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Incredible 6 day trip! September 2017

5.0

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

I had very high expectations going into this trip, and it was somehow way better than I ever could've imagined. If you love wildlife, kayaking, and/or spending time outdoors, this trip should be at the top of your list. Our trip was the last week of August and we saw whales and other wildlife almost constantly every single day: orcas, humpbacks, porpoises, dolphins, sea lions, seals, eagles, and even a sea otter! Our guides, Mel and Jon, were fantastic: very knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife, and just all around wonderful people. A couple people on our trip hadn't kayaked much before, so don't let inexperience dissuade you - the guides are helpful and patient. We had a 12 person group (including the 2 guides) and everyone was delightful. The campsites were very nice, as was the kayaks and equipment. The guides prepare all the food, which is delicious, and are also very accommodating for vegetarians. Could not have asked for a better trip. Read more

Operator ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

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Best Vacation Ever! August 2017

5.0

Family Magic Rafting Trip

The Family Magic Trip down the lower Salmon River in August was AMAZING! The guides were awesome! So knowledgeable, funny, and resourceful. The food was better than most restaurants and my kids loved it (as did I)! The River Jester (Lily) was such a sweet yet stern and fun lady that kept the kids entertained and they loved her. They setup camp for us each day at these amazing beaches! I have never been rafting, and they were there to make it seem easy and doable! I loved that they taught us about the local history and environments. A stop at Spalding was awesome start to the trip! I enjoyed the paddle boats, inflatable kayaks, and the oar boats. I even became part of the swim team but it was a good experience having the guides there to ensure our safety. I loved cliff jumping, the short hikes, swimming the rapids, and swimming in the river with the kids. The time with friends and family was great. It was so relaxing and good to meet so many different people I feel that I can call my friends now. Best part was sleeping under the stars with my family hearing the rushing river next to us. The guides made the trip so personal and they were caring! Thanks so much Mark, Max, Connie, Jonas, Curtis, Lily, and Bethany! Absolutely recommend going on a trip with ROW and I plan to with my children again, it was worth every penny! Thanks Jason for helping plan the trip for me! Read more

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Amazing trip! Great experience! August 2017

5.0

Blackfish Waters Orca Kayak Tour

We had a fantastic time on our blackfish tour! We enjoyed learning from our guides, enjoying their great cooking, and seeing all of the wildlife! It exceeded our expectations (which were high to start)! Read more

Operator ROW Sea Kayak Adventures

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What a holiday! January 2017

5.0

Memphis to St. Louis

I was lucky enough to have 7 wonderful nights on the American Queen ... Along with 17 of my friends and family... From Memphis to New Orleans..Wow !! ... Cannot speak highly enough of the staff and anyone involved with this Majestic Queen of the River... Many thanks to Captain Brent for taking such great care of us rowdy lot !!..
It is my hope we get to take another trip on this fine Lady again .... We are from Australia ...... Such a great time...
So many positives to speak of....
What a holiday !...
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Old Cuba is fantastic and should be seen before it's spoiled by capitalism. January 2017

5.0

Cuba Today: People and Society: Cienfuegos to Havana

This was my wife's and my first trip with Road Scholar. At the time (April, 2012), it was not possible for Americans to directly visit Cuba. You had to do it with a cultural/educational group, often associated with a university. Or, you could fly to Canada, Mexico, or Europe first and then get a flight to Cuba from there (while risking a ~$10,000 fine from the US Government). We opted for the legal route with Road Scholar.

It was a fantastic trip! We had a small-ish group of about 20 people and a wonderful guide, José Luis (who, like most Cubans, had never been off the island).
The trip began in Miami where we had an orientation and spent the night. Then we flew to Havana and stayed in the Hotel Nacional for four nights. It doesn't get more historic -- or fun -- than the Nacional:
https://vimeo.com/41612444

While in Havana, we enjoyed great history/culture lectures from experts, toured various parts of Havana (including Hemmingway's home in the hills nearby), and, on our own, had the opportunity to have dinner at a paladar -- a restaurant inside someone's home.

The Cuban people are friendly but the infrastructure of their country is in shambles. It's been a long time since Russia's deep pockets left the island (1991), and you see poverty everywhere. But not the begging-in-the-street kind. Cuba provides universal health care, education (including room and board all the way through grad/med school!), food staples, and a very modest income (~$30/month) to everyone. Most people add to that income by working on the side.

After Havana, we traveled to Cienfuegos. From there we saw the infamous Bay Of Pigs, but also the wonderful Benny Moré Art School where we learned of the fantastic support for the arts by the Cuban government. Children are identified in grade school as having artistic talent and then funneled into magnet schools like Benny Moré to study art for their entire scholastic career!

Don't go to Cuba for the food. It's edible (and won't make you sick) but rather boring. You mainly get the "three amigos": fish, pork, or chicken, along with rice and/or black beans. But the aged rum is superb and so are the cigars!

Probably my favorite thing on the island, though, was the music -- whether on the street or in a more formal setting:
https://vimeo.com/43273083

Cuba is fantastic. Go enjoy it!
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Operator Road Scholar

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