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April 15, 2016

A Day of Temples & Castles: In Our Very Own Backyard

“A feast for the eyes,” was the phrase whispered throughout the day as 33 DayTrippers ventured up to Los Angeles to see two unique architectural achievements – the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple in Chino Hills and the eclectic …

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April 11, 2016

Behind the Famed “Pink Walls” of the Annenberg Estate

It’s always nice to feel special and that’s how my 31 passengers (and 30 more on Keri’s bus) felt recently when we had the chance to tour the exquisite Annenberg Estate and Sunnylands Center in Rancho Mirage. The stunning winter …

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April 7, 2016

The Stark Beauty of Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree; the name in itself evokes images of strange trees and stark beauty. I had the privilege of leading this fascinating DayTripper tour to Joshua Tree National Park with 48 passengers who decided they wanted to spend their Saturday somewhere different. …

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April 4, 2016

A Mystery Unfolds Aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway

We stepped back to a simpler time on a recent DayTripper tour to charming Fillmore in the rolling hills of the Heritage Valley north of Los Angeles. As the crowded freeways and densely populated buildings of L.A. receded in our …

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March 30, 2016

Sore from Laughing at The Book of Mormon

I don’t know when I’ve seen a more excited group of DayTripper Tour passengers! Fifty-two of us climbed aboard our SunDiego Motor Coach with Ernesto behind the wheel and headed north on Saturday, March 26th. The Segerstrom Center for the Arts …

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March 15, 2016

Historical & Architectural Tour of L.A.’s

Usually DayTripper Tours takes you away on a motor coach, but on March 10, it was all about trains as 35 passengers and I boarded AMTRAK heading north. Everyone especially enjoyed the luxury of upgraded business class with large comfy …

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March 8, 2016

Riding “Back in Time” Aboard the Fillmore & Western Railway

It was a beautiful day for a leisurely train ride on the Fillmore & Western Railway. We had a full bus of passengers and with the exception of myself and one other passenger, this was everybody’s first time going to …

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February 24, 2016

A Day of Wine Tasting in Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley

“The view is absolutely breathtaking” said one of my passengers as she gazed at hills swathed in the vineyards of Mexico’s L.A. Cetto. “I never imagined this wine country would be so wonderful.” She, along with 40 other DayTripper Tours …

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February 16, 2016

Antiquin’ in Historic Old Towne Orange

Full disclosure: I love to shop! And so did everyone else on this trip – even the men. On our way up to Old Towne Orange I took a poll of what people collected and were hoping to find once we arrived, and …

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February 15, 2016

Scottish Festival at the Queen Mary? Don’t mind if “Aye” do!

Could there be a more perfect setting for the 23rd annual ScotsFestival and International Highland Games than the very Scottish Queen Mary? “Aye” don’t believe so!  Fifty-two Daytripper passengers and I traveled to Long Beach with the ever helpful and cheerful …

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