Laura Read

Contributing Writer, Via

Laura Read (readwriteshoot.com) is a writer and photographer in North Lake Tahoe. Her work is published in Travel + Leisure, Sierra, and Sunset and on the National Geographic Geotourism website. She's writing a book about three families that own 100-year-old farms in the western Sierra Nevada. She loves to ski, hike, kayak, and eat good food.


Lake Tahoe Summer Fun Activities

Lake Tahoe Summer Fun Activities

Warm weather activities on, above, and along the water.
A Weekend in Denali National Park

A Weekend in Denali National Park

Six million acres of stunning wilderness await in Alaska's Denali National Park.
Golden Gate National Recreation Area Top Sights

Golden Gate National Recreation Area Top Sights

Visit the Golden Gate National Recreation Area for a glimpse of California's mystical outdoors.
5 Things to Love in Tahoe City, California

5 Things to Love in Tahoe City, California

Tahoe City culture thrives with festivals, live performances, cinema, and down-to-earth dining.
Spring in the Sierra: Crystal Peak Park

Spring in the Sierra: Crystal Peak Park

Crystal Peak Park comes alive as temperatures rise.
5 Things We Love About Yuma, AZ

5 Things We Love About Yuma, AZ

Go ahead, take the 3:10. You'll find unexpected beauty and wonder in this tough town.
Lake Tahoe Winter Activities That Aren't Skiing

Lake Tahoe Winter Activities That Aren't Skiing

Winter in Tahoe doesn't require skis or snowboards.
4 Summer Day Trips from Lake Tahoe

4 Summer Day Trips from Lake Tahoe

Here are four reasons to take a break from the lake for a day of water play elsewhere.
Cowboy Culture at Nevada’s Western Folklife Center

Cowboy Culture at Nevada’s Western Folklife Center

The Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nevada, celebrates the songs and stories of the American West.
Winnemucca to the Sea Highway Road Trip

Winnemucca to the Sea Highway Road Trip

Find Basque eats, big wildlife, and tall trees on a dream highway from Nevada to the coast.
7 Top North Lake Tahoe Restaurants

7 Top North Lake Tahoe Restaurants

Check out our favorite North Lake Tahoe eateries to fill you up after a long day on the slopes.
8 Arts and Crafts Buildings

8 Arts and Crafts Buildings

Craftsmanship is the focus, from a Julia Morgan auditorium to an 18-room home.
Elko, Nevada: Cowboy Weekender

Elko, Nevada: Cowboy Weekender

In Elko, gateway to the Ruby Mountains, there's pioneer history, cowboy poetry, and fine local fare.
Ely, Nevada: A Glimpse into the Past

Ely, Nevada: A Glimpse into the Past

Ride a steam train, tuck into an ice cream soda, and tour underground wonders in remote Ely, Nevada.