Girls’ Getaway in South Lake Tahoe

Sandy Baldwin Beach and the mountains beyond

Sandy Baldwin Beach and the mountains beyond

South Lake Tahoe was the perfect location for a friend’s recent bachelorette party. Granted, I think it would also be the perfect location for a romantic couples retreat, a family vacation, or any other reason to get away—if what you’re looking for is a mountain hideout with a variety of outdoor activities and dining options. My group of eight 20-something women wanted a day by the beach and a night out on the town—and of course ways to celebrate our beautiful bride-to-be along the way.

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Truckee: The Rustic Mountain Delights of California’s High Country

Bright blue skies and terrific shops.jpg / A bright blue skies and terrific shops in Old Town Truckee

Bright blue skies and terrific shops.jpg / A bright blue skies and terrific shops in Old Town Truckee

Californians knows Tahoe, the glistening lake, the casinos, the rustic camping and cozy cottages, and, of course, the heart-stopping views and pristine vistas. It’s a destination for sure, and as such, can be crowded and hard to book, particularly if you haven’t thought to reserve months ahead of time. But a quick-chuck-of-a-stone over the hill is the lovely old-world Western town of Truckee, an up-and-coming yet still authentic mountain spot that’s full of all things charming.

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Squeeze In, You’ll Be Glad You Did

Young and attentive staff of Squeeze In Truckee

Squeeze In, in Truckee, California, is a local omelette institution founded in 1974 and featured last year on Throwdown with Bobby Flay on Food Network (the episode is now syndicated).

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