Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Thursday, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

150 Years: Historic Hot Springs Reach a Milestone

150 Years: Historic Hot Springs Reach a Milestone

Mono County's Benton Hot Springs keep a-bubblin' into the future. Read »

Sunday, Sep 7, 2014 at 7:44 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall

Trees Are A-Turning: Mono County Fall

Red and yellow leaves are fluttering near the 395. Need a free foliage map? Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. Read »

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 4:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Abloom: The Wild Irises of Mono County

Abloom: The Wild Irises of Mono County

Make for Bridgeport Valley for a purple-pretty sight. Read »

Friday, Apr 18, 2014 at 11:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hello, Eastern Sierra: Sonora Pass Opens

Hello, Eastern Sierra: Sonora Pass Opens

One of the great routes over the Sierra is set for its seasonal debut. Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Going Cross-Country in the Eastern Sierra

Going Cross-Country in the Eastern Sierra

The quiet and wide spaces off Highway 395 are the perfect places to glide. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 3:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fall Colors: Where to Leaf-Peep During the Shutdown

Fall Colors: Where to Leaf-Peep During the Shutdown

Where should you go to see the brightest yellows, reds, and golds? Read »

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 12:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Horseback Riding at Convict Lake

Horseback Riding at Convict Lake

Clip clop along the alpine-pretty body of water. 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.