Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas

Four-Mountain Ski Pass: Mammoth to Acquire SoCal Ski Areas

Grab your poles and go for June, Mammoth, Bear, or Snow Summit, skiers. Read »

Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow Leopards of the American Riviera

Snow Leopards of the American Riviera

Santa Barbara Zoo will truck in 80 tons of snow for feline frolicking. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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By Becky Stickney

SoCal Ski Season Deals

SoCal Ski Season Deals

Season pass deals you can take advantage of before the flakes start falling. Read »

Friday, Nov 23, 2012 at 10:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow Leopards Romp in Santa Barbara

Snow Leopards Romp in Santa Barbara

An icy Santa Barbara Zoo party treats the snow-loving animals and people alike. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow in the Sierra

Snow in the Sierra

Haven't had your fill of fall yet? It's wrapping in some parts of the state. Read »

Saturday, Nov 19, 2011 at 9:08 AM
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By Becky Stickney

Tahoe Resorts Open For Season

Tahoe Resorts Open For Season

Powder-hungry skiers and snowboarders can look forward what resorts have to offer this season. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Snow Bash

Big Snow Bash

Mammoth is celebrating the record snowfall of December. Read »

Saturday, Nov 13, 2010 at 6:09 AM
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By Britt Peterson

All Things Ski and Snow in Del Mar

All Things Ski and Snow in Del Mar

Gear up for winter. Snag snow apparel and lift tickets at this expo. 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.