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April 23, 2018

A Day at the Mysterious Salton Sea & San Andreas Fault

I grew up in the 60s during the era of the first moon landings and always wondered what walking on the surface of the moon would be like.  In my mind’s eye, it very closely resembled what we experienced on …

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38th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Here’s a great day in my book of life: A trip with enthusiastic DayTrippers to the University of Southern California (USC) for the 38th annual Festival of Books.  This is a wonderful gift that the Los Angeles Times provides to …

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A Day at the LA Times Festival of Books

What a day! I traveled north with DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Patti and driver Joaquin to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. This was my second time on this trip and I’ll probably keep coming back as long as Daytrippers brings …

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April 18, 2018

Joshua Tree National Park: A Day in an Ancient Land

Have you been to Joshua Tree National Park? If not, you have to go! There is an old saying “it is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.”That is certainly how many of my …

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April 16, 2018

Daytrip to Joshua Tree National Park

Yesterday was Retirement Practice # 51. I joined DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Jan and driver Luis and we took off to see some really big rocks. This trip was officially called the Joshua Tree National Park Spring Picnic & Wildflowers tour. A …

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April 11, 2018

Palm Spring Aerial Tram

Yesterday was Retirement Practice #50 with DayTripper Tours. Wow, hard to believe that it has only been 3 ½ years since my first trip with them AND I’m still working. I totally believe in that work / play balance and not …

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April 5, 2018

The Book of Mormon

The musical the “The Book of Mormon” is on one the funniest musicals I have ever seen. As a Tour Manager for DayTripper Tours it was my pleasure to accompany 45 of our guests to the musical. As we headed …

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March 28, 2018

Mexico’s Guadalupe Valley Wine Region: Best Kept Secret in San Diego

Perhaps the best kept secret in the San Diego region is Baja California’s Guadalupe Valley.  If you mention it to the average resident of San Diego, most likely they will have never heard of it and will have no idea …

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March 26, 2018

Exclusive Tour of the L.A. Federal Reserve and Wells Fargo Museum

We knew two key things about our “Money, Money, Money” DayTripper tour. 1) We would see millions of dollars in cash.  2) We couldn’t leave with any of it.  But we could literally smell the money.  When you’re looking at …

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Crystal: A Breathtaking Cirque du Soleil Ice-Show

For fans of Cirque du Soleil, this was a magical DayTripper Tours day!  Fifty guests, myself and driver Ernesto headed to the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego to see the newest performance of this amazing Canadian entertainment company.  …

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