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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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February 9, 2016

Our Tour to See “The Illusionists” was Positively Magical!

Abra cadabra! Alacazam! Magical doesn’t even begin to describe the mystifying, unbelievable, brain-bending tricks and jaw-dropping stunts we saw when two buses of excited DayTripper passengers visited the beautiful Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa to see “The …

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February 2, 2016

Our “Journey to Space” at the CA Science Center was “a blast”!

What a blast!  On Saturday, January 30, 2016, forty-six intrepid Daytripper passengers and I boarded the bus (with driver Ernesto in the cockpit) and set a course for Los Angeles and the California Science Center. Safe to say, “Space” was …

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January 25, 2016

Day Trips Are Fun Getaways That Let You Leave Your Luggage At Home

Whether it’s history, mystery, musicals, pageants, plays, or parades, Southern California offers a unique myriad of destinations and attractions that are only a day-trip away from San Diego—far enough to be considered “getaways,” yet close enough to end the day …

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October 9, 2014

Invest in Experiences, Not Things

Psychologists suggest that living in anticipation and gathering stories and memories will make us a lot happier in the long run. Over the past decade, an abundance of psychology research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do …

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June 20, 2014

A Q&A with One of the Men Behind Hollywood’s Mysterious Magic Castle

Milt Larsen began his magical journey at age 5, when he did a magic trick for Bess Houdini, widow of legendary escape artist Harry Houdini. You could say magic was Milt’s destiny. “My father was a magician, and we were …

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