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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Friday, Oct 11, 2013 at 3:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Tarantulas of Coarsegold

The Tarantulas of Coarsegold

A Gold Country town fetes the hairy arachnid. Read »

Tuesday, Jul 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Funky Fun: Nevada City Film Festival

Funky Fun: Nevada City Film Festival

Indie flicks and a cool setting make for a great after-Labor Day party. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Backcountry Gems of Nevada County

The Backcountry Gems of Nevada County

The Bridgeport Covered Bridge and wild trails lend the area history and beauty. Read »

Saturday, Mar 16, 2013 at 9:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Murphys: Queen of the Sierra

Murphys: Queen of the Sierra

A Gold Country town that's perfect on St. Patrick's and every day. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 12, 2013 at 10:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

Riding a Vintage Train Through Gold Country

The Sierra No. 3 is set to start its season. Read »

Thursday, Nov 8, 2012 at 12:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

November in Placerville

November in Placerville

The Gold Country burg is famous for fall color and family-run wineries. Read »

Friday, Oct 5, 2012 at 3:23 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

Coarsegold Tarantula Festival

A Gold Country celebration gives love to one misunderstood arachnid. Read »

Monday, Feb 27, 2012 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Golf in Gold Country

Golf in Gold Country

Gold Country is known for wine tasting, jumping frogs, and some really excellent links. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mariposas in Mariposa

Mariposas in Mariposa

The Gold Country village celebrates its wing-pretty namesake, festival-style. Read »

Monday, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Madera Wine Trail's Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Gold Country, sweet eats, sparkly drinks, and your bestest kissing bud. 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.