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July 20, 2017

Lake Arrowhead Village with Narrated Cruise

On a very warm July day, 44 Daytripper Tours passengers and I, with driver Tony Roman behind the wheel headed up to the San Bernardino Mountains. To lovely Lake Arrowhead, to be exact. On the way, we passed by Riverside, …

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HO’OLAULE’A Hawaiian Festival & Redondo Beach Pier

Another awesome Retirement Practice yesterday with DayTripper Tours. Tour Director Keri and driver Joaquin took us north to the HO’OLAULE’A (don’t ask me how to pronounce it) Hawaiian festival in Lawndale, then to the Redondo Beach Pier. Sounded like a fun day so …

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June 30, 2017

Escape to Big Bear Lake

There is just something inherently special about having Retirement Practice during the week. It just takes the whole process up a notch. Such was the case yesterday when I traveled with DayTripper Tours Tour Director Ann E. on the “Escape to Big …

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June 26, 2017

Magnificent Mansions of Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row

We were transported back to the “Gilded Age” when DayTripper Tours visited two mansions in Pasadena.  These two mansions are located on Orange Grove Ave. which at one time was know as “millionaire’s row.” Although these two mansions are now …

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Catalina Island Daycation Getaway

A full coach of DayTripper guests ventured to Catalina Island to greet the early days of summer. My first visit to the ocean every summer is the best of the entire summer.  When I first hear the sounds that only …

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June 19, 2017

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the L.A. Times Headquarters

After thirteen years working as a Tour Director for DayTripper Tours, I finally jumped at the chance to lead a “Behind the Scenes at L.A. Times” tour. I can’t believe I waited so long. Especially since my full-time job is …

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June 16, 2017

Point Fermin Lighthouse, Wayfarers Chapel and Harbor Cruise

“Think Rancho Santa Fe on the Ocean,” is what I tell my tour guests every time I take them to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.  Horse farms and magnificent estates, most with ocean views, greeted us upon arrival in what turned …

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June 12, 2017

5-day Scenic Yosemite & the Sugar Pine Railroad

Day 1 Thundering waterfalls are always the main attraction in Yosemite National Park, however this year was truly awe-inspiring after an especially abundant snow pack in the Sierra this past winter.  Fifty-two excited DayTrippers and myself set out for central …

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June 7, 2017

Doo-Wop Tribute Show: A Trip Down Memory Lane

They just don’t make music like they used to from the 1950’s and 1960’s. And on Wednesday, May 31st 34 DayTripper passengers and I made the trip to the Huntington Beach Central Library theatre to see a Doo Wop musical tribute …

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May 30, 2017

Los Angeles Fashion District Tour

Call it a Shopaholic’s Nirvana. “IT” was the famous Saturday Sale in downtown Los Angeles’s Fashion District. Forty DayTripper Tours passengers and I were in heaven as we searched for unbelievable bargains only available at this special event. It began …

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