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January 17, 2018

Greystone Mansion Murder Mystery Show in Beverly Hills

The L.A. Times calls it “The best show in town!” so you know it’s got to be good, and it WAS! “It” was The Manor, a play performed in the beautiful Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. And “it” was the …

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January 5, 2018

A 6-day Yuletide Christmas in Scenic Yosemite National Park

Day 1 We knew this would be a Christmas like no other!  Traveling to Yosemite National Park with Daytripper Tours would provide memories of a time a place that would be the best Christmas gift ever. It all began very …

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December 20, 2017

3-day Vintage Christmas at Hearst Castle

DAY 1 – SOLVANG Our journey to California’s scenic central coast began on a Tuesday morning with 42 excited tour members and Ernesto as our bus driver.  We drove through smoke from the Thomas Fire burning in the Santa Ynez …

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December 14, 2017

Mission Inn Festival of Lights in Riverside

Yesterday was my Second Annual Retirement Practice to the Mission Inn Festival of Lights. Folks had mentioned how I had to go on this trip and I passed it by for a couple of years, but finally went last year. …

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December 8, 2017

The Sounds of Christmas at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont

Officially Christmas may be 18 days away, but for my 51 Daytripper Tours passengers and I, Christmas was already here as we journeyed north to hear The Sounds of Christmas at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont, CA. With David Lisi …

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December 1, 2017

Getty Center Hosts Special David Hockney Exhibition

The Getty Center in Los Angeles is the kind of place that once you’ve been there, you know you have to go back. Again. And again. And again. And for about half of my 50 Daytripper Tours passengers our recent …

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November 29, 2017

David Hockney 80th Birthday Special Exhibit at the Getty Center

Going to the Getty Center is a mainstay of Daytripper tours, but rarely are guests treated so as beautiful day as 51 Daytripper guests had on October 22. Los Angeles’ skies were clear, and the view from the hill on …

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November 27, 2017

An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving at Wonder Valley Ranch Resort

Passengers ask me about Wonder Valley all the time on other tours. Mostly they want to know where it is and what’s it like. I am more than happy to tell them all about it. It is one of my …

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November 22, 2017

A Fascinating Day at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena

Throughout human history we have been fascinated by what is in the night sky, and what is beyond our planet. There are many places to go to find out, but by far one of the best is the Jet Propulsion …

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November 20, 2017

Warner Bros. Studios Behind-the-Scenes VIP Tour

It was overcast and a bit rainy as 49 DayTrippers, myself plus new Tour Director Robert Santos left San Diego. But by the time we arrived in Burbank at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour, the sun was shining and it …

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