Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Oct 6, 2014 at 11:31 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rosy Weekend: Russian Tea & Fragrance Fest

Rosy Weekend: Russian Tea & Fragrance Fest

Tea leaf readings and traditional dance festoon the Russian River Rose Company's fall party. Read »

Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:13 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Spend Mother's Day in a Garden

Spend Mother's Day in a Garden

Find a spot that's all abloom for your numero uno lady's big day. Read »

Friday, Mar 28, 2014 at 12:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rosy Doings in the Russian River Valley

Rosy Doings in the Russian River Valley

A bloom-filled nursery gears up for its petal-packed spring. Read »

Friday, Dec 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rose Parade and Beyond

Rose Parade and Beyond

Millions watch it on television, but have you ever wanted to see it live? Read »

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 11:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Russian River's Rosy Days

Russian River's Rosy Days

Perfume tours are a springtime tradition at a mega rose garden. Read »

Saturday, Dec 15, 2012 at 4:40 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The 124th Tournament of Roses: Plan Now

The 124th Tournament of Roses: Plan Now

Pasadena's grandest parade is nearly ready to roll. Read »

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Iris Sundays

Iris Sundays

The Russian River Rose Company puts the focus on a different bud. Read »

Thursday, Mar 29, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Springtime in Rose Central

Springtime in Rose Central

They're popping out all over, but especially at the Russian River Rose Company. Read »

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Roses in the Cemetery

Roses in the Cemetery

Roses are blooming at the Sacramento Old City Cemetery. Read »

Monday, Dec 26, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Your Rose Parade Checklist

Your Rose Parade Checklist

The parade is the centerpiece of the Tournament of Roses, yes, but there are other flowery to-dos. Read »

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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.