Summer Cold or Simply Summer Allergies?

Summer is the time for sunning, swimming, and grilling — not for being miserable with a cold. Here’s how to tell if you have a summer cold or summer allergies, along with tips to cope. No matter what the season, a virus finds the weather perfect to invade your respiratory tract — leaving you sneezing, coughing, and down with a cold. A cold is a cold is a cold, regardless of when one suffers from it. But in the summer months, when the winter doldrums and associated illnesses seem ages away, it’s easy to write off a cold as just summer allergies. The two are very different conditions — and if you pay close attention to your symptoms, you can …


12 Clever Camping Tricks to Try this Summer

These tips and tricks will help ensure that you’ll be a totally happy camper this summer. 1. Adding sage to your campfire or fire pit keeps mosquitoes and bugs away. 2. A miniature Tic Tac box makes a great miniature tackle box. 3. Kids can make an adorable and easy keepsake bracelet out of duct tape. They can stick things on, like tiny pebbles, flowers, or leaves, and create a souvenir from their nature walk. Just make sure the sticky side is on the outside. 4. Make a last-minute camping spoon with a knife and a plastic bottle. 5. Keep your toiletries hooked onto a shower caddy. 6. A 16-ounce water bottle will hold 8–9 large eggs. 7. Corn chips …


Fun Museum Finds for Kids in Our Area

Stuck on what to do with the kids over the weekend? Consider an educational adventure to the museum! Museum trips allow for a fun learning experience and outing that the whole family can enjoy and take part in. Even better, according to AAM’s Center For The Future Of Museums, “Museums can change the world.” That being said- we’ve compiled some popular museum finds in the area for you to check out! Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada in Carson City. A Carson area favorite, this museum is an interactive-based community where children will learn through playing. Their exhibits include: brickation, a rotating climbing wall, human anatomy, balloon with vertical fan, and a space shuttle with “Magic Schoolbus Solar System software.” Children’s …


“Trek out” the Carson Tahoe Wellness Mile!

Looking for a new way to enjoy the great outdoors while getting some exercise?  Carson Tahoe Health offers a Wellness Mile located at the 80-acre, master-planned regional medical campus! Whether you’re walking, biking,  or running, you can choose to travel the main Wellness Mile loop, the third-mile Nature Trail, or the quarter-mile Tranquility Loop. These new scenic trails offer majestic views overlooking Carson City and the surrounding Eagle Valley. The trailhead is located on the northeast end of the campus adjacent to a spacious parking lot and features a large map to explain possible routes. Each trail is clearly marked with distance traveled and offers encouraging health tips as visitors make their way along the path. Some points of interest …


Local Rock Climbing Lessons & Guided Tours to Try this Summer

Ever wanted to try rock climbing? This exciting sport offers the perfect opportunity to connect with your kids, family and friends in the summertime. The beautiful settings of the local climbing sites provide a picturesque venue to learn the ins and outs of this exciting sport. Check out these local rock climbing tours and lessons, and get ready for an exciting adventure! Tours & Lessons 1. NASTC in Trukee  (530) 582-4772, email: ski@skiNASTC.com) – NASTC offers rock climbing lessons for the beginner/novice climber as well as intermediate and advanced climbers. NASTC has been guiding Tahoe – Truckee area for almost 20 years. Donner Summit has some of the best climbing granite in the world with a variety of pitches. It’s …