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Jean Crowley Feb 04, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Enrolled as a single for the August 25 program (3748) Looking forward to it but it sure seems a long time away.

Sheila Bracken Jan 29, 2016 at 11:01 AM

Just signed up for the August 18 trip and planning on spending a couple of extra days in Vancouver to explore Butchart Gardens. Any suggestions?
Lauren Smith Feb 02, 2016 at 10:57 AM

Hi Sheila! If you’re heading across to Victoria to visit Butchart, you could also visit Craigdorrach Castle, Emily Carr House, or have High Tea at the Empress. If you’re looking more for things to do in Vancouver, there are whale watching tours, the Capilano suspension bridge, Bill Reid Gallery, and the Vancouver Aquarium. If you have a specific area of interest, just let me know and I can make more recommendations. And if you have any additional questions, you can email me at lsmith@routesadventures.ca. Thanks!

Pat Kosters Jun 07, 2015 at 02:54 PM

Am thinking of taking this trip next June 16-27. Want to combine train trip with trip to Alaska experience. Looking for a roommate. Your Comments are welcomed. Pat in Iowa.

Premium Email Subscriber Aug 14, 2014 at 01:28 PM

Shirley and George Page will be on the 9-11 trip. we will start from Harrisburg PA. Would like to know if there will be any others from PA.

Susan Purnell Dec 13, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Hello Susan n Harry Purnell from Amelia island florida. We are on Rockies by rail trip departing June 19. Looking so forward to meeting new friends n seeing this gorgeous area
M. Corinne Chafey Feb 05, 2014 at 03:27 PM

My husband Rich and I will be on the June 19 trip. We're from Meadville, PA.
Karen Hornig Dec 09, 2015 at 10:22 PM

I am looking forward to my first Road Scholars trip. I live in Kansas City, MO but I am from Maryland.

Peggy Stauffer Aug 20, 2013 at 07:40 PM

It would be interesting to know who is going on this Canadian trip and where they are from. We are from Palo Alto, Ca. Looking forward to it!
Philip Bowman Aug 26, 2013 at 09:36 PM

Barbara & Phil Bowman, Santa Rosa, CA
Sandra Tosti Mar 12, 2015 at 04:13 PM

Rich & Sandy Tosti, Fairfield CA, June 19-29
Karen Hornig Dec 09, 2015 at 10:17 PM

Karen Hornig, Kansas City MO

Sherry Cimino Aug 15, 2013 at 12:29 PM

Just contacted my mobile phone carrier - T-Mobile, and they said calls from Canada are not very expensive, but the data charges (emails) are horrendous.. Just a reminder to make provisions (as in shut off data incoming while out of the country)..

James Farer Aug 04, 2013 at 01:05 PM

Judi and I are looking forward to having yet another enjoyable Road Scholar trip with the 8/22/13 group.

Can anyone suggest a way to use wireless services without incurring large roaming fees? We have a New York City based unlocked iPhone and iPad with AT&T. We plan to make phone calls within Canada and from Canada to the US and to utilize data for mapping and gathering information along the way.

Thank you, JIM jim144@earthlink.net
Judith Sether Aug 13, 2013 at 05:54 PM

hi i too have at&t and am going to purchase 80 canadian calling minutes for $30 and set up my phone accordingly
Sherry Cimino Aug 14, 2013 at 06:04 PM

WOW - what a great idea.. Never thought about it, but I certainly will now..
Peggy Stauffer Aug 20, 2013 at 07:46 PM

I am bringing a AAA map of BC and have done a little beforehand research on restaurants we might need to know for "Dinner on your own". It's easier for me to do this on a computer than on an i pad or i phone.
Ed Prior Dec 22, 2013 at 05:36 PM

I don't know about iPhones, but to use an unlocked phone you could buy a SIM card in Canada. I've used 7-11 phones with good success (see www.speakout7eleven.ca).
Ed Prior Dec 22, 2013 at 05:37 PM

By the way, we're Canadians (Victoria, BC) contemplating making this our first Road Scholar trip, probably in June

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