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Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:15 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

Historic Aquarium First: Vampire Squid on Display

The storied creature, and another rare deep-sea find, are in Monterey. Read »

Saturday, Apr 19, 2014 at 6:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Otter Easter

A Very Otter Easter

Monterey Bay Aquarium puts out the icy holiday spread for its famous residents. Read »

Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

Know Highway 1? Show Off (and Maybe Win)

A Lonely Planet contest is looking for your very best pin. Read »

Sunday, Apr 6, 2014 at 11:21 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Cool: Behind-the-Scenes Octopuses

Monterey Cool: Behind-the-Scenes Octopuses

All over cuttlefishes? Enter a contest to see how an exhibit comes together Read »

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 at 8:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Water Wonders: Tentacles Exhibit in Monterey

Octopuses, Squid, and Cuttlefishes get their moment in a mondo new show. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 7:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Hot Swing Time in Monterey

Hot Swing Time in Monterey

Big band, blues, jazz, and swing ring out near the Bay. Read »

Monday, Mar 10, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: California Beer Festival

Tickets on Sale: California Beer Festival

One of summer's sudsiest roadshows is in the distance. Read »

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cute Cameo: Otter Mom and Pup Visit Tide Pool

Cute Cameo: Otter Mom and Pup Visit Tide Pool

Monterey Bay Aquarium visitors got a special, heart-tugging treat. Read »

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2014 at 10:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Celeb: Meet Otter #649

Monterey Celeb: Meet Otter #649

The bewhiskered rescue pup has gone public at the aquarium. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 at 1:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Blowhole and Beyond: Whalefest Monterey

The Blowhole and Beyond: Whalefest Monterey

Whale-watching trips, tunes, and awareness are on dock. 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.