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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Sep 24, 2015 at 9:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wacky and Local: Palm Desert Golf Cart Parade

Daffy rolls are the delightful name of the game at this historic happening. View gallery »

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 »

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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.