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August 2, 2017

84th Annual Pageant of the Masters & Laguna Beach Festival of Arts

Well, it’s summertime and you know what that means? An annual trip to one of our most popular tours with DayTripper. The Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach. Every summer we all look forward to leading this tour with …

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July 31, 2017

A Day at the Nethercutt Vintage Automobile Museum

I’ve been leading DayTripper Tours since 2009 and been to many wonderful places, but I think our trip to see the Nethercutt Collection was the biggest surprise of them all.  Now I know why Jay Leno who’s a huge car …

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July 25, 2017

Rails to Redwoods 2017

DayTripper Tours and 50 guests proved the famous Mark Twain quote wrong: “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Sunny days and warm days were the norm for the four-day trip to Monterey and San …

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July 20, 2017

Getty Center

There is probably is no such thing as the perfect day, but we came very close on our DayTripper Tour to the Getty Center in Brentwood last Saturday, the 15th.  I believe all 50 of us had a great experience at one of …

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Lake Arrowhead Village with Narrated Cruise

On a very warm July day, 44 Daytripper Tours passengers and I, with driver Tony Roman behind the wheel headed up to the San Bernardino Mountains. To lovely Lake Arrowhead, to be exact. On the way, we passed by Riverside, …

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HO’OLAULE’A Hawaiian Festival & Redondo Beach Pier

Another awesome Retirement Practice yesterday with DayTripper Tours. Tour Director Keri and driver Joaquin took us north to the HO’OLAULE’A (don’t ask me how to pronounce it) Hawaiian festival in Lawndale, then to the Redondo Beach Pier. Sounded like a fun day so …

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June 30, 2017

Escape to Big Bear Lake

There is just something inherently special about having Retirement Practice during the week. It just takes the whole process up a notch. Such was the case yesterday when I traveled with DayTripper Tours Tour Director Ann E. on the “Escape to Big …

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June 26, 2017

Magnificent Mansions of Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row

We were transported back to the “Gilded Age” when DayTripper Tours visited two mansions in Pasadena.  These two mansions are located on Orange Grove Ave. which at one time was know as “millionaire’s row.” Although these two mansions are now …

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Catalina Island Daycation Getaway

A full coach of DayTripper guests ventured to Catalina Island to greet the early days of summer. My first visit to the ocean every summer is the best of the entire summer.  When I first hear the sounds that only …

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June 19, 2017

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the L.A. Times Headquarters

After thirteen years working as a Tour Director for DayTripper Tours, I finally jumped at the chance to lead a “Behind the Scenes at L.A. Times” tour. I can’t believe I waited so long. Especially since my full-time job is …

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