Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Gibbon Conservation Center Welcomes Baby Surprise

Gibbon Conservation Center Welcomes Baby Surprise

Mom Tuk delivered a baby girl at the Santa Clarita primates preserve. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Flavor Among Flowers: Botanic Garden Chocolate Fest

Over a dozen swanky choc-a-lot chefs'll be setting up their finest squares. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Beachy Breezes: California Wine Festival

Beachy Breezes: California Wine Festival

The two-stop sip scene lands in Dana Point at the end of April. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fab Flicks: Newport Beach Film Festival

Fab Flicks: Newport Beach Film Festival

International flicks shine in the swanky ocean-close burg. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wacky Roadsters: Kinetic Grand Championship

Wacky Roadsters: Kinetic Grand Championship

A Humboldt Bay favorite is gearin' up for gettin' weird. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Specials at Pebble Beach

Summer Specials at Pebble Beach

Can't make the big food and wine shindig? More pleasures await. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Got a Garlic Recipe? Get It Into the Big Fest

Gilroy readies for its spicy sizzle, and the cook-offs are on. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Flower Fields, by Tractor and Air

The Flower Fields, by Tractor and Air

A new video takes bud buffs on a colorful swoop. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mega Run: Badwater Goes Salton Sea

Mega Run: Badwater Goes Salton Sea

Runners'll traverse 81 miles of desert over two days. Read »

Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spring Flowers: Death Valley's "Wild Surprise"

A bigger bloom than expected, given the dry winter, is popping in the desert. See Full Gallery »

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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.
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