Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snowy Mammoth Deal Starts Early

Snowy Mammoth Deal Starts Early

Has the extreme heat got you dreaming of flakes? Make it real, snow bunny. Read »

Monday, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On the Search: Fullerton Phantoms

On the Search: Fullerton Phantoms

Are you an eeker? Or a seeker of the strange? Hop on a tour and find out. Read »

Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 25 Years, Napa Valley Wine Train

Happy 25 Years, Napa Valley Wine Train

The iconic toot-tooter honors its big Silver Anniversary with some vino-riffic contests. Read »

Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vroom and a Room: La Quinta Cool Car Package

Vroom and a Room: La Quinta Cool Car Package

Take to the desert resort's surrounding roads in a dream machine. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Fest: Mega Craft Fair Hits the Road

Harvest Fest: Mega Craft Fair Hits the Road

Ornaments, artworks, baked goods, more: Fall gets huge in Ventura (and beyond). Read »

Thursday, Oct 2, 2014 at 6:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival

Julian's Juicy: Apple Days Festival

Ready to pie it up, fruit fans? Read »

Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze

Accordions of Orange County: The Big Squeeze

Bellows are king at the OC Marketplace in Costa Mesa. Read »

Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team

Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team

The pups have helped find centuries-old gravesites around the ghost town. Read »

Saturday, Sep 6, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels

Free September Yoga at San Francisco Kimpton Hotels

Have a few travel knots around the shoulders? Get rid of 'em, gratis. Read »

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall

Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall

Red and yellow leaves are fluttering near the 395. Need a free foliage map? 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.