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July 31, 2018

Annual Ho’olaule’a Hawaiian Festival in Lawndale

Retirement Practice #56 and I came home with sand between my toes. I’ll explain. Yesterday DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Christina “ALOHA” and driver Ernesto took us on a fun filled day trip up to a little place called Lawndale for the HO’OLAULE’A …

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July 30, 2018

3-day Hearst Castle & the Gold Coast

Day 1: Santa Barbara Day one of our 3-day journey to “La Cuesta Encantada” better known as Hearst Castle started with our first stop of the day in the picturesque city of Santa Barbara. I had many passengers on board …

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In the Presence of Ancient History at the King Tut Exhbition

Just about everyone has heard of King Tut, the famous “boy king” of ancient Egypt, but not everyone has had the opportunity to witness firsthand the fabulous gold leafed antiquities that were buried with him in his tomb over 3,000 …

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July 20, 2018

Exclusive Tour of Amazon Fulfillment Center & Historic Mission Inn

Retirement Practice # 55 and what a day it was! Yesterday DayTripper ToursTour Manager Keri and driver Ernesto picked me up in Mission Valley for what was to be an exciting day. The AMAZON FULFILLMENT CENTER! Wahoo!!!! The much anticipated trip was finally …

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July 19, 2018

Exploring the Hidden Gardens of Los Angeles

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” Such wise words from Muslim poet Rumi, words I think all 52 of my DayTripper Tours passengers already were aware of and take the …

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July 10, 2018

California Philharmonic Pays Homage to Puccini & The Phantom

As the summer heat wave lingered on in San Diego, 32 DayTripper passengers and I decided the best way to beat the July heat was to travel to Los Angeles on a beautiful air-conditioned motor coach, dine in the delightfully …

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July 6, 2018

July 4th Fireworks Dinner Cruise on San Diego Bay

Happy 242nd birthday, United States of America!  It’s arguably the most celebrated holiday of the year and 51 Daytripper Tour passengers joined me and driver Carolyn to celebrate in style in 2018.  While tens of thousands of San Diegans scrambled …

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June 28, 2018

A Day at the J. Paul Getty Villa Museum

As a Tour Manager for DayTripper Tours what I enjoy most about my tours are the fabulous places I get to visit with our guests. Recently I escorted a group of DayTripper guests to the Getty Villa located in Pacific …

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June 18, 2018

Annual Lavender Festival at Highland Springs Resort

It was the most aromatic Daytripper Tour ever—a sold-out trip to the lovely Lavender Festival in Cherry Valley, CA.  Driver Mark and I picked up 52 passengers on our way to Riverside County.  Thankfully, the weather had cooled down considerably …

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Tribute to the Rat Pack at Lewis Family Playhouse

What is not to like?  The early 60’s Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin goofing around, singing on stage at the Sands Hotel in Vegas. Back in the day that was the hottest ticket in town. As the Tour …

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