Pet-friendly trips in Tahoe-Truckee and Sierra Foothills

MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING with their pets, on the road and in the air. Last year about 30 million people vacationed with their pets, with dogs leading the pack, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. Dogs love summer vacation, and Tahoe-Truckee and the foothills are top choices for travelers. They offer a wide […]

Winery dogs: “You can’t make a good wine without a dog”

DOGS ARE A WINEMAKER’S BEST FRIEND, providing companionship in the vineyard and at the winery. They romp among the vines, chasing balls and snacking on grapes. Many of them greet guests at the winery, as much a part of the experience as tasting wine. There’s also a deeper connection. “Just like drinking wine, or pruning […]

Excellent adventures: Skiing, snowshoeing and lodging

TRUCKEE, LAKE TAHOE AND THE SURROUNDING high country is a winter paradise. The region is home to more than a dozen ski resorts and cross-country ski areas. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sled tours, an adventure of a lifetime. Guided snowshoeing treks—during the day or under a full moon—offer […]

Pet art thriving in the foothills

Pets — and dogs in particular — have been a subject for artists since before the Renaissance. Nowadays pet art is thriving, because people are so attached to their pets. Many of the artists and artwork comes from the foothills, where artists such as Kathryn Wronski specialize in pet portraits. Wronski has a studio at […]