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Suzanne Hovater Sep 12, 2015 at 10:13 AM

I am leaving for St.Somon tomorrow Sunday. Wondering how many people are attending this time. Suzanne Hovater

Calvin Hulstein Apr 05, 2015 at 08:02 AM

Our first Road Scholar was this one in Feb. We loved it and are now going to Chesapeake Bay on other one late this month with our daughters. We read many of the books on the reading list prior to our trip an it made everything more interesting. We especially enjoyed Cornelia Walker Bailey's book on Sapelo.
Mary Button Apr 05, 2015 at 01:37 PM

I enjoyed her book, God, Dr. Buzzard and the Bolito Man. It was informative and described the culture. Currently I am reading William McFeely's Sapalo's People. And I hope to read a few more books re Jekyll Island and St. Simons too. Enjoy the Chesapeake Bay trip.

Mary Button Apr 04, 2015 at 06:35 PM

Our program begins April 12th, 5 days in the Barrier Islands. It is the first Road Scholar program for my husband and me. Any tips? Any feedback from someone who has done this trip? Thanks in advance.
Michael Groves Apr 04, 2015 at 06:52 PM

Mary, my wife and I have been on over 10 RS trips, mostly overseas. We have done family and grandkids. All have been wonderful. Barrier Islands is no exception. The guides and lectures were outstanding. You will love it. Nothing special to bring - sunscreen, maybe a windbreaker, shorts. Rusty was our Coordinator and he among the best we have had and wait til you meet Georgia Graves - she will blow you away.
Mary Button Apr 04, 2015 at 07:04 PM

Thanks for your help, Michael. It sounds like a fun trip. I enjoy travel and active vacations! Most of our vacations we do on our own, but I have done some group hiking treks with Andes Adventures (who I highly recommend) if you want to visit Machu Picchu or Patagonia. Happy Travels!

Jerry Fuller Mar 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM

Our program begins April 19. We will be at one of the airports; Brunswick, Jacksonville or Savannah on the 19th. Have not purchased air tickets yet. Anyone arriving at one of these airports on the 19th and willing to share the shuttle for big savings? DeForest, Wisconsin 608 846 5533
Michael McGraw Mar 29, 2015 at 12:45 PM

Hi Linda, my wife (also Linda) and I are arriving in Athens a day early to visit friends and get some rest prior to the departure of the tour. We are also staying over three extra nights in Venice at the end. We are flying from Washington Dulles.

Melinda L. Crawford Mar 18, 2015 at 12:17 PM

My husband and I are going March 22-27. We would enjoy meeting others on this adventure. Anyone else going next week?

Premium Email Subscriber Feb 06, 2015 at 06:41 PM

Any single (by herself) woman taking the march 15 thru march 19th. I signed up for a double because they said they'd find someone?
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my name is janet cardillo

Peter Jones Jan 23, 2015 at 11:08 PM

My wife and I are taking the Feb 22-27 program. Anyone else?

Jeanne Fischer Jan 10, 2015 at 06:36 PM

I'm doing the January 25 tour, traveling from Alaska to Jacksonville. Looking for another independent traveler to share transportation from Jacksonville to St Simons Island. (I see that the charge for A2B Transport is for up to two people.)
Jeanne Fischer Jan 15, 2015 at 04:50 PM

Now I have a reservation for Sunday 1/25 at 11:30 a.m. from a Jacksonville Airport hotel to St Simons Island. Is there anyone on the tour who would like to share that ride from Jacksonville?
Chris Lewis Jan 15, 2015 at 05:30 PM

Jeanne - My wife and I are arriving in Jacksonville at around noon on Sunday 1/25. We are renting a car at the airport. Would you like a ride to St. Simons Island?

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