Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Saturday, Mar 2, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Fly-Fishing in the Sierra

Fly-Fishing in the Sierra

Cast a line in some of the state's most spectacular waters. Read »

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Snow in the Sierra

Snow in the Sierra

Haven't had your fill of fall yet? It's wrapping in some parts of the state. Read »

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Donner Party Hike

Donner Party Hike

Take a Truckee-close ramble and learn more about the history. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 4, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Sierra Oro Farm Trail

The Sierra Oro Farm Trail

Get acquainted with Chico-close wineries and produce purveyors. Read »

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 4:47 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Mammoth Leaf Peeping

Mammoth Leaf Peeping

Ready to bid summer adieu and have an autumn adventure? Read »

Monday, Jul 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Sierra Getaway

High Sierra Getaway

The wait to stay at the High Sierra camp is usually months, but not now. Read »

Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

High Sierra Camps Opening Dates

High Sierra Camps Opening Dates

Have you been putting "getting away from it all" off? Stop that. Read »

Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 9:10 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tioga Gets Its Reopen Date

Tioga Gets Its Reopen Date

It's one of the main signs of the coming of summer in the Sierra. Read »

Thursday, Apr 26, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry Fishmas

Merry Fishmas

It's nearly that time of year again in the gorgeous Eastern Sierra. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sacramento Food Tours

Sacramento Food Tours

Brush up on local favorites and regional foodstuffs with Local Roots Food Tours. 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.