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December 27, 2018

A Vintage Christmas at Hearst Castle

DAY 1 – SANTA BARBARA I always enjoy guiding tours to California’s scenic central coast, especially when the tour includes a visit to Hearst Castle during the holiday season.  Our journey today took us along highway 101 through Calabasas and …

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December 26, 2018

Christmastime on San Antonio’s River Walk

Day 1 – Traveling to the Lone Star State According to both Mark Twain and Will Rogers, “there are only four unique cities in America: Boston, New Orleans, San Francisco, and San Antonio.” Although I’ve been to San Antonio before, …

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December 17, 2018

The Lettermen Christmas Show at Cerritos Center

It was one of the best Daytripper Tours I’ve led all year!  It was “The Lettermen Christmas Show at the Cerritos Center.”  You remember The Lettermen, right?  The trio with the harmonizing voices who first hit the charts in 1961 …

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Christmas Lights & Gondolas

Buon Natale or Merry Christmas (in Italian!)  My 35 DayTripper Tour guests certainly felt like they were celebrating the holidays in Italy on our recent tour to Naples (California) for a gondola getaway. It was a trip worth waiting for …

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December 7, 2018

“The Perfect Christmas” at the Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre

It was a rare rainy day in Southern California, but we didn’t let the rain dampen our Christmas spirit!  It actually turned out to be a great day to be inside at the cozy Candlelight Pavilion where we enjoyed their …

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December 5, 2018

A Day of Holiday Trains

We began our day of railroad adventure with a scenic train ride aboard the Amtrak from Oceanside to Fullerton.  We enjoyed comfortable seating with coffee and pastries. As we traveled north, hugging the coast, the ocean views were breathtaking! I …

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December 4, 2018

2018 International Tamale Festival in Indio

I was excited, once again, to be guiding one of DayTripper Tour’s annual pilgrimages to the International Tamale Festival in Indio.   This year’s tour was very popular as we were one of two buses, totaling nearly 100 passengers! One of …

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December 3, 2018

Muzeo & Fullerton Holiday Train Adventure

Someone put the words “Holiday”, “Train” and “Adventure” in the same sentence and I was hooked. Yes, Retirement Practice # 63 found me on DayTripper Tours “Muzeo & Fullerton Holiday Train Adventure” trip with first time Tour Manager Johnny and driver Carolyn. Off …

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November 26, 2018

A Gourmet Thanksgiving at the Anaheim White House

What a wonderful day we enjoyed as we ventured up to Anaheim to enjoy a sumptuous three-course Thanksgiving meal at the elegant White House Restaurant!  In addition to the meal itself, we also enjoyed live music and a personal greeting …

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November 19, 2018

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Walt Disney

“A Step in Time with Walt Disney” or what does a mouse, a table, a barn and a tree have in common? They are all part of Retirement Practice #62 with DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Keri and driver David. With a full bus and …

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