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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

104 Celebrities: Sin City's "Star Trek" Con

William Shatner and Kate Mulgrew are both due at huge Vegas beam-up. Read »

Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013 at 11:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

"Star Trek" Day at the Fair: Dress Up, Get in Free

"Star Trek" Day at the Fair: Dress Up, Get in Free

Dress up as Data, or any favorite Trek character, and skip admission. Read »

Monday, Jul 8, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Vegas Con: 1000+ People in "Star Trek" Costumes

Vegas Con: 1000+ People in "Star Trek" Costumes

The big "Star Trek" convention looks to take back its title. Read »

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

William Shatner, Talking Kirk and More

William Shatner, Talking Kirk and More

The cap'n reminisces on life in and beyond the Starfleet uniform. Read »

Thursday, Mar 3, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Trek Con Gets Busy Way Early

Trek Con Gets Busy Way Early

It's the 45th anniversary. Big stars are due. It's in August, and fans are already signing up. 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.