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Keys and Everglades: Human and Natural History Outdoor Studies

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Program #2801RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Bonnie from Nokomis, FL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 04/13/14 - 04/19/14
Howie & Alberto were knowledge filled guides that enhanced my understanding of why the Keys are there and the importance of their future protection. Anyone with any interest in geology, biology or just plain beauty shouldn't miss this trip.

Kathryn from Lady Lake, FL Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 03/30/14 - 04/05/14
For someone who has never been to the Keys, this was a great way to be introduced to them.

Gladys from Mamaroneck, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 03/02/14 - 03/08/14
leaders were very knowledgeable. The trip was very well planned and though I was not looking forward to the picnics, they were delicious and necessary to the program... well done We both enjoyed the program. Do ask B&B in Key West to upgrade air conditioners.

Frances from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 02/02/14 - 02/08/14
Enjoyed the adventure to the Everglades and Florida Keys. Lots on interesting parks and wildlife to explore. History on the Civil war in the Keys was new to me and added to the trip.

Todd from Rockford, IL Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 02/09/14 - 02/15/14
I would definitely recommend the program. Our leaders were amazing! I think everyone learned and saw a lot. It was a great break from our nasty IL winter.

Suzanne from Chesapeake, VA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/25/14
Great learning experience with wonderful leaders.

Patricia from Marysville, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/19/14 - 01/25/14
Road Scholar does an amazing job of providing amazing experiences, excellent accommodations, the best tour guides you will ever encounter. Because of this, you will find that the type of person who takes Road Scholar trip so interesting! Best value I have ever received on a tour of any kind!

Sharon from Lansing, MI Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 01/12/14 - 01/18/14
This is a good well-organized program that offers variety and balance in a short time-span.

Joan from Englewood, FL Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 05/12/13 - 05/18/13
South Florida has a fascinating ecology and has historical interest as well. Key West has an interesting history beyond being a tourist town. Just driving the Keys on your own would be way less interesting because you mostly see just facilities for tourists. The walks and lectures in the National and State Parks are well worth taking this trip.

Deb from Loveland, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/14/13 - 04/20/13
This program was excellent in every way! The perfect mix of environment, science, natural and historic information! Loved the individuals we traveled with and the small size of the group. Best of all was our extremely competent group leader, Alberto! Would definitely recommend!

Jane from Berlin, MA Number of programs attended: 41
Date attended: 02/03/13 - 02/09/13
it was great to be out of doors in a balmy climate after a cold winter at home. The tropics of the U.S. are facinating.

Willie from Fresno, CA Number of programs attended: 24
Date attended: 01/27/13 - 02/02/13
This trip was fascinating. The group of 25 was on time and great to have has traveling companions. We visited 3 state parks and 3 national parks like none other in the US! We had great weather. The free time in Key West was perfect and allowed for us to choose what we wanted to see. The guides were great in keeping the schedule on time so we didn't miss anything. Great trip.

Haldane from Milford, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 01/13/13 - 01/19/13
If you enjoy the Florida encnvironment you will love this trip. Lots of national parks and state parks. Key Biscayne is just gorgeous and Key Largo too. I loved Pigeon Key and Dry Tortuga.

Arthur from Audubon, PA Number of programs attended: 30
Date attended: 01/27/13 - 02/02/13
It's a bit too long -- shorten it a bit.

Vicky from Iowa City, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 01/27/13 - 02/02/13
I had a tremendous time in the Everglades and Florida keys. What a great way to experience such an amazing place. My thanks to the outstanding guides and support staff who really did an incredible job.

Mary Jane from Fitchburg, WI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 01/13/13 - 01/19/13
Excellent coverage of national parks in Florida.

Steve from Glenview, IL Number of programs attended: 21
Date attended: 11/25/12 - 12/01/12
Very good.

Henry from Champaign, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/12 - 11/17/12
Pick-up and return transport to airport very convenient. Tour leaders supportive and helpful. Itinerary (3 national parks, etc.) fascinating. Accommodations en route excellent. Provided meals very good (restaurants and picnics). Travel companions were a congenial group. All in all - a wonderful experience. Henry

Holly from San Francisco, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 11/11/12 - 11/17/12
I enjoyed the program. This was my first trip to the Keys and the Everglades and it was a great introduction. The free day in Key West allowed me to see the museums and historical sites that interested me. The trip leaders Estere and Betty did an excellent job managing the trip and the are very knowledgeable on the Keys and Everglades. The trip is rated Active (Easy, Moderate, Active, Moderately Challenging, Challenging). I think that the rating should be moved down to Moderate or there should be some hikes included of more than a half mile to bring up it to the Active level.

Julia from Wendell, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/22/12 - 04/28/12
I can wholeheartedly recommend Road Scholar for discerning travelers. The combination of education with sightseeing creates a more fulfilling travel experience. We enjoyed the trip to Key West and Everglades immensely and will always treasure the trip we took to Grand Canyon when the organization was called Elderhostel. The quality of service has been superb.


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