Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wacky Roadsters: Kinetic Grand Championship

Wacky Roadsters: Kinetic Grand Championship

A Humboldt Bay favorite is gearin' up for gettin' weird. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wacky Machines: Ventura Kinetic Race

Human-powered machines take to the land -- and ocean -- as a fund-raiser for the... See Full Gallery »

Thursday, Oct 11, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ventura's Kinetic Sculpture Race

Ventura's Kinetic Sculpture Race

Whimsical machines, full of humor and heart, roll for a fine cause. 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.