Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Board the Skunk Train and make for a former logging camp. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014 at 11:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Pacific Picnic: World's Biggest Salmon BBQ

Pacific Picnic: World's Biggest Salmon BBQ

Head for South Noyo Harbor in Fort Bragg to get your fish fill. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Want the on-the-move superstar to stand still for a second? You're in luck. Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 8:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mammoth Mammals Off Mendo

The Mammoth Mammals Off Mendo

Three weekends, three parties: Ready for a blowhole of a bash? Read »

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Salmon Lovers Wanted: World's Largest BBQ

Salmon Lovers Wanted: World's Largest BBQ

Fort Bragg gives it up for one very famous fish. Did we say "one"? Many. Read »

Friday, Mar 22, 2013 at 4:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Motel: The Beachcomber

California Motel: The Beachcomber

The Fort Bragg stay-over has deals on for spring. Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

All Aboard the Crab & Wine Express

All Aboard the Crab & Wine Express

The Skunk Train goes culinary during Mendocino's salty-sweet celebration. Read »

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tracks to Kayaks

Tracks to Kayaks

The Skunk Train has a great ticket for people who need to get on the river in addition to the rails. Read »

Monday, Sep 26, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Abalone Cook-Off

Abalone Cook-Off

A star mollusk takes centerstage in Fort Bragg's Noyo Harbor. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 at 9:24 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Spooky Skunky

The Spooky Skunky

The Great Pumpkin Express is getting ready to take to the tracks. 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.