If you're looking for a luxury resort getaway, this is not for you. However, if you like rustic - almost primitive - historic properties, coupled with intellectually engaging programming, this is a wonderful experience. Our group leader, Linda, made it her mission to see that everyone falls in love with Star Island, and bent over backwards to accomplish her goal. Ann Beattie's presentations on many aspects of the history of the island were fascinating and engaging. Linda's and Ann's enthusiasm were positively contagious. Being completely off the grid, resource conservation is practiced, not preached, on the island. Reminders were everywhere to be very mindful about how we consume and use water, trash, and food. Although this was a small group tour, the family style meals were a wonderful opportunity to interact with not only Road Scholar participants, but also with participants from other groups, of all ages. We had so many activities to participate in, yet we could also choose to do nothing but sit on the veranda enjoying the view. The optional trip to Appledore Island gave us the opportunity to engage with a research ornithologist, and how could we pass up a fresh lobster dinner! The highlight of the week, however, was the staff talent show on the final night. You won't want to miss seeing another side of your servers, cooks, and housekeepers! We enjoyed our time so much that we plan on repeating this trip in the future.