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Healthy Havens: Foodies finds for every palate

  Reno/Tahoe has many places for a quick lunch, a protein-packed bite with your best friend, and vegan meals that will help make this trip healthy, fit and tasty as ever. Tasty Reno I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and finding a menu that delights and excites my taste buds while staying…

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Meet “Sue” at The Discovery

Few things in history capture human interest more than dinosaurs. For many, they conjure images of gigantic, fearsome and mysterious beasts who once inhabited the Earth. But now they’re gone. However, one enormous Tyrannosaurus rex continues to roam the Earth, and her name is Sue. Sue is the star of A T. rex Named Sue,…

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Marathon Dining: How to Dine the District in Reno Like a Champ

  Reno’s food scene is booming. New restaurants are popping up all over town. How is one to keep up? Eating out at a new place every single night may sound great on paper, but it will burn a whole in your wallet quickly. The solution? Do it all at once, marathon style. The Reno…

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Floral Frenzy

Welcome spring! After a monumental snowfall this winter, the blooms in the Great Basin are sure to flourish. In addition to enjoying those vibrant hues along winding trails and up sky-high mountainsides, we have a few more ideas to get that full floral sensory overload that you may be craving. Flowery sights and sounds With…

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Now Trending: Discover these trending hot spots open for biz

Here’s the scoop on the latest and greatest experiences in the Reno/Tahoe-land. New and Improved What were once known as “The Factory Stores at the Y” will be transformed into The Crossings at Tahoe Valley in the summer of 2017 in South Lake Tahoe. This will be a community hub as much as it is…

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Mark Your Calendars … Must do events in Reno/Tahoe

Spring into these Reno/Tahoe events. From Mother’s and Father’s day festivities to festivals, celebrity golf and more, here’s a list of my favorite events you should add to your itinerary! April 28 – 30: Genoa Cowboy Festival (Genoa) Saddle up and visit Nevada’s oldest settlement during the Genoa Cowboy Festival,. Celebrate with Western music, cowboy…

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Life is Brewtiful: Touring delicious local beers, from light to dark.

I have always been a beer-drinking kind of girl, which shocks many people. It wasn’t until recently that I became more adventurous in truly testing my palate. I enjoy light beers and always carried a fear of the darker variety. Boy, was I mistaken! During a self-prompted local brewery tour, I decided to step out…

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Marvelous Meat-filled Meals: Top steakhouses to visit this winter

  Winter calls for a comfy sweater, a burning fire and hearty food that sticks to your bones satisfying that primal winter craving. On those dark, snowy nights following the holidays, nothing is better than a cozy steakhouse, a glass of red wine and mashed potatoes. There is something so perfect about slicing into a…

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These Boots were Made for Walking

When in Tahoe there’s nothing better than doing a boot scootin’ boogie all around the lake. Step into some cowboy boots. Lace up in adorable fashion-funky knee-highs. Slip into some snuggly UGGs as you veg by the fire. And, perhaps most importantly this season, slide down the slope in new, slick ski or snowboard boots.…

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Acting Out on the Town

One thing we can all agree on is mankind loves being entertained. By definition, entertainment is “something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement, especially a performance of some kind.” The visual arts have produced such amusement dating all the way to 534 B.C. Both theatre performances and motion pictures provide audiences with stories relating to similar…

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Grab-N-Go: Get your meal on the run in Reno/Tahoe

Are you off to speed down a few double black diamonds? Headed on a wintry Sierra adventure? Rushing to catch a flight back home? Satisfy that rumble in your stomach with a few great food options for those in a rush. Sprinting around the shores of Tahoe While some enjoy a leisurely meal at many…

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Celebrate the American West with the art and song

The Nevada Museum of Art, Donald W. Reynolds Center for the Visual Arts, E. L. Wiegand Gallery recently opened an exhibition that pays homage to one of the twentieth century’s greatest American artists. Drawn from the collections of Bruce C. Paltenghi and Dr. Richard  Paltenghi, Maynard Dixon: The Paltenghi Collections features drawings and paintings by…

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Natural Distractions: Unplug from everyday life at Sorensen’s Resort

  Whether it’s enjoying cross-country skiing across the Hope Valley meadows or watching snowflakes blanket freshly drawn snowshoe tracks as we explore 165 acres of forested backcountry in the Sierra, Sorensen’s Resort is my chance to take in all the natural distractions. This is where locals go to unplug and unwind from the hustle and…

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Sweet Confections

I have always had the biggest sweet tooth. My fondness for sugary treats is something I definitely got from my dad and I have no shame in admitting it. This is why I was so excited to share all my favorite places to go when I have those cravings for chocolate, ice cream, cakes and…

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Snow, sleet or shine: Make the best out of your wintertime Reno/Tahoe day

With the arid high desert and alpine terrain, the weather can go from balmy to blustery within the matter of a few hours. Here you’ll find some great activities keeping the ever-changing forecast in mind. Blizzardly pastimes The days that locals adore, when Mother Nature means business your best bet is to stay indoors. Luckily…

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Tips for Preventing Winter Sports Injuries

Ski season is around the corner. As an orthopedic surgeon, I see many skiing and snowboarding related injuries. Consider the following tips to avoid preventable injuries and actively prepare for the season. Equipment Assessment Start with an equipment check. For skiers, one major cause of knee injuries is improper binding settings. If the binding is…

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Natural Distractions: Unplug from everyday life at Sorensen’s Resort

Whether it’s listening to the chime of golden aspen leaves as I pass on my mountain bike or watching snowflakes blanket freshly drawn snowshoe tracks as we explore 165 acres of forested backcountry in the Sierra, Sorensen’s Resort is my chance to take in all the natural distractions. This is where locals go to unplug…

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Spooky Sierra Haunt

Nevada has seen its fair share of gold rush towns left deserted with nothing but tumbleweed blowing down empty (and spooky) streets. The Reno/Tahoe region has many places that will give you goosebumps and leave you coming back for more. Take a haunted tour with us through historical bars, hotels that you can never leave,…

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