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Program #8577RJ
9 Days | 8 Nights
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Marilyn Pruce Dec 13, 2014 at 02:38 PM

Coming from NJ..traveling with a friend. My plan is to sit down today and read through all the RS material that's been sent. I'm sure there's a 'to bring' list somewhere. This is my first group travel experience. Looking forward to meeting you and trying out this kind of travel.

Shirley Erskine Dec 13, 2014 at 11:40 AM

We will be leaving Palm Springs, CA. around 7:30 AM on 1/16. I'm told bug spray and sunscreen are important, also lightweight clothing due to the tropical climate. Looking forward to a great trip.

bettie cheek Dec 13, 2014 at 07:06 AM

Looking forward to the Jan.16 trip. Anyone leaving from Atlanta on Delta @ 5:59pm? This will be my second RS trip. Thinking about just bring bug spray,sun screen , jeans and T-shirts. Any comments on what you are bringing?
Helen Sternheim Dec 13, 2014 at 03:39 PM

Depending on where you are in Coata Rica it can get pretty cool. especially in the mountains.

Shirley Erskine Nov 10, 2014 at 03:32 PM

My friend and I are going on the 1/16/15 Best of Costa Rica trip. We have both traveled with Road Scholar when it was still Elderhostel. We were happy with our trips.
does anyone know how many there will be in our group.
Shirley Erskine
Palm Desert, Ca.
Jim Mawhar Dec 24, 2014 at 03:18 PM

My wife and I were just added from the waitlist. I was told we would make a total of 18.

Meredith Bittel Oct 29, 2014 at 05:14 PM

We are excited about our upcoming trip, departing Dec 1 from LAX. This is our first RoadScholar excursion. Looking forward to meeting other travelers. Mikki Bittel, Anaheim, CA

Susan Weinstein Oct 26, 2014 at 09:13 PM

Tony and Barbara, I'm on an American flight from Dallas, but unless mine is really late and yours really early, we might not meet at the airport. Another possibility is that whoever shows up for the night transport might just say we'll wait for everyone. This is my first trip with Road Scholar, so I don't know "the ropes". Excited AND making myself nuts with what to pack....
Anthony Paul Oct 30, 2014 at 09:24 PM

Susan, this is our first RS adventure also so..I assume since we went through the RS travel agency, they will get all of us to the San Jose hotel. We are from Wayne, Pa.Many of our friends have done CR and everyone raves about it. We are packing casual/tropical clothes that are bug proof. Nothing near fancy.Looking forward to meeting you.

Susan Weinstein Sep 10, 2014 at 03:43 PM

Is there anyone else arriving in the evening for the Nov3-11th trip who'd like to share the ride to our hotel? I get in about 8PM.-Susan Weinstein
nancy rawson Sep 24, 2014 at 06:38 PM

I am also on this trip and will be arriving at 1 pm by Delta.
Susan Weinstein Sep 27, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Hi Nancy - You'll be long gone from the airport by the time I arrive! You'll have more "down time" to look around and meet folks. I'm jealous!
Anthony Paul Oct 24, 2014 at 05:58 PM

Hola, here. We are Tony and Barbara Paul arriving on American at the San Jose airport At 8:41pm. from Miami . Looking forward to meeting everyone.

Alice Birkel Aug 27, 2014 at 03:40 PM

Just got back from Costa Rica yesterday, so my trip was definitely in the rainy season. Took insect repellent with me but frequently forgot to use. Got a few bites but nothing remarkable. The biggest issue seemed to be the fire ants. So when you are walking and stopping to listen to some commentary, need to be aware that should move feet frequently and be sure you haven't stopped at an area where there are fire ants underfoot. I thought insects would be a bigger issue then they really were.

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