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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
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Darlene from Akron, OH Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/20/15 - 09/26/15
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The leader and driver were phenomenal. The places we toured were all very interesting. The food we had and the places we stayed were all exceptional. We learned about things that we would not have thought to be interesting, yet they were. We both would highly recommend this program

Linda from Aurora, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/20/15 - 09/26/15
The Lobsters and Winery Tour was just wonderful.. Tour Operator was young and knew exactly about everything we needed to know. Her sense of humor showed a lot and she was always bright and cheerful everyday. We also did extra little things in the tour that she thought would be interesting to us. She was extra kind to me(Im disabled) and even tho the last leg of my journey was quite painful, I did most everything and had a great group of people along with me that made everyday a delight. Also the Bus Driver was so full of knowledge and just a great man to have met.

Tom from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
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Marilyn from Lakeland, FL Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
We just got back from this 6 night trip and loved it mainly due to our leader, Robyn and the bus driver, Rob. Our group was very compatible and the places were wonderful esp. the lobster, Newport homes, wineries, organic garden, the mill & sugar shack, etc. Would really recommend it highly but be prepared for a long bus ride - over 800 miles altogether.

Robert from Travelers Rest, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
The program was just as described. This was our first trip. Exceeded expectations. Very organized on all levels. Variety of activities was excellent.

Carol from Lexington, KY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/25/15
Really a great tour in all respects, mostly due to our guide!

Abigail from Wilmington, DE Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/20/15
What a delightful week! Great instructors, good food, beautiful scenery and pleasant people to share it all with. A plus was the exceptional tour leader. We were glad we signed up for this one.

Lynda from Olathe, KS Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 06/14/15 - 06/20/15
I truly enjoyed Lobsters, Wineries and Foods of New England. The talks were interesting, the food was good and the accommodations were satisfactory.. Enjoyed all the wine, sugar and seafood.

Gilbert from Bellingham, WA Number of programs attended: 9
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
For the life of me, I cannot understand why this is a favorite. The food was mediocre, the wines were below average, and the accommodations were isolated. The scenery is lovely but, if that's what you want, take the Fall Foliage tour. The food, accommodations (though still isolated), and the outings were superior. I see a lot of folks who were new to Road Scholar thought this was good but we've been on several trips and were less than impressed with this one.

Louise from New York, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/12/14 - 10/18/14
This was the first trip with you guys. I had a wonderful time. I made new friends. I was surprised I was able to keep up with the group. I was told I had to handle my own luggage, but I really didn't have to Corin was very helpful. Rob the bus driver went above and beyond to help me. I'm really happy I stepped out of my comfort zone and travel alone. It was worth it. I'm looking forward to my next trip. Everyone on this trip was very nice and kind to me. We had fun playing bingo, because I won three out of five games. I became the star of the trip, because I kept wining. Hi all my new friends.

Patricia from Columbia City, IN Number of programs attended: 17
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/04/14
This was an excellent program. Very full of a variety of experiences. Food was great and the lodging was excellent.

Mark from Urbandale, IA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/04/14
This also was our first Road Scholar tour and we were thoroughly pleased with every aspect of the program!! We are already planning our next tour. Mark & Anita

Jack from Hudsonville, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/04/14
This was our first Road Scholar tour and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The experience was one we will not soon forget. Jack and Mary

Michael from Charleston, SC Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
This program covers a lot of territory, physically and educationally. The lectures on lobsters, maple syrup, and goat dairy are not to be missed!

Marilyn from Lubbock, TX Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/28/14 - 10/04/14
Best we have ever experienced. Loved experiencing New England and the group we toured with. Our leader, Sharon Foehl was superb. We would love to recommend this Lobsters, Wineries and Foods of New England and will to everyone. Superb!

Kathryn from Edmond, OK Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/26/14 - 10/02/14
Wonderful food and sights to see. A lot of time on a bus and there was little free time, but the planned activities overall were wonderful and gave great highlights of the best of New England.

Sheila from Omaha, NE Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
Lobsters, wineries and food of New England is exactly that....we were in food coma at the end of each day. The scenery was spectacular, as was the weather. Hint...if you can go into Newport a day or two early, so you can tour the mansions and enjoy Newport's waterfront. The bus tour included in our program whets your appetite for more! Wineries, breweries, and distilleries....organic farms, grist mill, lobster boat and lobster roast all tie everything together for a fun, tasty experience.

Marsha from Charlotte, NC Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/21/14 - 09/27/14
This is a wonderful experience with lots of interesting information and beautiful scenery. I would recommend it very highly. FUN, FUN, FUN!!!!!!!!!

Ulla from Nashville, TN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
Sharon was an exceptionally good guide. The whole experience was great fun, great learning about places we had not seen before, and wonderful food and so much of it. The groups are small enough so one gets to connect with the participants and humor adds to the total fun experience. Well worth the adventure.

Bobbe from South Ogden, UT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
If you love good food (especially good seafood), the history behind that food, enjoyable and well-learned "fellow travelers" you will not be disappointed in this program. Our "navigator" Rob kept us safe in every way, our leader Sharon kept us settled and invigorated at the same time, and our meals were prepared by great chefs and pastry chefs. Our field trips and lectures were more entertaining than cumbersome. Do yourself a favor: sign up for this program and add flavor to your life.

Corazon from Saddle River, NJ Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
The 'tastiest' Road Scholar program that I have attended and Sharon was one of the best Road Scholar program group leader that I have rubbed elbows with!

Benay from Forest Hills, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 08/17/14 - 08/23/14
This was my first Road Scholar trip, and it was an excellent one to start with. The group was pleasant, the food was great (if almost too abundant!), and I was very glad to have gone. Expect to be BUSY from early morning until evening; the activities are all good, but there isn't a whole lot of free time...

Candy from Las Vegas, NV Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
Oh, the meals you'll relish on this New England excursion! Not only will you learn about local food production but you'll eat and drink like royalty. Don't wait another minute, sign up for this program.

Marie from San Luis Obispo, CA Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
This is a great program but should be divided into two separate programs. We covered too much area and didn’t gt a chance to see the cute towns where we spent the night. This is my 26th program and I enjoyed everyone involved. The coordinator was great and the bus driver was the best but as I said too much time riding on a bus and not enough time to see everything. We were rushed every where we went .

Elizabeth from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
I recently completed the Lobsters, Wineries, and Foods of New England tour. It was an excellent tour that took us from Rhode Island to Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont (with a drive through Boston). I loved seeing this part of our country for the first time. And we saw gorgeous fall color all along the way. The tour included visits to organic farms, wineries, a lobster boat ride, lobster dinner, chocolate factory, cheese factory, cider mill, maple syrup farm, a potato vodka distillery, a visit to Ben & Jerry’s, seeing the Kennebunkport compound, L.L. Bean store in Freeport Maine, the Newport Mansions, and a visit to the Vermont Country Store. It was a busy tour and we saw so much! Well worth it. I met many great people on our bus. I send a big thank you to Bridget (our tour guide) and Jim (our bus driver).

Susan from Benicia, CA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 10/13/13 - 10/19/13
If you have always wanted to experience New England in the fall and eat fabulous food of the area take this trip

Kathleen from Columbus, OH Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
This was my first trip with Roadscholar and it was wonderful. The group and group leader got along so great I am afraid any other trip wouldn't live up to it. Katy Lauber

Kay from Marion, WI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/12/13
I am on my way home from my first road scholar experience and already making plans for my second. The group was so well organized and so complete. Please if you are thinking about this definitely book a trip NOW

Debbie from Katy, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
Went on the Lobsters, Wineries and Foods of New England trip and it was great. Met some interesting and fun people along the way. I enjoyed all of the field trips with their interesting presenters (some of whom were hilarious) while digesting the culinary delights at each meal. Hard to believe I never tried New England "chowdah" so I'm glad it was New England that I took my first spoonful. Had a "wickedly" (local lingo for top notch)great time and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see beautiful fall foliage over tasty wines and cheeses. Never a dull moment. Learned a lot, ate a lot and saw a lot. Mission accomplished. I'll do it again as soon as I lose 10 pounds!!

Thomas from Lawrenceville, GA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
This is a really neat program with lots of activity. The central theme is “foods of New England” and there was a lot of variety in the places we visited within that one theme. We had field trips or lectures on wines, organic veggies, bread, chocolates, cheese, cider, lobsters, corn meal, maple syrup, donuts and potato vodka. Somehow we also were able to squeeze in side trips (sometimes brief) to Ben & Jerry’s, the Bush Kennebunkport compound, L.L. Bean, Newport Mansions, folk singing and Bingo. The program covers a large geographic area (Newport to Ogunquit to Brandon – look at it on the map) so there was considerable transit time on our coach. Fortunately the coach was comfortable and the driver was first rate. This is a good way to get an overall “taste” of New England.

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