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Sharon Kramer Apr 10, 2015 at 08:31 AM

Per the 5/3 - 5/8 Vanderbilt/Asheville tour. Looking for companion/s to share car trip from NYC/NJ area. Leaving 5/1. Please contact asap.

Pamela Olson Feb 23, 2015 at 10:15 PM

I didn't know you could send messages to people who posted here. Click on the name and that will lead you to a page where you can send the message. Was anyone else confused as well?

Pamela Olson Feb 17, 2015 at 11:33 PM

I am trying to plan a pretrip activity involving a tour of waterfalls. I have contacted a tour guide who will do a photography focused tour. If anyone is interested in joining me on this tour in April please let me know.

Elizabeth Koltun Aug 18, 2014 at 05:38 PM

I'm attending the Asheville/Vanderbilt program starting 8/24/14. I'm arriving at Asheville airport 1:50pm on USAir/PSA. Would anyone like to share a taxi from the airport to the Asheville Renaissance hotel around that hour? If so, please post a reply. Thanks. Liz Koltun

Stanley Baron Feb 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM

Sorry Karen can't help - We're driving up - Look forward to seeing you there.

Karen Rosenbeck Feb 19, 2013 at 08:52 AM

April 28-May 3rd: I'm arriving on Delta at 2:10pm and wondering if anyone wants to share a taxi/van to the Blue Ridge Assembly Center. Likewise for return on May 3rd (Delta 1:05 flight). Thanks! Karen

Stanley Baron Oct 24, 2012 at 07:28 AM

Thanks to all for your comments regarding Ashville.

Stanley Baron Oct 22, 2012 at 04:52 PM

I am thinking of signing up for this program - any thoughts??.
How many people are usually in the program???
Lynn Barnett Oct 22, 2012 at 06:42 PM

I highly recommend this program! We experienced a variety of activities, and the speakers were outstanding! Our lodging was comfortable, but I wished there had been more time to walk on the beautiful grounds. I think there were about 35 people in the group.
Hugh Evans Oct 24, 2012 at 06:59 AM

I found the program interesting, especially the "behind the scenes Butler's Tour" of the mansion, if you are interested in the 100 year old infrastructure, heating and electrical systems. Lodging at the YMCA camp in Black Mountain provides logistical issues: some may miss a week without tobacco and alcohol which are forbidden; and there's nothing within walking distance except the forest. Thus, a considerable portion of the trip's time is spent on the bus going to/from destinations.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
6 Field trips
3 Hands-on experiences
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