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I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for us while we were in the Dominican
Republic!  You helped us so much and our trip would not have been so enjoyable if
we didn't have your leadership, help and guidance.  Everyone I have heard from loved
the time we spent over there and I know it will be remembered for the rest of their
lives, especially the time spent in the dump - the girls will have a new perspective
from that experience.

I will highly recommend to others that taking a trip to the Dominican is well worth it- and I know they will benefit from that experience with your leadership).
~Leah Amico, 3-Time Olympic Gold Medalist
(USA Softball 1996, 2000, 2004)

Just a quick note to say thank you again for an amazing trip.   My boys said it was "the best vacation EVER."  Mission accomplished! :) 

We had such a great time and really enjoyed meeting you, Mateo, Alex and everyone else.  Laura and I were talking yesterday and can't believe all the things we did and how much fun we had.  We've started quite a buzz around the office and everyone wants to hear about our trip and see our pictures.  I think you may have a few more trips from staff coming your way. :).
~Catherine Coggins, Sr. VP of HR, American Council for International Studies

Do you want someone else to do all this legwork for you so you can just show up and have it all happen? Richard Weber... can make your dream wedding happen in the tropics. Dream big; it’s okay. Richard is a miracle worker who uses all his Dominican Republic knowledge and contacts to get the job done so you can have all of the memories but none of the headaches.
~Ana Chavier Caamaño, Moon Dominican Republic Travel Guide, 4th edition

Richard is equal to any project we throw at him, delivers a top quality product every time and has quickly become one of our most trusted and valued partners.
~James Matthews, Vice President of Overseas Operations, American Council for International Studies

I would define our experiences with Rich and 4T as completely "stress free."  The amount of preparation and execution of the itinerary was incredible.  From the time they picked us up at the airport, to the transportation, meals, hotels and tours...everything was done at such a high rate of excellence, that our group did not have a care in the world...just what a trip to the DR should be!!!
~Brigham Joy, America's Team Sports Travel

Richard and crew provide for an Extraordinary experience. They are quality professional accommodating miracle workers.  Their meticulous attention to detail had us, the hosts of two events, feel like guests.  As amateur event planners and mother and father of the groom it was a privilege to work with the crew. We thank you and recommend that you include the title Wedding Planner somewhere in your website.  You are truly EXTRAORDINARY in every way. Thank you for a wonderful "Welcome Party" and "Rehearsal Dinner" at our "Hidden Splendor" wedding for Alex and Nadia in December.
~ Charlee and Alex Sutton (Parents of the Groom), New Brunswick, New Jersey

Thanks for all of your great work on this group!  I heard they "loved" you!
~ Kathy Ischinger, Account Executive for ISE's Semester at Sea, Destination Partners

Working with your gave me so much piece of mind because you answered all my questions and thought of many things that were not on my radar.  I could rely on your knowledge, contacts and the abilities gained over many years of working in Cabarete.  It was such a pleasure to have you as a resource person, to make sure that Summer's wedding and reception went along smoothly.  I am so glad that you suggested the tropical Bird of Paradise for the wedding.  The splash of color was just the touch that was needed.  So many people commented on how beautiful the flowers were.  You made sure that we ran though mentally, minute by minute, the events of the day and then ran through everything beforehand in rehearsals.  Your suggestions of having some key friends to help direct  people and answer questions, placement of the guest book and PA equipment, servers for the drinks, was oh, so helpful.  I would use you again in a heartbeat and you were worth your weight in gold.
~Jeannie Dietrich (Mother of the Bride), Seattle, Washington

Richard Weber and his staff at 4-T helped us translate our vision of our dream wedding into a reality.  From our initial meeting we found them to be the most organized planners we had met - and at that point we had met quite a few.  Most impressive was that their number 1 concern was ensuring that we fulfilled the vision for our wedding whether or not they were involved.  They delivered 110% on their promises allowing us and our guests to enjoy the greatest wedding we've ever experienced.  We invite anyone to top it!  Planning your destination wedding can have its challenges, mostly because you are not local and give up a level of control versus planning a traditional wedding.  Richard and his 4-T staff served as our advocates (our voice) and executed with incredible competence.  Throughout our planning process Richard and his 4-T staff were highly accessible and responsive to all of our requests and needs - no matter how wild.  They even helped us come up with creative ideas to stay within our budget while maximizing our experience  - from the location, flowers, wedding transport, etc. We could not have dreamed of a better, more memorable day.  
~Alex & Nadia Sutton, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Before I start bombarding you with emails and questions about our upcoming projects, I wanted to thank you again for all your efforts in making this second Teachers' Tour a fun and meaningful experience for all involved. You are a great person to work with. I feel very fortunate that I stumbled upon your website and that you were willing to help me to put together the kind of tour that I envisioned from my classroom in NJ. Now having done this twice, and experiencing the highs and lows, I have a strong feeling that I know how how to make #3 the best yet.
~Kevin LaMastra, Friends Beyond Borders & Linden, NJ School Disctrict Teacher

Our Dominican Wedding was …perfect. And we have 4T to thank for having every possible hiccup avoided, every bump smoothed out and doing it all with wit and grace. I’m sure every couple gushes about their big day, but truly this was something special. We had 70 (!) of our closest family and friends make the journey from England and Canada so we wanted to have a few other organized events to hang out and have everyone get to know each other. 4T helped (read: did everything) plan not only our wedding day, but 2 other events. A river ride down to la Boca with a beach Bar-B-Q, music, amazing food and Coconut rum drinks abounding. We also had a ‘Dominican night’ for our rehearsal party at this great little place in the Callejon: again music, food and drinks made for a really good time. Our guests are still raving about it all….. again, a testament to Richard and his crew’s hard work. And the wedding day itself was ….perfect. We wouldn’t have changed a single thing. Would I recommend a Dominican Wedding? Absolutely. Would I recommend 4T to help? It couldn’t have happened any other way.
~Julianne Nelson (now Simmonds) & Stuart Simmonds, Alberta, Canada

Wow!! what a tremendous trip, I want to thank Poco Pelo (Rich) and V, Moreno, Carolina and Jon for all you did for us while in DR. Folks we could not have done it all without you all. I can’t wait to do it again, bigger and better next year...I wanted to take a quick moment to express my sincerest appreciation for all the work and all we accomplished on our mission to the Dream Project, once again it was a life changing episode in my life and I have all of you to thank. Together we can change the world one person at a time.
~Jose A. Marquez, CEO, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association

Boy did we luck out when we were introduced to Richard this past February in Cabarete. My husband and I were frantically making final arrangements for our wedding in April when we realized that we needed help. A friend introduced us to Richard and he truly saved our wedding. From the beginning, Richard was incredibly professional. He was highly organized and efficient. He knew the right questions to ask and made things happen for us. His rates were affordable and most importantly, I felt as if I could trust him to make the right decisions when I needed them to be made without me. The week of the wedding, Richard entered the dynamics of two families blending for the first time and created a sense of stability with his innate talent for making people feel comfortable. He managed all of the details with ease and precision. His expertise in all things Dominican ensured an authentic, beautiful and trustworthy experience in Cabarete.  We were definitely put at ease knowing Richard was in charge and our families are forever grateful.
~ Jerry & Teri Joseph, New York, New York

Both reasonable and professional, 4T is the best outfitter I have ever worked with. Prior to our trip they paid attention to our particular goals, fashioned several itineraries for us to consider, and fine-tuned the final result. Even after we were under way, the 4T leadership was resourceful and flexible in making adjustments and solving problems day-by-day. 4T knows the Dominican Republic intimately and has a wealth of experiential resources at its finger tips. I'd work with them again without question, and I would recommend them without hesitation.
~ David Smith, Lawrence Academy, Groton, Massachusetts

I will do my best to put into words how professional, informative, friendly and fun to work with you are. Let me think on it and write something absolutely appropriate without sounding to gushy. That being said. I am proud and privileged to have met you and have worked with you. I thank you for putting up with me, I am very pleased with your service and your product. Thanks again.
~ Leanna Villella Shuster, Corporate Travel Specialist, Rose City Travel
, Ontario

(In a letter to her travel agent)
Do yourself a favor and check out "4T…You know all too well how demanding I can be about SERVICE while traveling, but this outfit wowed me completely.  They would be a valuable asset for all sorts of groups, whether adventure trekkers or first class corporate groups -- check out their client list...4T…handled the logistics of our adventure magnificently.   We were a group of 12 architects and design students on an 18 day program to design and build a community gathering project in a remote village…Our project location offered breathtaking natural beauty but minimal electrical service, no running water, no public accommodations within a 40 minute drive, minimal phone/computer access, few English-speaking resources. 

Richard's outfit handled personal transports from a variety of flight arrivals over a two day period …oriented our group superbly to cultural conditions…had us on a luxurious air conditioned bus…with an intrepid driver who handled incredibly challenging road conditions…set up a camp site for us…with large un-crowded quality tents directly on the beach under palm trees…set up latrines and outdoor shower tents that made this non-camper quite comfortable.  With no water service, he had water trucked into a central tank and set up a tap system for washing stations;  for drinking he provided abundant 5 gal. water jugs at an easily used water station…staffed our camp with 4 Dominicans, including a superb chef who delighted us with ample and delectable meals prepared on site 3 times daily, security guard, and "MacGyver" problem-solver extraordinaire… managed to insert a critical care RN with Wilderness EMT certification, Jay Jewett, into our troop with complete medical bag and medivac capability…Richard Weber even handles acts of God with quiet aplomb:  a freak storm with gale force winds and torrential rains lasting several days wiped out our tents initially, but Richard immediately secured access for us to camp out in a covered building by the campsite until tents could be re-established.    

I was a challenge to Richard in other ways:  I require electric service for a medically necessary CPAP breathing device while sleeping--  Richard made sure I had access to his solar generated electric service on site to recharge my portable battery, just one of many little curve balls he handled smoothly....Forgive me for going on at such length, but I was incredibly impressed with 4T and thought you should know about them for your clients.   Richard Weber is a guy worth knowing about:  intelligent, resourceful, energetic, reliable, handling every aspect of trip with such quiet finesse that I'm sure most folks are unaware of just how much hustle goes into his services.   If you ever need additional referrals on him, I'd be pleased to put you in touch with the architects who contracted with him for our trip.
~Kathleen Knisely, Yestermorrow Design Build School, Warren, Vermont

Rich and his company 4T Domrep, were amazing!!!! If you need something done in Dominican, this is man to do it!!!! He has the connections and for a 3rd world country where things are seldom done on time, this was not the case. He organized part of my wedding, the ceremony, and the pre-rehearsal dinner. For starters he did a lot of legwork from taking photos of potential sites for the wedding to booking the judge to dealing with my father over a lot of specific requests, allergies and vegans. And in the process of organizing all this he became a father and still continued to honour his word of organizing our wedding. My father’s rehearsal dinner was fantastic and I am quite picky about food. The function was what I would expect from a high-end restaurant in Canada. People are still talking about the coconut shrimp and what was in the sauce? Yummy! Go for the bar tender if asked, I wouldn’t have changed a thing. Rich’s recommendations made everything go smoother and couldn’t have asked for a better person to deal with. We had a tropical storm creep up on us the morning of the wedding and Rich went above and beyond what was expected.  First of all, I had vetoed the tent, with out hesitation he called us that morning and we had two tents set up and in place that day for the wedding, what a lifesaver! I don’t think that could have been possible in Canada never mind the Dominican. Also Rich had organized a family trip to Sosua to visit the Jewish community, kind of an historical tour. He arranged an air-conditioned bus and a fantastic Dominican meal. It was a nice alternative to the beach atmosphere. I actually had a couple tears at Edith’s speech of how her family came to the Dominican and their struggle, what a moving experience.
~Jackie and Marvin Goldbloom, Whistler, Canada

Our many thanks to Richard for his creative ideas and help with organizing our wedding.  Even though we have spent 15 years on and off in Cabarete we could not have pulled off our 80 person event without him!   Rich was able to help organize everything from catering, party rentals, transportation to DJs.  He was always in “ the know” and could make things happen with just a phone call.  His outgoing personality, humor and professionalism made him a pleasure to work with!!!     Thanks again for making our wedding truly the best day of our lives!
~Jill & Ben Meyer, Maui, Hawaii

Thanks for all the wonderful photos.  I can't thank Kevin enough for the wonderful experience.  Also the website is awesome...Again thank you Kevin and to all of you for making this experience so memorable.  As we prepare to return to school I know you will all take our experience and look at things from a new perspective.  Kevin, I have shared your website with family and friends and can't thank you enough for the beautiful writing that documented our journey.
~Diana Braisted, Principal, Joseph E. Soehl Middle School, Linden, New Jersey

Thank you for all the hard work you put in to organizing that tour (Teachers' Social Justice Tour). I had a wonderful time. It was a very powerful tour and one that I am really unable to
describe to people back home in words.
~Jerrica Spizarsky-Brown,
Rodriguez High School, Fairfield, California

Just a quick note to say thankyou for the helicopter transfers to & from Punta Cana last week. It was absolutely fabulous and sooo worth it. It's an amazing place and that trip was fantastic. I was a little nervous on arrival but I have to say the pilot was fantastic. Such a smooth ride! My husband was delighted, as it was a surprise! We will definitely be back .....what a wonderful service !!! Thanks again.
~Emma in rainy Dublin ( 82 days of rain in a row and counting)

Thank you once again for the wonderful - professional service you provided for our Medical Team of 118 people. Logistics of transporting this many throughout the country can be challenging - however no one whould believe that watching you and your staff as they took care of our team! You made it look so easy! All of your staff were friendly and a joy to be with. The service was perfect! We look forward to joining hands with you next year as we bring Help, Hope and Healing to hurting humanity in the Dominican Republic!
~Kurt Holthus, Founder/President, Hope Ministries International

In July of 2006 I had the huge task of producing a photo shoot to run in every edition of Maxim around the world. We had to shoot 27 models from 27 different countries across a 2 week period. Each shoot had to look different and I could only travel within an hour radius of our hotel. This could have been a total nightmare especially as I had limited resources and spoke no Spanish! Richard Weber made the trip not only go like clock work but great fun. He thought of everything we might need, negotiated with the locals and generally made the experience wonderful. Not only did we create some great pictures my entire crew had an amazing time. I can without reservation completely recommend Richard and his team.
~Jo Miller, Photo Editor, Maxim Magazine

I just wanted to send a big thank you from all of us at ISS.  The kids and the adults had a marvelous time and I haven't heard anything but positive comments.  You guys did a really great job.  Take care and thanks again.
~Becky Guthrie, Teacher of 5th & 6th Grade Classes, International School of Sosua

We had a fabulous time with Jose last week!  Thank you so much, the entire day was great.  Jose was a very good guide and very accommodating.  The highlights had to be the plantation visit (although at first we were hesitant about following the guide with the machete into the jungle) and also visiting the school to give out the supplies we brought. It was wonderful to see so much of your beautiful country in one day. Thank you again, we had a great time.
~Lori Stene, Calbary, Alberta

Richard Weber of 4T was hired to help location scout and coordinate a photo shoot in northern Dominican Republic.  Richard was instrumental in helping us to achieve the shots we needed in various locations from villages to secluded beaches.  He is organized, efficient, extremely knowledgeable about the island and has an excellent rapport with Dominicans.  The experience in DR was asombroso thanks to 4T!
~Laurie Dubrovac, Director of Marketing & Communications, Cotton Ginny

Thank you sooooo much for a wonderful outing. We had a fenomenal experience, thanks to you. We had Tuesday off, and Wednesday the kids spent all day working on their projects. Everyone was just gushing about our trip, sharing pictures and stories. We all miss being in the DR, and a few kids have told me they miss you, that you are one of the coolest people they know. I happen to agree. It was cool that you gave them each personal advice. I think they respect your opinions and I hope they will reflect on what you said.
~Laura Ekberg, Foothills Academy World Affairs Challenge, Denver, Colorado

In March 2005, Maxim Magazine produced a wakeboarding fashion photo shoot in the Dominican Republic with the help of Mr. Richard Weber. His absolute professionalism and extensive knowledge of the area proved to be an amazing resource for the magazine. He and his services come highly recommended.
~Rebecca Horn, Deputy Photo Editor, Maxim Magazine

Gracias al grupo de 4T.  Mi primera experiencia de camping es una que nunca olvidaré.  Todo el staff tiene un valor humano increíble.  Me hicieron sentir durante este viaje como si nunca hubiese dejado mi casa.  La característica principal de su equipo es que siempre están dispuestos a compartir, pero sobre todo a servir y a realizar su trabajo con todo el amor y el ánimo del mundo. Les deseo muchas cosas buenas y éxitos.  Muchas felicidades.  Los extrañaré a todos.
~Elia Morel Martinez Moisés, Yestermorrow Design / Build School

I want to thank you for your help today. I was really scared and uncertain about what to do about losing my tooth, but the dentist you referred me to was very helpful. He did a root canal procedure and set me up for more work at home. You have been terrific over the past couple of days. You are clearly someone who is in love with this country and its people, and that makes you a great guide. I look forward to referring people to you, and to seeing you again.
Also, please convey my thanks to Danny for pulling my ass out of the drink twice today.
~Jim McDonough, Vital Bridges Charitable Event, Chicago, Illinois

Hey Rich a huge thank you to you and your team for being a critical part of making our wedding a huge success. Your many suggestions of activities were much appreciated. And your ability to change directions in a few hours when the weather made the river trip impossible was impressive. Clearly only somebody with intimate knowledge of the North Coast would be able to hook us up with such a great event so quickly. Half of our wedding party are thinking of settling in the DR because of the way you showcased it.
~Ace Bailey & Jennifer Tuvell, Banff, Alberta

In July 2005, Absolute launched its first annual Hero Holiday by bringing 120 students and leaders to Sosua, Dominican Republic to participate in a humanitarian relief project...We brought thousands of gifts for the poor, fed people hot meals at the Puerto Plata dump, dug a trench 2 km long to provide fresh water to a village and helped build houses for homeless families. It was in the early planning stages of Hero Holiday that we met Richard Weber and 4T. Richard has proven invaluable to us both in the planning and implementation of Hero Holiday. His perspective as a North American living in the Dominican was very helpful, as he understood both cultures extremely well...Richard and the 4T team were great to work with during our project. Our group fell in love with 4T. The services provided (insurance coverage, airport shuttles, leisure activities) were all carried out with professionalism and excellence yet there was no lack of fun and laughter. We knew we were in good hands whether it was relaxing on a catamaran or jumping off a waterfall. Richard was willing to accommodate our individual needs and wasn't tied to a set 4T protocol. Each activity was custom-designed...I fully recommend 4T for anyone looking to bring a team to the Dominican Republic, whether work-related or simply to have fun. 4T helped make Hero Holiday a success and I am confident this relationship will continue in the years to come.
~Cathy Reid, Program Director, Absolute-Hero Holiday

We had occasion to contract with Rich Weber, 4T (Tours, Trips, Trek, and Travel), in The Dominican Republic in 2004. Planning and logistics preparations began in late 2003 to bring 100 B3s in February, 50 B3s in March, and 100 B3s in April to the D.R....Because of our numbers of high school students (ages 14-17) and because each group works in a different part of our host country, the planning and logistics preparations present unique challenges. Rich Weber was, to put it simply, just amazing! He knew exactly what kinds of excursions would be appropriate AND fun for adventurous teenagers; he was always there to supervise the safety of the kids; he was somehow able to remember the name of each kid; his sense of humor was key to his relationships with them; he always had an alternative in mind if some-thing happened to make an excursion not possible; he was open and forthcoming with the adults; he was always on top of the expenses.
~Jeri and John Skinner, Founders, Builders Beyond Borders

Thanks for taking us on the hike in Choco. It was exceptional.
~Todd Jatras, Journalist: National Geographic Magazine

Many, many thanks for all your work, you've done a great job.
~Sarah Cameron, Author: Footprints Dominican Republic Pocket Guide

Thanks so much!
~Sean Harvey, Author: Rough Guides Dominican Republic

Thanks for the info! Will be in touch!
~Adam Skolnick, Journalist: Outside Magazine

I hope all is well. It was a treat having you guide us through the DR. The slide show looks great. We must meet up next trip to the DR. Take care. P.S. How did you get so organized?
~Avi Salloway, University of Vermont

Wow, I want to let you know how impressed I am by your website, what you did with the photos of our trip, and by your businiss in general. Watching that slideshow took me back immediately to the Dominican- a week is unfortunately plenty of time for me to get frozen to the bone and to temporarily forget carribean travel (of course it'll be in my soul for ever though). Thanks for your real dedication to what you do. I had an amazing time in the Dominican Republic. See you again some day...
~Kalmia Traver, University of Vermont

Great night. Everyone had a great time. Thanks for your help.
~The Constantini Family, Boston, Massechusettes

Adolpho, in a word (or two) was EVERYTHING we could have hoped for in a translator/tour guide/friend, ect. He was always there with a smile and flexible when we had to change plans. He truly became part of our group and the kids, advisors, the workers at the site, even Franklin, and of course Tony and I were so glad to have him with us. His work ethic and sense of humor sets him apart. He and Luis and our driver managed to form a unique working relationship and friendship that was evident to all as well. Adolpho has a personality that is well suited to this role and he did a great job of anticipating our needs and responding. He was cautious at Jimenoa with the kids and that was fine with me. I felt he was honest and was tremendous with the kids. Our safety and enjoyment was most important to him (this was evidenced on our mid-week beach excursion-we ended up at Boca Chica and he really looked out for all as I was at the airport sending one of the kids home). I felt that I could ask him to help with just about everything (and I did) but we tried to not take advantage as well. There are so many examples of Adolpho's natural instinct for groups, but I think you get the general idea. We would use him again in a heartbeat. We miss his smile.
~Amy Trigio, Builders Beyond Borders

I went on the trip last fall and it was fabulous! What made our trip awesome (particularly for the leaders) is that we had a phenomenal tour guide, Richard (Rich) Weber. He made everything so easy for us by organizing everything from caving, to dinner cooked by a local chef in our condos….to accommodation and transportation and a photographer. Our group even got $$ back! He is also young and fun and went out with us to most of our events…..If you have any questions or need to talk to me about anything, let me know! I am happy to discuss more on how he made the trip so great for us. Rich is really busy and is in high demand planning trips for other school groups as well so you need to get in touch with him fast!
Alison Coleman, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

We had a great time in DR and have some friends traveling to Santiago on business. We wanted to give them your info just in case they has any questions. They are planning to come to Caberete for a weekend and we thought you’d be an excellent resource.
~Bianca Howell, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

First a big thanks goes out to...Rich Weber for coordinating a seamless trip with awesome accommodations, adventures and advice...
Brian Dellett, Rutgers College Outdoor Recreation Coordinator

My stay in the dominican was beyond imaginable. The resort was impecable, the guides and other travel personelle were warm and welcoming, the food was delicious and the trips were wild. I felt like a criminal forking over my meager payment...I'm sure my backup option of going to cancun ($1500) would be nowhere near the experience and would leave me beyond empty pocketed.
I met some wonderful people from my community of rutgers as well as the dominican community. Everyone was ready to have fun and be super nice. All the activities were planned very well...I never felt out of the loop as to what was going on.
I would definitely do another...trip in the future!
~Marijana Gucunski, Rutgers University

Everything was amazing. I couldn't have had a better vacation. I didn't know what to expect when I got there but to my suprise it was everything I thought times 10. Everything was so relaxing. As far as night life, its very social. Its not a huge party atmosphere so if people are looking for that, send them to Cancun or something. But I thouroughly enjoyed the nightlife because I dont look to get all out drunk and such. The music was ehhhh at the clubs. I wouldve liked for them to play a little more dance music. Rather than rap remixes. What I thought was amazing is our resort. It really was perfect. We didn't have anything given to us. If we wanted something, it was up to us to get it which gave us some responsibility which is always good. Anyway, the trip was absolutely amazing. I would really love to come back sometime soon. I will get some friends together and look into it. O the food was superb as well. Windsurf Resort ROCKED!!!!! and the Sandras Cafeteria was amazing. Thanks again
~Jordan Colletti, Rutgers University

I am proud of you. I am proud of the work you do for yourself and the students and the D.R. and everybody else.
~Sandra Praster, Cabarete, Dominican Republic

We thoroughly enjoyed each trip in which we participated and every night we went out. You
especially provided a unique and interesting experience of both the day and night life in the DR. I really appreciated your sensitivity and understanding. I want to return the same gratitude to you and explain that very few people have the chance to experience such a trip and even
less with such great people, not only Muffin (Brian) and my friends, but you and your friends. The villas alone were worth the expenses of the trip. There is no one on this earth that could appreciate a kitchen like that as much as Alex, Stephanie and myself, it was incredible to cook with such amenities. In terms of my personal opinions, they are less things that you could help and more the nature of a bunch of college students from small towns coming together in a new country...If anyone can figure out how to keep the experience true to the DR and also provide a safe environment for the participants, it is you. I hope that this is clear, I feel like it is kind of muddled. Thank you so much Rich. As I said before, it was a pleasure to meet and get to know you (I understand why you and Muffin became so close so fast) Thanks again.
~Allesandra Lynn-Lupo, Rutgers University

I would also like to appreciate your including us in the activities. We had a great time in DR, and as for me, I certainly plan to go back sometime in the future (hopefully soon).
~Frederico Cantu, Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University

I just wanted to thank you for running the best trip I have ever been on. I got to see a country in a way I might not have ever seen it. All of the excursions great too. I have never tried surfing or cascading before, and it was awesome to try them for the first time in such a beautiful place. I think about going back down there everyday, especially when I have to put on my winter jacket. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you and tell you to keep in touch. I hope that we get the opportunity to come down again. Enjoy the warm weather.
~Deidre (D) Bielicka, Rutgers University

Well I have to admit...going on spring break with ur roomate and his girlfriend didnt sound like the best idea at first....but little did I know it was going to be the best spring break Ive had in four years of college. Villa Chez was amazing! The cascading and hike in the national park were
awesome, everyone we met all the places we were were soooo nice! and I dont think there are even words to describe how much fun the boat ride and snorkeling were onthe last day, I only wish I could have spent months there instead of only 10 days. I just wanted to thank you for setting up such an awesome trip for us and I will definitely be back down to visit since Im spending all next year just traveling around and hiding from the real world.
~Stephanie Borg, Rutgers University

I just wanted to say how incredible this trip was for me. I had an amazing time and i really got to see another way of living. the cascading and horseback riding went so well. and the villas we stayed at were so nice i was not expecting that. i was expecting a hotel feeling but the house helped me not feel too home sick. i liked this spriong break rip better than others i have bene on simply for the fact that everything was planned out and we had stuff to do everyday. we got to experience so much more than anyone else who went to acapulco or cabo and im so greatful you got to spend it with us. thatnk you so much and good luck with your wedding!! :)
~Meghan O'connell, Rutgers University

I just wanted to thank you for planning and executing such an amazing trip. I had a great time and I feel like I got to see a part of the island and the country that I would have missed having gone to the DR on my own. I know we all miss the villas and the beach and the sun--- thanks again for making it happen! I can't wait to go back (yeah, that's right I'm already trying to figure out a way to come BACK there)!
~Mary Holst, Rutgers University

The trip to DR was one of my most adventurous trips i have ever been to. I have visited 6 countries, but my experience in this trip is unmatched. It was a pleasure to be in DR with all the hospitality and fun. Well organized trip and a success describe this trip good job!
~Alif Makani, Rutgers University

Thanks for helping us have an awesome trip to the DR. I miss it, especially the beautiful house we stayed in. It was a lot of fun and the best way i could have spent those 10 days. Hope all is well with you!
~Catherine Walker, Rutgers University

I just wanted to say that this trip was definitely one of the highlights of college, and it was definitely in a huge way thanks to you and your company. Everything was perfect. Beautiful scenery, amazing houses, great people, cool staff, great nightlife, DR weather (need I say more??). It was also really awesome that you were able to come chill out with us when we weren't actually on an excursion or whatever. Definitely fun to have your tour group leader coming out and partying on the trip, specially cuz you knew the hot spots to go. I dug that Villa Dawn got that private tour of Blue Moon etc, too. That was a great side trip. It was a real eye-opener to see the other side of the DR. Another thing, the canyoneering was by far my favorite trip - you've gotta do me a favor and thank mike for me. He was so laid-back and yet he just knew his shit cold. Not that i didn't enjoy the cascading trip, but it seemed like the guides were a bit too in-your-face for my liking. (it could also have been the badass hike we hadda do outta the canyoneering that made it more enjoyable for me.) i also wanted to thank you for recommending outward bound, which sounds awesome, and i was wondering if you had any other suggestions for stuff that i could do to help me figure out some kinda direction (career or otherwise) cuz you definitely have a different perspective, having taken the alternative route to success.
~Chris Motely, Rutgers University

I just wanted to thank you again for an AWESOME time in the DR. I had the best time ever, and I cannot wait to come back again. I almost cried when the plane took off on Sunday. The whole experience got me thinking about doing non-profit work down there after I graduate. I don’t speak much Spanish, so that could be a problem I guess. I’m sure I will be able to work something out after I look into it more. I am attaching two pictures, so hopefully they will go through. Anyway, thank you so much again, and I hope everything is going well down there.
~Susan Skros, Rutgers University

This is Dora...one of the Croatian girls. It was so great to hear from you! How are you? I hope everything is going well. The pictures literally took my breath away...it made me miss the Dominican Republic so much. It was so sad leaving and even worse when I returned to my daily routine of running from one thing to another, exams, papers, and the COLD. The weeks have become even crazier now that I have been interviewing for jobs. However, everything has been going well and I have been blessed with a couple good opportunities. I am also staying motivated by the idea that I am going to be in Croatia in June! Thanks so much for everything! The trip was so special. Everything was planned out so well, the people were so kind and helpful, and the activities were tailored around some of the most beautiful places and exciting things to do. Please send my hello to everybody.
~Dora Gucunski, Rutgers University

We loved the place you picked out for us! Thank you so much! I loved the DR ... people were amazing! I hope to make it back there at some point. I really miss it. Again, thank you for your help! If you are ever in Michigan, please do not hesitate to contact me.
~Graciela Cruz, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

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