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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Thursday, Aug 8, 2013 at 1:15 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Following the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

Following the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

Get to know the vinos of Byron, Cambria, Firestone, and Riverbench. Read »

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 3:26 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cruisin' Nationals

Cruisin' Nationals

It's year 30 for the chrome-shiny show; get ready for loads of pre-1961 beauties. Read »

Monday, Apr 18, 2011 at 12:30 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival

Santa Maria Valley Strawberry Festival

Here come the springtime fruit carnivals. 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.