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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 at 2:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Joshua Tree Music Fest: Vibes Among the Boulders

Joshua Tree Music Fest: Vibes Among the Boulders

Journey to the desert for a Positive Vibration Station and connection of a most musical sort. Read »

Saturday, Aug 23, 2014 at 9:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 98th, National Park Service

Happy 98th, National Park Service

The venerable system marks the occasion by waiving admission at dozens of parks. Read »

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 5:46 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Sounds and Boulders: Joshua Tree Music Festival

Sounds and Boulders: Joshua Tree Music Festival

The Revivalists and a bevy of bands make for the desert. Read »

Saturday, Feb 1, 2014 at 7:33 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Desert Wildflowers Outlook

Desert Wildflowers Outlook

A dry winter can lead to fewer petals out in our arid regions. Read »

Friday, Jan 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Very Joshua Tree January

A Very Joshua Tree January

Peaceful times, good hikes, and crisp days await winter adventurers. Read »

Saturday, Apr 20, 2013 at 8:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Joshua Trees in Bloom

Joshua Trees in Bloom

The desert pops with subtle colors come April. Read »

Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Free Days During National Park Week

Free Days During National Park Week

Admission will be waived at dozens of parks across the country. Read »

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 at 1:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Happy 75th, Joshua Tree National Park

Happy 75th, Joshua Tree National Park

One of California's biggest, rockiest, most wonder-filled treasures hits a milestone. 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.