With her husband Richard Schave, Kim Cooper runs Esotouric, the acclaimed Los Angeles bus tour company.

From their flagship Real Black Dahlia tour, which is interested not in who killed Beth Short but in who she was, to literary excursions in the footsteps of Raymond Chandler, James M. Cain and Charles Bukowski, Esotouric reveals the secret heart of Los Angeles, through the stories of the extraordinary people who lived and died here.

Esotouric in the news

"Best of L.A." - Los Angeles Magazine... "Best Tours" - The Downtown News 

"Esotouric might be the coolest bus tour company out there. " - Time Out Los Angeles LA 

"[The Bukowski tour is] a poetic journey full of rare insight into the life of a man who's come to represent the ghettoized contingency of the City of Angels.” - Tanja M. Laden, Flavorpill 

"The most fascinating bus tours in Los Angeles... one of our favorite tour companies nationwide. - USA Travel Guide 

"[Esotouric] has turned tawdry L.A. stories into its very own brand." - Los Angeles Times 

"A wonderfully varied menu of some of the most offbeat and well-researched tours in Los Angeles." - San Francisco Chronicle 

"A brilliant idea, appropriate to a city saturated with cultural and seedy social history." - Spike Magazine (U.K)