Truckee: An Ever-Evolving Mountain Town

I spent my childhood between San Francisco during the school months and Truckee, CA, during the winter and summer months we were out of school. My folks had built cabin in the 70s before the shmancy Tahoe Donner community was established. Over the past 15 years, Truckee has become a total destination. We graduated from remote mountain town, to resort mountain town with an exclusive second-home community, to, now, destination touting both a Ritz and owner-exclusive community in Martis Camp.

Russian River: Forestville

Access to wine country is a privilege of living in the Bay Area. With Napa, Sonoma and Russian River within 90 minutes of the city, the biggest challenge is limiting the number of wine clubs I join. (I finally checked myself last year and canceled several - my monthly commitment became like a cheap rent payment.)