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Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel "The Movie Road"

Alabama Hills Adventure: Travel

The Lone Pine-close setting has served as the backdrop to hundreds of Westerns. Read »

Saturday, Jan 10, 2015 at 5:19 PM

Flying for Del Mar: The Marvel Experience

Flying for Del Mar: The Marvel Experience

The hyper-reality tour teams up with Captain America, the Hulk, and other favorites. Read »

Sunday, Jan 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Free Birthday Trips Extended: The Catalina Express

Free Birthday Trips Extended: The Catalina Express

Been meaning to try this pay-nothing favorite? There'll be more of it in 2015. Read »

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 9:07 AM

A Desert Birthday: Happy 80th, Elvis

A Desert Birthday: Happy 80th, Elvis

It's a hunka hunka hullabaloo at The King's Honeymoon Hideaway. Read »

Thursday, Jan 8, 2015 at 1:14 PM

Vintage VaVoom: Trailers in Palm Springs

Vintage VaVoom: Trailers in Palm Springs

One of the desert's most delightful doings erects the awnings. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 6, 2015 at 1:42 PM

Costa Mesa Crunch: An All-Popcorn Kind of Weekend

Costa Mesa Crunch: An All-Popcorn Kind of Weekend

The OC Market Place butters up fans of a certain salty foodstuff. Read »

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 12:21 PM

A National Park New Year's Resolution

A National Park New Year's Resolution

Want to be one with nature in 2015? State your intention. Read »

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Golden State Savings: California Restaurant Month

Golden State Savings: California Restaurant Month

Build a weekend getaway around a city and its great restaurants. Read »

Monday, Jan 5, 2015 at 6:36 PM

Tour and Taste: Savor Yuma

Tour and Taste: Savor Yuma

Planning on a sojourn in the southwestern Arizona burg? Sup well. Read »

Thursday, Jan 1, 2015 at 10:18 AM

Stylish Cinema: Palm Springs International Film Festival

Stylish Cinema: Palm Springs International Film Festival

Here comes cinema's biggest season, via its first sunshine-y stop. 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.