How to layer for cold weather

How to Layer for Cold Weather

I grew up in Southern California and the coldest it ever seemed to get was 50°F. Consequently, I did not really learn how to dress for the cold until we moved to Tahoe. I made the cardinal sins of wearing cotton layers and jackets that absorbed water (because they were cute) rather than repelled water. But after a year of…

20 Photos to Inspire You to Take a Ski Trip

20 Photos to Inspire You to Take a Ski Trip

We are now deep into the throes of winter, it’s cold and dark, and you might be getting a little of that Seasonal Affective Disorder. But you know what is a great cure for that winter gloom? A ski/snowboard trip! Get some exercise, get outside and absorb some vitamin D, and get a break from your routine.  A few of…

A Hipster's Guide to South Lake Tahoe in Winter

A Hipster’s Guide to South Lake Tahoe: Winter

South Lake Tahoe is the perfect mountain escape for the Bay Area hipster. It’s just four hours away from San Francisco and has great small-town charm as well as big-city amenities. With new breweries opening up, a good combination of contemporary and comfort food style restaurants, and amazing outdoor activities it’s a great weekend getaway for Northern Californians. When I…

20 Places to Travel to in 2020

20 Places to Travel in 2020

It’s a new year and that means new adventures! I’ve rounded up 20 of what I think are the coolest places to travel in the coming year. There 10 around the United States and 10 abroad.  If you’ve made a resolution to see a little bit more of the world or to take that dream vacation these are definitely some…

A Guide to the SnowGlobe Music Festivals

A Guide to the SnowGlobe Music Festival

Who doesn’t want to go to a concert on New Year’s Eve and dance their little hearts out?  The SnowGlobe Music Festival is a three day EDM festival in South Lake Tahoe that takes place in December with the final night being New Year’s Eve. The festival has been around since 2011, making it a fairly new festival. MTV bought…

Holiday Travel Trips

Holiday Travel Tips

The holidays are one of the busiest travel times of the year and whether you are taking some time off for a little vacation or going home to see family there is probably a travel day in your future.  With those busy travel days come the stress of crowds, delays, and other unexpected stressors – lost luggage, forgotten gifts, family…

The Anti-Gift Guide for Travelers

The Anti-Gift Guide for Travelers

So I got about a thousand emails over the weekend about sales and stuff, how about you? It’s a lot. And as much as I love the holidays, there is something about the consumerism that surrounds us during this time of year that rubs me the wrong way. It got me thinking about waste and the planet and eco-responsibility, I…

3 tips for fall camping in California

3 Tips for Fall Camping in California

This post is sponsored by RTIC Coolers, all opinions and experiences are my own. Summer may be over but you can still get out and enjoy the outdoors with some fall camping. There are a few things to consider for the cooler weather when planning your fall camping trip like location, cold weather gear, and good comfort food to keep…