Ellen from Bethesda, MD
Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 09/09/12 - 09/16/12
I was attracted to this program because there have been a lot of changes - both positive and negative - in my life in the last three years, and I thought this would be both interesting and an opportunity to center a little. I was right - but it was so much more. The leader, Lola, was outstanding, the program was interesting, and Prince Edward Island and the Magdalens were beautiful. (For the Magdalens, "beautiful" is an understatement - they are breathtaking!)
Every detail was handled well. The food was good to excellent; the staff at both the Rodd Royalty on PEI and La Salicorne on the Magdalens were friendly and helpful; accommodations were very comfortable; and the leader was able to keep the program on track while offering flexibility to participants. This trip was a gem - small in physical scale (unlike, say, the Grand Canyon or a visit to the Pyramids), but engaging all of the senses and giving a very good picture of life on an island that is so beautiful that many of the young people leave for a few years, but then choose to return.