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7 Days | 6 Nights
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Mavis from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/28/15
This program and its leaders were excellent. Make sure you follow the program instructions about dressing like an onion-lots of peeling off and on of clothing during the day and bring lots of CASH for the wonderful art you will see.

Mary from Corning, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/28/15
A wonderful experience - good mix of activity, learning, museums, field trips, etc. Our group of 19 bonded well. Lots of fun, knowledgeable leaders & field trip guides. 4 essentials: good shoes/boots, sunscreen, hat with cord, & water bottle to carry. Read House of Rain before going & bring extra cash to purchase jewelry & pottery from native artisans - not all take credit cards. Options for different fitness levels & nice meal selections for vegetarians were provided.

Judi from Camden, ME Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
My first Road Scholar trip and it couldn't have been a better experience. Right balance of informative presentations (from Native American artist to professor), active exploration of some of this country's oldest & most impressive historical sites,and thoughtful,just plain fun guides/drivers-- and a special camaraderie with fellow participants. I enrolled a little anxious about not knowing anyone else and left with many new friends and a much better understanding of an important piece of our heritage.

Cheri from Salem, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
Had a wonderful experience on the Pueblo trip. Was better than I expected. Great guides. I'm taking another Road Scholar trip in April; can't wait!

Ava from Mashpee, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
Pueblo Heritage was an amazing experience. I learned so much and had a wonderful time as well. This was a six star program!

Marilyn from Wilmington, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
I have travelled extensively, but this was my first Road Scholar trip. It definitely will not be the last!

Carol from Kalamazoo, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
This program on the Anasazi was so much more than just a tour. We learned the latest theories about their civilization and the challenges it faced, as well as learning about the region's geology, botany, and the cultures of the Hopi and Navajo. The three leaders brought such different backgrounds and strengths to the program. I'm very glad I attended!

Marlene from Rio Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
This program far exceeded my expectations. The scenery was spectacular, the history of the area very interesting and the knowledge of the leader, Stewart Lasseter, very easy to understand. All three of the guides: Stewart, Melisa, and Amy were helpful and made the drives interesting. They speakers who were from the 2 reservations and the outside people who talked to us, were knowledgeable, and tho they didn't always agree with one another added both information and questions for our continuing education. Great Trip!

Carol from Corona Del Mar, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/12/14
It was a great trip. The leaders were very knowledgable and I enjoyed the sites we visited.

Rick from Hope Valley, RI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/12/14
Enjoyed the program and the weather cooperated. Highlights included lunch with a Native American family, great jeep ride of Canyon de Chelly and meeting such a diverse group of people.

Gary from Sunnyvale, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/29/14
One of the best I've attended despite occasional angriness of the weather gods.

Donald from Sun City, AZ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/26/13
Personal experiences with the Native Americans you are interested in was the highlight of the Pueblo Heritage program. They made the travel and the factual learning a very meaningful experience. Also, the people drawn to take this adventure had like interests and feelings for the people and the history in which we were immersed as we did. A truly rich experience that we continue to share with friends and family mostly because the memories are so rich. Thank you Jerry, Jen and Marsha for your constant input and shared knowledge as we had such a grand learning adventure.

Carolyn from Modesto, CA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/20/13 - 10/26/13
The Pueblo Heritage is an absolutely fantastic experience educationally, visually and auditorily. Canyon de Chelly and Chaco Canyon were the highlights as we're the talks by native Americans, James Poley and William Yazzie. Our leader, Jerry Snow, with the help of Jennifer and Marcia provided all the added info we ever needed and we loved the Museum of Northern Arizona. Thanks to everyone who pu this wonderful program together.

Naomi from Madera, CA Number of programs attended: 16
Date attended: 09/29/13 - 10/05/13
I was able to register for two programs in a row about the Hopi and Navajo Cultures for northeast Arizona. Though there was some repeat experiences there was only enhancement and a better grounding for the comparison of the Cultures that are so thoroughly LIVED. Such RESPECT for our Mother Earth and all she has to provide - humbling to say the least. Thanks Rosie and Lyle and Ray.*** Naomi

Sandra from Mc Connellsburg, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/28/13
Road Scholar offers the best trips ever! I always learn soooo much. The leaders are experts in their fields and provide considerable information. They always take very good care of us all, too. Likewise, the participants in the program are wonderful, interesting people. based on the two Road Scholar trips I have taken, I highly recommend Road Scholar.

Cynthia from Alexandria, VA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
This is a fascinating program with well-chosen activities. I agree with Jane from Brentwood CA below that it is "a fast-paced program with very long, full days since a lot of miles are covered over the six days." I would rate the activity level as active, not moderate, and add that the vans used are not particularly comfortable. However, we enjoyed good conversations with the congenial traveling companions who shared our cramped quarters.

Patricia from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
This was a great trip! Seeing and learning about pueblo culture in this part of the country is something I've wanted to do for a long time. This Road Scholar trip was the perfect way for a single traveler like me to do that. The program and its leaders were great; ditto my fellow travelers.

Vern from Miami, FL Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
Vern and Ruth from Miami tour 4541 4/28-5/4/2013 We thoroughly enjoyed our Pueblo Heritage Tour. It exceeded our expectations. We learned so much, our lives were enriched. The guides were so competent and informative, professional as well as caring. Our lectures by locals were most informative and warmed our hearts to the native cultures and history. Our accommodations and meals were above average. This was our first Road Scholar adventure, and we anticipate booking our next tour

Victor from Elk Grove, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
As we were driving home after this excellent program, and I was reading aloud Lynda's review to my husband, what should come on the radio but The Eagles' "Take It Easy" (Standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona...) Just the day before we had been at that corner. Our coordinators for this trip, Stewart and Dave, took every opportunity to share interesting historical, cultural, geological and botanical facts with us. The local speakers offered new or different perspectives. It helped to read some of the suggested books prior to the trip as there was a lot of information presented. We learned that when studying Indian history there is often more than one opinion about how and why things happened. This was my first Road Scholar program, and it exceeded all my expectations. The accommodations were comfortable, the meals were varied and more than adequate. We were treated very well everywhere we went. I will definitely go on more Road Scholar programs, and will focus in particular on NAU and small group programs, as this one was excellent in every way.

Gerald from Somerset, KY Number of programs attended: 109
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
Although I have attended many programs, this was my first “traveling” program. We traveled by van from Flagstaff, AZ to Canyon de Chelly and on to Gallup, NM. We spent two nights at each place. There were stops at various points of interest along the way. The Coordinator, Stewart Lasseter, and his assistant, Dave Hall gave us a wonderful program. They shared their knowledge and experience not only on the Pueblo culture but also on the geology of the area. All the classroom speakers were interesting and well prepared for their presentations. Visiting the Old Oriabi village on the Hopi Reservation was one of the highlights of the program. It is the oldest continuous inhabited pueblo. In addition, being invited into the home of one of the residents for a pottery demonstration was an added treat. Chaco Canyon is truly remarkable and a “mystery of the past.” The skill and craftsmanship of the builders is still evident from the ruins of the various pueblos.

Lynda from Dallas, OR Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
Stewart and Dave, the program coordinations were excellent in every way. We were lucky with great weather and the group was friendly and welcoming. Everyone had a great time together. Stewart, especially had knowledge that was above and beyond expectations. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone interested in indian history or wanting to learn about an American experience.

Reed from McLean, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/21/13 - 04/27/13
Visiting the Hopi Mesas, beautiful Canyon de Chelly, and fascinating Chaco Canyon - and receiving a warm welcome everywhere we went - were priceless experiences. Some of the brief stops along the way were delightful surprises too - small museums and the El Rancho Hotel lobby in Gallup among them!

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