Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014 at 1:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Feathers in Flight: A Condor Celebration

Feathers in Flight: A Condor Celebration

See a condor and a few raptors and help out the majestic, big-winged bird. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

A Lonely Planet contest is looking for your very best pin. Read »

Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 7:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

We All Win: Fungus Face-Off

We All Win: Fungus Face-Off

Chefs are going cap-to-cap at a foragers' confab. Read »

Sunday, Dec 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Greeting the New Year on the Edge of the World

Greeting the New Year on the Edge of the World

Hooting-it-up in the middle of a crowd is fun, but some quiet is lovely, too. Read »

Monday, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Foraging in Big Sur

Foraging in Big Sur

Take a mushroom-seeking walk in one of the planet's prettiest regions. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

Big Sur Food & Wine Festival

"Roughed coastline" and "refined cuisine" meet up for a fall foodie party. Read »

Sunday, Mar 24, 2013 at 12:01 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

Hiking the Carmel Highlands

A Hyatt deal sends you out to the trails with a picnic and a guide, too. Read »

Monday, Mar 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Big Sur Photo Safari

Big Sur Photo Safari

Snap gorgeous pics of the coast then bed down at Ventana Inn & Spa. Read »

Monday, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Surfing Days at the Ventana Inn

Surfing Days at the Ventana Inn

A Big Sur lodge teams up with Billabong on a water-nice package. Read »

Monday, Oct 22, 2012 at 1:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Post Ranch Destination Lunch

Post Ranch Destination Lunch

Drive to Big Sur for a midday meal? Call it a delicious day trip. 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.