Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014 at 8:43 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Area Wineries Mark Down to Earth Month

Area Wineries Mark Down to Earth Month

April is devoted to eco-nice to-dos around wine country. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Calistoga Cute: Return of the Babydoll Sheep

Calistoga Cute: Return of the Babydoll Sheep

A sign of wine country spring summons heavy-duty "aww"-ing. Read »

Monday, Feb 10, 2014 at 3:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Road Barrel Tasting: Sample Now, Sip Later

Wine Road Barrel Tasting: Sample Now, Sip Later

Purchase a new favorite Northern Sonoma vino now and pick it up next year. Read »

Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Napa Sweet: The Love Lock Bridge

Napa Sweet: The Love Lock Bridge

Book a Valentine's ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train (and remember your lock). Read »

Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Whimsical Celebrations of Wine Country

The Whimsical Celebrations of Wine Country

Gingerbread, lights, and special tastes? Winemakers know how to mark the occasion. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Greeting 2014 on the Move: Napa Valley Wine Train

Greeting 2014 on the Move: Napa Valley Wine Train

Is the year you gussy it up and finally board the moving party? Read »

Monday, Nov 18, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Monterey County Adventure: ATVing in a Vineyard

Monterey County Adventure: ATVing in a Vineyard

The Hahn Estate offers a rather rugged way to tour the grapes. Read »

Wednesday, Nov 6, 2013 at 6:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Season Pass It: The Wine Road

Season Pass It: The Wine Road

Find yourself in Northern Sonoma on a regular basis? Put this in your pocket. Read »

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 8:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Northern Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

Northern Sonoma Sips: A Wine & Food Affair

Over 100 wineries are in on this autumn-time feast 'n sip. Read »

Friday, Oct 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sonoma Stay + Wine Tour + Relax Time

Sonoma Stay + Wine Tour + Relax Time

Platypus Wine Tours and the Sonoma Creek Inn pair up on a out-and-about stay-over. 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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