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California Fires and Mudslides – Oh My

California is one of the most beautiful places on earth.

California is known for its beautiful beaches, lakes, deserts and magnificent mountains. However, with all the beauty, comes the potential for major disasters, including fires and mudslides. Continue reading

5 Great Dining Places in South Lake Tahoe, CA

South Lake Tahoe - © Tristan Roberts

South Lake Tahoe – © Tristan Roberts

This post was written by Tristan Roberts, from South Lake Tahoe, California.

One of the best parts of travel is dining in new places, but as visitors we often miss out on some of the best available options. If you’re visiting South Lake Tahoe, check out these local favorites and taste the best we have to offer, but be sure to explore. As with any other growing city, our restaurant scene is constantly changing, and there are more than a few gems to be found that couldn’t make my list.

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Mating Season at Año Nuevo Elephant Seal Habitat, California

Elephant Seals mating at Ano Neuvo, California

Elephant Seal Habitat “Mating & Birthing” at Año Nuevo State Reserve

This time of year is one of the best times to visit and take a tour of Año Nuevo’s Elephant Seal Habitat – mid-December through early March is the height of the Elephant Seal Mating Season. The Alpha Bulls (males) arrive around Thanksgiving and the females arrive early
December-January. Mating activity peaks during mid-February (Valentine’s Day)!

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Mammoth Mountain, CA – Enjoy one of the best ski seasons ever!


This Winter (2010) will go down as one of the best ski seasons “ever” at Mammoth Mountain – over 18+ feet of snow base by New Year’s Day… the snowiest
December since 1969! It’s a magical time to be on the slopes – so pack up your skis and snowboards and head to Mammoth for a fun winter vacation.

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