- Sep 20, 2016
My plebe son will be in Alaska for NOLS during third block this summer. We just learned he is responsible for his own travel arrangements, and he has received some minimal travel info from NOLS. However, to complicate matters, he has his cruise during second block. At this point, he says he only knows he will be somewhere in the Pacific. So, how is he supposed to arrange travel from his cruise to Alaska, when he doesn't yet know where he'll be traveling from -- or when??? I've heard tales of mids learning about their cruise assignments and schedules very late in the game -- and then the plans change at the very last second. I am fully on board with the notion of letting him handle his own arrangements, but it's coming out of my pocket, so I have a vested interest in ensuring the arrangements are as cost-effective as possible (especially in light of how much we are already out of pocket for the NOLS adventure itself). Does anyone have experience with this situation from years past?