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Program #16434RJ
28 Days | 27 Nights
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
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Premium Email Subscriber Mar 02, 2015 at 08:59 AM

I am going on April 2-May 2 program from Seattle. Anybody else from Seattle?

Anna Mello Feb 05, 2015 at 05:44 PM

Just noticed that I left out the "are" in the sentence "we are leaving"... Hard to believe but English really is my first language. Duh! :')

Anna Mello Feb 05, 2015 at 04:49 PM

My friend Lillian and I are going on the Mar. 5-Apr. 4 trip. We leaving from San Francisco on Air New Zealand, since we're both from northern California. Is there anyone else leaving from San Francisco on March 5th? Thanks, Anna

Marcia Lamel Jan 13, 2015 at 08:00 PM

We're going and appreciate the information on packing and bug nets. We live in Boca Raton, Florida. Marcia and Marvin
Karen Karlseberger Feb 08, 2015 at 03:36 PM

Are you going to to Australia and New Zealand on Feb 19 to Mar 21st?
Marcia Lamel Feb 11, 2015 at 04:44 PM

No. We are going March 5 - April 4.

Marilyn Cloutier Dec 28, 2014 at 11:05 PM

Anne Thompson, I hear we are roommates! Hope to meet you in LA Friday night.

JANET S REED Dec 03, 2014 at 04:04 PM

Is anyone going on An Odyssey Down Under: Australia and New Zealand Mar 5-Apr 4, 2015? I'm in Chicago.
Judy Haran Dec 19, 2014 at 11:15 PM

We are. Judy and Victor in Florida.
JANET S REED Dec 25, 2014 at 04:53 PM

Looking forward to meeting you. Should be a great adventure!
Elaine Marchant Feb 05, 2015 at 02:35 PM

We are also going Mar 5- Apr 4th. Don & Elaine near Tuscaloosa, AL
Lynn Schwartz Feb 19, 2015 at 01:09 AM

i am going mar 5-apr 4. Lynn from Raleigh NC
James Sumpter Feb 28, 2015 at 03:12 PM

We are. Jim and Phyllis from Plano, TX.

Karen Karlseberger Nov 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Is anyone going on the An Odyssey Down Under: Australia and New Zealand
Program: 16434
Feb 19, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015

Anne Napier Nov 28, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Just got back on Nov.22nd. It was the trip of a life time. My first RS trip but hopefully there will be more. I definitely would plan on a face net , shop at Uluru has them. Pack as light as possible, makes it easier on you. I had a mid size suitcase that I was able to handle by myself and a back pack. Bring a small shoulder purse for outings when you don't need the pack. If you can, bring quick dry clothes that you can wash in room. I had a travel clothes line and did a few items every couple of days. bring clothes pins and a small bottle of liquid detergent. Comfortable shoes are a must including a good pair of closed toes sandals, such as Keens or Tevas, also sun screen, a good protective hat and sun glasses . Opera house is a little casual but definitely no shorts. Pack warm weather clothes as it will be HOT in several places. ENJOY it as much as I did .
Anne Thomson Nov 29, 2014 at 02:04 PM

Anne - why does one need a pair of closed toed sandals?
Anne Napier Nov 29, 2014 at 06:45 PM

It's not a necessity but helps keep the pebbles out from under your feet. And they usually come with really good support. I had apair of sketchers with me and after walking all day I changed the type of shoe I wore. If you wear Croc sandals I'd pack them , they are light wt and can be worn anyplace.
Sharon Koscik Nov 30, 2014 at 02:33 PM

Thanks for the information on what to pack! I'm packing light too. One month to go!

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69 meals: 25 breakfasts, 25 lunches, 19 dinners
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