What I love about Reno, NV is that it is like the best of both worlds. You have the downtown casino and bar scene, but also within 30 minutes you can be in Truckee, CA or in Lake Tahoe in 45 minutes where you can enjoy the outdoors and beautiful scenery. Being able to go to class and snowboard in the same day at one of the top snowboarding locations is a dream come true for me. I am an avid snowboarder and I hope to one day be involved in the snowboarding industry whether it be writing articles or taking photos for a magazine or doing PR for a brand and I feel that the Reno/Tahoe area is a great place to be. The city is fairly small so you never have to drive too far to get where you need to go and coming from busy Orange County, CA the fact that there is hardly ever traffic is amazing. The slower more relaxed lifestyle that I have here is more of my style than the fast paced hectic Orange County life I left back at home.