Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Ugliest Dog: Enter Your Sweetie Now

World's Ugliest Dog: Enter Your Sweetie Now

The Sonoma-Marin summertime favorite is ready for your favorite Fido. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Hotels of America (and California)

Historic Hotels of America (and California)

Three Golden State properties join a past-perfect lodging group. Read »

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lovable, Photographable, Soon: Ugliest Dog Contest

Lovable, Photographable, Soon: Ugliest Dog Contest

Have a snaggle-toothed hound? There's still time to enter. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Walking in a Winter WINEland

Walking in a Winter WINEland

A Sonoma-sweet vino party staves off the chilliest month. Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Ugliest Dog Contest

World's Ugliest Dog Contest

One of the planet's sweetest and strangest pup shows is coming around again at the Sonoma-Marin Fair. Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 8:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

ARTrails Open Studios

ARTrails Open Studios

Eye works -- and workplaces -- of some 135 artists in and around Sonoma. Read »

Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Squee Alert: Ugly Dog Time

Squee Alert: Ugly Dog Time

It's time for the Sonoma-Marin Fair, which means some truly adorable pup sightings. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

April Savings at Sonoma Creek Inn

April Savings at Sonoma Creek Inn

The inn is going 40% off, with the promise that "most weekends are included." Oh yeah. Read »

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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.