Get to know us!
From The OC to San Diego to Los Angeles, Raman has lived in southern California for the majority of his life. He attended high school in Orange County and spent his 20's in San Diego, where he received his bachelor's degree in cognitive and computer science. He thrives on traveling, guitar, basketball, beach volleyball ... and most importantly, showing people a good time. He has been running the Hosteling International (Santa Monica) pub crawl for over a year and has been in the backpacker circuit for well over 14 years. He has traveled to over 45 countries and has realized that it's not just the the place that makes the best memories, but the people we meet. He wants you to have fun with this tour, make new friends and just have a good time... and then of course, hit the pub crawl at night.
Brian lives his life trying to experience what he can not imagine. This goal has led him around the world traveling, living and working in 42 different countries so far. He was born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles and hopes to provide the same great kind of memories he has made in his own travels to people visiting his beloved hometown. He has been taught well and truly believes any day in which you can be near or in the ocean can be considered a good, successful day. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, studied music composition as well as communication and culture at Indiana University, lived abroad in Asia and the Middle East for four years and now lives in Venice Beach where he feels right at home roaming through the strange and unusual. He spends his time waiting for that one more set of waves that never seems to come and finding new places to hike and/or sit during the day and by night, goes to where the live music is the loudest and the people are the craziest (or where the tacos are the greasiest and the beer is the cheapest). His tours are about enjoying the fun Southern California vibe and learning to love L.A. just as much as he does.
Some say he spent ten years in college to become a Lawctor, and that he loves eating Mac ‘n Cheese while watching Star Wars and might be one of the loudest people ever. All we know is, he’s called the Director of Awesomeness! Scott was born in California, then moved to Texas, then came back to California where he can regularly be found wandering the streets of Santa Monica or taking care of his grandma in some place called Glendora. He has been running the Santa Monica Hosteling International Pub Crawl since 2010 and is always down for a good time. An avid sports fan, he loves American football (49ers), basketball (Lakers), baseball (Dodgers), golf, ping pong and frisbee golf. Scott is a karaoke all-star, Jedi Master in Tetris, amateur professional photographer, power schmoozer and frequents several music festivals in his spare time. If you see this man, beware, because the time of your life is about to follow!
My name is Eddie, I just won the Guinness World Record for youngest tour guide in Los Angeles! (just kidding) I am a college student, born and raised in East LA. I found my home here at the RastaBus, where I can wear my hair long and call our guest's dude. I love Los Angeles, I love my job, I haven't even met you and I already love you! jah bless
Entertain? Sure, why not. That's what I've been doing since I use to take empty paper towel rolls, pretend it was a microphone and I was the host of Double Dare, like my main man Marc Summers. Whether it's on stage (in cities like Chicago, Boston, LA, and more), in front of the camera, or on a real mic showing you my beautiful city of Los Angeles, I'm in my comfort zone being as cool as the other side of the pillow, putting a smile on your face. When I'm not being an actor, I'm playing basketball and baseball, watching TV, pretending to be a WWE superstar, giving smoldering looks, or just relaxing while soaking up the California sun. You may have caught me on a few national commercials for State Farm, Hasbro Games, or Airheads Candy(look up Airheads "Live like a Celebrity") to name a few. If you haven't caught me doing that, catch me driving you around, showing you A Day in LA via the RastaBus.
Kevin’s passion for traveling began at 12 years old with a bus trip through Europe with his grandmother. Since then, he’s sampled local cuisine, nursed hangovers, and visited countless religious edifices in over 40 countries on 6 continents. In between, he somehow managed to get a law degree from Georgetown University. Through his travels he has learned a couple of important lessons: people are fundamentally good (but don’t fall asleep on a bus in Peru without locking your bag to something); respect other cultures (but keep in mind that a belief in reincarnation leads to reckless driving); be independent (but when you really want to experience a place, go with a local!).
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.. In this case, it is absolutely true. You may recognize him from such films as Boyz in Da Hood, Undercover Brutha, Friday, Next Friday, and the Friday after next... just wait until you actually meet this kid.
Kimeko is a California Native and kik azz driver with over 15 years of professional driving experience. Her Calm, cool style puts people at ease. Whether rain, Wind or crazy LA traffic, she makes sure that her tourists enjoy their experience in California via The Rasta Bus! I love Los Angeles and I know my city very well. Navigation through LA traffic safely and effectively while giving commentary is what I do and I do it well. I enjoy meeting new people from all over the world and sharing stories of travel. I love showing people from all over the world my beautiful city, in such a way that they will never forget me or their experience on the Rasta Bus. Btw, tour or charter “what happens on the Rasta Bus stays on the Rasta Bus”.Her Hobbies include: Fishing, Camping, Film Making, and Traveling all over the world, singing Michel Jackson songs, giving tours of Los Angeles and spendingquality time with her family and her dog sidekick, Taco.
Raul is a natural born entertainer. Whether it’s performing for a sold out crowd at a local comedy club or just helping people enjoy the best sites around L.A., Raul has an undeniable passion for people and laughter. Born and raised in Southern California, Raul’s ridiculously large Mexican family spans half the globe. You may better recognize them as the Verizon Network. But a midst the endless quinceneras and birthday parties, Raul managed to study Theatre and Communication at Cal State University, Long Beach. It was during those years that he learned that Happy Hour and studying don’t always have to be separate. However his true passion has always been for the stage. Raul has performed at some of the best comedy clubs in Los Angeles including The Hollywood Improv, The Icehouse, The World Famous Comedy Store and his very own show at The Queen Mary in Long Beach, Ca. On top of being a talented standup comic, Raul currently works as an actor in Los Angeles and has appeared in several television commercials including a National Hanes commercial with Michael Jordan. Despite how awesome it was to meet MJ, Raul still remains a diehard Laker fan and desperately wants Phil Jackson back.
The streets of Los Angeles are a cinch for Rachel, a passionate world traveler who has crossed the globe teaching, guiding, traveling and learning. When she is not exploring the world she is introducing you to the best of Los Angeles on the RastaBus! Take a seat on her bus and watch the magic unfold as she shares her intimate knowledge and raw humor, exposing all sides of this great city; from the funky to the extravagant. This is not a tour, but a true Los Angeles experience and a RastaBus adventure!!
More Info about us and the company!
- Who are we? Co-founders Kevin and Raman are global travelers who travel the backpacker's way. From Europe and South America to India and Africa - they've trekked around the world and know the needs of budget travelers and how to make things fun. They understand that although the beaten path is beaten for a reason, it's nice to step out of bounds to see another side of a new place. ADayinLA Tours wants to give you a piece of both. We know many visitors are in town for only a few days, so we want to make the most of your time. In one day we'll do everything from showing you breathtaking views of Malibu and Santa Monica to LA's most notable highlights including the Walk of Fame to Rodeo Drive to the best Los Angeles attractions ... plus much more. The bus fills fast so reserve your seat! if you like what you hear.
- Why choose us? We are small, independent, and specialize in one full day tour of LA. We are here for those travelers who like to do things on their own. Unfortunately, LA is not built for easy viewing during short-term stays. We put all of our energy and effort in making this one tour meet the demands of all aboard. Also, we know you are on a budget so we are not going to charge you anywhere near the other tours - who often charge well over $100 for a day - we are the best value and best day tour in all of Los Angeles - guaranteed!
- Why do we let you pay us what you want? We charge $79, but if you did not enjoy yourself tell us why and pay what you think we deserve. We are positive we are the best tour of Los Angeles! We know travelers are often traveling for long periods of time and have to budget expenses. If you saw the sights you expected, liked your guide and had a good time, we would appreciate our recommended fare of $79. If not, pay us whatever you think we deserve and please give us your feedback. We're always trying to improve the tour and make it the best experience possible. We love LA and we want you to love LA too. So give us a try and reserve your seat!
- What vehicles do we use? We use Ford E350, E450 and F550 buses. They are safe, clean, insured and well maintained. The windows open and we also have air conditioning and heating. Remember, the bus is YOURS for the day (and, of course whomever else is on the tour). If you want us to turn the music up we will, if you want us to tone it down, no problem.