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August 26, 2013

Fun Facts – Magnificent Mansions of Millionaire’s Row

Around 1900, Pasadena, California, was a famous winter resort.The town had more bicycles per capita than anywhere else in the country, most likely because of the wealth of its residents and the pleasant climate.Railroads whisked vacationers from the East and …

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August 14, 2013

Travel Back in Time on the Verde Canyon Railroad

The popular saying “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey” never rang more true than when applied to an excursion upon the Verde Canyon Railroad. This enchanted voyage uniquely combines the romanticism of train travel, the breathtaking natural beauty of …

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May 9, 2013

Scenery, Heritage & Cuisine Are Featured in This Californian Coastal Tour

By Claire Bolgil When John Steinbeck wrote about Monterey in his novels Cannery Row, Tortilla Flats, and East of Eden, little did he know he would immortalize this city and its surroundings forever more. Now Cannery Row is a major …

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May 3, 2013

Fun Facts – I Must Go Down To The Sea

The yearning for adventure…the experience of the sea. John Masefield captures these moments through striking imagery in his enthralling poem, “Sea-Fever.” For many years, the lure of the ocean has drawn sailors to escape the land and follow the path …

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March 29, 2013

Getty Center Presents First Major Exhibition of Los Angeles’ Architectural History

Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990 A special exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Center April 9-July 21, 2013 LOS ANGELES-During the second half of the 20th century, Los Angeles rapidly evolved into one of the most populous …

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Keri Belisle Lends the Personal Touch as a Tour Guide

by Cynthia Robertson The first thing a DayTripper traveler notices about tour guide Keri Belisle is her easy smile and her warm, rich voice. She greets travelers by name as they all board the motor coach. Of all the tour …

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Fun Facts – Queen Mary

Lauded as royalty, a war hero, and a movie star, the Queen Mary is the most awe-inspiring ocean liner ever built. Forged during the Great Depression, this worldwide icon developed a rich history with her service to high society elites, …

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February 8, 2013

Karen Achtenhagen Puts the Creative Touch in DayTripper Tour Development

By Cynthia Robertson and Myron Stam For native San Diegan Karen Achtenhagen, travel and tourism has been a part of her life for decades. Her expertise in planning and her personal experience in travel lend a creative touch to her …

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Fun Facts – Borrego Desert Sculptures & Wildflowers

There is an immense amount of buzz surrounding the Borrego Valley. People from all around the world come to witness over 130 fascinating giant metal sculptures of prehistoric creatures and historical characters that span the desert landscape. The astonishing and whimsical collection of …

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January 24, 2013

2013 Pageant to Celebrate 80 Years of Living Pictures at the Festival of Arts

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Long before the curtain fell on last summer’s enormously popular production, The Genius, Diane Challis Davy, director of the Pageant of the Masters, was busily formulating her ideas for 2013’s celebration of art in “living pictures” …

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