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Sierra Safely

Kids Day on the Sierra Safely Trail

By Heidi Bethel 
If your children are anything like my two, you could say we’ve started going a bit stir crazy with all the at-home togetherness. My mom brain is about spent coming up with special projects and creative snack options. Sometimes, all that’s needed is a change of scenery to inject some enthusiasm into those sweet little faces. And, I know the absolutely perfect places, no matter their ages … Get ready to spend a great day or two exploring the Sierra Safely Trail where you can get some safe adventuring with the kiddos in at Carson Valley and Lake Tahoe.

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Carson Valley Golf Course (Sierra Safely)

Great Outdoor Escapades

By Natasha Bourlin
Adventures are grand throughout Nevada’s Douglas County. Encompassing the expansive, exquisite Carson Valley and Tahoe’s Nevada side, this area has so much to offer in the outdoor realm.
Have you ever skied, played golf, then got out on the water in one weekend, or even a single day? Here, you can.
Stunning, vast outdoor expanses teeming with wildlife beckon visitors to Sierra Safely. Countless trails invite exploration. Lake Tahoe’s glistening waters are ripe for excursions, and year-round golf courses tempt those seeking to perfect their swing.

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Lake Tahoe Balloons Carson Valley

FALL INTO CARSON VALLEY

Autumn is the season for relaxing. The summer rush to get outside and burn off that winter energy winds down as school starts up again. The cooler days usher us into the slow slide back into the usual schedule of weekends made for fun. Tahoe-Reno area locals know fall is the best time to explore their backyards, and visitors are treated to a spectacular visual lightshow, when the trees give off one last hurrah before dropping their leaves for winter.

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STAR Navigator Johnny Jeffery

By Kayla Carr Johnny Jeffery, Bently Heritage’s Master Distiller, is a food chemist, sustainable agricultural enthusiast, and artful distiller — the perfect man for Bently Heritage’s farm-to-flask movement. Sourcing grains from their 6000-acre ranch in Minden, Jeffrey’s talent for turning the land’s bounty into aromatic gins, silky vodkas and barrel-aged whiskeys — all sustainably, of course — is well aligned.

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Downtown Truckee

Five Fun Fall Safe Getaways

Quick and quaint regional escape ideas. By Natasha Bourlin. After the hectic summer pace, a leisurely regional getaway may be just the thing to ease you into autumn. Within about an hour’s drive, several charming towns welcome visitors with open arms, and a multitude of ways to keep entertained.

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