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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 3:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wildflowers of the Anza-Borrego

Wildflowers of the Anza-Borrego

What's making a petal-pretty showing after this dry winter run? Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 6:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Juicy Gathering: Fancy Tomato Time

Juicy Gathering: Fancy Tomato Time

Tomatomania! brings the heirloom magic to salad fans across the state. Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zinfandel Rules: Paso's Spicy Weekend

Zinfandel Rules: Paso's Spicy Weekend

Love a certain zippy vino? So does the Central Coast town. Like, a lot. Read »

Saturday, Mar 1, 2014 at 7:18 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

What Time Is It? (Hint: Waterfall Time)

What Time Is It? (Hint: Waterfall Time)

Ever witnessed one of nature's crashingest, thrillingest glories? Read »

Monday, Mar 3, 2014 at 9:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Warm Gourmet: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Warm Gourmet: Palm Springs Restaurant Week

Damp days have you looking to the desert? You can daydream. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 2:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Science, with a Side of Ick, in Santa Ana

Science, with a Side of Ick, in Santa Ana

A "disgusting" exhibit at the Discover Science Center has kids laughing (and learning). Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Strolling Among Strawberries at Tanaka Farms

Strolling Among Strawberries at Tanaka Farms

The arrival of March means that the Irvine destination is open for tours. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sin Swanky: Vegas Welcomes The Cromwell

Sin Swanky: Vegas Welcomes The Cromwell

The Strip's "first stand-alone boutique hotel" will soon bow. Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

In Bloom: Santa Barbara Orchid Show

In Bloom: Santa Barbara Orchid Show

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is "the longest running orchid show in the nation." Read »

Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia Stars: Staring Out the Night Sky

Sequoia Stars: Staring Out the Night Sky

Stay at the Wuksachi Lodge and look up -- way, way up. 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.
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