Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Aug 18, 2014 at 2:56 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Camping Cool: Santa Barbara Silver Safari

Book a vintage beauty and round out the summer with a little R&R. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Zip by Night: A Catalina Island Adventure

Get a different view of the hilly burg as evening falls (and you zoom). Read »

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Tower on the Windswept Crag

The Tower on the Windswept Crag

Travel to Ireland via Carmel at the Tor House. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

ARTify Cambria

ARTify Cambria

If you've always wanted to visit Nitt Witt Ridge, that colorful monument to upcycling, your chance is now. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Point Sur Moonlight Walk

Point Sur Moonlight Walk

The Point Sur Lighthouse Tours are about to begin for 2012. Ready for an atmospheric nighttime ramble? Read »

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012 at 7:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lovely, Lunar Lassen

Lovely, Lunar Lassen

A favorite peak and its "Mars-scape" feel get a major shout-out. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Fall in Winter

The Fall in Winter

Ever seen sunshine set a waterfall alight? Make for Yosemite. Read »

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Beach and the Butterflies

The Beach and the Butterflies

Make for Natural Bridges State Park for a migration party. Read »

Monday, Jan 30, 2012 at 9:35 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Porcupines in Love

Porcupines in Love

Safari West spotlights the love lives of animals during Wild Jungle Love. Read »

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

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

LA GETAWAY

Unique hotels, ethnic festivals, warmer weather -- yes, there are reasons to head south.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visitng Shamu at Sea World.

BAY'S BEST

Culture, wine, boating, hiking, beachcombing, museums. You don't have to drive far to get away.