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Carson Valley, Nevada~ rugged, relaxed, reachable destination!

Carson Valley, Nevada is one of the few places where the night skies are lit up by stars; not neon lights!! The Magic of Carson Valley! Make Carson Valley your next Rugged ∙ Relaxed ∙ Reachable retreat destination. With natural beauty, a laid back friendly atmosphere, historic exploration, authentic outdoor recreation, and a wide entertaining Nevada nightlife, Carson Valley will have you coming back for more. MILES OF OPEN SPACE Carson Valley rests at a crossroads of sorts. It sits at the transition between the Sierra Nevada range and the Great Basin, the West Coast and the Wild West, the high alpine and the high desert. The valley is guarded on the west by rugged 10,000-foot peaks, the same mountains that cradle Lake Tahoe. Northern Nevada’s most scenic valley is scattered with open space, golf courses, expansive farms and ranches, parks, shops and hotels. Your journey through the Carson Valley stretches from Genoa in the northwest through the towns of Gardnerville and Minden. The tri
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Summer and Winter vacation in Lake Tahoe~~ Where to play, stay and dine – Part 1

FEATURED STORY – Summer vacation in Lake Tahoe, California; Where to play, stay and dine! by Joseph Chandler Some interesting history about Lake Tahoe…Lake Tahoe is the largest and most beautiful alpine lake in North America, as well as the second deepest lake in the U.S. The maximum depth is 1,645ft. Lake Tahoe is a major tourist attraction for both Nevada and California. It’s home to numerous ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and is a major tourist attraction. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. Surrounding highways provide year-round access from Reno, Carson City, and Sacramento. During the first half of the 20th century, development around the lake consisted of a few vacation homes. The post-World War II population and building boom, followed by construction of gambling casinos in the Nevada part of the basin during the mid-1950s, and completion of the interstate highway links for the 1960 Winter Olympics held at Squaw Valley, resulted in a dramatic increase in
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Featured story ~~ Christmas Season in Southern California

  As we enter the Christmas season and holidays, some of the best places in Southern California to see, dine and/or experience are in this article; if you want the IPA Magazine opinion! Glamour and music at the FASHION ISLAND CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING Newport Beach, California This is just like being at Disneyland. The excitement level is rising; expectations are high as seen in the eyes of the beautiful little children, in their fashionable christmas outfits, who are standing up in their seats, patiently awaiting the big show! A 90 ft. tree adorns the plaza which has approximately 20,000 lights.Fashion Island has been a magical setting for the last 7 years, as a premiere venue for the annual Christmas Tree lighting which takes place in front of Bloomingdale’s, near Neiman Marcus. This year, Fashion Island officials expected 10,000 guests to attend the 2 nights of the tree lighting, Nov. 15 and 16th at 6 p.m. Sam Rubin, KTLA Entertainment Reporter was the host of the evening f
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