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, 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 »

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 »

Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Big Q

Wine Country Big Q

Things are getting saucy in Sonoma. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2011 at 7:39 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tri-Valley Winter Weekend Getaway

Tri-Valley Winter Weekend Getaway

If you want to do a wine toodle before the holidays kick in, there's a deal on. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Big Q

Wine Country Big Q

The first Kansas City Barbecue Society holds a "nationally sanctioned competition" in Sonoma. And we all win. Read »

Thursday, Sep 1, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Wine Country Ukulele Festival

Jam sessions, instrument giveaways, and strum-sweet concerts are on the three-day schedule. Read »

Friday, Aug 19, 2011 at 7:20 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wings Over Wine Country

Wings Over Wine Country

Daring acrobatics and fearless flyers take to the skies over the Charles M. Schulz Sonoma County Airport. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 27, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cycle Dry Creek Package

Cycle Dry Creek Package

Biking, beverages, massages, and a Madrona Manor room are all on tap. 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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