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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dapper Day: Vintage Oomph Returns to Disneyland

Hats, gloves, heels: Gussy up and hang with Goofy, old-fashioned fashion fans. View gallery »

Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene

Death Valley's Happening Nightlife Scene

The clubs are few -- well, non-existent -- but the spectacular show? So rich. Read »

Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Book a vintage beauty and round out the summer with a little R&R. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom). Read »

Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

Big Bear's Old Miners Days

They're partying for several days up the mountain. One highlight? Outhouse races. Read »

Friday, Feb 17, 2012 at 8:46 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

66th Riverside County Fair

66th Riverside County Fair

California's wintertime county fair prepares to get the midway glowing. Read »

Thursday, Feb 2, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Tram Contest

Palm Springs Tram Contest

Can you guess when winter will wrap near Palm Springs? You could score some free tram tickets. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A New/Old Grand Canyon Cabin

A New/Old Grand Canyon Cabin

The oldest building on the South Rim, formerly closed for four decades, reopens for guests. Read »

Monday, Jan 9, 2012 at 1:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Less Car More Canyon

Less Car More Canyon

Leave the wheels in the far parking lot and board the train. Or the mule. Or hit the bikes. Read »

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, close weekend away or an exciting week-long adventure, Worth the Trip offers daily stories on what is truly worth your valuable vacation time. Whether by car, plane, train, boat, bicycle, kayak or snowshoes -- Worth the Trip points you in the right direction.
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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.