How to: Caltrans Quickmap (desktop browser)

Navigate to, it will pull up a blank map: Click the first “quickmap” menu to open the options, then select “road conditions”. We recommend checking for “chain controls” and “snow plows” primarily. Clicking on an individual alert from the map will pull up more info – which direction (east/west bound), when it was lastContinue reading “How to: Caltrans Quickmap (desktop browser)”

WSJ on Cleaning Fees

As avid travelers on Airbnb, we hate the cleaning fee. Lynda in particular is vehemently opposed! So much so, in fact, that her ranting and raving online was noticed by a journalist writing a piece on cleaning fees! Check out our ‘fifteen seconds of fame’ in the Wall Street Journal: Why Airbnb Cleaning Fees CostContinue reading “WSJ on Cleaning Fees”

tl;dr winter driving tips

go slow, stay low; signal early, brake early, start turns early it’s 4 wheel DRIVE not 4 wheel STOP or STEER 4WD will keep the tires moving which will help to not get stuck in snow, it does not affect any other systems download caltrans quickmap + get familiar with it – it’s a bitContinue reading “tl;dr winter driving tips”

“Do I really need snow chains in Plumas County?”

tl;dr version (too long; didn’t read) Good news – there’s snow in the forecast for your mountain trip! Bad news – there’s snow in the forecast for your mountain trip! Traveling to the Sierra Nevada to play in the snow is a huge perk of being in California, so snow during your trip can beContinue reading ““Do I really need snow chains in Plumas County?””