of thes...
Tags: Travel, Hollywood, Travel Planning, Yosemite, California, La, Los Angeles, San Diego, Tahoe, Google Maps, Death Valley, All, Northern California, Alex Honnold, Mtb, Petaluma



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