Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Aug 15, 2013 at 6:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Less Car, More Yosemite

Less Car, More Yosemite

A Sierra-based shuttle begins its daily service. Read »

Thursday, Aug 1, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Bike a National Park by Full Moon

Bike a National Park by Full Moon

Take in Yosemite on two wheels. Your light? Our lunar satellite. Read »

Monday, Jul 22, 2013 at 9:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

Ride a Yosemite-Close Train by Moonlight

A vintage train sets off after dark. Intrigued? Read »

Monday, Jun 24, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

National Parks Contest: Summer Scrapbook

National Parks Contest: Summer Scrapbook

Share photos or videos of your national park trip and, yep, you might win a new adventure. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Autumn and Wine at the Ahwahnee

Star vintners and enthusiastic oenophiles gather for a fall tradition. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Group Hike, Glacier Point, Glorious Views

Group Hike, Glacier Point, Glorious Views

Get to know the national park alongside other adventurers. Read »

Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Enjoy Sierra-Style Sips Along the Madera Wine Trail

Enjoy Sierra-Style Sips Along the Madera Wine Trail

Is it a secret? Not so much, which is good. Should you go? Big yes. Read »

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Moonbow Magic Over Yosemite Falls

Moonbow Magic Over Yosemite Falls

One is due on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend. Curious? Read »

Friday, May 10, 2013 at 1:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horseback Riding Through Yosemite Backcountry

Horseback Riding Through Yosemite Backcountry

The Yosemite Valley Stable is open for the summer season, Giddy up! Read »

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Big Trees Tour of Yosemite's Mariposa Grove

The Big Trees Tour of Yosemite's Mariposa Grove

Put on the headphones and prepare to marvel at mega sequoias. 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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