WILD CARD & FOODIE

Two travel bloggers get wild in Reno Tahoe

SATISFY YOUR HUNGER FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT

Good eats, historic towns, epic lake days and all the coffee you could hope for. That’s exactly how it went for travel bloggers Away Lands and Cheat Day Eats, otherwise known as Amy and Jessica.

These two ladies capitalized on each other’s strengths to explore the best of what Reno Tahoe has to offer. Whether that was chowing down on a Poke bowl at Food Truck Friday or climbing on the world’s “Tallest Artificial Climbing Wall” at Whitney Peak, these ladies never held back and did it all in Reno Tahoe.

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LAKE DAZE

Now that you’ve worked up a sweat, cool off in the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe. As the largest alpine lake in North America with 72 miles of shoreline, there are plenty of places to relax on a sandy beach, cannonball off a boulder or paddle out onto the crystal clear water.

The lake’s deep blue water is framed by pine trees and the majestic Sierra Nevada mountains, meaning that no matter where you find yourself spreading out your towel, whether at Chimney Beach, Sand Harbor or another beach, the view will be second to none.

FRESH FOOD, FRESH AIR

Summertime means dining al fresco in Reno Tahoe, and Food Truck Fridays at Idlewild Park is an event that can’t be missed. Come hungry because the weekly event usually draws around 35 food trucks, including those from favorite local restaurants such as Liberty Food and Wine Exchange. Trucks are serving everything from Korean BBQ and poke bowls, to pizza and Mexican street tacos. Oh, and did we mention dessert? Yeah, you better save room for that. Gelato, frozen dipped fruit, crepes and shaved ice are just a few of the options to choose from.

THERE'S SILVER IN THEM HILLS

If you love the sound of cowboy boots on a wooden sidewalk and the jingle of spurs, then make sure you add Virginia City to your travel list. A short drive from Reno, this historic mining town is rich with history and character (as well as a few characters). Find the perfect backdrop for a Wild West photo shoot, take a tour of an old silver mine or hunt for ghosts at one of the many haunted buildings. This quaint town is the ideal day trip, no matter if you’re a history buff or just looking for a fun afternoon. If you’re lucky enough to be in town for one of their truly unique events, you might just catch a camel race or Rocky Mountain oyster festival!

Life is Unfiltered in

Some scroll through the day. Others seize it. Go do something crazy. And tag it #RenoTahoe so we can see it.