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David from Raleigh, NC Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/11/15
Can only concur with everyone else. Jen and Jeff are great to have as leaders. They know the area so well and the locations worked terrific. We love the program and learned so much about the geologic time and space. Finally get it and to see how different each park is from the others, it finally began to make sense.

Carole from Bronx, NY Number of programs attended: 15
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/11/15
you don't want to miss this trip if Bryce, zion and the north rim of the canyon are on your bucket list - jen & jeff are the toping on the cake! - Geologist & naturalist extraordinaire - earned applause for extras that added special moments throughout!

Marion from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/11/15
This was a great trip, including Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon (North Rim) National Parks, that we always wanted to visit. The instructors (Jen and Jeff) were great. Don't miss it!

Esther from Amherst, NY Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
Well done from start to finish.

Alice from Millbrook, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
Amazingly wonderful. Take this trip, you won't regret it!

Nancy from West Newbury, MA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
The Color Country Canyon trip was a wonderful experience with trip leaders who were friendly & knowledgeable. I highly recommend this trip ~ I feel lucky that my first trip to Zion, Grand Canyon North Rim and Bryce was with these Road Scholar leaders who made these areas come alive!

Dottie from Aurora, CO Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
excellent

Holly from Kensington, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/29/15 - 10/06/15
The Color Canyon Tour was fantastic on every level. Darrell and Paula were the quintessential, knowledgeable, entertaining and generous leaders of a beautiful trip. Our whole group had fun getting to know each other as we traveled the canyons.

Carol from Denver, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
I agree with David that "Utah Rocks" and enjoyed Bruce's storytelling such as the "Roll A Way" Saloon. Also, great camaraderie as we hiked Zion, North Rim Grand Canyon and drew close to Hoodoos and spires in Red Canyon.

Joyce from La Crosse, WI Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/29/15 - 10/06/15
Color Country was a great program which had us visiting beautiful places. Paula and Darrell and Jerry took great care of us and shared their love of Utah with us. It is always fun to stay in national park lodging and eat in their dining room.

Renee from Lake Hill, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
The beauty of Nature, the high quality of professionalism of Bruce, Dave and Alex, the terrific camaraderie which developed, made for a glorious trip. Don't forget fun with FON. Renée Englander Woodstock NY

Lj from Menlo Park, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
I booked this trip a week before our departure date and I’m so glad I did. What a week of unforgettable scenery, outstanding tour leaders, a great roommate, and a friendly group of lifelong learners. Our guides Bruce and David were organized, gifted story tellers, full of information about the Southwest—and set the tone for an amazing week. Our driver Alex was the best, and kept us safe during our travels. Thank you all so much!

Nolan from Johnstown, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
Our guides, David and Bruce, enabled us to really see these amazing natural wonders by leading us to an understanding the geology of these parks. Just as amazing was the fellowship created by forty-one of my fellow travelers!

Mary from Tonawanda, NY Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
This program was a fine way to be introduced to these spectacular National Parks. It has encouraged me to return again. Our leaders, Bruce Banker and David Best, were outstanding interpreters of the geology and history of the canyon parks.

Janet from Lincoln, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/18/15
If you are a single person and hesitate traveling alone, or sharing a room, take a chance. You might just luck out and make a new friend. I did and you can, too.

Deborah from Gold River, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/20/15
This was a wonderful trip and a great introduction to all three parks. Our group was in Zion when the floods occurred, so we did miss a couple of minor things. However, our leaders Jennifer and Amy managed to rise to the occasion and still give us a great tour. I highly recommend this trip, as well as the Four Corners Canyon Country trip. Both are run by NAU.

Bruce from Charlevoix, MI Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/15 - 10/06/15
This is an exceptional trip that allows you to see Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon in a relatively short period of time. The learning experiences provided by our leader, Darrell McMahon. throughout the trip were outstanding. This is one great adventure.

Michael from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/04/15 - 10/11/15
Having gone on 8-9 Road Scholar programs I can say with certainty that Northern Arizona University does an exceptional job in running their many programs with passionate and knowledgeable leadership as well as great locations. This particular trip has a relatively easy pace, very good accommodations & food, and jaw dropping scenery I can only describe as a visual feast. Come prepared to learn a lot about geology and the human history of the locations you will visit. You will be glad you went. Mike Hagearty, Atlanta, GA

Valerie from Howard, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/15 - 09/29/15
This was my first Road Scholar experience and it exceeded my expectation.

Dorothy from Chatsworth, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/22/15 - 09/29/15
This was an excellent trip and exceeded our expectations. Eldon and Diane are delightful program leaders and their expertise made the trip most memorable.

Nancy from Easton, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/15/15 - 09/22/15
Great experience - I recommend it highly. Nancy, Easton, MD

Barbara from Knox, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/15/15 - 09/22/15
This program was a great way to experience Zion, Bryce, and the Grand Canyon. We saw and learned much more than we could ever have done on our own. Darrell and Paula were great coordinators and Liann was a fantastic bus driver.

Roger from Hastings, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/13/15
THis is a must trip for those who like the great outdoors, fun activity and apectular site seeing.

Bonnie from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/15/15 - 09/22/15
This is a wonderful program. Darrel and Paula Mcmahon were wonderful leaders. I learned a lot. Each of the 3 parks we visited were beautiful but very different. The little cabins at the north rim of the Grand Canyon were rustic and delightful.

George from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/13/15
The program covers Zion, Bryce and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon much better than I have ever experienced on my own.

Catharine from Waynesville, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/23/15 - 08/30/15
This was a fabulous trip. Accommodations in the parks made it extra special. I enjoy hiking and being active. My husband enjoys that less. This trip accommodated us both very nicely; I was able to hike in to the canyons with good company, while he chose to enjoy the views from the rims. We were both very satisfied.

Karen from Decatur, IL Number of programs attended: 12
Date attended: 08/11/15 - 08/18/15
Karen from Decatur, iL Number of programs attended: 12 Date attended: 8/11/15 - 8/18/15 If you can take this program on a date when you stay in lodges or cabins in the parks, do it. That way you can see Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon at sunrise and at sunset. The views are breathtaking, and the stars at night are awesome. Our guide Darrell was a wealth of information about EVERYTHING. Take. Good hiking shoes and a hiking stick.

Dimitra from Minneapolis, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/23/15 - 08/30/15
I loved this trip. Picked the NAU sponsored date with lodging in the parks after viewing the DVD mentioned. A real plus to be so close to the rims at Bryce and the Grand Canyon as well as being right in the canyon at Zion. Breath taking views that exceeded my expectations even tho I had anticipated the trip for nearly a full year. And I can't praise the group leaders enough for their patience and the seemingly effortless explanations of the geology and plant life I found so different than MN!

Diane W from Midland, MI Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 08/23/15 - 08/30/15
This has to be on your Bucket List. This very program, with all accomodations in the National Parks. Wake up early and walk to the rim of Bryce Canyon to see the colors change as the sun rises. Step outside your cabin at Zion and look all around you at the massive, towering walls. Stand at night on the edge, the very edge of the North Rim and watch the stars appear, listen to the night, then walk back to your cabin in the quiet dark. It's magical and moving and overwhelming. Jeff and Carl are walking encyclopedias, entertaining and informing and encouraging and really caring that your experience on this trip is the best it can be. Meals with other travelers are fun, the bus ride lessons and readings are excellent. GO.

Kent from Waynesville, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/23/15 - 08/30/15
If you have ever felt that you wanted to see these three National Parks THIS IS THE WAY TO DO IT. Staying in the Parks was such great experience. When there was free time you could go explore on your own by just walking out the door of your accomodation. Seeing the sunrise and sunset in just a few steps was great!!!

Judi from Kingston, ON Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
This program was informative, enjoyable and a great pleasure all around. Our leaders were well-informed, welcoming and enthusiastic. Staying in the parks was a fantastic experience and a deciding factor when booking.

Joe from White bear Lake, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/09/15 - 06/16/15
I would rank the Grand Canyon educational experience as the Number One vacation destination in the world. The majestic views from the top and bottom of Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon North Rim will remain forever in my mind. Accommodation and meals at the three National Park Logdes were outstanding. A thanks to Gary Goold, Geologist, who enriched our lives with extensive details, history and formation of the canyons!

Terence from Englewood, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/21/15
Agree with Bonnie's comments - an excellent trip! Organized, educational and the weather cooperated. Enjoyed the 40th Anniversary celebration.

Bonnie from Ottowa, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/21/15
The Colour Country National Parks trip was excellent in every way. Even though I am not in excellent shape, I was able to participate fully. Every day was a learning experience and a feast for the eyes and the senses. I highly recommend it.

Michael from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/09/15 - 06/16/15
Pat speaks for me in every respect. Bring sturdy hiking shoes and two walking sticks if you have them. Bryce was my favorite.

Patricia from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 06/09/15 - 06/16/15
This was a great trip in every respect - the friendly group, three beautiful national parks, convenient and comfortable park lodging, scenic hiking and great food. The leaders Gary and Sherry, and driver Jerry, were friendly and knowledgeable. My husband and I added two personal days in Las Vegas at the end of the week - two very different vacations back to back.

Freda from North Potomac, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/24/15
This trip was great! Our guides, Joanna and Rosie were very nice and knowledgeable and so was our bus driver, George. The hotels and food were excellent, and most of all, the scenery in all three parks, was just spectacular and amazing! This was our first time out west and it couldn't have been better.

Deborah from Naperville, IL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
I had long wanted to visit the Grand Canyon, and the natural beauty of the Canyon, Zion and Bryce did not disappoint. The trip was greatly enhanced by the knowledge and leadership of Jen and Jeff, our group leaders. The accomodations inside the parks were fantastic. As a flatlander living at sea level, I wish I had trained better for the hikes.

Lori from North Dartmouth, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
I loved our recent trip to the Color Canyons. Staying in the parks allowed us more time to explore. Our leaders (Jen and Jeff) were knowledgeable and helpful. I can't wait to go on another Road Scholar trip!

Cathy from Worthington, OH Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
staying inside the parks was an awesome experience. able to spend more time enjoying the parks seeing the parks in all kinds of weather and able to see the changing colors of each park through out the day and night made this a special experience

Cathy from Gainesville, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
My first Road Scholar trip and loved it. Great to be in the park lodging and even better to have the wonderful leadership of Jen and Jeff. Gorgeous scenery, fun hikes that were not difficult with welcoming group of travelers. I recommend highly.

Marcia from Columbia, MO Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
Just completed the Color Country National Parks trip and stayed in the amazing lodges. What a treat to share with my adult son. It was our third national park summer trip and maybe the best.

Carol from Sherman Oaks, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/14/15
Excellent program...excellent leaders. Awe inspiring trip.

Arthur from Otis, ME Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/26/15 - 06/02/15
This was my first Road Scholar trip and it will not be my last. Our tour guides were great, very organized and knowledgeable. All the people were on the tour were friendly and very helpful about future trips we may take that they have already taken. The 3 National Parks were absolutely breath taking. You learn things on these tours that you would never know if you went on your own

Kathleen from Delafield, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/26/15 - 06/02/15
This was an incredible tour. Well organized by Road Scholar and Dixie State University. Thanks for the brand new tour bus! The bus driver, Freddie, was an excellent addition to the program leaders. Diane and Eldon were accommodating organized, and extremely knowledgeable. If you don’t already have a National Parks Passbook pick one up before heading out on this trip. Remember to pack your buffet pants!

Lynn from Elk River, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/26/15 - 06/02/15
This is my first Road Scholar trip and not my last. I met new friends (everyone was great!!) and I loved how organized and worry-free this trip was! I didn't have to think about a thing except what time to be on the bus or be at dinner. I felt taken care of so that I could focus on the beauty and majesty of the national parks.

Kathleen from Tenafly, NJ Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 05/26/15 - 06/02/15
The trip to the National Parks was a great trip. I am so happy that I went on it. The scenery was utterly magnificent.

Jane from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/24/15 - 05/31/15
Jane Swartz from Philadelphia PA Number of programs attended: All but one Date attended: 5/24/15 - 531/15 This trip in the Canyon Lands was amazing. I learned a lot about this part of the U.S. from the guides, especially the main guide, and am very happy to have been able to make this trip from Philadelphia, PA.

Catherine from Davis, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/24/15 - 05/31/15
This program exceeded our expectations. It was so informative, beautiful and fun. The guides were excellent and very well informed about everything on the trip. They knew about the geology, science, theory, plants, animals, birds, evolution, and are passionate about the land we were lucky enough to experience. I would highly recommend this program to anyone. It was truly amazing.

Linda from Bloomington, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/24/15 - 05/31/15
The color country trip is so much more than color. The scenery is majestic everywhere you turn, and the geological information we learned made it even more amazing

John from Mississauga, ON Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/17/15 - 05/24/15
My wife and I cannot speak too highly of the sites we visited. I've seen many pictures of Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon, but they don't even begin to prepare you for the majesty and awe-inspiring views that this program takes you to. Our first trip will not be our last!

Karen from Saint Albans, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/12/14
This was my first Road Scholar trip and I went as a single. It exceeded all expectations! I was emotionally overwhelmed by my first view of the Grand Canyon. Photos do not do it justice. The camaraderie was wonderful. Our NAU group leaders and bus driver went above and beyond. I cannot wait for my next trip!

Richard from Los Altos, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/30/14 - 10/07/14
This is a great way to get an introduction to the beauty and grandeur of these awesome works of nature. The pace was just right, and the leaders did a wonderful job. They were full of great information, and always there to answer our questions.

Christine Charlotte from Lexington, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/12/14
I encourage anyone to hand herself over to the informed, considerate staff/team at Road Scholar - based on my experience of the Canyons tour, am eager to sign up for another - abroad maybe.

Robert from Putnam, CT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/12/14
My husband and I just completed the trip Color Country sponsored by NAU. It was terrific in every aspect. These folks have covered every possible contingency and provide a wonderful, educational, friendly, delicious week filled with time spent exploring the western canyons and deserts. We can't wait to go on our next Road Scholar program.

Robert from San Jose, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/12/14
This program provides the attendee with access to and explanations of three of the real "all stars" among all the U.S. national parks.

Patrick from Manhattan Beach, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/12/14
Program # 11573 to Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon was absolutely fabulous. The scenery was amazing and the education was terrific. We would highly recommend this program. Pat & DeAnne

Laurie from Marblehead, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/30/14 - 10/07/14
A perfect way to see three of the most beautiful places on earth. I can't imagine anyone on this trip being disappointed.

Ray from Cleveland, OH Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 09/30/14 - 10/07/14
Overall excellent program and as advertised "up to two miles hiking per day." And two miles was the max. In order to do more, I had to proactively seek my own hikes, which staff then supported.

Sandy from Los Gatos, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
What a thrill to visit three National Parks my husband and I had never seen! We enjoyed Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. It seemed to us that it was just the right mix of learning and hiking.

Steve from Columbia, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
The Color Country trip to Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon is a fantastic experience--seeing photos is not the same as being in the parks and having experienced guides help interpret what you see and it's context! Go of it at whatever level your want--a very flexible trip for all levels.

William from Forest, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
11573(Colour Country) was a fantastic tour!!! Anyone wishing to see and learn about these three(Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon) National Parks should put this tour in their "bucket list"!!!

John from Jefferson, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
Our program at Zion, Bryce and N. Rim of Grand Canyon was a great experience as have the previous 4 programs we have attended. This program was led by two persons who were knowledgeable, well organized and communicated well with the group. The sights were magnificent. I recommend it.

George from Des Peres, MO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
Zion, Bryce and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon were sensational and made this the trip of of a lifetime for me. David and Mary Best were exceptional leaders and were the icing on the cake for us. I hope to have them as leaders for future trips.

Nancy from Warrenville, IL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
Our first experience with Road Scholar and our guides provided vast information and a great sense of humor too. David and Mary Best were the best. Lots of information about Zion, Bryce and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon-all different rocks. The driving was difficult but done superbly by Ray. Great way to see the National Parks in Utah. A wonderful group of travelers willing and able to adhere to the schedule and/or change of schedule due to the flash flood in Zion. Accommodations and meals were also a great surprise to the good.

Phyllis from Carlsbad, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
David and Mary Best WERE the best! They were excellent leaders and fortunately, this group of 40 was cohesive and followed orders. The scenery was outstanding and David always chimed in with useful information about the geology of the area. Also Forest Rangers gave some talks and were also informative. The sights were remarkable and it was a once in a lifetime experience for those of us who have never visited Bryce, Zion and the north rim.

Mary from Jefferson, OH Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/14/14
We recently went on the color countries program to Zion, Bryce & north rim of the Grand Canyon. We experienced a "once in a lifetime" flash flood in Zion (no problems, but interesting to see!) It was a wonderful trip, however, I would mention that the hikes are a bit more strenuous to those of us used to "walking up to 2 miles a day" on level ground & at a lower elevation. Any walking at 8000-9000' was strenuous to some of us!

phyllis from Chatham, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/21/14 - 08/28/14
Wonderful learning adventure. Jeff and Joanna taught us about the geology of what we were seeing. Ray kept us safe with his driving and shared his life experiences with us. We enjoyed the company of all who journied with us. Can't wait to go on our next trip. Road Scholar rocks!! Get it?

Ann from Fairfield, OH Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 08/21/14 - 08/28/14
An outstanding program. Jeff and Joanna were excellent and knowledgeable coordinators for our adventures in Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. A wonderful experience especially since the lodgings were in the parks so the vistas were only footsteps away. Hope to catch a few more Northern Arizona University Road Scholar programs in the future.

John from Atlanta, GA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/21/14 - 08/28/14
Color Country National Parks was a gem! AS with previous Road Scholar programs, the guides were knowledgeable and the company erudite and engaged. The irony of starting in Las Vegas--the "anti-national park"--was not lost on me. And the night skies---superb! Bravo, Road Scholar and NAU.

Joseph from Louisville, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/21/14 - 08/28/14
This is a great experience for people of all ages. The ability to see -- and stay in -- three national parks -- is fantastic. The trip was well organized and well executed. And our new friends are pretty great too! Strongly recommend.

kent from Chatham, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/21/14 - 08/28/14
We took our Road Scholar Program (#11573) in August. Although hot outside, the bus ride to Zion, Grand Canyon North Rim and Bryce Canyon was very comfortable. The Coordinators provided excellent educational narratives and handouts which prepared us for the beautiful sights, hikes and programs that we experienced at each of the parks. Staying in the Park Lodges was a great benefit, allowing us to get the full advantage of each Park. If you have not visited these parks with their unbelievable scenery, you should not miss this Road Scholar program.

John from Silver Spring, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/21/14 - 08/28/14
This program is excellent. You get to see 3 of the most beautiful and astounding parks, while learning about their geology, natural history, and history. They cheerfully accommodated multiple levels of activity up to strenuous.

Susan from Hartford, WI Number of programs attended: 8
Date attended: 08/12/14 - 08/19/14
This program visiting Zion, Bryce, and North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Parks was spectacular due in part to the gorgeous scenery, but also due to our instructor, Darrell! I would recommend this program to anyone interested in the natural world and the beauty of our National Parks. The hiking was not difficult, the vistas, however, were incredible!

William from Staunton, IL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 08/12/14 - 08/19/14
Hiking in three awesome, different national parks with a top-notch guide: unforgettable.

Nancy from Paradise, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/15/14
What a wonderful trip! Jeff, Jennifer and Ray did such a wonderful job of sharing their love of these National Parks and the Lodges. Information was provided to us with wonderful handouts, oral presentations, readings from favorite writers and personal experiences from Jeff and Jennifer. The Lodging was wonderful, the food outstanding and all the members of the tour had the chance to get know each other at meals, hikes, picnics and free time. Jeff and Jennifer ran this program smoothly and were very good at quickly making changes in the program if necessary for all our comfort. They do their job so well and it runs so smoothly that it made for a very stress free adventure. I look forward to taking another Road Scholar program with Jeff, Jennifer and Ray. I have been raving about this wonderful program to all my friends and certainly hope others reading these reviews will take advantage of this great program.

Eileen from East Hampton, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/15/14
I agree wholeheartedly with all that Val has said about our trip. The arrangements, the attention to details for each aspect of the trip were admirable. It made our trip so enjoyable and we were able to get to know each other on the bus, on the trails, in the dining rooms at the lodges, at the picnic tables. I'm still re-living the experience. Thank you, Jeff and Jen, for all your hard work and caring; Ray, you too are to be commended. I would travel again with Road Scholar -- no hesitation! Best regards to my tour mates who read this.

Vladimir from Harrisburg, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/15/14
This Northern Arizona University trip could not have been more perfect! The detailed trip information before we booked, the pre-trip information packet, the meals, accommodations, the day to day flawless travel execution, the group leaders - everything was great. Jeff and Jennifer provided lots of interesting information during our travel between and in the parks. Staying inside the parks and enjoying meals at the lodges could not be beaten. Picnic lunches made the maximum use of time to see the parks. Plenty of opportunities for independent exploration if desired. In the evenings, when day visitors left the parks, the parks were our own.

Gretchen from Medford, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/10/14
Still reliving this fascinating trip with wonderful people!

John from Nashua, NH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/15/14
Jeff and Jen you both did a wonderful job! Amy and had a great time and would highly recommend this trip to everyone!!!!

Beth from Hillsborough, NC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/15/14
This program exceeded our expectations...wonderful leaders, amazing parks, great schedule, interesting presentation of educational material. Jeff and Jennifer were inclusive, warm, organized, knowledgable, and fun! The parks were more beautiful that words and pictures do justice. Ray kept us safe on the road and provided interesting insights of his own. Being housed in the National Parks added an extra benefit and contributed to the convenience and accessibility to trails, lodge, etc.

David from Chapel Hill, NC Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/15/14
The beauty and the diversity of these three National Parks are unbelievable! Road Scholar provided wonderful guides, and organization and arrangements were outstanding.

Vicki from Shelby, NC Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 06/03/14 - 06/10/14
The Color Canyons program was exciting and challenging. Our leaders could not have been better. We saw three beautiful and amazing national parks and had the opportunity to see Las Vegas and see a show and have a fabulous dinner (on our own).

Philip from Pasadena, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/12/14 - 05/19/14
This was a great program. The natural scenery could not be beat and the time at each was perfect (2 days Zion, 2 days Bryce, 2 days North Rim). The leaders (Nancy and Keith) were both excellent. The weather was perfect. The accommodations and food were excellent. The other participants were fun, interesting, friendly and easy going (even in spite of a bus breakdown and a plugged sewer line, both of which were remedied quickly and efficiently). Nobody complained, everyone kept up, everyone was on time all the time (even with 37 people).

Carol from Flower Mound, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/27/14 - 06/03/14
This program is a walk through geologic time; each national park is a different time period and makes understanding the time and action involved a bit easier.

Bob from Flower Mound, TX Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 05/27/14 - 06/03/14
A fabulous area of the country. Beautiful and awe inspiring. You must see it to truly appreciate it, photos don't do it justice.

Maureen from Coralville, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/20/14 - 05/27/14
This is an awesome trip! It was our first Road Scholar trip, but will not be our last. Our tour guides, Stan and Mary Jane, were extremely knowledgable and organized and our driver, Lonnie, knew the roads and how to drive that bus in all weather (I think we had every type of weather possible except a tornado!). The only negative was the Las Vegas hotel, thank heaven we didn't have to stay there the whole trip. Kudos to Road Scholar, Stan, Mary Jane and Lonnie for a wonderful 7 days!

Bernie from Albrightsville, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/20/14
A dream trip filled with knowledge, activity and friendship.

Sharon from Fenton, MO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/20/14
To enjoy Zion, Bryce and the Grand Canyon North Rim through the eyes of Road Scholar was a great experience. I would recommend the trip to anyone who is ready to simply enjoy our fabulous American natural beauty.

Jan from San Antonio, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 05/12/14 - 05/19/14
Fantastic trip!! Absolutely beautiful scenery that everyone should experience. And thanks to Nancy, Keith and Fred for being such great guides - I loved the stories and jokes. It was a great time!

Diane from Ashland, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/20/14
Great combination of parks. The instructors were well organized, subject matter experts as well as thoroughly entertaining. The selection of hikes and the educational components definitely enhanced the national park experience. Took hundreds of photos because every day offered breath taking views.

Betty from Pleasanton, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/12/14 - 05/19/14
Fabulous trip. Great team of leaders. Participants interested in learning and in meeting each other. Places we visited were incredibly beautiful and the weather was nearly perfect. All in all... a wonderful experience. We are now looking forward to our first intergenerational Road Scholar trip to Williamsburg, VA with our granddaughter in June. Thank you for all that you do to create a marvelous travel adventure!

Judi from Kelowna, BC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/12/14 - 05/19/14
What an awesome trip! Great content, very compatible and informed guides. Our group was taken care of very well even after our beautiful bus had a breakdown in the desert. Alternate arrangements went off seamlessly and with humor. Each canyon left us more impressed and each had their own beauty. We did experience a first impression disappointment with the first accommodation in Las Vegas. The hotel was not crowded by any means and we were given a one of the poorest choices of rooms. Upon request, we were moved to a better room so all was not list. Perhaps a better calibre of accommodation could be considered. The others were first class! Thanks to our remarkable coordinator, geologist and driver for a job well done. And to our fellow travellers - hope our paths cross again.

Tom from Key West, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 05/13/14 - 05/20/14
This is a great trip, visiting some of the best sights in our country. Road Scholar organization and knowledgeable personnel make the experience enjoyable and trouble free. Much better than trying it on my own!

Linda from Erie, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 05/12/14 - 05/19/14
A lifetime dream fulfilled and this trip did not disappoint in any way! Indescribably breathtaking scenery, wonderful companionship and extraordinary leaders all surpassed expectations! LO, Erie, CO


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