I just found out that some RS, 100% USA based programs, are classified as "Specialty Programs" .
The deposit is higher, the insurance is higher and the cancellation/transfer policy fees are higher and the cancellation/transfer dates are more stringent using the Schedule B.
The only way to know this is the deposit fee is $250 instead of $100.
Good information to know when deciding on dates, cost etc. but not available on website.
I have no idea what makes a program a "specialty" program. Guess having people like me on the trip makes it special :-)
Funny I did same and came up with same bird program.
Oh, that's interesting and what exactly is it that makes a program a "Specialty" program?
Why is it not noted across the page where they put the other tags such as "National Park" etc.
Just for interest I did a search on Specialty Programs but the only one that came up with the search function is a birding program that has a deposit of $100 so it is not actually in the Specialty category, whatever that turns out to be.
I just looked at a program I am considering at Antietam Battlefield. It does not run until Deb 2021 so no way am I going to sign up this soon but I'm keeping an eye on it. The deposit for that program is $100 for a solo traveler. I thought it might fall into the specialty category as it is set up to be at a specific event on the battlefield.
Thanks for your heads up. I'll be sure to watch for that confusing bit of information.