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Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 6:41 AM

Pasadena Pageantry: The 127th Tournament of Roses

Pasadena Pageantry: The 127th Tournament of Roses

Pretty ponies, brassy bands, and so many petal'd floats are just ahead. Read »

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 6:48 AM

Birdy Boat Trip: A Channel Island Adventure

Birdy Boat Trip: A Channel Island Adventure

Island Packers of Ventura heads out to find feathers (and not blowholes). Read »

Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015 at 9:10 AM

Foraging Adventure: Big Sur Mushrooms

Foraging Adventure: Big Sur Mushrooms

It's a bracing, rambling, flavorful way to kick off the new year. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 22, 2015 at 12:23 PM

Catalina Island's 'Best of Winter' Packages

Catalina Island's 'Best of Winter' Packages

The island is calling, and deals around Avalon abound. Read »

Thursday, Dec 24, 2015 at 7:22 AM

Desert Ice Skating at Indian Wells

Desert Ice Skating at Indian Wells

It's part of the holiday doings at the Hyatt Regency. Read »

Saturday, Dec 19, 2015 at 7:03 AM

Lodge Tree Tradition: Tenaya's Sparkly Fir

Lodge Tree Tradition: Tenaya's Sparkly Fir

The splendor of the forest finds a place indoors, near Yosemite. Read »

Friday, Dec 25, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Green-tastic Gathering: Yuma Lettuce Days

Green-tastic Gathering: Yuma Lettuce Days

The February-fresh confab attracts salad-lovin' foodies. Read »

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015 at 6:42 AM

Alfresco Dazzle in Encinitas

Alfresco Dazzle in Encinitas

The San Diego Botanic Garden's December light display gives the spacious grounds plenty of glow. Read »

Sunday, Dec 20, 2015 at 8:23 AM

Disneyland Hotels: The Lobby Trees

Disneyland Hotels: The Lobby Trees

Admire these fancy firs before heading into the parks. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:50 AM

Canary Hotel's New Branded Syrah

Canary Hotel's New Branded Syrah

The chic Santa Barbara stay-over has partnered with Carhartt Vineyard and Winery. 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.