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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014 at 2:05 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Re-Debut: Ritz-Carlton at Rancho Mirage

Re-Debut: Ritz-Carlton at Rancho Mirage

An elegant desert getaway prepares for a splashy bow. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Give Back Getaway in Laguna Niguel

Give Back Getaway in Laguna Niguel

Been wanting to try a volunteer vacation? The Ritz-Carlton has suggestions. Read »

Friday, Nov 16, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Surfing Santa Competition

Surfing Santa Competition

A variety of Kris Kringles'll grab their boards and head for Salt Creek Beach. Read »

Saturday, Apr 7, 2012 at 10:22 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Easter Al Fresco

Easter Al Fresco

Ever seen the giant eggs of the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel? Read »

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2011 at 9:11 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Let Us Stay With You

Let Us Stay With You

The Ritz-Carlton launches a new theme and brand outreach program. 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.