Hi, I am not sure this is the place but .... I am looking for fellow travelers for the March 15 2022 trip. I am a solo traveler so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself and meet others before the trip.
Pam, thank you!
There actually is a private forum for your program departure date. Go to the main www.roadscholar.org page. Sign in. Click My Account. Click Upcoming Trips. Click your Portugal trip. Over on the right side you'll click on a blue bar that says Start a Discussion. This will take you to the private discussion forum for your trip. Under Participants you can see how many others are signed up for your trip. IF you can't get to your private discussion forum, email Road Scholar and tell them you need to be added to the private forum.
I'll be honest and say that I've never had any response to any thread I've put up in the private discussion area. I know people have seen it because there is a counter that keeps track of the number of views. Even when I've said something like "at least say hi" no one has responded. TBH, these are so hard to find that most people I've talked to on tours did not even know they were available.
There is also a public forum for Program 23579 which is the number for HIking the Azores. It's here:
To find the public forum for each program just go to the program page on the main RS site and click Discuss on the blue bar. Again, my experience has been little response from others. I did wind up getting a response to one thing I posted for my last trip about the Covid pass needed for France and how to get it but out of many tours, this was the only time! Your post on the Portugal section will probably be as good as any location.
Have a wonderful time hiking!