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Roxanne Murner Apr 30, 2015 at 09:55 AM

I'm considering this trip as a solo traveler on either of the Jan. dates 2016. Any other solos interested? Planning on going on these dates? I'm looking for people to hang with during free time and for some extra excursions.
I'll sign up for a roommate but there's no guarantee. Looking forward to meeting new people and enjoying the islands!

Diane Ehudin Jan 12, 2015 at 10:53 AM

My husband & I are booked on the March 18th trip. Anyone else going the same time?

Jiill Ghnassia Jan 04, 2015 at 01:57 PM

Another thought: I signed up to share, but so far, I have not heard if I have a roommate, let alone who it might be. Anyone have experience with this? Is my roommate out there in cyberspace?
Sandi Bartelstein Jan 04, 2015 at 03:47 PM

Jill, I have traveled with RS as a solo several times and have always found simpatico vacationeers. RS is the best for single travelers. Folks are really friendly.

Jiill Ghnassia Jan 04, 2015 at 01:54 PM

Hi, I am traveling as a single on February 11-21/ Anyone going on the Tropical Splendor trip that begins on that trip? This is my first trip with Road Scholar. Like Sandi, I am really looking forward to seeing Hawaii and meeting new people. Sandi, I hope we can meet sometime, perhaps on another trip. Enjoy yourself.
Jill Ghnassia, Central PA, formerly from the Asheville, NC, area.

Sandi Bartelstein Jan 03, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Traveling as a single on January 21,2015. Looking forward to the adventure of new places and new people. Will you be n this trip?
Sandi Bartelstein..Chicago area
Janet Liniger Jan 03, 2015 at 03:24 PM

We went in Oct./Nov. 2014. What a great time! I know you'll meet some great people, Sandi, and that you'll remember this experience fondly.
Sandi Bartelstein Jan 04, 2015 at 01:25 PM

Thanks for the encouraging words. How many people were on your Road Scholar trip?
Jiill Ghnassia Jan 04, 2015 at 01:50 PM

Sandi, I will be going on a Road Scholar trip in February. I am single and this is my first trip. I hope you enjoy your experience. Let me know how you liked it.
Janet Liniger Jan 04, 2015 at 07:57 PM

30+. Just a nice bus load. The speakers/leaders were so interesting and knowledgeable. Nothing like standing on the rim of a volcano with a volcanologist explaining (the one videoing the current activity for the media) what you're seeing.

Katherine Cram Oct 16, 2014 at 08:16 PM

You'll love it. I took the tour ending October 4. You might want to consider an awesome experience - a helicopter ride over Kauai on your free day - Thursday. Book it when you are at the Prince Hotel - much cheaper than on ship, and often not available because they sell out.
Incredible to see Kauai from the air, and visit Waimea Canyon the next day.

Enjoy the beauty of Hawaii, too much good food, and thoughtful learning!
GORDON BARDEN Oct 17, 2014 at 07:00 PM

Thanks for the travel ideas. I'm counting down the days.
Janet Liniger Oct 17, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Thanks so much for the suggestion and the tip about booking at the hotel, Katherine.
Jiill Ghnassia Oct 19, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Katherine, Thanks so much for the tips. I shall definitely book that helicopter ride and visit Waimea Canyon. My trip begins Feb. 11, but I can't wait.

Janet Liniger Oct 16, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Looking forward to Tropical Splendor: Exploring the Hawaiian Island, Oct. 29 - Nov. 8, 2014. Who else is going?
GORDON BARDEN Oct 17, 2014 at 07:01 PM

I will be arriving on the 277th, maybe we can meet on the 28th.

Diana Worthington Oct 01, 2014 at 07:16 AM

Hi Jill,
Did you sign up for the trip leaving Feb 25, 2015? I was but they called and cancelled and I'm now on the trip leaving Feb 11.
Jiill Ghnassia Oct 19, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Hi, Diana, I am not on that same trip beginning Feb. 11. I will arrive in Honolulu late on Feb. 9 but do not know where I am staying until the tour begins on the 11th. How about you? When do you arrive?
Jiill Ghnassia Oct 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I meant to write I am NOW on the one beginning Feb. 11. I was on the one on Feb. 25 but was reschedule for the 11th, the same as you!

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