Breathtaking Lake Tahoe

This cool lake resort community offers some hot deals for families.


I ended my editor note last issue indicating that Seattle would be our next featured destination. I lied. Sort of.

Instead we decided to feature Lake Tahoe for our fifth issue. Now why would we choose to highlight a ski destination at the end of its winter season? Because even though spring technically arrived yesterday, Tahoe announced last week the extension of its 2008 winter season all the way to May 4—which means great end-of-season deals, especially for families looking to book a last-minute spring break vacation or who want to get in one more long weekend on the slopes.

Plus, the Lake Tahoe area is a terrific summer destination too. Connie Werner Reichert, a Tahoe native who wrote this week’s Tahoe feature article as well as two satellite items on adventure sports and lodging recommendations, gives her unique take on what makes Tahoe great, any time of year. If you decide to camp in Tahoe this season, check out A.E. Smith’s camping gear products column first.

Additional articles this issue include: Sue Fliess’ review of two Tahoe guidebooks; tips on how to find the right hotel room for your family; a round-up of the best Celtic fairs in the United States (in honor of St. Patrick’s Day), by our photo editor intern extraordinaire Ashleigh Nushawg; our ecotourism column on where to see the return of the blue whale on the California coast; Amy Hatch’s Back Page take on how to successfully bring the family along on a business trip, and cool activities for pets on vacation.

I’ve been a California girl for only nine short months, and haven’t yet made a pilgrimage to Lake Tahoe, but after reading about the area’s immense beauty and myriad activity options, I’m ready to plan my own impromptu spring break to Tahoe. We at TravelMuse hope you do too.

Still interested in reading about Seattle? Fear not, our next issue definitely will feature the caffeine capital of the country.

Happy trails!

Donna M. Airoldi
Editorial Director

Destinations: California, Lake Tahoe

Themes: Family Travel