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June 11, 2018

Scenic Yosemite & the Sugar Pine Railroad

DAY 1 You could almost feel the excitement in the air as I met the first of my 39 passengers on our Daytripper Tour to Yosemite National Park! We would be traveling for a total of five days and four …

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May 31, 2018

In the Footsteps of Political Royalty at the Annenberg Estate

Early on the morning of May 30, 2018, DayTripper Tours Tour Manager Robert and driver Carolyn picked me up in Mission Valley for the “Annenberg Estate Exclusive Tour: Final Opportunity!” Soooo glad I opted to take this trip. I really didn’t know much about the place …

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May 30, 2018

Musical Murder Mystery Luncheon at Lawry’s Prime Rib

I’m convinced that all you have to do is say “Prime Rib” and DayTripper Tours will have a sold-out trip! Combine those magic words with Lawry’s and Beverly Hills, and you know it’s going to be a hit! Such was …

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May 21, 2018

Final Tour of the Los Angeles Times Headquarters Before Move

Yes, it was a historic tour as this was DayTripper’s final visit to the L.A. Times headquarters while in its current location. The venerable L.A.Times is moving out of its iconic Art Deco downtown Los Angeles building and taking the …

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May 17, 2018

Fillmore & Western Luncheon Train Ride to Santa Paula

So happy to take a group of DayTrippers from San Diego north through the Santa Clara Valley to Fillmore CA. We were all eagerly looking forward to our train ride on the Fillmore Western Railroad. The car we would be …

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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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