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Program #13535RJ
13 Days | 12 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Linda Stoneham Mar 20, 2015 at 01:47 PM

Hi from Mike and Linda,
We are signed up for the July trip. We noticed from the video that most participants are wearing backpacks as they walk a rugged trail. We were curious to find out if we needed to bring backpacks and heavier coats and how often we would need them. Also, how many people are on the tours?
Lauren Smith Apr 22, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Hi Mike and Linda! One of the things you'll be receiving in your preparatory materials will be a packing list. This will include the types of clothes and recommended items you bring with you. Also, the video is about Newfoundland in general and features footage from three different Road Scholar programs, one of which involves a few more challenging hikes than you will find on Spectacular Newfoundland. I hope I answered your question and that you enjoy your time here!

Glenda Denniston Jan 13, 2015 at 03:26 PM

Hi - I'm Glenda, from Madisom WI. I've signed up for the
Aug 25 2015 Spectacular Newfoundland trip and am very much looking forward to it. All of my recent Road Scholar trips have been fantastic (a service trip in NW Dominican Republic, a panda study service trip Earthwatch) in China, an adventure trip to Alaska and Yukon, and most recently, a water project construction service trip in El Sauce Nicaragua (with El Porvenir). Anyone want to correspond?

Russell Bryant Aug 03, 2013 at 02:01 PM

the taxi cost from the NL airport, st.john's is about $25 PER Person. that seems to make ride sharing useless for saving money. any comments? helen
Don Lewis Aug 15, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Our first trip. Moons Travel Guide says $28 plus $6 per person to downtown. Gullivers, Citywide and Jiffy. Not the 15 person van, just a taxi. Hope this helps. How is e'hostel so far? Best Regards, Don Lewis
Russell Bryant Aug 24, 2013 at 01:54 PM

Don, this is about our 15th e'hostel trip and so far we have NEVER been disappointed. Usually our expectations have been exceeded. this is however, only our second trip outside the USA; we had an incredible time in Panama, going throur the canal on a small boat. we're looking forward to meeting you.
Don Lewis Aug 25, 2013 at 03:28 PM

Great! Our trip through the canal was on a cruise ship. Looking forward to meeting you two as well. Will arrive after dinner on 9/6

Russell Bryant Aug 03, 2013 at 01:58 PM

we are also going to NL on 9/6. we are new to this social network, but this is about our 15th e'hostel trip. (this may show as Russell Bryant, but i do a lot of the communicating - helen bryant)

Don Lewis Jul 17, 2013 at 04:12 PM

We are going on the Newfoundland Spectacular Coast to Coast starting September 6. Would like to network with fellow travelers on our tour and those who have completed this tour.
Laurie Nevin Jul 18, 2013 at 11:38 AM

I will be going on the September 6 tour. I have always wanted to visit Newfoundland. Looking forward to meeting you and all our fellow travelers.
Don Lewis Jul 28, 2013 at 01:46 PM

Don Lewis Jul 28, 2013 at 01:50 PM

Sounds good! Recommended reading is good so far. Bought all used good condition on Amazon
Shannon Griscom Aug 27, 2014 at 08:35 PM

My husband, Andy and I are going on the Newfoundland trip starting Sept. 5. Shannon Griscom

Premium Email Subscriber Jun 14, 2013 at 05:54 PM

I would like to meet others who are going on the Newfoundland tour on July 26th
Premium Email Subscriber Jun 29, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Hi, My name is Linda. I'm from Pittsburgh and will be on the tour.
Marylee McGregor Aug 07, 2013 at 09:11 AM

Linda, I hope to meet you on the Sept. 6 trip. I've lived in Virginia my entire adult life, but was born and raised in the Pittsburgh area. See you next month. Marylee, Richmond, VA

Anne Kernan Jul 05, 2012 at 04:56 PM

For anyone who would like additional reading on Newfoundland, I have two suggestions: D. W. Prowse's History of Newfoundland and Wayne Johnston's novel based on Joey Smallwood's life. In my own reading I was constantly coming across references to Prowse's History and finally decided to try to find it. Since it was published in 1895, and I live in a very small town in Colorado, I thought it would be a challenge for inter-library loan. No problem. The day after I asked for it I received a phone call from the librarian with this web site, where it is available for free: www.archive.org/stream/historyof newfound...
Look for the version digitized by a Canadian library org--the google version omits maps, charts, some photos.
Marylee McGregor Aug 07, 2013 at 09:12 AM

Anne, can you tell us the title of the Johnston novel? I've been unable to identify it. Thanks
Laurie Nevin Aug 15, 2013 at 08:14 PM

Marylee, it is The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. I look forward to meeting you in September.
Marylee McGregor Aug 19, 2013 at 09:05 AM

Thanks Laurie. Actually, between the time I posted and when you responded I used Wikipedia to look up Smallwood. That entry lead me to the book, which I'm going to borrow as an e-book and carry with me on the trip (no time to read before then). See you in less than 3 weeks!
Laurie Nevin Sep 01, 2013 at 11:10 AM

I think you will enjoy the Johnston novel. I read it a year or two after it was published. I don't know how historically accurate it is, but it certainly gives a good general picture of what was going on in Smallwood's life, and it's a great story. I found Bernice Morgan's novel Cape Random in my library system. It doesn't seem to exist as an e-book, but at least it is a paperback. Perhaps we can compare Newfoundland novels during the trip. See you soon.

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