Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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, May 17, 2013 at 8:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Sweet Summer Deal at Korakia Pensione

A Sweet Summer Deal at Korakia Pensione

Hot deals heat up at one of the desert's prettiest destinations. Read »

Saturday, Apr 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tachevah: The Middle of the Coachella Sandwich

Tachevah: The Middle of the Coachella Sandwich

Staying in the desert for both music weekends? Best go Tachevah. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 6:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mount San Jacinto Summertime Deal

Mount San Jacinto Summertime Deal

Plan on hiking in crisp mountain air this summer? Get your tram pass. Read »

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 at 10:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's on the Palm Springs Tram

Valentine's on the Palm Springs Tram

Sweethearts get close above Palm Springs. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moby Visits Modernism Week

Moby Visits Modernism Week

The music-maker is set to speak at Modernism Week. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Modernism Week in Palm Springs

Mid-century enthusiasts prepare for their desert extravaganza. Read »

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tour de Palm Springs

Tour de Palm Springs

Brisk desert air and arid vistas combine for one smooth ride. Read »

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Half Dozen Palm Springs Film Fests

A Half Dozen Palm Springs Film Fests

January is kick-off time for the desert's most glam'd-out run. 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.