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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sweethearts Day on Catalina Island

Sweethearts Day on Catalina Island

An island getaway that's not too far from home is very Valentine's to us. Read »

Saturday, Sep 29, 2012 at 12:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors

Buccaneer Days at Two Harbors

Pirates set sail for a long-running Catalina Island fest. Read »

Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Summer Starts on Catalina Island

Summer Starts on Catalina Island

It's all about the Flying Fish as a famous ocean burg heads into June. Read »

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Island Ball

Catalina Island Ball

Love the old-school stylings of the big band era? Hop a boat for Avalon. Read »

Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Catalina Island Classic

The Catalina Island Classic

You know the twisty hills near Avalon? Now imagine skateboarding down them. Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 7:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Film Fest Honors Stan Lee

Catalina Film Fest Honors Stan Lee

Nope, you don't need to wait for Comic-Con to get your Spidey on. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Flying Fish Festival

Flying Fish Festival

The befinned Catalina Island celebs prepare to mark their fest's half-decade mark. Read »

Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Catalina Express Extends Popular Birthday Deal

Catalina Express Extends Popular Birthday Deal

People loved it and the Catalina Express staffers extended it. Done and done. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 7, 2012 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Running Across Catalina

Running Across Catalina

The Catalina Island Conservancy Marathon presents hilly challenges and amazing ocean vistas. Read »

Saturday, Feb 4, 2012 at 10:03 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Island Valentine's

Island Valentine's

Massages, bubbly, and the all-important boat ride from the mainland are part of Catalina's Sweetheart Day specials. Read »

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A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.