Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Jan 31, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Costa Mesa Scots Fest

Costa Mesa Scots Fest

Wear plaid for summertime's unofficial start? We're ready. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Scotland Celebrated, Queen Mary-Style

Scotland Celebrated, Queen Mary-Style

Sheep-herding, whisky-tasting, and pipes-a-baggin' (or is that bags-a-pipin'?) -- it is nearly time again for the Scottish Festival and Games. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Laird"ing It Up on the Queen Mary

The big ship's big Scottish Festival is just ahead. There are festival stay-over deals, too. Read »

About
A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

Attractions, eateries and secret spots that we won't tell the tourists about.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals -- yes, there are reasons to drive north.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LOAD THE CAR SEAT

When you have to/want to take the kids along.

Authors
ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.
Becky Stickney Becky Stickney is an editor for NBCSanDiego.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 12 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.