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Thursday, April 27, 2017


Roberts Hawaii, the largest tour, transportation and entertainment company in the Hawaiian Islands has suggested this six-day itinerary,  for individuals or members of a group.
 The tour includes the most popular experiences on the island of Oahu offered by Hoku Hawaii Tours, a new luxury tour service by 75-year old  Roberts Hawaii as reported in the October 2016 Western Group Tour Magazine.

 Arrive in Honolulu.  You can take Roberts Hawaii's Express Shuttle from Honolulu International  Airport to your hotel in Waikiki.  You will be met by a Roberts Hawaii representative, escorted to baggage claim and assisted with luggage.   Advance reservations, however, are required.

Today you'll be enjoying a daylong exploration of Oahu's most scenic landmarks and attractions on Hoku Hawaii Tour's Five Star Oahu Circle Island Tour.  This daylong adventure on Hoku Hawaii's luxury coaches includes spectacular scenery, historic highlights and the legends of Hawaii's renowned Hanauma Bay, Nuuanu Pali Lookout, the renowned Polynesian Cultural Center, Diamond Head Center Lookout, Dole Plantation and Halona Blowhole.  Lunch is included.

Today's suggestion is The Complete Pearl Harbor Tour.  The Beyond the Call to Duty adventure by Hoku Hawaii Tours and explore the island's most-visited attraction, Peal Harbor.  This deeply moving tour includes admission to the USS Arizona Memorial, the Battleship Missouri Memorial, the USS Bowfin Submarine and Museum and the Pacific Aviation Museum.  The day's adventure also includes a guided tour of Iolani Palace, Kawaiahao Church and the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.  Again, lunch is included.


Today's feature tour is Hoku Hawaii's North Shore Adventure Tour \.  You'll have a look at Oahu's history, marine life and ecology, along with an all-inclusive lunch at a secluded location, an opportunity to snorkel near turtles (turtle sightings hopeful but not guaranteed), spectacular vistas of Oahu's beautiful North Shore beaches and coastline, stand-up paddle boarding, and a kayak trip along a beautiful stream leading to the ocean.

Today there's some free time for you to spend time on a Waikiki beach or go shopping along Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki where you'll find souvenirs, apparel, and gift items.  In the evening enjoy the Magic of Polynesia Dinner Show at the Holiday Inn Waikiki Beachcomber Resort.


It's time to return home.  You'll be taking the Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle back to Honolulu International Airport.
A hui hou!

For more information please contact Holu Hawaii Tours at (808) 439-8810 or go to their website at or Roberts Hawaii (808) 539-9400 or go to
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Monday, April 24, 2017


I have had friends who have traveled near and far to enjoy the thrill of zipping above the jungle in Costa Rica, the alligators in Shreveport (LA), the mountain ridges in Vermont.  For  you Southern Californians who love to zip along there's now a place nearby that offers you the thrill of riding along a zip line.
In the La Jolla Indian Reservation the La Jolla Zip Zoom invites you to experience two-hour excursions featuring four zip lines- including California's longest zip line- at 2, 700 feet in length.
In my October 2016 Western Edition of Group Tour magazine, operations manager Karen Dixon at La Jolla Zip Zoom states, "We love to share the fun, excitement and adrenaline rush with all of our guests."
Visitors to La Jolla Zip Zoom will be able to cruise at speeds up to 55 miles per hour, guests can experience views of Pauma Valley, Palomar Mountain and the La Jolla Indian Reservation.
Included in the tour is a full orientation, transportation to the site, safety equipment and information about the surrounding area from the guides.
If you're with a friend or in a group you will find that each of the zip line courses have parallel cables os you can enjoy a shared experience.

The zip line is the newest attraction at the La Jolla Indian Reservation campground.  The La Jolla Indian Reservation is home to the La Jolla Band of Luiseno Indians and has been a popular cation destination since the 1930s.
For more information all (760) 742-3776 or visit their website 

Sunday, April 23, 2017


Members of the San Fernando Valley Symphony that used to perform at the Corbin Bowl have moved to the Winnetka Bowl (Vanowen & Vanowen) on Wednesday nights.  Starting time is one-half hour later but you still have a great evening of music ahead of you.  There is a 2-drink minimum and unlike the Corbin Bowl if you purchase food it doesn't count as one of the drinks.  I am hoping that they change that policy soon.

Anyway, here's the May schedule.   I hope you enjoy them as much as I have over the past few years.\

Jean S.

The Winnetka Bowl and San Fernando Valley Symphony Orchestra

Present Concerts at the "Bowl" in "Lane 33" at 8:00 pm

May  3
The SFVSO Jazz Band
Performs standards from the Great American Songbook, featuring
James Domine, guitarRon Singer, saxophone/flute; Adrian Miller, 
Larry Muradian, bass and Chuck Burkinshaw, drums

May 10
The Symphomaniax
Perform music from baroque to contemporary by your favorite composers,
and a selection of well-known "pop" classics, 
featuring James Domine, 
guitar; Ruth Bruegger, violin; Glenn Grab, 'cello and Larry Muradian, bass

May 17                 
The Blues Bandits
Play and sing the "Blues," featuring David Reo, guitar and vocals; 
James Domine, guitar and vocals; 
Larry Muradian,
bass and 
Chuck Burkinshaw, drums

May 24
The Screaming Clams
Rock 'n' Roll with music of the '60s and early '70s, with emphasis on the Beatlesand Surf music, and featuring  
James Domine, lead quitar and vocals; Joel Domine, 
keys and guitar; 
Larry Muradian, bass; Nick Scarmack, drums and Rebecca Ray,
vocalist extraordinaire

"Lane 33" at the Winnetka Bowl 
21022 Vanowen Street, Winnetka
Free admission/two drink minimum
Persons under 21 years of age not admitted

Program Subject to Change without Notice