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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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A Day at the Mystical Salton Sea & San Andreas Fault

These trips are usually a glimpse into what my future may be but this time my bus ride with DayTripper Tours took me back in time. Tour Director Keri and driver Ernesto pointed the bus north east, back in history, to the Salton Sea. This sea …

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November 16, 2017

5-day Scenic Sedona & Verde Canyon Railroad Tour

It was an early start for 52 guests and Ernesto and I as we headed for Arizona. The first day would see San Diego’s coastal climate disappear as we traveled through the San Gorgonio Pass (and past hundreds of wind …

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November 15, 2017

Descanso Gardens & Norton Simon Museum: A Day of Art & Nature

Who doesn’t like being surrounded by beauty?  On this DayTripper tour, my 34 passengers and I reveled in beauty, both natural and man-made. After picking up this appreciative group of travelers at the Daytripper Tour office, Mission Valley, University City …

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November 3, 2017

A Day at Sony Pictures Studios for a Live Taping of Jeopardy!

What is “an entertaining and educational DayTripper Tour to the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles?”  The answer is… “a live taping of America’s #1 TV game show, Jeopardy!” Yes, all 37 DayTripper Tours passengers knew the answer to that …

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October 26, 2017

Marc Chagall Exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art

There have been many “first” trips for me with DayTripper Tours over the past 13 years. Although this was not my first time to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, it had been many years since I last lead …

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October 25, 2017

A Day at The Gentle Barn Animal Sanctuary in Santa Clarita

A bus, a ranch, a barn. That can only mean one thing. Yup, another Retirement Practice with DayTripper Tours Tour Director Keri and driver Tony. They picked me up bright and early in Mission Valley and we headed north to the other side of …

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