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Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 25 Years, Napa Valley Wine Train

Happy 25 Years, Napa Valley Wine Train

The iconic toot-tooter honors its big Silver Anniversary with some vino-riffic contests. Read »

Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Board the Skunk Train and make for a former logging camp. Read »

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Redlands Train Love

Redlands Train Love

Locomotives are the stars over a weekend of rail-focused celebration. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Greeting 2014 on the Move: Napa Valley Wine Train

Greeting 2014 on the Move: Napa Valley Wine Train

Is the year you gussy it up and finally board the moving party? Read »

Thursday, Sep 27, 2012 at 10:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pumpkinliner Takes to the Rails

Pumpkinliner Takes to the Rails

The Fillmore & Western's annual October train is set to chugga-chugga. Read »

Saturday, Sep 1, 2012 at 9:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Wine Train Night Tours

Napa Valley Wine Train Night Tours

Sundays will now be a part of the Napa Valley Wine Train's popular night winery tours. Read »

Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 at 7:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Visiting Napa's Love Lock Bridge

Visiting Napa's Love Lock Bridge

A favorite Napa Valley spot will, once again, receive its share of lovey-dovey Valentine's visitors. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Amtrak at 40

Amtrak at 40

A special exhibit train will make stops in Sacramento, Oakland, Bakersfield, San Diego, and LA. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Valley Wine Train Specials

Napa Valley Wine Train Specials

The famous railway has several hotel deals on. 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.