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May 16, 2018

A Day of Cuddly Alpacas & Curious Discoveries

Although I was raised on a farm in North Dakota, alpacas were never something that was raised by farmers in my area.  Today, however, Alpacas (and Llamas) are found all over the world with large populations in America, Australia and …

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May 14, 2018

Touring Elvis & Priscilla’s Honeymoon Hideaway Home in Palm Springs

A bit chilly when a group of us Daytrippers left San Diego on an early Saturday in May heading Northeast to Palm Springs. That was okay. We all were actually looking forward to spending the day in sunshine and enjoying …

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Nighttime at the Griffith Observatory is Out of this World!

Retirement Practice # 53, a “Nighttime Visit to the Griffith Observatory and Planetarium” was out of this world! DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Donna and driver Joaquin showed up in the early afternoon to take us north to the City of Angels. It was getting …

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May 9, 2018

Annenberg Estate: Retreat for America’s Royalty

People always ask me “Mark, what’s your favorite tour?” Well, I’ve been a lot of places in my over 35 years of tour guiding, but I would have to say the Annenberg Estate ranks right up there! Our drive over …

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May 8, 2018

Phantom of the Opera Sequel Does Not Disappoint

The sky was blue, the sun was shining, even the Traffic Gods were smiling – and so was our driver Ernesto! It was a perfect Saturday morning to take the short trip up to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts …

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May 7, 2018

Love Never Dies: Phantom of the Opera Sequel by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Phantom of the Opera has been around in musical form since 1986 with millions of us having been enthralled in that time period.  So, no surprise when the sequel, Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns hit the stage, millions …

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Exclusive King Tut Exhibition Continues to Sell-Out

On Saturday May 5th I took 47 passengers see the fabulous King Tut “Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh” exhibit, at the California Science Center at Exposition Park in Los Angeles. The weather was perfect and believe it or not so …

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May 2, 2018

KING TUT: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at California Science Center

It was a beautiful April Saturday when I escorted over 50 DayTripper guests to the California Science Center in Exposition Park in Los Angeles to see the exclusive King Tut Artifact Exhibit of objects found in his tomb. Talk about …

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April 24, 2018

Day of Discovery at JPL: NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena was the destination for 26 Daytripper Tour passengers and me on a recent April day.  Trailblazing is JPL’s business and in a way, it’s our business too as we “blaze trails” to new and exciting …

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April 23, 2018

A Fascinating Day of Discovery in Joshua Tree National Park

This is truly one of my favorite DayTripper tours.  The picturesque desert landscape littered with unique Joshua trees and unusual granite rock formations make for a scenic and relaxing touring day. Joshua Tree National Park covers an area of 1,235 …

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