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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Monday, Apr 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Bees at Carmel Valley

Queen Bees at Carmel Valley

Little buzzing honey-makers are part of a Mother's Day package at soft-hilled, Carmel-close ranch. Read »

Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Refuge in Carmel

Refuge in Carmel

A new pool-laden retreat offers both men and women a few hours of chilled-out destressing. Read »

Thursday, Sep 16, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carmel Valley Ranch Feels the Joie

Carmel Valley Ranch Feels the Joie

The rustic-swank spot just joined the Joie de Vivre family. Now, let's talk specials. Read »

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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.