Do You Have Your Seat Belt On? #HelloTahoe

I am going to have to ask you to BUCKLE UP…


Because we are about to go on a little (and when I say little, I actually mean BIG)…


roadtrip to lake tahoe

Ready? OK! Lets TALLY-HO!

Oh wait, no… We are NOT about to go on a fox hunt… And we are definitely NOT bringing any dogs with us.


However, the reason for my mentioning that phrase is because it’s definition to me is… “Let’s get going”… And it’s quite suiting for where exactly I am about to take you!

We’re off to… LAKE TAHOE!


Do you see the connection between TALLY-HO and TAHOEHoHoe? Okay, I think you got it. After all, I know you’re all wildly intelligent. 



Any who… Two weeks ago, Lake Tahoe (okay, the tourism board of North Lake Tahoe… Not the actual lake, people. Common, I just got done complimenting all of you on your intelligence, don’t make me take it back, ha!) invited The Food Pervert, Vianessa (or Zoodles… You’ll see why in the YouTube video below) and yours truly here, up to the dare I say, the devastatingly spectacular, mountainous lake city that straddles the California and Nevada border (slut).


Speaking of the word “slut”… When Pervy, Zoodles and I were trying to come up with a hashtag for our tripBecause I mean, social media, right?… We definitely thought about using #HoesInTahoe… But that hashtag just really doesn’t work for us because we are certainly NOT gardening tools


We wound up settling with: #HELLOTAHOE

Anddddd… I am back from my tangent. Whew. Almost lost me. Perhaps I need to listen to my own advice and BUCKLE MYSELF UP… So I don’t veer off track AGAIN! 


Rub-A-Dub-Dub… WHOOPS!

Okay, Okay, so… The reason that Lake Tahoe (again, the Tourism Board) invited us on up there was so we could dig into some scrumptious eats (at their Food & Wine Festival and restaurants around town), explore what the area has to offer and ESCAPE THE PREPOSTEROUSLY CRAZY that is Los Angeles

So as I said before… BUCKLE UP Because you know you want to TAG ALONG! 



  • Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?
  • Do you have any road trip memories you want to share?
  • What’s the longest road trip you’ve ever been on?
  • Weirdest food combo you’ve eaten lately? 
  • To you, what does “tally-ho” mean? 
  • If we went on a road trip together, where would you want to go and why?



We will be traveling from September 30 – October 13, thus I will NOT be updating my blog for the next TWO Tuesdays! I know, I know… But life takes precedenceAS IT SHOULD WITH ALL OF YOU! That being said, we will be filming the ENTIRE experience, so expect another TRAVEL VIDEO by the end of OCTOBER!

Oh, and of course, FOLLOW US on Instagram because of we will be uploading lots and lots of photos, but of course!! 


  1. So much fun! I am totally jealous of your culinary cruise. Unfortunately, my culinary stops at cruising through the local Sonic drive-thru! But, hey, I can squeeze that ketchup out of that packet like NOBODY’S business!
    Lake Tahoe is on my list of places to travel to before my kids are grown. It looks simply gorgeous!

    • OMG BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! I have never even been to a Sonic. Why is it “so good” to you?? What do you order?
      AND YES – YOU HAVE TO go to Lake Tahoe. HAVE TO! It really is an unmatched city! I am from Jackson, WY and I personally like LAKE TAHOE BETTER!! It’s so so so great for kids too! Rent a house, and enjoy! :)

      PS: There are no Sonics there – lol!

      • Oh my gosh! Never mind! I won’t be traveling there without a Sonic! :) This sounds so stupid, but Sonic has the BEST ice! It’s addicting. You gotta try it! I have a slight obsession with their Mint & Mango ice water but they just discontinued their Mint flavoring so I am currently pouting and haven’t been in a few weeks. My kids love their corndogs but I don’t usually eat there. Just their drinks and food for the kiddos!

        • Discontinued their MINT flavor?! THAT IS REALLY odd to me, uhhhh why!? Kind of sketches me out too in away, LOL! But … Your ice addiction = NOT WEIRD at all, ice is rather important to me as well, LOL!

  2. I’ve never been to Tahoe before. Looks like you all had a great time though!

  3. Hi,
    I have been to Tahoe several times. I used to gamble a little!

  4. Your Tahoe trip looks fun! I’ve been to Lake Tahoe to ski & also went there a few times as a kid during the summer. I should definitely go back & bring my daughter & hubby!

    • OH YES YOU NEED TOO! I highly recommend renting a little cabin, so so so cozy and an amazing escape from the hustle and bustle that is Los Angeles! :)

  5. Girl, welcome to my hood!

  6. I sooooo wanted to go to Tahoe when we lived in Monterey! But then I got prego again and we had a move to prepare for. Bleh. Road trips are the best! Hope you had fun!

    • Well you need to get your butt to Tahoe when you can, because… Honestly, it is just amazing. It was insanely relaxing and I just kept thinking how much I would totally move there if I could!

  7. Never be to Lake Tahoe. How far is it from Vegas? My daughter just moved to Vegas and it is road trip time.

  8. Wow what a beautiful place!!! And that food yum!!! The longest road trip we had was about 30 day trip.. from DC down through Texas, over through Arizona and then up the West Coast to Alaska.. definitely a memorable trip!! 😀

  9. I love Tahoe! Haven’t been since I was pregnant with my first born, so 5 years ago? Definitely time for a return trip.

  10. I’ve never been to Lake Tahoe but it sounds like a fun trip! I haven’t eaten any weird food combos lately, but I sure saw lots of interesting foods at our County Fair that wrapped up a couple weeks ago.

  11. [ Smiles ] No, I have never been to Lake Tahoe.

    Is the water cold, or moderately warm?

    • It was cool, but since the summer heat has been warming it all summer, it was too too cold, that being said, when we woke up each morning it was about 40 degrees….

  12. First of all, thanks for telling people to buckle up!!! Not wearing a seat belt is about the dumbest thing you can do!

    Yes, I love Lake Tahoe! I’ve been in the summer to visit one of my best friends, and the winter when I skied Heavenly. It is gorgeous!!

    I’ve done several long road trips. Florida to Chicago may be the longest, but the coast of California on US 1 was the best. Nick-named the rental car Rice-A-Roni :-)

    • I am in desperate need of going back to Tahoe in the winter, to get my snowboard on! And I promise I will buckle up on that road trip as well – ha ha! Although, I have to admit – I will probably fly for that journey.

      Oh and I agree with you, driving the Cali Coast is pretty TOP NOTCH if you ask me!

  13. PS: I’d take you to Washington, and we’d go Salmon fishing, then cook our catch over an open fire!

  14. You guys need another blond on the trip. Count me in.

  15. Ah roadtrips are the best.. I’m sort of biased ya know.. Full time rv’er and all LOL
    Your Tahoe trip looks amaze balls!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Love the cute little bathtub pic!

  16. So jealous! I’ve always wanted to go to Lake Tahoe. I’m traveling right now, but it’s for work soooo…..not as much fun haha. I’ve driven down to Orlando, which is over 14 hours. Not fun!

    • Where are you traveling to?! Have you ever spent maybe one day extra in the city you travel to for work so as to wander? Or spend the weekend???

  17. Haha, this is awesome and so much fun!

  18. Never been. Have fun and enjoy the eats.

  19. Amazing! I’ve been to Lake Tahoe once for 24hrs for a wedding but didn’t really get to experience. I’m going again to North Tahoe with my family in December for a 5 day trip and I can’t wait!

    Do you have any recommended places to eat or things to do in North Tahoe?

    Elisabeth |

    • OH SNAP! That is exactly where we were- you are going to LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!

      If you watch the video, you will see that we ate at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge and it was AMAZING! Seriously – watch the video and check out the eats :) We also posted a bunch of their menu items on our Instagram Accounts! Also, if you don’t have lodging yet, I really recommend Agate Bay Realty – the cabin we got was AMAZING and there was a hot tub we hung out in too (didn’t get video of that, lol)… Which would be perfect for December!!! YOU MIGHT NOT LEAVE!

      PS: December = SKIING!!!

  20. Never been to Lake Tahoe, and if I road tripped someone else would need to drive because I zone out on the road way too easily–I’d be a hazard!
    As for weird food combos…it’s not weird but I managed to cook a cheese sandwich I’d dipped in French toast batter (eggs/milk pinch of salt) in a waffles iron. As I expected it was an amazing French toasted waffle sandwich.
    Enjoy Tahoe! I hear it’s gorgeous:)

    • I THOUGHT I WOULD BE JUST LIKE THAT! I was actually kind of scared to drive up to Tahoe because I know me, and I know I tend to zone out when I drive… But my ladies kicked butt and kept me occupied and awake and FOCUSED! So I think you would be just fine too… Buttttt you can always fly on up there! 😉

      And um….. THAT “weird” food combo sounds friggin’ AMAZING in my personal opinion! LOL!!!!!

  21. I LOVE Lake Tahoe so much! I could live there forever.

  22. I have a feeling that Lake Tahoe won’t know what hit them! LOL. You ladies have a good time and #HELLOTAHOE. I’ve never been to Tahoe at all. Food & Wine Festivals are so much fun, though.

    • Oh yes! Alicia, Lake Tahoe had NO IDEA what they were inviting into their city limits – lucky for them… We didn’t cause TOO MUCH destruction! 😉

  23. Have an amazing time! I’ve never been to Tahoe but it looks gorgeous.

  24. I’ve been to Tahoe many times! It’s the perfect weekend trip from the Bay Area. Last time I went with friends, we used the hashtag #Tahoes hehe. I’ve always done South Lake Tahoe, never north, so I’m interested to see a new side of it! Have fun!

    • Yes!! You need to see North Lake Tahoe, and now I need to see South Lake Tahoe – perhaps we hoes can high five as we drive past each other one of these weekends?! lol!

  25. Lesley-Anne says:

    Great post! In England Tally-Ho is a posh way of saying Good-Bye. Eg. “Tally-ho, old chap”. :)

  26. Love Tahoe! I haven’t been there in years. Glad you had a good time :)

  27. Oh boy road trip’s, NY to CA with three cat’s I smelt like French fries and litter box. Next time your delirious from driving start singing Crackling Rosie it’s kind of hard to explain. I ‘m sure there will be beyond epic moments on this trip do not edit anything :) No Tahoe but have seen desert areas in CA and NV.
    Be safe and have a great time

    • French Fires Litter Box… Do you mind if I create this scent and sell it??? LOL!!! 😉

      And I will try my best to keep EVERYTHING in the video – however the video might wind up being 4 hours long! hahaha!

  28. Your dog kills me. My dog loves going in the car and is incredibly tough to get out once we arrive at our destination. I also will travel anywhere is Ryan Gossling is involved. Yum!!

    • Oh man, my old dog Jackson would HIDE IN THE CAR! He knew how to open car doors and he would sneak in and then CLOSE IT BEHIND HIM! Nottttttt good during the summer, that’s for sure! We learned to lock the doors. That being said, I wouldn’t have been surprised if he found the car keys, UNLOCKED the doors himself and got in. HA! Shoot, if he did that, I would have given him my grocery list and said, GO to the store for me, will ya?!

  29. My longest road trip was my first trips in Europe, I borrowed my sisters family van in Switzerland with 1,400Ks on the clock when I returned it to her it was 17,000+ Ks. Longest one time drive as 8 hours from Zurich to Rome, but city hopping was averaging 3hrs to 5hrs in between.

  30. This looks like such a fun roadtrip!! I just did a road trip on the west coast this summer, and it was amazing!

  31. I have been to Lake Tahoe, several times in different seasons and it is always lovely! Such a gorgeous area!

    • Oh man, I loveeeeeeed it! I can imagine it being stunning in the winter, but I love fall so so so much – all the leaves changing colors and what not, that I would prefer going then! 😉

  32. I”ve never been but it looks like you all had a great time. I love festivals. The longest road trip I’ve taken as an adult is to Miami from Savannah, GA. I think it was like 10 hours, NO MA’AM, never again.

    • UGHHHHH!!! I thought 8 hours was going to be bad, but honestly, I didn’t feel like it was even that long – probably thanks to the good company!!! I don’t know what’s worse, stuck in an airplane for 10 – 14 hours or the car… Probably the air? What do you think?

  33. I’ve never been! But I’ll need to add that to my list!!

  34. I look forward to your unique perspective from this trip! I know you will make it fun!

  35. I haven’t been to Lake Tahoe since I was a kid. I would love to go with my Husband!

  36. I have no idea what the funk this post is about because I got sidetracked by the gorgeous pic of my wannabe boyfriend Ryan. Never been to Lake Tahoe but have always wanted to go. I did see some of your trip pics on your IG and wish I could have been there just for the food alone. Yummy!!…(both the food and Ryan)

  37. Very excited for all of you! What an amazing opportunity to be able to share. Enjoy it and please share your experience with us.

    Hmm, longest road trip? NM to MN takes a few days though it feels like weeks with little kids. I have gone from MN to FL in just over 28 hrs non-stop. That was rough.

    I think you and I would road trip to Alaska, for the salmon of course.

    • OH MAN! I am CERTAINLY going to enjoy ALL THE TRAVEL I can before KIDS come along – LOL!!!!

      And um…….. So when are we planning this Alaskan adventure??

  38. Sorry, but you can’t go without me. Take me with you!! Please!!!
    (I’m super happy for you)

  39. Great post I love all of the gifs! It looks like you all had a great time. I have never been there before maybe one day. Any event with the words “food” and “wine” in it has to be amazing. :)

  40. I grew up in Nor Cal and even though I was a good 2 1/2 hours away, many of my friends/classmates would make regular trips to Lake Tahoe…Memorial Day, Labor Day, Arbor Day, you name it! I’ve been there once (maybe twice? haha) and it really is a gorgeous place!

    Also so excited for your upcoming trip! Have fun lady!! 😀

    • Oh man, if I only lived 2.5 hours away, I would go ALLLLLLLLLLLLL the time!!!! I realize now that 2.5 hours is NOTHING compared to 8! haha! 😉

      And I am so excited to show you all that Greece & Italy has to offer! STAY TUNED!

  41. You gals are definitely having some fun!

  42. If we went on a road-trip together, it would have to be to somewhere we could binge on local fare and eat until we gained a million pounds! I don’t sight-see when I travel, I food-travel. I learn more about an area through it’s food than I do through landmarks.

  43. What an amazing trip!! You girls are such a fun fun 😀

  44. What a fun trip! I have never been and you guys have sold me that I need to certainly add this to my bucket list of places to visit. Great video!

  45. What?!! You’re going to miss posting the next two weeks? What will we do? What WILL we do? :-) Lake Tahoe is gorgeous, isn’t it? Fun road trip — thanks for taking us along, virtually speaking.

  46. You 3 cracked my shit up! When I was 16 my Dad drove us from Cali to Maine. Best road trip ever. But I would love to do it as an adult with my boys. You know, because now we can do the things I want to do this time. Moms the boss now!

  47. Angela says:

    That is so exciting about the cruise! OMG, I am so jealous, have a blast…will be following your IG feed :-)

  48. I always thought Tally-Ho meant, “Let’s all get going!!!” I have no actual clue what it means and I’m too lazy to google it right now haha I love Tahoe, been there only once but I want to head back there this winter to snowboard (Heard they won’t have great snow this winter tho…) I had a taste of my first cigar there… it’s the last time I’ll have a cigar 😆 I love road trips, but not long ones, my family and I used to drive down to Disneyland about once a year for several years in a row, I vow to never EVER do that again!

    • Trying a cigar is NOT something I would ever want to try – my bucket list is quite full… However, going back to Tahoe – THAT IS ON THERE 😉
      And where do you live Tee? I live about an hour or so away from Disney (depending on traffic), so that’s not too too bad for me! That being said, Disney and I…… Yeah, not really my favorite of places, lol!

  49. That orange bathtub is delightful. Which is how I would describe this post as well…

  50. I love Lake Tahoe!!!!! I will forever call it Tally-Ho now because.. well why not, right? Road trips rock, until you’re actually on the road trip. lol That bed is huge… I would totally sleep sideways. A beer eating hike? Ummm yes please. I totally need that knife. Looks like you ladies had a great trip! Thanks for bringing up along :)

    • Ah ha ha! Actually, I get a little anxious PRIOR TO the road trip, but when I am on the road -it’s all good under the hood!! 😉

      And girl, you totally could have joined us. I mean, you saw that bed! LOL!

  51. SO jealous!!! Tahoe has been on my list of places to visit since I was old enough to make my own life choices. 😉 Looks like ya’ll had a BLAST! I mean a hike that involves alcohol and food? I’m game! Cheers, girlie!

    • What number on the list is Tahoe these days….. If it’s 5 or higher, you need to move is down a few notches, because it’s THATTTTT amazing!

  52. Nope never been to Tahoe, you gals had a freaking balst and all that yummy food!
    Oh boy I have done loads of road trips in my life. Might not be the longest one but the one that looks the most impressive when you look at a map would be Montreal – New orleans – Montreal. but we took 4 days to go, 4 days there, and 4 days back visiting stuff along the way…like Elvis.

  53. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO jealous of the escape!!!! What fun & always an adventure with you! :)

    My honeymoon was in Tahoe!!!! I have pics on my blog from way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth!

    LOngest road trip as a kid. My dad took as from east cost on a road trip.

    Safe travel on your cruise! I am not a cruise person! :)

    • OMG I have to go stalk your honeymoon pics!!!!! I friggin’ love Tahoe – such a great escape! Seriously :)

      And actually L told me a very interesting fact about DINOSAURS – you were NOT alive when they were a-roaming! LOL!

      And Jody, I honestly have no idea if I am a cruise person or not —– I have never been on one, ha! But I would never ever say no to a trip to Greece & Italy!! 😉

  54. Your posts always make me smile, I love your energy! 😀

    Never been to Lake Tahoe, but really REALLY want to go sometime.
    The longest Road Trip was over 5 weeks long, in a camper, across the States – from one end to the other and back to be exact. 5 summers in a row. I have been to all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Michigan and Alabama (random I know). Aaaand, I totally miss road tripping.
    Tally-ho oddly makes me think of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs – Tally-Ho, Tally-Ho, and off to work we go.
    You’re welcome (for the ear worm) 😉
    The weirdest food combination (also recently) would probably be potato chips and Haribo gummy bears. It’s a love affair I’ve had since childhood and we all know, true love never dies.

    Thanks for sharing, you look gorgeous GiGi.

    • So tell me Bibi…. WHAT STATE is your favorite?!?! And why have you neglected Michigan and Alabama? LOL! I see plans developing for next summer for you 😉

      Potato Chips and Gummy Bears huh?! Well…. I must admit, that’s a NEW ONE for me! LOL!

  55. I’m all buckled up and ready to go!

  56. Looks like you ladies had a blast! I have plenty of good road trip memories, but my worst one was the year we were driving home to NY from Florida…in a honda civic…and my mom bought a bench in FL that she wanted to bring home, which would only fit across the floor of the backseat. Me, my bro & sis had to ride 21 hours with our legs all scrunched up on top of that bench, haha.

    • No. No. And just more No. WHAT ON EARTH was mom thinking. And where is this BENCH today? I want to hear more about this bench and if it was even ADORED when it came back to NY?! LOL!

  57. Oh my goodness, SO fun! Have a blast girl, the trip to Tahoe sounds amazing!! Haha love the hastag you were thinking of using too :) Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  58. katrina gehman says:

    it looks like you guys are going to have a blast. you are def the ones to go on a road trip with! can’t wait to see all the fun times.

  59. Oooh fun, I love Lake Tahoe! I went on a road trip there to go skiing for the very first time, and had a blast! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures there, have a great time! :)

  60. Loved this! I love seeing all places of the world and now I’ve got to add Lake Tahoe to our bucket list!

    Lynne and I sing in the car (me badly, her not so bad) when we’re going away on our trips.

    How amazing is that cabin? And the food and drink?

    You really got a great load of stuff here Gigi. What do you film this on BTW? Thanks! 😀

    • The cabin was AMAZING!! Loved it so much – I could have just spent the whole weekend hanging out there in the hot tub, ha! But I mean, we had to go eat and drink! I could have filmed a GiGi Eats recipe in that kitchen, that’s for sure – but nope, not enough time for that – we had to EXPLORE! 😉 The food was delicious too! My tuna appetizer (that some would call and entree) was just TOP NOTCH!

  61. What a fun trip! I want to go to Tahoe so bad!

  62. I’m so excited to watch this video. I’ve always wanted to cover a food/wine festival. I actually aspire to cover Disney’s and write about healthy options. Anyways, now i digress. To answer your question – food combos – I love hummus and eat it on any veggie – carrots, cauliflower, broccoli or as the spread on a grilled portobello mushroom. Yummy vegan here.

    • GIRL WHY ARE YOU NOT DOING THIS?!??!??!!?!? Have you tried? Do you need advice/help as to how to do this? I am here to help you if you need it. Plus, I used to work at Disney 😉

      And DO NOT get me in the same room as HUMMUS – unless you are looking for someone to EAT IT ALL!!!!!! ha ha ha!

  63. How awesome! I hope you have the most AMAZING trip!

  64. How exciting!!!! Would you believe I’ve been living in Northern California for over 4 years now and I haven’t been to Tahoe yet??? It’s been on my to-see list, but I really should make it a priority.
    Have fun girl!!

  65. What a fun road trip! I haven’t been to Lake Tahoe yet but it’s definitely on my list. So many places, so little time! You guys are hilarious. I wish I was in the backseat going nuts too!

  66. Haha…how much fun did you all have! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  67. Sounds like such fun woot. So much fun, So Lake Ta-hoe…Tehehe I always wondered who named it such a word. My nana would say no dont go it must be fill of “Garden instruments” Tihihihiii looking forward to your travel blog :) Thanks for sharing at the Pit Stop!

    • LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!! Garden Instruments!! You always make me laugh with your comments Julie! 😉 Get ready -I am already starting to edit a video for this Greece/Italy trip and it’s… ALREADY 9 minutes, BAHA HA HA!

  68. Oh man, what a trip. I loved the GIFs you make too. Next time, I’m coming.

  69. HA! Your pictures make this. I wouldn’t even have the space on this page to tell you about my road trip of a lifetime. Once upon a time it was a blog post of its own.

  70. I love love all your questions! Let’s get to this:
    Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe? No, but I am DYING TO GO!!!!
    Do you have any road trip memories you want to share? One time on a family trip to Canada we picked up a hitchhiker who gave us a tour of Canada. It was awesome.
    What’s the longest road trip you’ve ever been on? I think from California to Mexico?
    Weirdest food combo you’ve eaten lately? Chicken Curry and Doritos.
    To you, what does “tally-ho” mean? Let’s go!
    If we went on a road trip together, where would you want to go and why? The PNW it’s so stunning there!

    • OMG YOU totally lucked out with that hitch-hiker! LUCKY YOU! HA! We saw some hitch-hikers on the side of the road when we were driving back but…. THEY DID NOT look like they wanted to give us a tour, that’s for sure! LOL!

  71. Never been to tahoe but sounds like a fun trip. Added to my list now :-)

  72. Have the best time on your travels, Gigi! 😀

  73. Woweee share share share some pictures!!!

    I am doing the second installment of my collaboration with fashion-forward brand STAYING SUMMER this week at blog & I know you’ll like it – don’t forget to drop by & let me know what you think!

    Happy Tuesday!


  74. Oh your trip to Tahoe looked like so much fun! Makes me want to go on a road trip! I have only been to Tahoe once, but I was like 12 years old. I think I need to go again!

    That is also so amazing you are on a Mediterranean cruise!!! That sounds heavenly!!!! That really would be my dream cruise. I WILL go on one someday!! I hope you’re having so much fun!

    • I have all the updates in the world about the cruise coming soon – so then YOU can book a trip for you and your fam… Or just you and your hubby! You two deserve some time alone 😉

  75. Have a great time, it’s somewhere I’d love to go!

  76. I have never been to Lake Tahoe. Have a great trip!!

  77. I have never seen anyone look more bad ass whilst buckling a seatbelt.

  78. Been to Lake Tahoe. Don’t think I had as much fun as you did1!

  79. Always like reading your blog :))

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