Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mendocino's Coolest Crab Confab

Mendocino's Coolest Crab Confab

Clawed crustaceans, beer, and wine? That's the way to weather January. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 4:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mendocino's Merriest Season

Mendocino's Merriest Season

Winery to-dos, boat parades, and other charming events mark the season. Read »

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mendocino Film Festival

Mendocino Film Festival

Sitting in one of NorCal's great towns, taking in culture and delight? Yes, please. That. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 29, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Trio of Whale Festivals

A Trio of Whale Festivals

Mendo's annual Whale Festival preps to open. And swimming right behind it? The Little River and Fort Bragg fests. Read »

Thursday, Jan 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Beach Riding at Ricochet Ridge

Beach Riding at Ricochet Ridge

If you've always wanted to ride a horse on a beach, Ricochet Ridge Ranch can assist. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Crab, Vino, Mendocino

Crab, Vino, Mendocino

Save us an extra crab cake, please. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 28, 2011 at 9:53 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

NYE, North and South

NYE, North and South

Heading for Monterey or Mendo for the big night? Find your go-outs. 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.