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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Here Come the Colorful Quakies

Here Come the Colorful Quakies

If you're an aspen aficionado, best make for Tahoe lickety-split. Read »

Monday, Sep 19, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

Lake Tahoe Restaurant Week

Headed for the lake? Tahoe's tastiest meals go prix fixe. Read »

Saturday, Aug 20, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sample the Sierra

Sample the Sierra

Fourteen wineries and fourteen restaurants will gather in South Tahoe. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Farm-to-Table in Tahoe City

Farm-to-Table in Tahoe City

It's a beach-close dinner to raise money for the local farmers market. Read »

Friday, Jun 17, 2011 at 5:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Notes at Lake Tahoe

High Notes at Lake Tahoe

If you like tunes, Tahoe, and not spending a ton of cash, get to know High Notes. Read »

Friday, Jun 10, 2011 at 7:01 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe-Style Paddle Boarding

Tahoe-Style Paddle Boarding

The lake is called "the largest stand-up flat water paddle boad venue in the country." Read »

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Opening Day at the Lake

Opening Day at the Lake

North Tahoe is welcoming the summer season with a bevy of water-close to-dos. Read »

Friday, May 13, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Independence Day at Alpine Meadows

Independence Day at Alpine Meadows

The Lake Tahoe ski destination is going to reopen for one sparkler-happy weekend. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skiing Goes Long at Homewood

Skiing Goes Long at Homewood

Boarding does, too. Due to a lot of snow, the slopes are staying open. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2011 at 2:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Polar Plunge 2011

Polar Plunge 2011

You, dressed in a costume, running into Lake Tahoe, for a good cause. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.