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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Saturday, Jan 11, 2014 at 7:52 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Queen Mary ScotsFestival: Games, Tartans, Whisky

Queen Mary ScotsFestival: Games, Tartans, Whisky

Cabers shall be thrown and dances shall be danced. Read »

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Scotland Celebrated, Queen Mary-Style

Scotland Celebrated, Queen Mary-Style

Sheep-herding, whisky-tasting, and pipes-a-baggin' (or is that bags-a-pipin'?) -- it is nearly time again for the Scottish Festival and Games. 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 »

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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.