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May 21, 2018

Final Tour of the Los Angeles Times Headquarters Before Move

Yes, it was a historic tour as this was DayTripper’s final visit to the L.A. Times headquarters while in its current location. The venerable L.A.Times is moving out of its iconic Art Deco downtown Los Angeles building and taking the …

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May 17, 2018

Fillmore & Western Luncheon Train Ride to Santa Paula

So happy to take a group of DayTrippers from San Diego north through the Santa Clara Valley to Fillmore CA. We were all eagerly looking forward to our train ride on the Fillmore Western Railroad. The car we would be …

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May 16, 2018

A Day of Cuddly Alpacas & Curious Discoveries

Although I was raised on a farm in North Dakota, alpacas were never something that was raised by farmers in my area.  Today, however, Alpacas (and Llamas) are found all over the world with large populations in America, Australia and …

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May 14, 2018

Touring Elvis & Priscilla’s Honeymoon Hideaway Home in Palm Springs

A bit chilly when a group of us Daytrippers left San Diego on an early Saturday in May heading Northeast to Palm Springs. That was okay. We all were actually looking forward to spending the day in sunshine and enjoying …

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Nighttime at the Griffith Observatory is Out of this World!

Retirement Practice # 53, a “Nighttime Visit to the Griffith Observatory and Planetarium” was out of this world! DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Donna and driver Joaquin showed up in the early afternoon to take us north to the City of Angels. It was getting …

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May 9, 2018

Annenberg Estate: Retreat for America’s Royalty

People always ask me “Mark, what’s your favorite tour?” Well, I’ve been a lot of places in my over 35 years of tour guiding, but I would have to say the Annenberg Estate ranks right up there! Our drive over …

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May 8, 2018

Phantom of the Opera Sequel Does Not Disappoint

The sky was blue, the sun was shining, even the Traffic Gods were smiling – and so was our driver Ernesto! It was a perfect Saturday morning to take the short trip up to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts …

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May 7, 2018

Love Never Dies: Phantom of the Opera Sequel by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Phantom of the Opera has been around in musical form since 1986 with millions of us having been enthralled in that time period.  So, no surprise when the sequel, Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns hit the stage, millions …

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Exclusive King Tut Exhibition Continues to Sell-Out

On Saturday May 5th I took 47 passengers see the fabulous King Tut “Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” exhibit, at the California Science Center at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The weather was perfect and believe it or not so …

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May 2, 2018

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at California Science Center

It was a beautiful April Saturday when I escorted over 50 DayTripper guests to the California Science Center in Exposition Park in Los Angeles to see the exclusive King Tut Artifact Exhibit of objects found in his tomb. Talk about …

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