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, May 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mendo Magic: Bioluminescence Tours

Mendo Magic: Bioluminescence Tours

Paddle out onto the Big River for some nighttime glow. 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 »

Thursday, Jan 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mendo Yum: Crabcake Cook-offs (and Everything Crab)

Mendo Yum: Crabcake Cook-offs (and Everything Crab)

A January culinary confab has some serious claws. 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 »

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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.