Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Llamas of El Capitan Canyon

The Llamas of El Capitan Canyon

An animal-sweet dose of springtime, found close to a rustic beach. Read »

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 7:23 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Giant Anteater Twin Born in Santa Barbara

Rare Giant Anteater Twin Born in Santa Barbara

Awww alert: The prognosis for the little guy is "good." Read »

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 at 12:59 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

In Bloom: Santa Barbara Orchid Show

In Bloom: Santa Barbara Orchid Show

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show is "the longest running orchid show in the nation." Read »

Monday, Feb 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

50th Anniversary Daniel Boone Package

50th Anniversary Daniel Boone Package

One guess as to where this getaway deal might be happening. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014 at 1:25 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Valentine's Day in the American Riviera

Valentine's Day in the American Riviera

Get beachy or taste wine or all of the above, in Santa Barbara. Read »

Thursday, Dec 5, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Boat Parades, from Morro Bay to Ventura

Schooners, yachts, and rafts are ready to sparkle, sail. Read »

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 7:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara, Sweet Stay-Overs, and Monarch Butterflies

Santa Barbara, Sweet Stay-Overs, and Monarch Butterflies

El Encanto is offering a stay-over package for lovers of winged beauties. Read »

Monday, Sep 23, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

On the Harbor: Santa Barbara Seafood

On the Harbor: Santa Barbara Seafood

The Seafood & Harbor Festival boasts a stunning setting, succulent eats. Read »

Monday, Jul 29, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Santa Barbara

Corpse Flower Set to Bloom in Santa Barbara

UCSB prepares for the stinky bloom (and the expected crowds). Read »

Thursday, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Barbara Oysters: Shuck 'N Swallow

Santa Barbara Oysters: Shuck 'N Swallow

Three of our favorite words all in a row: oyster shucking station. 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.

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