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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Sep 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team

Detective Dogs: Bodie Spotlights Canine Forensics Team

The pups have helped find centuries-old gravesites around the ghost town. Read »

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 5:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Heritage Tour: Ye Olde Ghost Town Road Trip

Spend the middle of September visiting Bodie, Aurora, and Masonic. Read »

Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Friends of Bodie Day

Friends of Bodie Day

Sweet on the state park? Don your cowboy hat and go ghost town. Read »

Monday, Jun 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Rare Chance: See Bodie Ghost Town by Night

Experience sunset and star-twinkle as the Mono County gem keeps evening hours for three nights only. Read »

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

California's Ghostiest Towns

California's Ghostiest Towns

Silver City, Bodie, Calico: Where do you go for history and atmosphere? Read »

Wednesday, Apr 24, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Photographing Bodie

Photographing Bodie

Shutterbugs get occasional early entry to the gold-mining town. Read »

About
A good time is just a short drive away, and Worth the Drive points you in the right direction. It's a daily look at nearby getaways, festivals and sweet deals.
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ALYSIA GRAY PAINTER Alysia Gray Painter has blogged for NBCLA.com since October 2008, covering Los Angeles go-outs, restaurants, museums, hotels, as well as nearby Worth the Drive destinations. She served as the West Coast Managing Editor for AOL CityGuide, as well as the Los Angeles editor; she has also written for Bark magazine, McSweeney's, Modern Humorist, and PBS programs and publications.