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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cold and Colossal Sculptures: Carve Tahoe

Cold and Colossal Sculptures: Carve Tahoe

Teams head for Northstar to whittle away at the white stuff. Read »

Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 9:12 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

Foliage Time: See Peak Color

The call to "Go Now!" -- and enjoy the hues of autumn -- is on. Read »

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013 at 6:19 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Tahoe Autumn: Salmon Spawns and Colorful Vistas

Tahoe Autumn: Salmon Spawns and Colorful Vistas

Headed up for a slice of autumnal Alpine-y goodness? Grab your camera. Read »

Sunday, Jul 14, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Kokanee Salmon of Lake Tahoe

The Kokanee Salmon of Lake Tahoe

Plan now to see one of the aquatic wonders of the autumn. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 3:16 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

A Zippy Way Around the Big Lake

A Zippy Way Around the Big Lake

Need to get from point A to point B at Lake Tahoe? Try a scenic option. Read »

Monday, Jun 10, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Interested? Howard Hughes's Tahoe Getaway for Sale

Interested? Howard Hughes's Tahoe Getaway for Sale

The eccentric visionary's lake-close abode is on the selling block. Read »

Friday, Jan 4, 2013 at 7:55 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Carve Tahoe's Whimsical Snow Art

Carve Tahoe's Whimsical Snow Art

Cold creations get the snowy spotlight at a lovely lake-close event. Read »

Monday, Sep 24, 2012 at 1:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Lake Tahoe Autumn

Lake Tahoe Autumn

Reports are arriving that leaves are beginning to go gold. And red. And... Read »

Friday, Jun 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Wanderlust 2012

Wanderlust 2012

It's a major yoga retreat, yes, but music, community, and mind-body classes round out the full schedule. 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.