Matt and Dawn Kneeland

My Wife and I are in Santa Barbara for the annual Orchid Show and decided to fill an hour with Dee Tours (her name is Dee and sh’s fantastic). If you don’t know Santa Barbara or would like to know it a whole lot better, this is definitely the way to go. She arrived with an empty Jeep, due to it being wednesday, and took us on an hour and fifteen minute tour of all the main Santa Barbara sites, with great insight into all kinds of history and side stories, as well as all the back roads and alleys with fantastic little tidbits that made us feel very connected. My Wife even said that, after the tour, she’s ready to move to SB from our home in Central California. This was the first day of a four-day stay and it compared to many of the personal tours that we’ve had all around the world including Rome and Barcelona, very personal, insightful and charming. Dee picked us up at our rental home and dropped us back of there. The Jeep itself is a one-of-a-kind and, with the open air feel and the sound system, makes for the perfect platform to get to know SB. Plus, and this is a big one that we may have messed up for other TAers out there, her fees are ridiculous. She Charged us $15/person for the 75 minute personal tour and we must have covered 20 miles. We paid her triple that, because of the value, and advised her to raise her rates. Dee’s business is very new (6 months) and I’d love to see this be successful because it can really enhace your visit to SB.

Matt and Dawn Kneeland