Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 at 5:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Little River Inn Marks Its Big 75th

Little River Inn Marks Its Big 75th

A Mendocino coast landmark marks a mondo anniversary in a mondo way. Read »

Friday, Nov 22, 2013 at 5:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Holiday Tour: Candlelight, Historic Inns, and Mendocino County

Holiday Tour: Candlelight, Historic Inns, and Mendocino County

Call it a festive way to peek inside some serene stay-over spots. Read »

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mushrooms, Railroads, Wine, and Mendocino

Mushrooms, Railroads, Wine, and Mendocino

The fungi-iest season of all is nearly upon us and Mendo chefs are ready. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Abalone of Mendocino County

The Abalone of Mendocino County

The much-protected mollusk receives its day in the sun. Or fog, rather. Read »

Saturday, Aug 24, 2013 at 1:42 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Willits Kinetic Carnivale

The Willits Kinetic Carnivale

Make for Mendocino County for Hand Car Races and steampunk shenanigans. Read »

Sunday, Aug 4, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Llama Treks on the Mendocino Coast

Llama Treks on the Mendocino Coast

Stay the night at the Little River Inn and take one memorable nature walk. 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 »

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Canoe, Your Canine, and You

A Canoe, Your Canine, and You

The Little River Inn has a package perfect for water-loving Fidos. Read »

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Three Towns Honor One Majestic Mammal

Three Towns Honor One Majestic Mammal

Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and Little River throw a trio of whale shindigs. 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.

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