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

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

About
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.
Travel Kit

GET A ROOM

Hotel deals around the Golden State that don't nab all your gold.

ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS

Giant drive-through donuts? We got your giant drive-through donuts right here.

LA GETAWAY

People the world over book their vacations in Los Angeles. You can, too.

SPOTLIGHT SAN DIEGO

From wine tasting in Temecula to visiting Shamu at Sea World.

WAKE UP IN VEGAS

Pools and glow-in-the-dark margaritas and dice and nice suites. Oh yeah. You're going.

Authors
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.