"We take a tour to somewhere in the world every year and this was the best tour we have ever been on".  Marilyn and friends, upon returning from the Hopi / Navajo Tour

"We take tours all over the world and our Native American tour ranks in the top 10 of anything we have done to date".  Group of CEO's' and members of the Young President's Organization (YPO) on a corporate retreat with WST

"The areas to which we traveled seem to be very important but I think they would not be included in a more commercial tour (transport would be difficult)".   

"The enthusiasm with which the Seminar leader (Dr. Kitchin) and the guides, Walk Softly Tours, approached each day’s experience was infectious and added to the whole experience".  

"The size of the group was excellent.  Not too small but not so big as to take away from the focus of the tour". 

"The stops were excellent for they conveyed the importance of the Ancient Americans in our history as well as their daily lifestyles, including questions that anthropologists still seek answers". 

"The geological history of that area was bold and ever-present throughout the tour which added to the overall experience.  The guides’ descriptions of the areas as we drove through made the travel an integral part of the seminar, including the explanations of geology, as well as the more modern aspects of mining in Globe and Superior".

"Monument Valley was spectacular. My childhood dream to walk among the famous spots was fulfilled and I will never forget the feeling of being “in the surreal” while walking through Antelope Canyon".

"The cultural aspects of the trip, as explained by Native Americans, truly brought us closer to their lifestyle, both past and present.  I have a greater understanding and appreciation for the native cultures of the Southwest after experiencing them first hand. It was a thrill of a lifetime to be able to walk over the same areas that the Ancient people toiled.  Walking among the ruins made the past come alive. Seeing, and in some cases actually touching, the ancient pictographs and petroglyphs was almost spiritual".  Allyn Kain, professor

"The tour guides were absolutely amazing and the trip was one of the best experiences of my life. The walk through the Acoma pueblos, (Sky City), was my favorite part of the trip… I learned so much about the Native Americans and their lifestyle. Monument Valley was also a fantastic part of the travel seminar. I definitely had the experience of a lifetime".
Sherri Garcia, student

"I liked everything about the trip! It was an amazing experience, one I will never forget. Even though there was talk about the weather not being what it was in May, I enjoyed the trip very much even though it was cold and there was snow at times. I liked that we were able to see so much in such a short time. The only thing I would have liked was a little more time at each place, but I know we were limited on the time allowed so we could see everything".  Theresa Winters, student

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