Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Monday, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:50 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Skunk Train Fun: Camping on the Noyo

Board the Skunk Train and make for a former logging camp. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 5:54 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Photographer's Special: The Skunk Train

Want the on-the-move superstar to stand still for a second? You're in luck. Read »

Thursday, Oct 10, 2013 at 11:31 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Mushrooms, Railroads, Wine, and Mendocino

Mushrooms, Railroads, Wine, and Mendocino

The fungi-iest season of all is nearly upon us and Mendo chefs are ready. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:37 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

The Spooky/Fun/Sweet Trains of October

The Spooky/Fun/Sweet Trains of October

Roaring Camp, the Skunk Train, and a Sacramento engine prepare to take to the rails. Read »

Thursday, Jan 10, 2013 at 10:45 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

All Aboard the Crab & Wine Express

All Aboard the Crab & Wine Express

The Skunk Train goes culinary during Mendocino's salty-sweet celebration. Read »

Monday, May 7, 2012 at 11:53 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Tracks to Kayaks

Tracks to Kayaks

The Skunk Train has a great ticket for people who need to get on the river in addition to the rails. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 2, 2011 at 6:07 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Winding Rails and Mushroom Hikes

Winding Rails and Mushroom Hikes

If you're heading to Mendo's mondo Mushroom Festival, swing by the Skunky for a fun(gi) ride. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 7, 2011 at 9:24 AM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

The Spooky Skunky

The Spooky Skunky

The Great Pumpkin Express is getting ready to take to the tracks. Read »

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 1:45 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

Skunky Says Summer's Coming

Skunky Says Summer's Coming

And just in time for the Mendo area whale fests. Read »

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 3:40 PM
|
By Alysia Gray Painter

The Crab & Wine Express

The Crab & Wine Express

Savory seafood, good vino, and redwoods? It's a delish day out near Fort Bragg. Read »

About
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.