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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Friday, Oct 3, 2014 at 6:49 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Cabers in the Air: Ventura Seaside Games

Cabers in the Air: Ventura Seaside Games

Athletes'll don the kilts and bagpipers'll blow, by the Pacific. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Harvest Fest: Mega Craft Fair Hits the Road

Harvest Fest: Mega Craft Fair Hits the Road

Ornaments, artworks, baked goods, more: Fall gets huge in Ventura (and beyond). Read »

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:06 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Ocean Breezes and Midway Rides: Ventura County Fair

Ocean Breezes and Midway Rides: Ventura County Fair

The Pacific-close charmer sets up the Ferris wheel, fried food booths. Read »

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Pirates of Ventura Harbor

The Pirates of Ventura Harbor

Did we say "Harbor"? Make that "Aarghbor." Read »

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 2:14 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

New: Evening Harbor Cruises with Island Packers

New: Evening Harbor Cruises with Island Packers

The company known for its Channel Islands runs sticks closer to shore. Read »

Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Mysteries of Cueva Valdez

The Mysteries of Cueva Valdez

Two special Island Packers trips'll head out to a Santa Cruz Island cove. Read »

Monday, May 12, 2014 at 5:12 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Los Lobos Join Johnny Cash Tribute

Los Lobos Join Johnny Cash Tribute

The Southern California icons turn it up at the Roadshow Revival. Read »

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 at 10:57 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Rare Chance: Explore a New Channel Islands Spot

Rare Chance: Explore a New Channel Islands Spot

Island Packers will make a run to a pretty and remote beach at the end of April. Read »

Saturday, Mar 22, 2014 at 7:49 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Roadshow Revival: Cars, Tunes, and Johnny Cash Love

Roadshow Revival: Cars, Tunes, and Johnny Cash Love

A Father's Day Saturday tradition turns up the music and revs the motors. Read »

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 at 11:09 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

Merry Stroll: Ventura Winter Wine Walk

Merry Stroll: Ventura Winter Wine Walk

A Holiday Street Fair and a chance to taste some fab local vino? Yes indeedy. 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.