Travel Tuesday: North Lake Tahoe


Lake Tahoe is the largest Alpine lake in the US, covering 71 miles of beautiful shoreline for you to discover. Over 2 million years ago, the lake was formed as part of the Lake Tahoe Basin. The modern lake has since been shaped throughout time and during the ice ages. Lake Tahoe sits in the middle of California and Nevada, straddling the state line, allowing access to many people in different areas.

This upcoming week, July 19-22, Wolven Threads will be exploring Wanderlust, a festival taking place at Squaw Valley, in North Lake Tahoe, California. Wanderlust is a transformational festival full of yoga, music, meditation, hiking, biking, eating, and learning. “At Wanderlust, our mission is to help you find your true north. True north is not a final destination; it’s a path, a journey, a yearning to explore and connect to your life’s purpose” (Wanderlust Festival’s Mission Statement).

All of Lake Tahoe and its surrounding land is picturesque with stunning views. North Lake Tahoe specifically is the perfect destination spot for outdoor enthusiasts and romantics. This area of Northern California is filled with so many amazing things to do, once you arrive you will not want to leave and go back to reality. Whether you are enjoying your vacation to Tahoe by yourself, with friends, or with loved ones, you are bound to be blown away by all of the incredible things you see and will make amazing memories in such ravishing places.

Here are some traveling tips and must-see places to check out in Tahoe:

Where:

Up in North Lake Tahoe, you won’t regret your decision to unplug and unwind. Relaxing and stepping back from electronics and real-life obligations will be the perfect way to spend your time here, connecting yourself with nature. There are so many places to visit and breath-taking views to see within the North Lake Shoreline alone, you won’t need to visit anywhere else. If you do decide to travel south some, you will see one of the best views and greatest sunset drives. Start in Incline Village and continue East on Hwy 28 towards South Lake Tahoe. During this drive, you will pass through Cave Rock, one of the Lake’s most interesting natural formations. When driving down the coast of the Lake, you can see many different towns along the way. 

Transportation:

Lake Tahoe’s beautifully blue water is very important to the land and the people who take care of and visit Tahoe. In order to keep Tahoe Blue, public transportation is a highly recommended way for people to get around. There are many different options for public buses, ski shuttles, water shuttles, or even free night shuttles. Stay sustainable on your vacation while also supporting the local transportation.

Nature:

Our amazing Earth offers so many activities for people to take part in, in such beautiful places. Hiking, swimming, skiing, biking, and many more recreational activities are available around the North Lake Tahoe Shore. The Lake Tahoe Basin is home to over 290 animals and over 1,000 plant species. While walking around Tahoe you are sure to find some interesting wildlife you may have never seen before. Exploring the land is a great activity for anyone and will help you connect with nature and the colorful world around you.

Vegan Eats:

North Lake Tahoe is filled with delicious food and restaurants that take advantage of the wonderful natural resources of the area. The first place that should be at the top of your list of where to eat in the area is Stony Ridge Uncommon Kitchen. Voted Best Vegetarian/Natural Food in 2012, Uncommon kitchen is the best organic food option in the area. Uncommon Kitchen offers a healthy dining experience with tons of Vegan and Gluten-Free options. The menu features hearty salads, noodle bowls, delicious soups, gourmet sandwiches, as well as yummy sushi rolls, all of which are made on-site with real ingredients. Staying on-track and healthy may seem difficult when traveling, when traveling to North Lake Tahoe staying healthy can be easy and fun. Finding local health-food stores is always exciting and a great way to learn more about the area.

Events:

Along with Wanderlust Yoga and Music Festival, North Lake Tahoe also holds many other special events and festivals. Summerlong Music just took place earlier in July, as well as Pacific Fine Arts Festivals. The surrounding areas of the Lake are the perfect locations for retreats and events to take place in a beautiful, scenic, getaway atmosphere. If you happen to be traveling to Tahoe this summer, July is “parks make life better” month. July in Tahoe will include many different events to celebrate its parks. Take part in these celebrations by visiting the parks and taking part in recreational activities offered on the natural land.

About the Author: Sidney Yost @sid_yo

Sidney has had a passion for fashion and photography ever since she was a child. She has chosen to explore her interests further by studying both fashion marketing and management and photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Growing up on the East Coast in Jacksonville, Florida, Sidney has always found great joy in spending lots of her time at the beach and exploring the outdoors. Through the stresses of life, Sidney discovered and started practicing yoga and meditation and has developed a true love and great amount of gratitude for connecting with her breath, mind, and body. She can also always be found on the dance floor, moving to the music. Over time, she has become extremely conscious of her choices and the impact that they make on the environment and the world around her, learning to care about being sustainable with everything she can. Sidney lives a positive, colorful, free-spirited lifestyle, following wherever her heart takes her. She is blessed to be able to write for Wolven Threads this summer and hopes to connect and create with other like-minded people through this community!