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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Santa Cruz Summer

A Very Santa Cruz Summer

The beach boardwalk brims with movies, concerts, and more. Read »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mysteries of Cueva Valdez

The Mysteries of Cueva Valdez

Two special Island Packers trips'll head out to a Santa Cruz Island cove. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: Explore a New Channel Islands Spot

Rare Chance: Explore a New Channel Islands Spot

Island Packers will make a run to a pretty and remote beach at the end of April. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

Welcome Back, Monarch Butterflies

One of our state's most famous visitors alights near Santa Cruz. Read »

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at 8:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Classic California Carousel Turns 100

A Classic California Carousel Turns 100

The lovely Looff is marking its centennial with a brass-ring-y bash. Read »

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 2:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sea Cave Kayak Deal

Sea Cave Kayak Deal

Looking for something to do with your long-weekend Monday? Head out to sea. Read »

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Whether you’re looking for a relaxing, close weekend away or an exciting week-long adventure, Worth the Trip offers daily stories on what is truly worth your valuable vacation time. Whether by car, plane, train, boat, bicycle, kayak or snowshoes -- Worth the Trip points you in the right direction.
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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 NBC7.com and has been a San Diego resident for more than 20 years. She's a mom who loves to travel around the Southwest, looking for interesting places to visit and photograph.