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Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New/Old Name: A Santa Barbara Hotel's Fresh Moniker

New/Old Name: A Santa Barbara Hotel's Fresh Moniker

Loved the Hotel Oceana? Meet Hotel Milo. Read »

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 »

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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.