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Caregiver Fulfills Dream to Attend Opera in NYC
The women in Judith Bair’s family tend to age well. Both of her grandmothers lived long into their 90s; her mother, Helen — who currently lives with Judith on her farm in Sinks Grove, West Virginia — is 101. Judith, 77, has been her mother’s primary caregiver for the past decade. Although Helen is in relatively good health for a centenarian, she is bound to a wheelchair and needs constant attention.
The Armchair Explorer: 9 Buildings That Tell America’s History
This week on The Armchair Explorer … an investigation of America’s architectural gems! Our virtual architecture tour starts in the Southwest and proceeds throughout the country. Are you ready to journey with us?
A Thank-You Note That Will Make Your Day
Road Scholar learning experiences have a powerful and positive impact on the lives of more than 100,000 adults every year. Making a difference in people's lives is the spark that fuels our passion to go above and beyond in the work we do here ev...
The Armchair Explorer: We’ll Always Have Paris
Our travel plans may be on hold, but we can still dream. Introducing The Armchair Explorer, a new series focused on virtual lifelong learning, from our home to yours! This week’s destination: Paris!
U.S. National Parks Checklist: A Complete List of All National Parks in the United States
Do you love to learn about national parks? Keep track of your adventures in America’s most beloved canyons, forests and mountains with our complete list of all U.S. national parks and printable National Parks Checklist!
Hiking Tips for Women Who Hike (and Beginners, Too!)
Memoirist Lori Oliver-Tierney was fifty years old when she hiked the John Muir Trail, and she has lots of lessons to share! Check out her hiking tips for women who hike and women just starting out!
Road Scholar Women’s Hall of Fame
Learn about the inspiring women – past and present – who have left their mark on history and in the Road Scholar community, paving the way for generations to come.
Top 10 Things to Do in Atlantic Canada: The Maritimes & Beyond
We collected insider tips from top experts in educational travel to assemble the top list of place to see and things to do in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island!
12 Best Retirement Hobbies: A List of Pastimes for Seniors
Looking for some new retirement hobbies to try? We polled over 1,000 retirees to find out the top hobbies for newly retired seniors. From crafting pastimes to physical activities — this is the ultimate list of most popular hobbies among retirees!
Over 60 Gift Ideas for Women Over 60: A Gift Guide for Senior Women
Looking for that perfect gift for the older woman in your life? Look no further! From audio books to women’s-only travel, this list of over 60 gifts is your ultimate gift guide for senior women!
Top 8 Havana Tours: The Best Things to Do in Havana, Cuba
There are many ways to learn about Cuba’s capital city – from exploring its historical landmarks, to experiencing the cultural traditions of its residents. Here are the best things to do in Havana.
Yellowstone Tours for Seniors: Top Experiences You Just Can’t Miss!
America’s first national park offers endless opportunities for learning and adventure. Here are our top Yellowstone experiences for seniors that you just can’t miss.
6 Historic Presidential Retreats You Can Visit
Presidents need vacations, too! Find out where in North America you can visit the original summer and winter getaways for some of presidents of the United States. Learn about their lives and legacies in the places where they found relaxation and inspiration.
The Ultimate Road Trip: 100+ Road Scholar Programs … and Counting
A deep love of learning and travel inspires Joan Kritzberg to make the ultimate road trip across the country from California to Maine every summer, participating in Road Scholar programs along the way.
10 Historical Anniversaries in 2020: History Worth Traveling for
Do you love to explore the world through its history? Look back on some of history’s biggest events, and decide for yourself which on our list of historical anniversaries in 2020 are worth traveling for!
JoAnn’s Boomer Travel Tips: The New Era of the Solo Female Traveler
As a woman, the idea of visiting foreign lands or even domestic destinations on our own can be an intimidating one. But journeying solo doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be alone. Many solo female travelers choose to go with Road Scholar bec...
Here’s an Interesting Idea: Group Leaders Leading Their Own Group of Friends or Family
Think about it — who better to lead your friends and family at a destination you know so well? That’s exactly what Group Leader Enrico Nucci recently did — he brought his extended family and friends on Road Scholar’s “Treasures of Sicily” program (#18212) on Oct. 21, 2019.
Preparing (Physically) for Your Road Scholar Program
There are lots of ways to prepare for your upcoming Road Scholar educational adventure — from making a packing list to reading up on the topics you’ll be studying on your program. But as you prepare your mind for your trip, don’t forget to prepare yourself physically as well!
Eight Reasons Why I Travel Without My Husband
Don’t let a silly thing like marriage get in the way of your passion to learn about the world! Barbara Winard shares her top reasons to travel solo and leave your spouse at home.
This Innovative Club Has Given Retired Men Purpose — And Now It’s Coming to the U.S!
Founded in Australia as a way to promote social interaction and a sense of community among retired men, the “Men’s Sheds” movement is now bringing people together in the United States.
Top Places in the U.S. to Learn About Science With Your Grandkids
If you’re a grandparent with a budding astronaut or marine biologist on your hands, you may be looking for a way to connect with them. But where to start? Read on for our favorite places in the U.S. to learn about science with your grandkids.
5 Must-Have Experiences in Central America
Central America: It’s located in North America, shares its language with South America, and is truly a region like no other. Natural wonders like rainforests, cloud forests and coral reef systems create an impressive backdrop for ancient Mayan ruins, quiet villages and modern cities. With all its complexity, Central America is one of our favorite places to explore.
A Country in Transition: Mayan Culture and Local Color in Guatemala
With a human history that dates back 20,000 years, Guatemala’s greatest treasure is its people. Road Scholar’s Senior Director of U.S. Southwest Programs reflects on her recent visit to Guatemala and the connections she made.
Best Underrated Islands to Visit
When it comes to an island getaway, the best experiences are often found where you least expect. From Key Largo to Murano, here are our favorite underrated islands to visit on a learning adventure.
Five Tips for the Solo Female Traveler
Traveling solo is empowering, but can also be a bit intimidating. Here are our top tips for solo female travelers to make sure you have the best possible experience with the least amount of stress.
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