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Monday, Feb 24, 2014 at 1:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia Stars: Staring Out the Night Sky

Sequoia Stars: Staring Out the Night Sky

Stay at the Wuksachi Lodge and look up -- way, way up. Read »

Monday, Feb 11, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Driving the Majestic Mountain Loop

Driving the Majestic Mountain Loop

Eager to get back into the mountains, sans chains? Spring is coming. Read »

Monday, Dec 17, 2012 at 10:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A High Sierra Idyll

A High Sierra Idyll

Already dreaming of walking the High Sierra Trail? Plan now. Read »

Tuesday, Dec 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Winter Among the Giants

Winter Among the Giants

Peace, nature, and snow: It's the quietest time of the year in the sequoias. Read »

Saturday, Oct 6, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spooky Sequoias

Spooky Sequoias

Take an eerie trip to the Sequoia National Park. Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Sierra Getaway

High Sierra Getaway

The wait to stay at the High Sierra camp is usually months, but not now. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 11, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sequoia Horseback Riding

Sequoia Horseback Riding

Clip-clop underneath some of the largest trees on the planet. Read »

Saturday, Jun 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Going Car-Free in the Sequoias

Going Car-Free in the Sequoias

You long to wend your way through some of the world's most famous trees and not have to drive. That's a real option. Read »

Thursday, Dec 8, 2011 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wuksachi in Winter

Wuksachi in Winter

Sweet on the sequoias in the snow? The park's big lodge has a special on. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 21, 2011 at 9:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summertime at Crystal Cave

Summertime at Crystal Cave

The Sequoia National Park wonder is only open a few months of the year. 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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