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4th of July Fireworks: The 10 Most Extravagant Displays in the U.S.

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.

4 Must-Do Adventures In Lake Tahoe

Hipmunk | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

With summer in full-effect, why not head to the mountains for fresh air, a dip in the lake and some amazing outdoor adventures? Although you may be using the vacation for some much needed R&R, we've got a few must-see adventures that you should add to your list.

Governor Cuomo Is Proud of NY Lakes That Make the List of the Country's Most Beautiful

Oyster | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Not only do many lakeside getaways provide the same awesome temperatures and activities as beach locales, but they're also often calmer and cheaper as well.

Motor Lodges Can Be Cute (We Promise)

Oyster | Posted 05.19.2015 | Travel
Oyster

While motor lodges are almost always affordable, they're not always aesthetically pleasing. But with summer right around the corner, we were inspired to round up the five cutest motor lodges in the United States

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.19.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Skiing and Riding in Tahoe

Liftopia | Posted 06.13.2015 | Travel
Liftopia

The Lake Tahoe area ranks among highest concentrations of major ski areas in the country. Here are ten points to know about skiing and snowboarding around Big Blue.

What Can a Mom Do When Climate Change Hits Home?

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Lisa Bennett

Across California, the snowpack has been 25 percent of the historical average. The state's $1.3 billion ski industry has been feeling it, with some resorts remaining closed and others closing for weeks at a time.

'Green News Report' - March 17, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Another Category 5 storm wreaks devastation in the Pacific; Extreme we...

The Best Budget Destinations To Visit This Spring

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.10.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

We've monitored trends, industry news, currencies, and sale patterns to point you in the direction of places that offer the best bargains and low-season pricing for the coming season.

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

Findery | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Findery

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive.

Ain't No Mountain High Enough: 7 Romantic Mountaintop Hotels

Oyster | Posted 01.13.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Rather than traversing mountains, rivers, and valleys to get to your sweetheart, we heartily recommend making that journey together -- because it's really hard to top a romantic getaway snuggled up in a cozy mountain cabin or ski chalet.

Weekend Rain Helps Crews Make Progress On California Wildfire

AP | By TERRY COLLINS | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Crews scrambled Monday to extend control lines around a massive Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes as ...

5 Labor Day Escapes That Are Totally Worth the Money

Budget Travel | Posted 10.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Whether you're craving one more trip to the beach or are searching for the perfect end-of-summer festival, getting away has never been quicker, easier -- or more affordable.

Crown Jewel Of Western Landscape Under Threat From Wildfires, Climate Change

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.20.2014 | Green

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) — Lake Tahoe, a crown jewel of the western landscape, is being challenged by drought, invasive species, the threat of ...

So Over the Beach? 10 Amazing Non-Beach Alternatives for a Summer Getaway

Oyster | Posted 09.21.2014 | Travel
Oyster

Don't get us wrong -- the beach will always hold a special place in our hearts. But when sandy toes and sunburn get to be too much, here are ten great alternatives to the typical beach getaway.

Western Region Meeting -- Part 2 & Lake Tahoe

Richard Ha | Posted 09.16.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

The main issue we discussed was whether we would take the time to create one cohesive comprehensive paper that incorporates all four parts of the Western Agenda, or whether we would focus on one important issue and build the comprehensive paper along the way.

Are We Free-Flowing Artists?

Rose Tafoya | Posted 08.23.2014 | Arts
Rose Tafoya

Inspiration is everywhere and comes to us when we least expect it. When it does, we must not resist or question the actions that are needed and taken, for this is the free flow path that leads us to our un-lived life that we want and are meant to live.

Life in a Campervan -- Lake Tahoe

Michele Bigley | Posted 08.06.2014 | Travel
Michele Bigley

As a grown up, I've probably slept in a tent a dozen, maybe two-dozen times in my life, all of those times with avid camping enthusiasts. I have put up a tent myself once, maybe twice. I've never owned a stove and have never actually said out loud, "Let's go camping."

California's Eerie Ski Conditions

Lisa Bennett | Posted 03.30.2014 | Green
Lisa Bennett

We can, of course, debate whether any particular drought, blizzard, hurricane, wildfire, heat wave, or cold snap is the result of climate change. Yet these debates can also do little more than distract us from the essential problem before us.

West Coast Drought Has Bears Ditching Hibernation

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

UPDATE: According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that the warmer weather is ca...

Where to Go in December: 20 Places to Travel Now

Viator | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Viator

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to dust off your passport and celebrate in style.

More Than Moonshine: Mountain Distilleries Get Crafty

Liftopia | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
Liftopia

As we all know, everything tastes a bit better at altitude, perhaps after a long day of skiing, snowboarding, biking, rafting or fishing. So, to tempt your taste buds after an epic day, check out these distilleries and their "spirited" offerings for a tasty mountain treat.

5 Hotel Steals: Columbus Day Weekend & Beyond

MiniTime | Posted 12.06.2013 | Travel
MiniTime

(photo: Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort) The leaves aren't the only thing falling these days. Prices at some of the country's best kid-friendly h...

Thousands Of Acres Of Sierra Wilderness Saved In Landmark Deal

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 09.07.2013 | Green

In a deal struck between conservationists and a timber company after more than a decade of development warring, thousands of acres of highly coveted, ...

North America's Best Lakeside Retreats

Vogue | Posted 08.21.2013 | Travel
Vogue

With summer waning, we thought we'd turn our attention away from the ocean and over to the under-appreciated lake. Maybe it's for a late August getaway or an early fall weekend trip, but either way, we found 8 stunning spots to relax by North America's prettiest swimming holes.