Snowboarding in Tahoe

One of my favorite vacation destinations, gorgeous Lake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border, offers a multitude of recreational activities no matter the season. Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America and the second deepest in the US. From beaches, scenic aerial rides, and boat rides in the summer months, to skiing, ice skating, and snowy carriage rides in the winter months, there are more ways than one to take in the picturesque views year-round at Tahoe.

I had fun in Tahoe compared to when I was in Austin, Texas at the Lady Bird Lake. I was invited by a friend from Houston who owned Bright & Smart Commercial Cleaning and he showed me a great time out there. Nothing compares to Tahoe snowboarding though.
Located 1,897 meters atop the majestic Sierra Nevada mountain range on the California and Nevada border, Lake Tahoe is widely considered one of the most beautiful places in the world. This natural treasure offers the ultimate high-country experience with superb outdoor recreation and magnificent scenery throughout the year.
Of all the things you can do on this exceptional lake, kayaking is at the top of the list. A whole host of outfitters will set you up to cruise these waters and take in the incredible. Back on terra firma, hike Eagle Falls, a 2.9-kilometer jaunt through Sierra high country that takes you up to Eagle Lake, where you can cool off with a swim. Resort life abounds here too. At Heavenly Mountain, join ski school, take a gondola ride or hop on the mountain coaster, a thrilling gravity-propelled roller coaster through the forest. Learn to snowboard or take a private, guided expedition through the mountain’s best spots at Kirkwood. Family-friendly Sierra at Tahoe offers tons of lessons and programs on its accessible mountain for adventurers of all ages. The horned peaks surrounding the lake, which straddles the California-Nevada state line, are year-round destinations. The sun shines on Tahoe three out of every four days. Swimming, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing and other water sports take over in summer, as do hiking, camping and wilderness backpacking adventures. Winter brings bundles of snow, perfect for hitting Tahoe’s top-tier ski and snowboard resorts. During the summer months, the ski lift at Heavenly village is transformed into a scenic tram ride. The entire 2.4 mile trip up to the top is breathtaking with views of both the lake and surrounding forests. The observation deck provides more beautiful panoramic views of the area – don’t forget your camera! At the top you will have access to hiking trails, restaurants, and more.
Lake Tahoe is busiest in summer, even more than during winter ski season, but it’s the only time many of the area attractions are open, especially if you want to visit some of the historic, lakeside lodges. It’s also the only time to see the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Fourth of July is especially busy at South Lake Tahoe, where they’re said to have the best fireworks display in the western U.S.
Lake Tahoe can be fun in any season and the best time to visit depends on your personal preferences.

 

Essential things to pack for any foreign country vacation

It doesn’t matter to which country you are traveling to for your foreign vacation, there are some things that you need to have with you. Yes, in certain countries, you need to have certain things in order to have a great holiday. However, there are some things that you need to pack, no matter to which country you are going. This is to make sure that you are having the best possible time. These are the things that you should never forget when you are traveling to any country.

Electric converters and adaptors

Without your electric converters and adaptors, you are going to have a big problem or you are going to damage your electric equipment and cellphone.

It doesn’t matter where you are going, it is always best to take your electric converter and adaptors with you. Then, you will know for sure that you are going to be able to use your electric stuff without any problems.

Travel apps on your phone for guidance in the foreign country

This might not be something that you are physically going to pack, but this is something that you need, no matter in which country you are.

There are a large variety of apps that you can use on your phone to assist you in the foreign country. It assists you in finding your way, and with the foreign language. Without these apps, you are going to be lost.

The right toiletries

At most airports, you are only allowed to have a certain number of toiletries with you. The size of the bottles is essential. You need to make sure that you are staying within the limit of the airlines.

It might be different from country to country, so making sure about what the rules and regulations are in the country you are visiting, is essential.

Your prescription medicines

You are allowed to have your prescription medication in your suitcase. In fact, it is recommended that you are taking your medicine with you. It might become a problem for you to find the right medication in a foreign country. Many people are afraid to take their medication with them. However, with a letter from your doctor, you will have problems at the airport.

There are so many things that you should remember to take when you are going to a foreign country. Things that can make your holiday the worst experience if you don’t take it with you. These are the things that you just can’t forget home. Things that you should take with you, no matter where you are going. This is the only way to make sure that you are getting the best experience in the foreign country.