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 »

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 »

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 »

Monday, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Festive Fortnight

Festive Fortnight

Making for Mendo in early December? You've got a slate full of seasonal goodies before you. Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

World's Largest Salmon BBQ

World's Largest Salmon BBQ

The grills are getting hot in Noyo Harbor. Read »

Monday, Jun 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Father's Day Tasting Weekend

Father's Day Tasting Weekend

A wine-wonderful road trip to Mendo County with your main guy? Oh yeah. This could be one for the retellings. 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.