SLOVENIA WHITEWATER

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

For me it was the fact that I found that I could do things that I would never have attempted without the support of the group eg with a fear of heights I tried paragliding and canyoning and thoroughly enjoyed both. I got such a buzz when I'd achieved something new! I loved the kayaking and will definitely be continuing with that at home. The trip taught me that you're never too old for new challenges. Life begins at 50! For my son, well he has no fear of anything, so he just enjoyed being able to jump off the highest rock possible (advanced canyoning), try Eskimo rolls and hydro speed through white water, whilst I knew he was in the safe hands of the very experienced guides.

What did you think of your group leader?

Blaz was fantastic, he was always around, came to see us in the evenings and ferried us around to do extra activities too - he even dropped us off and picked us up after a meal out. All of the guides who worked alongside him were brilliant too, knowledgeable, reassuring and fun. They encouraged us to persevere, without forcing anyone and laid on more challenging activities for those needing even more adrenalin. We were the most active group he had had, he said, but everything still ran like clockwork.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Don't think too much about any of the activities - you are in safe hands - just enjoy them! Dress casual and take trainers for both wet and dry activities. Try the zip wires at Bovec, they were one of the best things I did, with incredible views. If you have the energy, make the most of the advanced activities, the prices are reasonable so take the opportunity to so something new whilst you are there.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

This was our first experience of Exodus and in fact of any adventure holiday experience and we absolutely loved it. There was a mixture of solo travellers and couples/friends in the group but everyone stuck together and encouraged each other. I will definitely be doing something like this again and would throughout recommend it. And a final word from my son......woooooo hoooo, when can we go again!