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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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