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This was a fabulous trip! We had a 19-year-old and a 5-year-old and neither has stopped talking about how much fun s/he had. I did not want to miss an activity because all were geared around seeing or doing something new. The climb to Angels Landing was stupendous! The campsite at the Grand Canyon was superb. We have been on several European trips and had heard good things about the family trips! They all underestimated the quality of the trip. My wife doesn't even care to camp and she did not complain once due to the superior trip planning and the support team we had. Well done and keep up the good work! We look forward to seeing Provence with you in September.
Gary Bacon- Carmel, IN

Best family trip we have ever taken! You actually got my wife to enjoy camping, which is a feat that I would never imagine happening. The spirit and soul of your guides was a surprise and a high point of our experience. Really, I could go on but words do not really capture what I call "Ruach" (which means "spirit" in Hebrew) and which your company and your guides have in abundance. My wife accuses me of being a sentimental cornball (and she tends to be right) but the trip you had for us was deeply moving, both in the time I got to spend with my family, meet new friends (including your guides) and see wonderful places. It has been almost 2+ weeks since I have been home and I still get a smile in my heart and soul thinking about our trip with you. Thank you for that.
Steven Marcus- Libertyville, IL

The trip was outstanding. My son said "This was the best vacation of my entire life!" and we all agreed that this was the perfect vacation for our family. We loved the activities, the scenery, the friendships among the kids, and we were so impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of the trip leaders. We're already planning our next Backroads Family camping trip for next summer.
Linda G.- Encino, CA

The best compliment of all is that our kids all said this was the best trip we've ever taken. Our leaders were outstanding in every way - made us all comfortable and relaxed. They were a wealth of information about the parks and surrounding areas, handled the wide range of age levels in our group very well (kids ages 6-19), provided games to play, engaged the kids during "downtime," and made their own tasks seem effortless and seamless. The food was superb and their positive outlook was contagious and uplifting. We can hardly wait to book our next trip!
Susan Hunt- McLean, VA

I am overwhelmed with the perfection of this trip. Part of the wonderful experience was made possible by the natural beauty of Bryce, Zion, and the Grand Canyon. But my family's enjoyment of these magical places was orchestrated precisely and flawlessly by Backroads - starting with the helpful trip consultant whom I spoke with way back in November and who recommended this trip as one that would fit well with my vision of our summer family vacation. The next Backroads guidance came from the e-mails and brochures that came my way, including the terrific packing list and detailed itinerary. But the crowning Backroads contribution - the one that made a summer trip into perhaps the best summer trip my family has ever taken - comes from the leaders. They are simply fantastic; they're smart, informed, helpful, cheerful, earnest, committed, lovely, capable, energetic, impressive human beings. They worked together like synchronized swimmers, seamlessly executing a daily dance that made every element of the camping experience an effortless joy for everyone. They were terrific with the kids. They were engaging, warm, and just plain fun with the parents. I cannot say enough about how much their truly excellent work (and it WAS work indeed - daily and nightly diligence that always seemed like their pure pleasure to do) made the whole trip into pure enjoyment.
Amy Silverstein- Chappaqua, NY

This is our third Backroads trip and we look forward to many, many more. The overall trip was great. The leaders were fabulous. Like the previous two trips, after about 24 hours you feel like you are vacationing with them (but they won't let you do any work) rather than them being your guides. That is not to say they were not superb leaders but that the comfort level is so good they feel like companions in a leadership role. They clearly know how to make people feel at home and are excellent at managing people's differences in a very professional way.
Scott Shulman- Atlanta, GA

Don't know how you continue to exceed my expectations. I don't usually give all 10s. Backroads is stupendous.
Rhonda Taubin- Atlanta, GA

The best part of it was the sense that we accomplished something, by being physically involved in the experience rather than just through observation. The trip was challenging, but not overwhelming, and our kids did things they have never done before. The beauty of the surroundings was indescribable. The bonding we did with the other families and the leaders made it even more special. Our kids (8-year-old twins and a 6-year-old) were crying when we left. It will leave a lasting impression on us.
Mike Newbold- Keene, NH

This was my 5th Backroads trip and it was fabulous. Backroads always does a great job choosing leaders, chefs and camp assistants. The itinerary was well thought-out and the leaders executed the plan perfectly. I just want to compliment Backroads on your interviewing process and the training of your staff. All your staff were friendly, flexible, energetic, hard-working, well-liked by the kids and the adults. The leaders and camp staff really lived the mission that Backroads puts customers first. They were able to handle some challenging personalities of the guests as well! Backroads is a dream come true!
Maureen Cavanaugh- New York, NY

This was a really great family vacation. We would never have camped as a family without this level of support. We had heard great things before we came and the trip was even better than other people had described it. The leaders and support were truly outstanding.
Anthony Smith- Manchester, MA

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