THE WILD TRAVELER REVIEWS
Check out our Wild Traveler’s trip reviews. After every trip, parents fill out our end of trip feedback forms. These are real answers from real parents. Do you want to hear more? You are welcome to speak directly to parents who sent their kids with us last summer. Just ask! We think you’ll be impressed with what you hear.
WHAT DID YOUR CHILD TAKE AWAY FROM THEIR EXPERIENCE WITH US?
“Our daughter gained more confidence within herself to socialize and work with others in her group.”
Laura – Mother – New York, NY
“Independence and a real sense of accomplishment. He loved the scuba diving, and also hiking volcanoes. And of course, the warm water!”
“Freedom!! He said that he finally felt like he’d gotten a taste of being on his own. A life without boredom!”
Marisa – Mother – Los Angeles, CA
Wendy – Mother – Rye, NY
“Franny has much more independence after this trip. Before the trip she was worried about how the other kids were going to be, but she loved all of them and didn’t want to say goodbye.”
Michelle – Mother – Signal Mountain, TN
Nan – Mother – Ventura, CA
“Scuba Certification! Knowledge and appreciation of camping. This was her first time flying without us so that was very big deal!”
Suzanne – Mother – Port Washington, NY
“He made new friends and saw many things he has never seen in his life.”
Andrea – Mother – Los Angeles, CA
“He feels like he has a lot more independence and wants to be more active.”
Nathaniel – Father – Brighton, MI
“Lexey feels very proud and accomplished from completing the scuba certification.”
Shanon – Mother – Anchorage, AK
“She liked challenging herself and learning new activities. She also enjoyed meeting new friends from around the country. Ellie really liked the trip and it was a great experience for her.”
Diane – Mother – New York, NY
WHAT DO YOU FEEL WAS THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CHILD’S EXPERIENCE?
“The scuba diving and surfing were the most fun when we asked. Then it was the beautiful views and atmosphere of the whole experience.”
“It is so hard to say! She loved it all! One day I ask her her favorite part and she says Volcanoes National Park, the next she says scuba, the next surfing.”
“Franny always talks about how amazing the Manta Ray night snorkel was. I feel that was her favorite part.”
“Scuba, making new friends, hiking, and surfing.”
“The bonding and the shared group experience. Nice small groups!. Fulfilling her desire to go to Hawaii and to experience it as an insider. She loved the scuba and surfing!”
“He loved the diving, the lava, and the people.”
“The diving – totally. The preparation, training, and actual diving was the highlight. Second place was the hiking.”
“She made great new friends and had an awesome adventure! She learned that she can navigate through an airport on her own. She learned how to become a team with a bunch of people that she had never met before.”
“She gained some new skills and happy memories”
HOW WAS THE WILD TRAVELER AT PREPARING YOU AND YOUR CHILD FOR OUR PROGRAM?
“We were very prepared for the experience that was about to come our way.”
“Preparing was easier than we thought because the list was very clear of what we needed.”
“Responses were quick and thorough.”
“Fantastic! Ryan was so helpful and always got back to me immediately with answers to my questions. The packing list was completely perfect- nothing was unused.”
“Everything was very well laid on on the web site!”
“Great, we would do it again in a minute!”
“Great. All my questions were answered.”
“Yes, every questions and made recommendations for equipment to be prepared for the trip.”
“Great, anytime I would call or email I would promptly get a reply!”
HOW WAS THE WILD TRAVELER AT ADDRESSING QUESTIONS BEFORE AND DURING OUR PROGRAM?
“I could not have been happier with the info I needed to make me feel at ease.”
“Ryan did a great job preparing us for the trip and all the information provided on the website was very helpful.”
“Ryan was very responsive to answering my questions and concerns through out the prep and throughout the trip.”
“They always answered our questions respectfully and quickly.”
“My daughter and I were prepared.”
“Ryan was fantastic, kept me at ease from day one all the way through.”
WHAT DID YOU THINK OF OUR TRAVEL JOURNAL?
“I looked forward to it and was very thankful it was in place. As a parent it made me feel that my child was safe and in good hands. I loved to actually see what they were doing.”
“I checked it often and really enjoyed seeing the photos and hearing about the days!”
“Fun! Loved it, kept me feeling good about it all, especially being so far away.”
“Awesome! I felt like I knew what was going on all of the time! The trip log was so helpful! I must have checked it five times a day just waiting for new updates”
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THE WILD TRAVELER OVER ANOTHER OUTDOOR COMPANY?
“I like the small group size, the lack of access to tech, the camping and cooking aspects, in addition to the fabulous locations and site that you visit.”
“Great value as well as the variety of activities. Most of the places I looked had a scuba trip, or a hiking trip, or a community service trip. Your trip was the only one that had a great mix of different activities.”
“The Wild Traveler had the option of scuba diving which is what Franny really wanted to do. Also we had some friends do this trip and they loved it.”
“The program sounded great and very comprehensive. Ellie got to do a number of new activities like surfing, camping and scuba. She also was able to experience the beauty and natural wonders of Hawaii.”
“Looked like fun, Ryan was reassuring and I trust him.”
“The small group and personal attention.”
“You offered the best combination of experiences, and reference checks with past customers were very reassuring.”
“We really liked the choices of activities!”
“After I spoke with Ryan I was convinced the program was going to be fun and safe!”
“Best location and program.”
ANY OTHER COMMENTS?
“You have exceeded our expectations! Thank you for taking care of our daughter and sharing such a wonderful time with her.”
“The trip was everything I hoped it would be for him.”
“I am so happy with the whole trip, Anna had the most awesome time, she lights up when she shares her experiences, its has given her so much confidence, and she loved all the different aspects of the trip, from scuba diving, surfing, hiking to beautiful waterfalls, seeing lava light up the night sky, camping on awesome beaches, Ryan did an awesome job choosing many great places to visit and stay!”
“It was a fantastic experience!”
“You guys did an excellent job!”
“Just keep doing what you are doing! It was a great trip. Aspen was happy to be home for about a day. Then she wanted to go back! 🙂 ”
“Thank you again for taking such good care of Cooper and for showing him how fantastic the big wide world can be. Ryan, Cooper hasn’t stopped talking about how fun you and Erinna were. Thank you.”
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