Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Experience sunset and star-twinkle as the Mono County gem keeps evening hours for three nights only. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Ghostiest Towns

California's Ghostiest Towns

Silver City, Bodie, Calico: Where do you go for history and atmosphere? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographing Bodie

Photographing Bodie

Shutterbugs get occasional early entry to the gold-mining town. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 at 7:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golden State Ghost Town

Golden State Ghost Town

Bodie is one of the California's best preserved mining towns. 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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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.