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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Sep 16, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

One Truly Historic Queen

One Truly Historic Queen

Our famous ocean-liner gets one more landmark-loving leg up. Read »

Monday, Jun 27, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Red, White, and Blues Time

Red, White, and Blues Time

Fireworks and zydeco are part of the Queen Mary's Fourth of July celebrations. Read »

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The Queen Mary Turns 75

The famous ocean liner is marking a big birthday with fireworks and festivities. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2011 at 12:39 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New Orleans Nights

New Orleans Nights

The Queen Mary is kicking off a beer/wine pairing series with a tasty trip to the Big Easy. Read »

Wednesday, Jul 6, 2011 at 12:54 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Laird"ing It Up on the Queen Mary

"Laird"ing It Up on the Queen Mary

The big ship's big Scottish Festival is just ahead. There are festival stay-over deals, too. Read »

Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

NYE on the QM

NYE on the QM

There are several styles of music playing. Then, the seen-from-the-ship fireworks. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 16, 2010 at 2:02 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Mary Wraps Updates with a Bowl of Chowder

Queen Mary Wraps Updates with a Bowl of Chowder

The Long Beach ship opens a new seafood eatery, and finishes the "last major update." 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.