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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

The National Parks Turn 97 (and You Get Free Entry)

Find your perfect nature spot and sing a round of Happy Birthday. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013 at 2:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer + Golf + Death Valley = Heatstroke Open

Summer + Golf + Death Valley = Heatstroke Open

Careful how fast you grab that metal club; you're in Death Valley in the summertime. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Desert's Heating Up (and That's Cool)

The Desert's Heating Up (and That's Cool)

Is it too late to go Death Valley? Nope; summer is a special season, too. Read »

Friday, Feb 8, 2013 at 12:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Signs of Death Valley's Springtime

Signs of Death Valley's Springtime

Wildflower watchers will soon turn their attention to the national park. Read »

Monday, Feb 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mysterious Death Valley Racetrack

The Mysterious Death Valley Racetrack

Death Valley's strangest sight begs one question: How do those rocks move? Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 5:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley, Seen from the Saddle

Death Valley, Seen from the Saddle

Wintertime is a fine time to take a trot in the national park. Read »

Saturday, Oct 27, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Desert Destination Opens for the Season

A Desert Destination Opens for the Season

A famous Death Valley resort welcomes its winter guests. Read »

Monday, Aug 13, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Death Valley Golf Package

Death Valley Golf Package

Swing below sea level and enjoy some epic vistas. Read »

Monday, Aug 6, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn Ride in Death Valley

Autumn Ride in Death Valley

It's one of the perfect times of year in one of the world's lowest spots. Read »

Monday, Jul 16, 2012 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The World's Toughest Foot Race

The World's Toughest Foot Race

Could you run several miles through Death Valley in July? 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.