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Worth the Drive
Our daily look at nearby getaways
Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

BBQ Bootcamp in the Santa Ynez Valley

BBQ Bootcamp in the Santa Ynez Valley

Spend a long weekend learning the 101 on grilling perfect meats. Read »

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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By Alysia Gray Painter

The Alisal Ranch BBQ Bootcamp

The Alisal Ranch BBQ Bootcamp

The springtime bootcamp at the swank Solvang guest ranch filled up. But there are spots in the fall. 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.