Testimonials

Testimonials

 

 Hi Jean,

 
"What a wonderful  experience this tour has been for me. From the time we gathered together at Deer Lake to our departure from St. John's we were treated with amazing hospitality.   A comfortable tour bus with historical videos enriched our knolwledge of various sites, as we travelled from west to east across the island.  This tour took us to stops that other tours bypass.  Our local tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, and sensitive to our  needs. He introduced us to all of his family and delighted  us with his musical talents en route and  at evening meals.    We enjoyed  excellent meals, fine accommodations  and best of all the delightful charm and welcoming attitude of all Newfoundlanders wherever we went. I learned so much about this province and have come to have a deep appreciation for its people and its history.   This tour is perfect for those who enjoy small groups and have a desire to be immersed in Newfoundland  culture. It was a very uplifting and special thirteen days. 

 

Barbara Ashcroft

  

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Hi Jean,
I think of you and our wonderful Newfoundland trip and of Ed - both of you did such a splendid job of making the trip so comfortable and so "cultural". I mean that in the broadest possible way.
Our every minute was an immersion into Newfoundland culture. One's curiosity was instantly satisfied along the way through countryside vistas, music - both live and on disc, food adventures, history, museums.
I remember so many details of the trip that I love to think about. I feel such respect and love for your beautiful province.
May all your trips be awesome as ours was.
Cheers,
Muren Schachter

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Dear Ms. Sheikh,

On the principle of striking while the iron is hot - and while a fortnight's laundry is drying - I wanted to write to thank you and all your staff for your arranging my participation in the Stratford Festival Tour. I had a wonderful time.

From our first contact by mail, through every step of the arrangements and details, to the actual tour itself,  things went swimmingly. I admit to having been a bit apprehensive lest I might be an "outsider," but in every way I was welcomed and included...

Please give my thanks to all who contributed to the tour's great success. And since your latest flyer arrived with my return - I am seriously thinking about Newfoundland for next summer. Also, Russia sounds very tempting...

Sincerely, Ted (Dr. Edward A. Walker)

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What a wonderful trip you gave us last week! Your Cultural Tour of Toronto was so well planned and I enjoyed it very much. It was fun trying to use my French again.

Sincerely,

Hope Ross-Papezik

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Dear Jean,

You have no idea how truly happy I am to have answered your G&M ad. It has been a truly splendid experience.

But what has made it truly memorable are people like Bill and Ed and yourself. Add to that the beauties and bounties of the land, plus others we've met along the way and you have a wonderful holiday.

Thank you. I look forward to being part of one of your other sojourns.

Till then, peace, love and God Bless.

Affectionately,

Catherine

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Your trips are terrific!

Constance O'Donnell

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Dear Jean, I hope I can continue to travel with you for many more years.

Louise

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Jean, you know what makes a special tour. There should be more like you!  Thanks so very  much.

Isabel

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Jean, thanks for the memories. I loved each day.

Yvonne

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Wonderful trip as always Jean

Larry and Anna Claire

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I've loved every bit of this trip, the pace, the very interesting and unusual extras you provide - Bless you.

Judy

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Love ya Jean - it's been just wonderful!. See you in Ottawa.

Helen

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You are our star. Many many thanks!

Anna and Geoff

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Many thanks

Marthe

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Jean - With many thanks for all your care and attention to minute detail. See you again soon.

Nancy J. & Nancy W.

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Jean - You do the greatest tours! This may not be my last Newfoundland one!

Myra

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Thanks for the Great trip!!

Sara & Guy

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Another great trip

Love Ruth

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Dear Jean - A truly wonderful 2 weeks. Thank you for all the thought and planning.

Thank you, Philippa

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Come From Away

We thought the rock was bleak and cold

From tales of yore that we'd been told

But Ed and Jean soon set us straight

Along with Bill, their first class mate.

Our senses soared to lofty heights

As every day brought new delights.

Humpbacked whales. Viking sails.

Hooked mats. Salt/pepper hats.

Friendly folks. Humespun jokes.

Cod jigging. Mathew rigging.

Black bear. Lupins fair.

Wild flowers. Sunshine showers.

Iceberg alley. Hidden Valley.

Fishing dories. Outport stories.

Fish cakes. Postcard lakes.

Berry muffins. Cheeky puffins.

Loose moose. Gander goose.

Mary Pratt. Fancy that!

I must conclude this heartfelt ode

My pen's gone into overload.

But when it's time to wash your socks

You'll know this island really rocks.

Yvonne

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 Dear Jean,
This trip was a first coach tour for us!

 
It was evident the trial and error, repeated updating, and the constant concern to give your travellers the best you could, certainly was well executed. We remembered so little from school about the life and times of Newfoundlanders and their rich history and over the week Ed was able to bring it back to us with such energy, videos, and stories that it tweeted our brains! Ed instilled in us a love of his province, that we could only come away (get it!) with an overwhelming sense of pride that you both shared.
The tours started at very reasonable times, with more than sufficient breaks, side trips, snacks, and photo opportunities, that we never felt rushed, exhausted, or disappointed. Each day many of us remarked on an amazing day, one that you won’t be able to top! Well you did, day after day until we all thought we would return home feeling that we came, we saw, and we will never forget our experience in Newfoundland!
We invested our time and money in an unknown, and judging from friends on other tours to other places, we were more than satisfied - no! Extremely pleased with the end results!
We ate, boy did we eat; we drank - yikes; and we met an amazing group of new friends. I have been In touch with a few and their response has all been so exciting and positive.
Danny! He kept that bus and windows clean and with his expertise we felt safe and relaxed as he journeyed through his beloved home land. From being there each morning with a smile and greetings, to checking on our days adventures , to wishing us well at the end of the day! Very much appreciated!
I don’t know how you could change any part of that trip or would want to. From the beginning to the last, incredibly memorable evening, Gary and I thank you both.
It is important that you both know that what you do for others for 12 days each July is so appreciated and absolutely incredible, you give so many so much happiness!

She’s a rocky isle in the ocean,
And she’s pounded by wind from the sea;
You might think that she’s rugged and cold
But she’s home sweet home to me!

Coming to you from the Niagara Peninsula,
Cheers!
Donna and Gary
 
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 Dear Jean,

 
Well it’s almost a week since we’ve been home and I still have a grin on my face. It was an amazing trip and I enjoyed every minute. Every day on the trip when going to bed I thought it couldn’t get better but yet the next day was even more spectacular! I realize you don’t have any control over Mother Nature but seeing icebergs and whales was a dream of mine and what initiated my trip to Newfoundland in the first place . Now I’d love to live there. I met so many wonderful people and saw so many beautiful places. People have been asking me what my favourite part /place was and I can’t answer the question because I loved everything!

Please extend my thanks to Ed, you make an awesome team!
Thank you so much for a trip my Mom and I will always treasure!
Sincerely
Heather

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 Dear Jean,

 
We would like to express our sincere gratitude for all your efforts in making this trip the very best we have ever had. We not only got to see so much of Newfoundland, but because of your well-organized, enthusiastic, humorous and personal approach, we feel that we have really gotten to experience the people, places and history of this province in a unique way. You have given us an exceptional, one-of-a-kind experience that we will never forget! We can’t thank you enough.
Sincerely,
Jo & Michael