“What a mind-blowing trip it was! I shall always keep the wonderful experiences close to my heart. With heartfelt thanks to Charles, the trip was very well planned and executed. Nancy Barker was beyond awesome.”
CSD Fremont is proud of our longstanding relationship with Hands On Travel, a Deaf travel company that provides our students with so much more. With HOT, our students are able to get on the road towards global citizenship through meeting other Deaf citizens of the world, learning about the world through Sign Language and Deaf role models in Terry, Dan, and all the people associated with HOT. I myself had the privilege and joy of accompanying CSD’s International Studies class to Italy last year. Terry and Dan were more than gregarious hosts; they were able to expand our students’ minds and hearts. HOT’s choices of restaurants in Italy never once failed our taste buds during the entire two weeks we were with them. HOT took us to a Deaf winery owner’s cooking class, connected us with the Sicilian Deaf community, and we made new friends at the Padova Deaf school. Additionally, through our visits to all the local tourist spots, HOT exposed us to Italy in full. CSD Fremont will never go back to touring with a company that does not cater directly to Deaf students. HOT is a top-notch company, with better, quicker, and deeper travel experiences in all regions HOT visits.
“My tour of Italy with Hands On travel was spectacular. I was impressed with our guide, Terry Giansanti’s vast knowledge of Italian history as we toured the Amalfi Coast, Rome including the Vatican City, Tuscany and Venice. I had traveled to Italy in the past with my husband to visit friends there, but I found this trip so much more informative and interesting. The Hands On Tour connected me to the richness of Italy’s culture, art, food and people. I cherish the memories I have from the tour and now have a place in my heart for Italy.”
Thank you for a life changing experience. We are truly lucky to have had you as a guide. We have been on a few guided tours before with other companies and we can honestly say this has been the best, both the tours and the culture. You made it so carefree for us all and we were able to experience these amazing cities just as locals would. We will be forever grateful to you for this amazing adventure.
Thank you for being a wonderful guide and making this trip of a lifetime! You have helped me in my signing and being patient while helping.
Thank you for everything you did for us on this trip! I admire your vast knowledge and your ability to create a positive, upbeat tour experience. Until next time!
My first Hands on Travel tour in China and Tibet with Dan Brubaker for three weeks was great and amazing that I had never dreamed of. Dan is the best tour guide that I ever see. I also enjoyed meeting different deaf local people and experiencing good food. I will never forget this tour.
We enjoyed our trip to Australia and New Zealand very much. We like the idea of having local deaf guides in Sydney and Auckland. We also felt like we were locals and self-explorers rather than being tourists. Thanks to Dan for being helpful and spending time with us.
The tour was very well organized and all of us had a great time seeing all the sights. Your keen insight into the history of Italy was exceptional and made this tour a success for our students and staff. The schedule was packed with exciting adventures and everything ran so smooth with the logistics. We will be back!
“Thank you for a life changing experience. We are truly lucky to have had you as a guide. We have been on a few guided tours before with other companies and we can honestly say this has been the best, both the tours and the culture. You made it so carefree for us all and we were able to experience these amazing cities just as locals would. We will be forever grateful to you for this amazing adventure.”