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Why Lake Tahoe Is My Happy Place

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As a native Nevadan (fourth generation), I grew up exploring our mountains and the beautiful jewel of water we are so lucky to have in our back yard, Lake Tahoe. My earliest, fondest memories are of swimming in that freezing water, building sand castles, burying my siblings in the sand …

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Nature Deficit Disorder and Raising a Generation to Love the Outdoors

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Nature deficit disorder is a term from Richard Louv’s book “Last Child in the Woods,” describing child behavioral problems when alienated from nature. This is a growing body of research that directly links our association with nature to our health and well-being. For example, children who are frequently outdoors are …

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Camping, It’s In Tents

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My husband and I have been camping since the very beginning of our relationship. In fact, camping was how our relationship started. Our first tent was set up about a football field away from the ocean. We were just outside the lazy beach town of La Manzanilla located along the …

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