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Travel Tidbit: Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe offers spa getaway


Courtesy of Ritz-Carlton
The Ritz-Carlton in Lake Tahoe offers fall getaway packages that include spa treatments and yoga classes.

Fall in North Lake Tahoe boasts crisp mornings and opportunities to spend quality time in the mountains. Specially priced spa specials, partner yoga classes and accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, the region’s only AAA Five Diamond resort, make the prospect of a getaway even more attractive.

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Hitting the road, in movies and in real life


media The soon-to-be released movie “Land Ho!” chronicles the enduring value of road trips as a pair of ex-brothers-in-law contemplate their futures while exploring Iceland.

Because airlines are making it harder for folks to use their frequent-flyer miles – United recently announced its plan to award based on ticket prices instead of miles flown – car trips may make a comeback.

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Central Coast village offers seaside features amid the pines


Eren Göknar/ Special to the Town Crier
A stop at Cambria’s Moonstone Beach proves a highlight on a romantic getaway to the Central Coast.

Cambria’s Moonstone Beach has probably been the site of more than a few marriage proposals. With its rugged 1.5-mile-long boardwalk trail and hills stretching the length of the little Central Coast town enveloped by pines, the spot offers a romantic backdrop.

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Tahoe Tidbits: Chasing waterfalls in spring


From Flickr.com
Spring is the season to catch the waterfalls in South Lake Tahoe. Viewing Upper Eagle Falls requires a moderate, half-mile round-trip hike.

Spring is waterfall season in South Lake Tahoe, and several hikes will usher you to gushing water.

• Visit Cascade Falls, which, according to the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, is a good, short hike. From the Bayview Campground, you can walk to a great view of Cascade Lake and the 200-foot waterfall. It’s a moderate, 1.5-mile hike round-trip. To reach Bayview Campground, take Highway 89 north from the Highway 50 intersection in South Lake Tahoe and drive approximately 7 miles.

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