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Monday, Jan 6, 2014 at 10:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey Moves: Get Your Dance On, Swing Set

Monterey Moves: Get Your Dance On, Swing Set

Workshops and plenty of West Coast Swing are the thing at Swingfest. Read »

Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Resolution: Walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

Resolution: Walk the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail

It's long -- 18 miles -- but not so big that you can't work up to it. Read »

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Unusual Ice Rinks of the Golden State

Twirl near Half Dome or try a couples' skate near the ocean. Read »

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wake Up, Next Year, in an Aquarium

Wake Up, Next Year, in an Aquarium

A Monterey, fish-fantastic landmark has a fishy way to greet 2014. Read »

Friday, Dec 13, 2013 at 7:02 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Lonely Planet Hearts the Golden State

Two California spots get the must-visit-in-2014 love. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Night Stroll Through Monterey History

A Night Stroll Through Monterey History

Christmas in the Adobes is a December favorite. Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey County Adventure: ATVing in a Vineyard

Monterey County Adventure: ATVing in a Vineyard

The Hahn Estate offers a rather rugged way to tour the grapes. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013 at 9:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spreading the Jelly(fish) Love

Spreading the Jelly(fish) Love

Fans get to know the floating wonders in Monterey. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

Whiskery, Playful, Iconic: Where to See Sea Otters

The Monterey visitors bureau picks some favorite otter-watching locales. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ocean-Close Eerie: Monterey Ghost Stories

Ocean-Close Eerie: Monterey Ghost Stories

The Portola Hotel & Spa has a spirited package afoot for fall. 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.