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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 at 8:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert

Food and Wine Festival Palm Desert

Chefs, demos, and wine tastings welcome spring. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Beasties by Night: Park After Dark

Desert Beasties by Night: Park After Dark

Owls, wolves, and other animals get the Living Desert after-dusk spotlight. Read »

Friday, Nov 15, 2013 at 11:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

WildLights: A Desert Dazzler

WildLights: A Desert Dazzler

The Living Desert's holiday sparkler gets ready to glow. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2013 at 6:49 AM
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By Angela Bull

Golf Carts with Gusto

Golf Carts with Gusto

An annual event with all the kitsch of old school desert glamor. Read »

Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Springs Cool: Find Those Hot Weather Deals

Palm Springs Cool: Find Those Hot Weather Deals

Hotels welcome summer with sweet, SPF friendly deals. Read »

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Dining Discounts in the Desert

Dining Discounts in the Desert

Restaurant Week gets sizzling around the desert resorts. Read »

Friday, Mar 9, 2012 at 8:04 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Chefs Make for Palm Desert To-Do

Chefs Make for Palm Desert To-Do

Food & Wine Festival returns to Palm Desert; people who know their stoves will speak and cook. Read »

Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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By Becky Stickney

More Than Cacti

More Than Cacti

A new exhibit and a special party await you in the desert. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 at 4:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

Palm Desert Food & Wine Festival

Chefs aplenty will demo at this CIA-assisting foodie party. Read »

Friday, Mar 4, 2011 at 6:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Golf and Travel Show

Desert Golf and Travel Show

You, and some 20,000 golfing buddies, talking shop. 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.
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