Testimonials

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“My wife and I just returned from the Mediterranean/Israel cruise with Dave and Donald Perry. IT WAS THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF OUR LIVES. The other members of the group are now our great friends. Dave and Don were wonderful cruise directors. We learned SO much about the gospel especially the Savior.”
10/17 Milt Walters

“Thanks so much for a wonderful, uplifting cruise. We really enjoyed all the excursions. Our time in Israel was very special. We felt the spirit on many occasions. We learned a lot during our cruise classes…We have cruised several times before and  been with other LDS companies, but this trip has been a favorite. Thank you again for all you planning and work”.
10/17 FG & CG

“It was an awesome trip. Yair and Mahmoud were great. The time of year, the weather, no crowds, Yom Kippur, it was all perfect. I really enjoyed your insights and thoughts on the scriptures. It has fired me up to learn more. We definitely want to do your trip in the future to Greece and the travels of Paul. ”
09/17 TL

“Thank you for an amazing trip.  I cannot tell you how much you opened up the scriptures to me.  I have always loved them but now my approach is so much different.  Thanks to you I love looking for parallels.   Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I hope we can travel with you again.  I have started telling all my friends that if they ever travel to Israel they should go with you.”
09/17 DH

“Thank you, David, for the memorable tour.  We loved the whole experience (never to be forgotten).  We loved the Savior before, but that love and understanding and appreciation of Him has deepened and expanded in beautiful ways.   We loved your insights and the added light as we contemplated the scriptures along the way. The tour was so well organized, with everything planned out in detail.  It was so nice to be able to sit back and take it all in and not worry about a thing.  The icing on the cake was the group we went with–such delightful and fun people.  Thanks again for such a meaningful and life-changing experience.”
04/17 LJ & LJ

“What an amazing experience!   Definitely life changing.   It brought a new perspective to everything that I hold close to my heart.    Thank you just does not seem enough to say.”
4/17 TB

“The trip was very well planned across the board.  Taylor was fantastic.  He was knowledgeable, accommodating to our range and variety of questions, contagiously enthusiastic and passionate, funny… Thank you for all you and he did to make it a great trip and we will definitely consider you in the future for any events!”
4/17 BB

“Thank you so much for the unforgettable experience we had while on our vacation with Bountiful Travel. Often when we return home from a trip we think about the experiences we had for a little while but then it becomes a distant memory as we return to regular activities. But we are still thinking and talking about the experiences we had on our Book of Mormon Cruise (January 17, 2017). We loved the “Sea Day Lectures” that you taught! Thank you for sharing the power point presentations with us so we can continue to reflect and ponder upon those things we learned. We loved every shore excursion! Our tour guides were very knowledgeable and we had so much fun while learning. Thank you for arranging top quality tours!We are extremely pleased with every aspect of our vacation from Bountiful Travel. Dave, thank you so much for all you did to make it an amazing experience!”
01/17 DS & JS

“Just got back from the Book of Mormon Cruise.  Loved it!   Hard to say if we enjoyed the excursions or the lectures more.  Both were great.  We got a lot of bang for our buck.  Have you hugged a sloth?  Anything is possible on this tour.  Dave always made sure we were where we needed to be when we needed to be there.  The lectures gave us so much to think about and follow up on. Thanks Bountiful Travel.”
01/17 JE & KE

“Thank you Dave!  We are still basking in the glow of one of the best vacations we have ever had!  We loved every minute, the ship, the food, the excursions, the people and the lectures. We didn’t have to worry about a thing and just really enjoyed ourselves.  Thank you for all your hard work and care.  We look forward to traveling with you again soon!”
01/17 DG & SG

“Hi Dave – To say our tour to Israel was a once in a lifetime experience would be short changing it!  It was wonderful and your expertise of the scriptures made it even more special.”
12/16 CB

“We just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful education week at sea presentations.  They enriched our experience of the Holy Land.  We were impressed with your lovely teaching manner.  You have inspired us to look at the scriptures differently.We hope to travel again with you.”
11/16 SK & BK

“I was very impressed with how well organized this trip was. Del and Sherrie Clark were excellent guides and tied in the gospel with the sites in such a way that I will never forget. The arranged guide from Israel ‘Adi Israel’ was also excellent as he tied in the Jewish culture and perspectives very well with great knowledge of the history.  I cannot speak enough of how great this trip was and would have to recommend bountiful travel to everyone. Thanks again for such a great trip and such excellent guides.”
10/16 JD & BD

“We just returned from a fantastic tour of Israel under the expert direction of Dave Hadlock. This has been one of the most incredible travel experiences of our lives. Every day was expertly planned to capitalize on the rich variety of sites including historical, anthropological and spiritual significance. The pace was rapid, but measured allowing ample opportunities for reflection, exploration and learning. His Israeli guide Allen was very entertaining and knowledgeable providing background on culture and history, while Dave offered a unique spiritual insight at each location. His mastery of the scriptures, and expert teaching style lent a unique perspective to this experience. We highly recommend Bountiful Travel.”
05/16 Dan and Ann Robins

“Hi Dave, We just wanted to say thanks again for a WONDERFUL experience with you in Israel. Each day was a new highlight. We always felt safe, comfortable and organized. Not only did we learn about the areas we visited but also felt it in a special way with your excellent way of teaching the scriptures along with your great spirit and testimony. We highly recommend your tours to anyone wanting an experience where they are very uplifted all the way through the tour and afterwards. Thanks again Dave.”
05/16 Brent & Anne Pierce

“We can’t believe that it has been just over a week since we were in Israel, and we are already wanting to go back. The trip was great and well worth the cost. We were amazed at everything we got for that price. Dave really packed a lot of value in this tour. The hotels, the bus and driver, and especially the Israeli guide Allen were all superb, making this a most memorable trip. We would recommend this tour to any and all, and we are already talking about taking another tour with Bountiful Travel in the future.”
John & Cathy McLaughlin 4/16

“We had a great tour in April of 2016.  David Hadlock, our tour guide is an excellent teacher, avoids over intellectualizing but simply and effectively guides discussions to a deeper understanding of the doctrines and events, careful to  invite comments and insights from the group.  He gives credit to other guides and scholars and notes when he is giving his own opinion.  Most importantly he will occasionally simply say “I don’t know.”  Wow!  I  enjoyed the humble and polite way he handled the expertise in our group.  David clearly knows the scriptures but did not make our reference finding overly complex or convoluted.  His relaxed calm pacing makes what could be difficult, seem easy and natural.  He has empathy for the needs of each individual in the group, modulating the pace, seeking seating in the shade, matching venues with the best time of day, and providing ample restroom breaks. His instructions are clear, previewing what we will see and what we need to take. He often demonstrated agility in revising plans to accommodate weather or traffic.  I enjoyed his playful manor, positive approach, and good humor.  David clearly enjoys his work and that joy is felt by the group.  I strongly recommend his Holy Land Tour.”
David Farnsworth 4/16

“We loved our time in Israel and Jordan. Dave your insight to scriptures and history was inspiring. Your dedication and personal attention to each member of the group helped to promote a very cohesive group. Lasting friendships were made and a greater understanding of and love for the gospel were achieved. We look forward to joining you again to experience another tour. Thanks!”
JD 4/16

“Dave’s experience with the scriptures, Israel, and his flexible personality made this trip memorable.  Thirty-four years ago I lived in Israel so I had an idea of what are the most important sites to view.  I was impressed with what Dave selected for the tour.  The accommodations and food were excellent.  My husband loved our cottages with a view of the Sea of Galilee.  The Israeli guide was knowledgeable on historical sites and current customs.  Dave prepared scripturally for each site and was focused on the group having  spiritual experiences.  There are a lot of tours happening concurrently in Israel, and it’s important that your guide be flexible enough to change and adjust plans.  Dave did this for our group.”

Gary & Rebecca Boren 4/16

“Dave, I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Israel last week! It was an amazing experience. The tour was well planned and I loved the variety! I also especially appreciated Allen (Israel Guide). What a fantastic guide. He was amazingly knowledgeable, patient, and energetic. I truly believe he must be super human–he never seemed to get tired! I can’t see how you could top him as a tour guide. Thank you for the wonderful scriptural insights.”

MM 4/16

“A day hasn’t gone by that I have not reflected back on this Awesome Adventure! My life and testimony has been truly enriched by this experience and by the individuals in our group. The scriptures are more vibrant now. Your love and knowledge of the gospel was invaluable…and your teaching style…paralleling scripture, wow.”
DM 1/16

“Thanks so much for such a wonderful trip! We thoroughly enjoyed it and your company. You have a great talent for teaching and for this business. It was a real pleasure getting to know you.”
CF 1/16

“Thank you. Dave, thanks very much for a wonderful, wonderful trip.  Once again your deep knowledge of scripture and ancient history made the whole experience all the more memorable and uplifting.”
KP 5/15

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all of your efforts during our trip to Israel. We have many good memories and a far better understanding of the history of the area and the teachings of our Saviour, I believe we were lucky to have chosen your tour, we had a ball. A great feeling between you Machmood and Adi. A relaxed group happy to laugh and enjoy funny things together.”
RH & SH 1/15

“Thank you, thank you for putting together an amazing trip! We had such a good time and appreciated all the added scriptural insight you provided. It was definitely a trip we will cherish for our whole lives”
EE 6/14

“I was on your June Israel/Petra tour.  I just wanted you to know that I think about that trip almost every day.  I have been making my way through the Old Testament for about 3 years now (slowly, I know), and I repeatedly feel so grateful for all that I had read prior to our trip, and for all the insight our trip provided as I continue to study.  I so appreciate the many insights you shared with us that have enriched my study and my testimony. I also love how my new understanding of the geography there helps me better understand scripture.  Amazing!  Thank you, thank you!”
6/14

“I just want to thank you for the most wonderful experience ever! I have always wanted to go on a Book of Mormon tour. You did a fantastic job of everything”
MD 1/14

“We cannot thank you enough for providing us with “the trip of a lifetime”. We loved every minute of it and we could not have asked for better “fellow travelers”.  Just a wonderful experience all the way around.”
JF 2/14

“It was a truly wonderful experience participating in last week’s Book of Mormon cruise, which you hosted. The classroom discussion and actual shore time was excellent and allowed for individual and group time. The group size and diversity was outstanding, which also allowed for interaction and friendship building. Thank you for an outstanding learning experience and vacation.”
LT 2/14

“We just returned from a wonderful trip on Norwegian Dawn with Dave Hadlock. I learned so many new things, besides seeing such beautiful places, eating great food, and enjoying wonderful company!! It was a dream come true for my husband and I. Thank you, Dave, for all of your suggestions, and helpful tips before the cruise, the well prepared seminars on board, the wonderful excursions, and very enjoyable trip!! ”
GP 2/14

“Thank you for a wonderful experience.  We absolutely loved every minute.  The sites were great, however the knowledge we gained and the spirit we felt were even better.  Thanks for extra time you gave me/us with questions.”
CL & DL 11/13

“Having just finished the tour, we want you to know what our feelings and thoughts have been having had a such a wonderful and spiritual experience under your direction and leadership during the tour. We have been on other tours in the past. This particular one to Israel was very enjoyable! Our knowledge and testimony of the Lord, Jesus Christ has been enhanced greatly because of all that you shared with us. You have a special spirit and as you taught us from the scriptures at the various locations, we certainly felt that our time was well spent.”
03/13

“Just few words. We had the most amazing experience in The “Riviera Maya”. The resort was beautiful and the ruins experiences priceless. Mr. Martinez gave us an unforgettable tour. Thanks for the opportunity”
JA 06/13 

“Thank you so much for leading a great tour and giving us the opportunity to be with you. The combination of an Israeli guide and your insights of the scriptures was perfect.”
DW & CW 03/13

“This was the best vacation I have been on. We both could have stayed longer and had more lectures. I needed and enjoyed the lectures and the tours.”
RA & SA 10/12 

“This has been a phenomenal experience for me! Memorable in so many ways. I learned so much about the scriptures during our lecture time, and the land tours blew me away! I will recommend it to all my friends!”
BG, 3/12

“Thanks so much for the wonderful tours and classes. Everything was just wonderful. The guides were informative and accomodating. I was impressed at how well we were taken care of and how smooth each port trip went. We also enjoyed the classes so much and your insight in the scriptures. Loved the trip – thanks so much!”
DM & MM, March 2012

“It was fabulous! Soooo glad you were our tour guide. Loved the seminars, you are so knowledgeable. If we ever book another cruise, which I’m sure we will, you’re the man!”
SO & KO, March 2012

“Thanks so much for the wonderful cruise.  My husband hasn’t stopped talking about it.  It was so well organized, informative, inspiring, and yet social at the same time.  We have run into 3 couples from the cruise since leaving the ship and we feel  like we’re good friends.”
BB 2/19/12

“Thanks for the great experience! This was our first cruise and you made it great!”…”We learned so much and had a great time along with the learning. We loved the casual and easy way you teach, even the old and slow can learn with you”…”We have enjoyed cruising with you. Hope to meet up with you again soon! We will recommend Bountiful Travel to everyone we know. We have loved the cruise and the classes you taught.”
2/18/12

“Just a quick note.  Thank you so much for all of your hard work.  I feel so lucky that my wife and I got to experience these incredible places with you and Don.  It made it so much better.  I would recommend Bountiful Travel to anyone interested in travel and education.”
BP – 11/11

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the fabulous time we had on the cruise and visiting the ruins in Belize and the Yucatan. And the workshops were OUTSTANDING. We both had a wonderful time and we are already looking forward to booking another cruise with you in the future.”

“I just wanted to thank you for all your expertise and planning so we could have such a wonderful trip and so many good memories. I’m sure it was not my last vacation with Bountiful Travel.”
JH – 11/11

“Thank you for this wonderful tour. Is not only was very professional, but also conducted with integrity and the spirit. It is one of the highlights of my life!”

“We just wanted to send a  note to thank you for the great job on our recent Book of Mormon cruise on NCL – Sun April 16-23. We appreciated the order and detail in the shore excursions as well as the fantastic sites visited. We especially enjoyed the on-board seminars which added so much meaning to the sites we visited as well as expanding our understanding of the people of the Book of Mormon and the lands they lived in.”
4/16/2011

“The trip was an AMAZING mix of outstanding experiences. We’re grateful for the scholarly pursuits and joy in the gospel that allow you and Don to teach so vividly and masterfully. We learned a great deal and have new thoughts and interests to pursue going forward.”
CM 01/16/11

“Just wanted to thank you for the wonderful cruise. It was better than I even had hoped for. The information was great, the people wonderful  and the sights were just breathtaking!”
CS 11/7/10

“Thank you  so much for a wonderful experience and for sharing your knowledge with us.  The sites were awesome, the adventures were great and you have really inspired me to want to be a better gospel doctrine teacher. We hope to be able to travel with you again.”
MB & AB

“For days I have intended to write to you to thank you for a fantastic cruise!  From the beginning you were so helpful, and it was a distinct blessing to be in your classes.  Your friendly, open demeanor made me feel truly welcome.”
PC

“Thanks for a great trip, it truly was a once in a lifetime experience and you are a great host”
SV & KV

“Thank you so much for the help you were for us to experience the Holy Land…We asked ourselves many times how we were so fortunate for this to work out so well.   The Israeli guides were very good as well.   I felt like we were educated, enlightened, and came home challenged to understand the scriptures better.”
KK

“The best vacation I have ever been on”
EJ & JJ

“Thank you for a wonderful week of learning and new experiences.  You put a great trip together for us.”
SJ 11/7/10

“We’ve been telling people how great the Bountiful group tour was. Hope it helps.  We had a great time.”
EL & CL 11/7/10

“Thank you so much for all of your efforts to make our Israel trip such a wonderful experience. We hope to travel with you again in the future.
JH & BH

“Thanks for all of your hard work and sacrifice — it made for a wonderful trip.”
DE & VE

“Couldn’t have asked for a better trip to the Mediterrannean! We had a blast – the group was organized and the excursions were great. It was a trip of a lifetime with very little worry – couldn’t be any better. Can’t wait for the next one!”
Carlee

“This was my first cruise and I couldn’t believe how awesome everything was. The people at ldscruises.com (bountifultravel.com) handled everything so well and made sure that all our needs were taken care of.  It couldn’t have been done better. I’m definitely coming back for another cruise.”
Matthew

“It was a 10!…Just want to let you know how grateful we are for your Book of Mormon Cruise in January.  We had the best time! When we have gotten with my older brother and his wife, that went too, we just get all excited and comment we want to go again. All I can say is it was worth every penny and then some :)”
Diane

“We just wanted to say thanks again for the great cruise! We just had a great time. Everything was so perfect. Thanks again for all you taught us. The information and insight into the temple was completely unexpected!”
R.F.

“We loved our Book of Mormon cruise in January.  We’ve shared our experiences with family and friends and they are all amazed with the interesting experiences we had.  Thanks so much!”
Dale & Kathy

“Thank you for having organized such a fine tour, with all its attending intricacies. A special thank you for working so hard to keep me on my feet in the El Mirador site. You did a splendid job.”
G.V.

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