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Premium Email Subscriber Sep 01, 2015 at 08:03 AM

You will have a great time - I went alone last year. there will be others traveling alone and I had no troulbe finding someone to buddy with when I wanted to and time for me as well. Great bunch of fellow travelers and awesome sights.

Karen Pederson Sep 01, 2015 at 02:41 AM

I am new to Road Scholar and will be attending this program Oct 9 thru Oct 13. A little scared, A lot excited. Will be traveling alone for the first time and cannot wait for my adventures to begin.
Margaret Anne Revere Sep 01, 2015 at 07:32 AM

This was a favorite trip and one I'd do again. Be prepared to get up early to watch the balloons being inflated and lifting off.

Cindy May Feb 09, 2015 at 08:59 AM

Just wondering what the age range of attendees is like. My husband is worried that we might be the youngest (we're both in our early 40s) amongst a group of possible retirees and he feels it might be a bit awkward. Anyone attend before who can tell me what your group was like?
Margaret Anne Revere Feb 09, 2015 at 09:50 AM

Age does not matter. You are basically on your own seeing all the sights at the festival. I have never had any regrets traveling with all ages. We all bring something to the group.
Angela Tseng Aug 27, 2015 at 01:44 PM

I'm 48 travelling with my mom.

Premium Email Subscriber Sep 06, 2014 at 01:47 PM

I am going Oct 7-10. This will be my first adventure with Road Scholars
Margaret Anne Revere Sep 06, 2014 at 07:04 PM

Blew my mind away---spectacular event. Had plenty of time to see everything and take plenty if pictures. Go and enjoy. I do most of my trips as a single..
Premium Email Subscriber Sep 06, 2014 at 07:48 PM

I am excited. Traveling single

Margaret Anne Revere Sep 23, 2013 at 10:22 AM

Any one going to the balloon festival Oct. 8-11? A room mate will be assigned to me. Is it you? Can't wait for this trip.

Francis O'Neill Aug 25, 2011 at 09:02 PM

Attending Balloon Fiesta Sep 30-Oct 3. Like to drive together. Flexible schedule. Francis

Geri Lyn Noble Feb 24, 2010 at 05:05 PM

Would love to hear some reviews! Very excited about attending!
Lynette Smith Jul 24, 2011 at 04:59 PM

Hello, I am going on this program, and I am new to the Road Scholar family. I am excited to begin traveling!
Carol Ryan Oct 06, 2013 at 05:19 PM

I am attending the Oct. 11 thru 14 program and will be assigned a roomate.
Carol Ryan Oct 06, 2013 at 05:20 PM

The Balloon Fiesta has been on my "bucket list" for a long time.

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