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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014 at 10:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Crew for a Day: Join the Historic Sierra No. 3

Hop in the cab of a Gold Country favorite (and get to work). Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. Read »

Monday, Mar 28, 2011 at 6:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Riding the Movie Star Locomotive

Sierra No. 3 may not be a household name, but the Gold Country engine is definitely a star. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Hotel's Haunted Halloween Dinner

National Hotel's Haunted Halloween Dinner

A Gold Country inn raises a toast to its resident ghosts. 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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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.