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Regina D. Aug 04, 2015 at 07:03 PM

Hello, I was wondering if anyone is signed up yet for the Dec 5 to 15th Rim to Shore: Costa Rica Multi-Sport Adventure, Program: 19243. Also, if there is any advice to share from anyone who has previously taken the trip during early December.

Pearl Scheve Jul 06, 2015 at 08:06 AM

Frederic, what airline did you fly from Charlotte?
Pearl Scheve Jul 06, 2015 at 02:33 PM

oops...should have been a question for Janelle and Max

Pearl Scheve Jul 06, 2015 at 08:04 AM

How many folks were in the group on previous trips?

Pearl Scheve Jul 06, 2015 at 08:03 AM

Joining the 9/26 trip as well from St. Louis. Thanks to all for your questions and answers in the previous entries. Travel arrangements still pending. This will be RS trip #8 for me. Excited since first international RS trip. Celebrating pre-retirement - possible retirement in a few years after 40 years in education scene.

deanna holder Jun 28, 2015 at 10:43 PM

No retired from Verizon.
Ric Anderson Jun 29, 2015 at 09:02 AM

I spoke with the RS folks, confirmed that you can request to join the transfer from the San Joes airport to the Hotel Rincon del Valle. Their travel partners are to contact me with availability and confirmation in late August. But you need to be on the list ahead of time for that to happen.
deanna holder Jul 12, 2015 at 04:52 PM

Thanks. I requested to be picked up. They also let me have a flight so I will artive at hotel closer to 11:30 am than 11:30 pm.

deanna holder Jun 28, 2015 at 12:17 AM

Thank you Ric. My itenerary says I arrive at 8:13 pm after customs etc I might miss the shuttle offering. I guess I need to call too to make sure I am on a group flight that they are meeting outside that exit door!

deanna holder Jun 27, 2015 at 05:32 PM

Hi I was reading more carefully and found our transportation is not covered so I am looking for someone on this program yo share taxi fares with me. If willing please respond so we can figure it out.I am comjng from Camarillo, Ca flying out of LAX. Thank you!
deanna holder Jun 27, 2015 at 05:39 PM

I am referrin to all the hotels we need a taxi except the Wyndham in San Jose that provides shuttle.
Ric Anderson Jun 27, 2015 at 08:09 PM

Deanna, the only time I think we would need a taxi is to get from the airport to the first hotel and then from the last hotel (Wyndham) back to the airport. I was under the impression that if we were through Customs and ready when the Road Scholar bus was heading out that we would be able to ride with them. And, as you noted, the Wyndham has a shuttle. All the transfers inbetween seem to be part of the tour. I could be misunderstanding what I am reading and plan to call them on Monday to confirm. Having said all this, if a taxi is needed I would be happy to share one with you. I am arriving on Delta #900, at 11:55, Saturday morning.
Ric Anderson Jun 27, 2015 at 08:09 PM

Part 2: Would you happen to work for IBM?

Ric Anderson May 26, 2015 at 04:30 PM

Greetings. I am going on the September 26th - October 6th trip. Any past participants have advice to offer? Clothes to take (or not), taking cash and how much, things to be sure to see or to pass on? Whatever information that might help the newbie would be appreciated.
Jeanne Simpson May 26, 2015 at 10:55 PM

I suggest taking light weight clothes that can be layered, and washed by hand in a sink. Take soap. I recommend shoes that can get wet and dry fast or two pairs. Take a pair of socks that come up to the knee to wear in the rubber boats. A light waterproof jacket may be needed. It did rain. I don't remember how much money I took, but it came in handy at local stores for snacks and drinks. Cash for tipping the bus driver and tour guide is handy if you feel so inclined. A flashlight is handy as rooms tend to be dark. If you use a washcloth, take something that dries quickly. Bring a couple of large plastic bags to pack wet shoes and clothes. Have fun!
Ric Anderson May 27, 2015 at 06:16 AM

Thanks Jeanne, I appreciate the advice.
Frederick Kelsey May 29, 2015 at 10:31 AM

Just returned from the trip 5/16/15. Agree with everything that Jeanne as said. Also suggest you do not need hiking boots or even heavy hiking shoes, A good pair of walking shoes is fine. For the water/beach activities, I'd suggest on open toes sandals like Teva's (Keanns get sand stuck in the toes but are great for travel and regular walking). For photos if so inclined, for the rafting, canoeing you will need a small waterproof camera and something small for the zip line. Note there is a photographer at the white water run and the zip line but not the canoeing. The best place to get some CR money is at the ATMs at the airport, there are not a lot of opportunities otherwise. You do not need a lot of CR notes. Every store we used accepted US dollars (tho calculating the exchange rate was tricky). Definitely take a robust pair of knee high socks to use with the rubber boots, you skin will thank you! Bring quick drying clothes and binoculars. It was a wonderful trip. Have a great time.
Ric Anderson May 31, 2015 at 09:45 PM

Frederick, thanks for the tips. And I am glad to hear you had a good trip.

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