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Our National Parks Have Big Plans for Earth Day

Our National Parks Have Big Plans for Earth Day

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Anza-Borrego Desert Starts to Burst with Buds

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California's deserts are definitely arid, but, beneath the soil? All sorts of sweet-smelling secrets ready to burst. We have several stretches around the Golden State that get their share of flowers come late winter. Beautiful Anza-Borrego is one such place.

Yosemite's Horsetail Fall Comes Alive During February Sunsets

Horsetail Fall Comes Alive During February Sunsets

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Head Up North for Chowder in Bodega Bay

Head Up North for Chowder in Bodega Bay

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

Crab, Wine, and Mendocino Are A Match Made in Heaven

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area.

High Sierra Tent Hotel Opens for Reservations in January

Every week, we'll be featuring a guest post from the travel writers behind Worth the Drive, a blog featuring nearby getaways, festivals, and sweet travel deals on NBC Bay Area

Boozy Oscar Night Cocktails From Foreign Cinema

Watching the Oscars (especially on a chilly mid-winter night) is the perfect opportunity for drinking, or even drinking games. The genius bar manager over at Foreign Cinema, Bryan Ranere, came up with cocktails inspired by some of the biggest movies of the year, appropriately named Black Swan (this is a strong one, folks) and True Grit.

Grasshopper Tacos and Tarantula Tortas @ La Oaxaquena

Sometimes you want to venture outside the usual plate of carne asada tacos. To satisfy those urges to the extreme, drop by La Oaxaqueña, a legit bakery and restaurant that serves Southern Mexican delights like grasshopper tacos and fried tarantula tortas.

Owner Albino Carreno says the crunchy grasshoppers are rife with protein and vitamins. The tarantulas, which they're currently out of but will have again in March, are fried whole and sandwiched between fresh-baked bread. Their taste and texture? Akin to that of a softshell crab.

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