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  • I was very hesitant about travelling abroad alone and searched for months on the web for a company that specialized in trips for the single traveller. After reading the trip descriptions and the many testimonials I decided to take a chance a book the "All Aboard Epic Ireland" trip with AFS this past May. To say it was awesome is an understatement. Not only was the trip expertly and thoughtfully planned but all the accommodations were excellent in both comfort as well as location. But that is only part of the experience, as in most cases, it comes down to the people and the group I was fortunate enough to join were all so welcoming ( to the lone Canadian) that I was overwhelmed with their kindness, generosity and camaraderie. It may have been my first trip but it will not be my last and I am very excited to see what Suzy and Terry have planned for us in 2016!

    • Susan Bennett
    • Toronto, Canada
  • What an amazing country. Perfect for travelers who want something new and refreshing. Loved the Gobi extension. Such a beautiful country and the people are absolutely wonderful. Not as geared to tourism as many Asian countries therefore no hawkers at every corner. I would highly recommend this beautiful country. Thanks Suzy for such an amazing trip.

    • Belinda Burke
    • Mongolia
  • I have never experienced such well prepared trips in my life. I\'ve made several friends for life but I will always remember the majority of the folks i\'ve met along the way with AFS. Suzy and her hubby do such a great job -- I highly recommend this travel group to all of my single friends. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. I hope to see more of you members on future trips. Love the Galapagos Islands and the Sea of Cortez trips.

    • Julie Painter
    • Marietta, GA
  • I wanted to thank you for the work you put into creating such diverse and unique adventures. I am coming to love group travel more and more each time I sign on with you. So many of your trips are ones that you won't find anywhere else and are to areas in this world that one probably shouldn't travel without an expert guiding their way. Its so nice to just sit back and be confident that someone else has your back and all we have to do is just simply enjoy. What else is unique about your trips are that you find so many "friends" from past trips due to your loyal followers and each subsequent trip is like a family reunion that only gets bigger each time. I have met so many sweet, sweet people and am lucky to be able to call most of them friends now too. In addition, I have to tell you that Janice and Carol are two of the greatest guides/people/friends. So happy to have roomed with them and getting to know them. Thank you.

    • Jennie Toale
  • Suzy and Terry, Thank you for a Great Trip to Kenya. You went above and beyond and it has far exceeded all expectations. We have always enjoyed traveling with your company, and this Trip was not Exception! Again,......Thank you! :)

    • Bryan White
    • Atlanta, GA
  • Suzy, you are the OPRAH of TRAVEL! Words can't express my gratitude for the Kenya trip.

    • Wendy Trenchard
  • Italy was a dream for me....and this trip only proved that there is so much more of Italy to discover. Thanks to Suzy and Terry for a great trip, well planned and implemented. I have made even more new friends on this, my 3rd "Suzy" trip. Loved every minute!

    • Denise Baldwin
    • Houston
  • Suzy & Terry, While Africa was on my bucket list, it was not necessarily at the to of my list. AFS offers several different African country opportunities which is wonderful. I just returned from my first safari in Kenya. Beyond amazing is how to best describe this trip!! It far exceeded my expectations! The first game drive produced so many different and plentiful animals that I was fully satisfied, feeling that anything more would simple be icing on the cake. Each following day and game drive produced even more thrilling experiences! How do you top a cheetah jumping on a safari van?! And yet, we did! Every day brought an even more incredible experience! Kenya, the bountiful animals, and best of all, positive AFS community of like minded fellow travelers made my FIRST Africa trek soo memorable! I immediately wait listed for my next Africa experience just a couple days into my Kenya Safari! My fingers are crossed! Suzy & Terry, you deliver exciting experiences & lifetime memories! I couldn't sleep the first few nights because of all the excitement!

    • Janina Dionisio
    • Chicago, IL
  • Just returned from Forks&Corks in Italy with Suzy and a great group of experienced and fun travelers. I can\'t believe how many unique experiences we had in just a week...from tortellini to chocolates and parmigiana to vino. We toured beautiful little towns plus Florence and Bologna and I left my heart in Tuscany. Can\'t wait for Australia and Borneo in 2015. AFS is THE way to tour as a single!

    • Franette Armstrong
    • San Francisco Bay Area
  • This was my first AFS trip. My nerves quickly dissapated upon arrival at the first lovely old and charming hotel in Modena. From this point things only got better, if indeed that was possible! Suzy, Terry, Joann (Guide from the heavens) and wonderful Stefano (driver) took this large exuberant group to magical places filled with amazing food journeys, mystical wine cellars, lots of prosciutto and breathtaking landscapes. Italy is more than beautiful-BUT Suzy thought of EVERYTHING, and then some! Fear not those skeptical about booking with AFS- pack your bags (lightly- leaving room for your purchases) and sit back and enjoy the wonder, love and expertise known as Suzy!! Thank you Suzy- you have opened my heart and mind and filled it with love, gratitude and a forever friendship in you!! Love Dee

    • Dee Sternlieb
    • Italy 2014
  • I returned from my 8th AFS trip last week and am still reveling in the beauty of the sights and sounds from the Elephant Whisperer trip. From the tent at Thula Thula where I would wake up to birds and monkeys greeting the sun to the thatched cottage at Thonga Beach Lodge where I could see the Indian Ocean from my bed, each day brought new discoveries and fun. Thank you for what was the best trip ever. I don\'t think I will ever have a better birthday! You found the perfect roommate for me and the time you spend in researching the locations and preparing the itineraries is greatly appreciated. I look forward to the 2015 trips!

    • Sheila Sandford
    • Herndon, VA
  • Just returned from another amazing AFS trip to the beautiful Greek Islands. It was everything I had imagined and more. Suzy I am grateful for all your hard work in putting together these wonderful adventures. Our GTL was the lovely Margo. She always has a smile and is available to anyone who needs her. A beautiful joyful spirit and makes everyone feel at ease. It was great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. All that is part of the adventure. Thank you once again and I look forward to the 2015 adventures.

    • kathleen M Colleran
    • Greek Islands
  • Just returned from another amazing AFS trip to the beautiful Greek Islands. It was everything I had imagined and more. Suzy I am grateful for all your hard work in putting together these wonderful adventures. Our GTL was the lovely Margo. She always has a smile and is available to anyone who needs her. A beautiful joyful spirit and makes everyone feel at ease. It was great catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. All that is part of the adventure. Thank you once again and I look forward to the 2015 adventures.

    • Kathleen M Colleran
    • Greek Islands
  • Suzy & Terry.....I just wanted to express my extreme pleasure and appreciation for the work you put into your trips. I have now gone on two (Bali & South Africa/Mozambique) and have enjoyed every single minute. I have been fortunate to travel the world plenty on my own and continue to do so so was hesitant at first to join a "group" - especially a large one like yours. But your itineraries and prices were just too tempting to ignore and I\'m so glad that I did. You really put together packages that have wonderful experiences, superb accommodations, afforadable pricing and the "large" groups are full of old-time friends, new ones that are quickly brought into the fold and overall wonderful, wonderful people. Its nice for me to travel on my own but I sure love to travel with friends too and even after only two trips - I now have a large group of friends. Thank you for all of that so I will continue to grab up a space on your trips (if I\'m fortunate enough to get in before they fill up) and see the world with you as well. PS - I\'m signed up for China and Lapland with you too and I can\'t wait.....I am soooooooo excited. And eagerly awaiting your announcement of the 2015 trips....please hurry. :-)

    • Jennie Toale
    • Alpharetta, GA
  • Hi Suzy- This trip was an amazing itinerary - I think we all enjoyed being able to enjoy the safari on both days. Guides were fabulous & I didn't really have any expectations. Just hoping to see some wildlife. We saw rhinos, elephants, lions, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, wildebeest, etc. all within 20 feet of the jeep. Still gives me chills to think about how incredible it was to see them in their own environment & free & THAT close up. Unreal. Our guide felt we must have brought good kharma & expectations on our drives as we got to see a lot:) Loved the tree lodge! Food was fabulous (loved the outdoor dining) & accommodations really nice. White Pearl was outstanding in every way. How great to unwind @ that beach after the go-go-go vibe of game drives. PERFECT. Loved everything about White Pearl. Food, atmosphere, drinks, staff, accommodations. Being 41 & single, I felt like I was on my own single honeymoon that I took myself on, in being able to experience that kind of luxury resort:) We had a great time meeting new friends on this one:) Thanks again for another life changing adventure!!!!!! Peace & hugs

    • Amy Allen
  • Hi, Suzy! I wanted you to know how wonderful the Namibia trip was! First of all, it is such a beautiful country - I don't know where to begin! We stayed at wonderful places and the itinerary was incredible - we saw so much of the country as we were traveling from place to place. We had amazing adventures - from our visit with the Himbas, our Safari in Etosha, our tour of Walvis Bay, our fly-overs, the quads on the dunes, the incredible wonders in Twyfelfontein - too many to list here! But travelling with a group of adventurous, fun-loving, kind-hearted people is what truly made this trip so special! Our GTL Roxie did a fantastic job of working to make sure that all went well So - thank you, thank you, thank you --- I look forward to my next adventure and seeing some of my new traveling friends again! Warm regards,

    • Rosemarie
  • Hi Suzy & Terry, Great New Zealand trip! Awesome way to celebrate my 30th AFS adventure. Never disappointed. Thanks, Bob H

    • Bob H
  • Suzy, I just returned from the \'best vacation ever". ..(For 2 years) I (would) haunt your website and dream about the trips. Then my friend Nitzi convinced me to (go) and I am so glad that I did. I knew from day 1 in Venice that this group was going to be great and they were absolutely the best. I had soooo much fun and truly enjoyed every member of the group. I can\'t wait to travel with you again. Just wish I didn\'t have to work so I could go when ever and where ever I wished.

    • Shirley Winkler
    • Dalmatian Coast
  • A+, Superb, Awesome, Fantastic and any other word that can be used to describe AFS, its participants, trips and leaders. This is what sets AFS apart from any other travel group. I just returned from the Dalmation Coast and can\'t even come up with the words to describe the trip and the people who partook. The group had participants from multiple age groups, ethnicities and all around the world. What a blend of wonderness (if that\'s even a word). The places we visited were just gorgeous. This can be said of any other trips I\'ve taken with AFS. Antartica, Thailand, Israel/Jordan amoung many others the people and places make the trip. Thank you to Suzy and Terry for such a First Class travel group. Can\'t wait for Lapland and who knows what else in 2014!

    • Anne Miseyko
    • Atlanta, GA
  • Just returned from The Dalmatian Coast trip - in one word SPECTACULAR! The ship was enchanting and the first night as we sailed out of Venice with all sails unfurled; brought me to tears. The group of people from AFS were fantastic; everyone lent to the overall experience of trip - I would travel with those wonderful people to any place. And the other passengers on the Royal Clipper gave our group high praise - saying how friendly and engaging we were. Can\'t wait until next year.

    • Holly Baldwin
    • Easton, PA
  • I just returned from a singles trip to Kenya, a friend of mine had signed up with XXX and I figured why not go. Being that I have been on a few of your trips and friends that travel with you regularly I come to expect good customer service while on a singles group vacation. Let me tell you the service provides by the owner of XXX was more than appalling it was unprofessional and at times downright rude. There were a few ladies on the trip who love to travel and use them because they didn’t know other companies where out there with good prices, good itineraries and 5 star hotels all rolled into one. So after one night of some very embarrassing and rude actions by the owner/ trip leader I told them about AFS and that the service provided by Suzy and her trip leaders has always been over the top, that you will never here one of them answer a complaint with “that’s your problem not mine go find someone who cares” this was when our (mine) safari van broke. Needless to say that did not go over to well with me and that is just one example of the many things. It was nothing like the excellent customer service I have always received from your company, you are there to make sure it is a trip of a life time not to pad your wallet which is the impression I got from this other company. I hope the ladies I talked to look into your company and plan trips with you I think they would have a lot of fun and enjoy a trip the way it is to be enjoyed.

    • Carissa Warren
  • I just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how much I enjoyed the Sri Lanka trip. It definitely exceeded my expectations! I look back and can't believe how many things we saw and did. It was so organized and chock full of a variety of things to see and do. The other group members tell me all your trips are this fabulous, busy, and fun! I recognize the amount of work this planning takes and I am in awe you do this every year for many many destinations - incredible! GTL Carol was wonderful, and I enjoyed meeting all the groups members. You have a large following of some great travelers who are also big fans of yours. This was my first trip with AFS and definitely not my last. I have made some good friends, and gained some great memories. Thank you!

    • Cindy Spooner
  • After my 2nd trip with AFS, I am compelled to write this and hope anyone thinking of trying this group travel but reluctant to do so, will read my note. I have always dreamed of going to Rome, but did not think I would find my way there until I retired and kids grown. Thanks to Suzy and Terry offering this fun and professional option to travel, I made to Rome before retirement and still with kids at home. We had a wonderful Tour Guide, Tricia who was very patient and understanding to my fears, and lack of European travel experience. Tricia gathered us up at JFK and greeted everyone with a smile. Off to Italy we went and had a wonderful time and met some amazing people. I want to also add that people who travel with AFS will care about you and help you have a fun and to have a positive experience. A big shout out of gratitude to Kathi, Ralph, Cheryl, Howard, and Jennifer who came to my rescue when my American Express did not work and was left with no way to get Euros. This was frightening to me, but very quickly relieved of my fears when others jumped in to help me. I can’t believe how nice everyone was not only to me, but to one another. Both trips that I have been on with AFS have left me with wonderful memories, new friendships, and a craving for more! Thank you Suzy and Terry and can’t wait until next year’s trips are announced.

    • Karen Scileny
    • Naples, FL
  • I have been traveling with Suzy and Terry for the last 6 years and all I can say is that each adventure tops the last. I have visited Angkor Wat and played with live tigers. I have treked in the mountains of Rwanda/Uganda searching for gorillas and chimpanzees. I have visited the Holy lands and climbed the Great Wall of China and played with pandas. But nothing prepared me for the wonderous experience of petting a wild baby grey whale while the mother watched just yards away. Suzy, I know I tell you this everytime but you have once again outdone yourself. This was the most awesome trip ever!!!! You rock. Thank you for allowing me to share in these adventures and the many that will come. You have opened my eyes and heart to so many wonders the world has to offer. I will never get enough!! Till the next great adventure!

    • Virginia Cochran
  • I found Adentures For Singles on the internet about 2 years ago and I can say it has literally changed my life. In a year and a half I have now taken 6 trips and just some of the things I have done are swimming with sea lions, have a mountain gorilla brush across my body, played with baby elephants in Thailand, touched a baby whale, and captured sea turtles all in their natural habitat. For an animal lover like me, these are all life changing experiences. But that\'s just a small fraction of all the wonderful things I have done and seen on just 6 trips. The best part of AFS for me though is the great people who travel on all of these trips. Every trip I go on there are now some people I have travelled with before and there are always lots of new people. I have made friends with many of them and have met and hung out with them back in the USA. The itineraries and the prices are fantastic as well. Every year in October I feel like it\'s Christmas when the new list of destinations come out on the AFS website. Many of them were once only dreams for me but now AFS makes it so simple to experience them all. I can go on and on but instead I will just say that if you have any doubts at all about this company just put them aside and try it and I guarantee you will be hooked like me and so many of my new friends have become.

    • Philip Wetter
    • Tampa Florida
  • The Sea of Cortez trip was amazing! It exceeded our expectations! We got to swim with sea lions, pet wild baby whales and help with the conservation effort for sea turtles. I couldn\'t have asked for a more amazing trip! Thank you Suzy and Terry for putting this trip together! And RED Sustainable was an amazing organization!

    • Tanya Threewitt
    • California
  • What a great trip Suzy put together for Lapland. No need to be afraid of the cold weather!! Three of the days we were in super snowsuits when we were outside for 6 hours. I have never been so warm inside. The glass igloos were magical. Loved the variety of outdoor activities-snowshoeing, cross country skiing, tobogganing, snowmobiling- it was awesome. Another great trip with 33 wonderful people.

    • Margo Bailey
    • Lapland
  • Just returned from Turkey, my 6th trip. As usual Suzy and AFS put together an awesome trip. Salanda, our trip leader, was terrific and Gigi, our tour guide was absolutely the best! The travel group was interesting and fun - part of the pleasure of these trips is meeting new people and getting reacquainted with folks from earlier trips. We saw and experienced beauty and antiquity throughout the country and an Istanbul that was an exciting and cosmopolitan city steeped in history. I am looking forward to my next trip to Sri Lanka and Singapore!

    • Julie Cunningham
    • New York
  • Just back from Chocolate Cows – Switzerland Gone Wild! Suzy planned a great and unique trip and Tricia was a wonderful GTL. Where else would we have a yodeling bus driver to entertain us all week. This was my 3rd AFS trip and I always come home with great memories and lots of new friends to travel with.

    • Kelly Hester
    • Helena, AL
  • Just returned from Italy II. The group was a lot of fun and interesting to be with. The itinerary had something for everyone to enjoy and the enthusiastic tour guides in each beautiful city helped us to know the history before we wandered off to enjoy the food, wine and shopping. Greg our tour leader was the best. Given that we were group of 38 with different personalities, etc., he always had a smile and a solution. This is my second "Suzy" trip and I look forward to others.

    • Marie Buckley
    • Alexandria, VA
  • Just returned from Unseen Italy #1 and it was a truly magical experience. Everything far surpassed my expectations from the incredibly beautiful scenery, the guides who so enriched the experience by bringing history to life, the warmth and humor of our group leader, Robert Carman, and the congeniality of our travel mates. The whole experience was awesome in the literal sense of the word!

    • Patty Jordan
    • Beaumont, California
  • I wanted you to know how AMAZING the South Africa trip was. I was so nervous about traveling that far from home and was worried it would be a little too ‘rustic’ for me. Well, in the end, I just loved every minute of it. The accommodations were great. Kwa Madwala was the best – beautiful, beautiful setting. Staff was very friendly. The Beehive huts were a bit rustic but were still very comfortable. Food was terrific everywhere. The daily activities were all packed with adventure. LOVE those chimps. The last minute optional game drive at Hlane National Park in Swaziland was unbelievable. The drivers are permitted to drive off the road into the bush – not so at Kruger. The things we saw there were National Geographic worthy. Swaziland is the most beautiful country and the people and culture are so interesting. You could do an entire trip just to Swaziland. And I must mention how phenomenal Nicki was. She is soooo good at this and the sweetest person ever. You should use her again and again. I will definitely return to Africa for a new adventure.

    • June Hansen
    • Chimp Eden South Africa
  • To sum it up this was an AMAZING trip!!! From start to finish, everything we had the opportunity to experience was fun & will be some of my best lifetime memories... From wildlife encounters/game drives in Kruger & Hlane Royal National Parks (my personal favorite) , as well as at Ubhetyan-O-Africa and Kwa Madwala, to learning about & observing the Chimpanzees at Jane Goodall\'s Chimp eden, riding elephants at Elephant Whispers, hiking the Hippo Trail and staying in the "beehive huts" in Swaziland and visiting local craft markets & Mantenga cultural village, our agenda was packed with non-stop fun & adventure. Our leaders were exceptional, and the group of 35 travelers meshed so well, that it made this 1st time AFS experience for me great and I can\'t wait to book my next trip for 2013. I would highly recommend a trip with AFS and especially S. Africa/Swaziland as a destination.

    • Alissa Oxenfeldt
    • Chimp Eden & Swaziland
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