Worth the Trip
Our daily look at deals and getaways
Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:06 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Las Vegas Yum: FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend

Las Vegas Yum: FOOD & WINE All-Star Weekend

Burger showdowns and chef hobnobbing fill the foodie, Strip-close confab. Read »

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013 at 8:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Concierge for Northern Sonoma Wine Country

A Concierge for Northern Sonoma Wine Country

The Wine Road introduces a new online concierge, to help with planning. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 at 5:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Livermore Rolls Out the Barrels

Livermore Rolls Out the Barrels

Flowers are bursting in the valley, and a fine wine tasting, too. Read »

Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013 at 1:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sierra Setting + a State's Worth of Wines

Sierra Setting + a State's Worth of Wines

An always-sells-out wine fest offers a Sierra-close setting and top labels. Read »

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sipping Sonoma Wine and Buying Futures

Sipping Sonoma Wine and Buying Futures

Make for the northern part of the county for the annual Barrel Tasting days. Read »

Monday, Feb 4, 2013 at 7:03 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tickets on Sale: Taste Alexander Valley

Tickets on Sale: Taste Alexander Valley

Just about 30 wineries will join in the three-day tasting extravaganza. Read »

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2012 at 2:18 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carmel's East End Wine Row

Carmel's East End Wine Row

Spend a day tasting vino through one of Carmel's most charming stretches. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 13, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Thanksgiving on the Napa Valley Wine Train

Take the holiday on the road -- or, rather, the rails -- this year. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 at 1:04 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Toast for the Record Books

A Toast for the Record Books

Nearly 500 revelers turned out for the Napa Valley Wine Wave. Read »

Friday, Sep 28, 2012 at 5:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California Wine Fest Pours in Monterey

California Wine Fest Pours in Monterey

One of the largest of the Golden State vino soirees makes for the Peninsula. 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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