I have just got back from the 11 day Christmas and New Year Special..
I really don't know where to start, the tour itself was jam-packed with adventure and excitement, from walking behind the falls at Niagara, open mic comedy night in Toronto, Christmas Day in Montreal spent climbing a dormant volcano and ice-skating on a lake, trying snowboarding and snow shoeing in Stowe and exploring the freedom trail in Boston, not forgetting the incredible night we had for New Years Eve in New York City; I would seriously recommend this trip to anyone who asked!
Our Team, (Team Strawberry Booffalo) as I am sure Josh (our tour leader) would agree was one of a kind! Being slightly concerned about being alone on the trip for not only Christmas and New Year but my 21st Birthday as well, any doubts I had were erased as soon as I arrived in the pre tour hotel the night before, after meeting one of the girls on my trek from Australia. We were supposed to be all jet-lagged and fall asleep straight away, this obviously didn't happen with all the excitement!
As this was such a popular tour, it ran in 2 vans which was great as it meant another 12 people to get to know when we weren't on the van! All 26 of us (including our 2 tour leaders) pilled into a rather swanky restaurant for Christmas Dinner together on Christmas Eve which gave us the chance to mix.
Josh went out of his way quite often to ensure we knew exactly what was going on in each place that we visited and what was worth seeing - especially in Boston, as we were there over the Christmas break there were no students to show us around Harvard, so Josh gave us his own walking tour of the campus!
The trip was filled with fun facts, laughs and LOTS of singing and I already cant wait to book my next one!