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Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Run Across Catalina: The Avalon 50

Run Across Catalina: The Avalon 50

It's an epic adventure over some epic, Pacific-surrounded landscape. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016 at 11:48 AM

National Parks: Winter Sport Picks

National Parks: Winter Sport Picks

Badger Pass skiing made a national mitten-up list. Read »

Sunday, Jan 3, 2016 at 6:13 AM

Toot Toot! Modernism Week Draws Near

Toot Toot! Modernism Week Draws Near

The mid-century hubbub unfurls in Palm Springs in February. Read »

Saturday, Jan 2, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Journey to Winter WINEland in January

Journey to Winter WINEland in January

Try fresh tastes at this long-standing SoCo sip-tacular. Read »

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 10:52 AM

Carrot Festival: Crunch in Holtville

Carrot Festival: Crunch in Holtville

Orange, bite-tastic, nutritious; a January soiree fetes the famously long veges. Read »

Thursday, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Knobby, Flavorful, Rare: Napa Truffle Fest

Knobby, Flavorful, Rare: Napa Truffle Fest

Can you detect that one-of-a-kind fragrance wafting your way? Read »

Friday, Jan 1, 2016 at 11:16 AM

Oceanside's Inaugural Valentine's Celebration

Oceanside's Inaugural Valentine's Celebration

A 5K run and special hotel deals mark the mid-February festivities. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 11:07 AM

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

Luna: A Sea Otter's Story

The Monterey Bay Aquarium presentation fills out the furry back story of a former resident. Read »

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 6:46 AM

Your Cheesy Dream Is in Petaluma

Your Cheesy Dream Is in Petaluma

The craftiest makers of wheels and hunks turn out for a fan/pro fest. Read »

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 at 6:40 AM

Desert Stars: Palm Springs Film Fest

Desert Stars: Palm Springs Film Fest

The cinema party calendar kicks off, with style, on New Year's Day. 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.