John and Carleen discuss our Yellowstone trip:
Q: Tell me a little bit about the Yellowstone trip
A: Yellowstone was the first National Park, founded by Teddy Roosevelt. It is a fascinating place with a lot of wildlife, unique geothermal features. If you haven’t been to Yellowstone, you will be shocked that something so amazing exists.
Q: I have never been to Yellowstone. Tell me one thing that will make my jaw drop.
Ardis and Kerianne talk about our fantastic Iceland trip!
Can you give me a quick summary of the trip?
Most Grand Classroom trips last 6-7 days 5-6 nights on the island and we travel some 900 - 1100 miles. Some days can be long, leaving a hotel at 8:00 am and arriving back at 6:00 PM having dinner at 7:00 PM. We travel mostly in the South West part of the island surrounded by all kinds of natural forces like, the volcanoes, the ocean, the glaciers, the water streams, rivers and lakes, the weather to name the strongest ones. Iceland has two locations on Unesco´s World Heritage List. We most often visit both: Þingvellir and the National Park Waterglacier (Vatnajökulsþjóðgarð).
Dr. Laura and Eric discuss what makes our Alaska trip such a unique experience.
Naomi and Will talk about the Pacific Northwest trip where you get to see it all!
Here's the rundown:
Q. The Pacific NorthWest is a bit of a lesser known trip, but it's one of my personal favorites. Can you let people know what to expect on the tour?
Laura interviews Bernardo, our Puerto Rico expert.
Here's a rundown of their conversation:
Q: Puerto Rico has so much to see and do. What areas does a Grand Classroom PR trip typically visit?
Every itinerary is customized so they are all different, but pretty much every group visits the bioluminescent bay in La Parguera, historical and cultural sites in Old San Juan, and the rainforest El Yunque. We also like to get our groups off the beaten path to truly experience local culture and people. The people in Puerto Rico are incredibly friendly, and it gives groups an opportunity to practice their Spanish if they want to.
Naomi sat down with guide and group favorite, Will Puckett, to discuss a staff favorite, Yosemite and San Francisco.
Here's what they said:
Q. Please run us through what people could expect to do on their trip to San Francisco?