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May 24, 2017

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena

For the record, Retirement Practice during the week is way cooler than on the weekend. I could totally get used to this. I had an awesome time with DayTripper Tours Tour Director Mark as we traveled to Pasadena and NASA’s …

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An Afternoon of Champagne & Brunch Aboard John Wayne’s Yacht

What better way to spend a warm May day than cruising Newport Beach Harbor on John Wayne’s yacht and enjoying a champagne brunch. That’s exactly what 39 fortunate DayTripper Tours passengers did instead of spending the day at home to …

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May 23, 2017

The Getty Center Museum: A Favorite Amongst Passengers & Tour Directors Alike!

Passengers are always asking me what my favorite trip is with DayTripper. Well, there are many for me, but there is a favorite among many of our passengers and they often go more than once because there is so much …

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May 22, 2017

Mystery Tour: Skyspace Observation Deck & the L.A. Central Library

So what do nine freeways, three destinations and sliding out the 70th story opening have in common? It was The DayTripper Mystery Tour! Or as Tour Director, Keri calls it, The Coddiwomple Tour! Yup, yesterday I stretched my Retirement Practice legs …

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May 18, 2017

Fillmore & Western Luncheon Train Tour

To get a sense of what California looked like during the citrus heyday in the late 1800s, then the train trip to Fillmore and a ride on the Fillmore Western Train trip will quench your thirst (sorry, I couldn’t resist). …

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Warner Brothers Movie Studio Tour

We all had stars in our eyes as 47 DayTripper passengers, driver Ernesto, trainee Steve and I traveled to Warner Brothers Studio in Burbank on a sunny Thursday in May.  On the drive north, my narration and a video played …

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May 8, 2017

The Verde Canyon Railroad & Scenic Sedona

Day 1 What could be better…a bright sunshiny day, 38 enthusiastic travelers, Ernesto as our bus driver, and a tour to see “Arizona’s other canyon” during the spring wildflower season?  Our day was filled with introductions, some laughs and a …

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April 28, 2017

Journey to the Salton Sea & San Andreas Fault

I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Salton Sea years ago.  I was in awe.  It was an amazing experience to see a huge lake (California’s largest) out in the middle of the desert.  I’m still in awe …

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April 24, 2017

Day trip to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Yesterday was another awesome “retirement practice” with DayTripper Tours! This time, Tour Director Maggie took us to the University of Southern California campus for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Two big “WOW’s” for this trip. One for the …

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April 20, 2017

Picture-Perfect Day on the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

On Saturday, April 18th I took forty passengers to the Palm Springs Ariel Tramway. It was a beautiful day to ride up the steepest peak in the U.S. and catch a glimpse of the five different ecological life zones along …

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