"We can't tell you enough how much Lucy (and Katie) enjoyed the trip. Lucy came back with such an appreciation for Costa Rica and for you and the other TFT team members. She said you were one of the most amazing persons that she has ever met. We want to thank you whole-heartedly for giving the kids such a wonderful experience! Wishing you all the best!"
"I just wanted to write and let you know how grateful we are for the positive, incredible experience this trip as been for Noah. He said that he has more stories than he could ever tell. It’s been remarkable…And your emails with the updates and the foods eaten, etc, have allowed us to have a glimpse at what is happening every day. These things are life changing for teens and we’re beyond grateful to you and your team."
"Thank you a million times over for leading an incredible trip. Abby has the most amazing time. She said you guys were awesome. She made incredible friends and loved all the adventures. It was a perfect trip. It was hard to find a trip that was only for older teens 11-12th grade and we are so glad that we found you."
"Thank you for leading an amazing trip for Logan and all these teens. Logan truly had such a fantastic, life-changing experience and made some true friends that he hopes to keep for years to come. Logan shared that his counselors were all just wonderful and he liked you all so much and felt so comfortable with you. Logan is so sad to be home but he does hope to do another TFT adventure next year - though he's hesitant because he fears nothing will live up to this Costa Rican adventure! That's a good dilemma to have, for sure. Again, we are truly grateful for everything you did to pull this off so seamlessly - we know how much hard work goes into every day."
"Thank you so much for everything that you did to make this such an incredible experience! Gable said it was one of the best times in her life and from her enormous smile in literally EVERY photo, I know that is true."
"We are so grateful for everything! We love the incredible trip you have put together for the kids. The cultural experiences they are getting coupled with the service is amazing. Every day we look forward to all the pictures and the nightly summary email. It gives us a real sense of what our girls are actually doing and even lets us feel like we are a part of their journey. We are so impressed with the communication, the extensive planning and all the documentation. We love seeing the pictures!"
"It was a great experience - my daughter had a blast-and developed friendships along the way! She only wishes she started going on these trips when she was younger! I really appreciated the evening email update each night around same time. They were great!"
"She loved the country of course, as well as the counselors and a core group of kids. The adventures were very well planned and executed. She enjoyed and learned so much about the culture and people of Costa Rica. She loved the staff, they were very on hand and very approachable"
"Love the pictures, narratives and how much fun the teens seem to be having. It's great that the kids are learning so much while still having a good time. Thanks so much for all of the attention to detail and for always keeping us up to date!"
"Exceeded our expectations. The daily updates via email and the photos were amazing. My daughter made new friends and learned new skills while having fun and being independent. She enjoyed learning how to surf, having time to relax and play on the beach and meeting new friends. There seemed to be a good balance of planned activities and down time. My daughter is looking forward to her next trip and several of her friends at home are now looking forward to doing a teen travel trip instead of sleepaway camp!"
"I just wanted to thank you (and the other counselors) for these past three weeks. Olivia had a fabulous time on the trip!! She absolutely loved the country and really adored you. I don't think she wanted to leave! We are so grateful to you and the staff for all you did to ensure that the campers were having a blast and staying safe!! There were MANY times throughout the past few weeks that I really wished I was on this trip. The pictures were terrific and I always enjoyed your short updates from the day."
"Costa Rica was a fantastic experience. The most favorite parts were water rafting, surfing and boat day in Tamarindo. We really appreciated of how fast TFT reacted to the political instability in Ecuador and offered an option of redirecting the group to Costa Rica. Karla and Diana did a great job of leading the group. We felt safe for our daughter being with them. They were a perfect influence on Vlada and the rest of the group. Thank you very much!"
"I want to start with letting you know that receiving your emails and pictures every night is the highlight of my whole day. This is my first experience with TFT. We now know what a wonderful opportunity this is for her. I will definitely be sending her again next year. I have shared my “love” for your program with several different people and they too show interest in next year programs. This was all very new to me and I had so many questions and concerns and all of my questions were answered by all the many wonderful staff members. Everyone was very kind and so willing to help. I spoke with Maggie, Emily, Ned, Seth, just to name a few! Brittany was so kind as to give me her cell phone number and I kept very close tabs with her. So you can see why I am so impressed with the complete program and all of the many many wonderful people that are associated with it. Your professionalism has put my mind at ease and I want to thank you for your kindness. It is not easy sending your teen off to a foreign country but with the peace of mind that I have and the confidence I have in you, you have made it extremely easy and pleasant. I want to thank you very very much. I hope you have a wonderful evening and the rest of your trip. This is definitely a trip of a lifetime for her. Thank you so much for everything!!"
"I wanted to thank you for a fantastic trip for Kayla. She was very excited but also very anxious about this trip. I heard from her a lot the first few days but was really encouraging her to advocate for herself. It sounds like she worked on doing that and relayed the positive outcomes of conversing with you. That was a big deal for us. In addition to that it sounds like an amazing trip, and never having been to Greece I’m envious! I hope that you enjoyed your time as well.Thank you so much for your updates, support, and for working with my daughter. I hope that you enjoy the rest of your summer."
"This trip…my goodness!!! When we hear from Jordan, he is beyond happy! He has said that “this is the best time he’s ever had” and things “couldn't be better”. Based on the photos, your blogs and the things he tells us, he is not going to want to come home!! Thank you, Vianeli and Hana for making this an experience of a lifetime!"