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10 May 2018
Quilting Classes: A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting with Road Scholar Instructor Carol Honderich
Get an insider’s look into the art of Amish quilting with Road Scholar Instructor Carol Honderich and find out what it’s like to learn a new skill on a Road Scholar learning adventure!
9 May 2018
A Woman with a Mission: Donna A. Kimura, Mother of Title IX
Next in our women’s leadership series: read Road Scholar participant Donna Kimura’s story of trailblazing for girls’ sports in the Los Angeles Unified School District in the 1970s and developing Title IX.
6 May 2018
New Orleans: A Personal Point of View
A lifelong resident of New Orleans offers her perspective on how the magic and charm of the Crescent City changes people’s lives.
4 May 2018
A Woman with a Mission: Deb Novotny, the Fourth Female Gettysburg Guide
In 1975, Deb became the fourth woman ever to become a Licensed Battlefield Guide. We spoke with Deb to hear about what it takes to become a Licensed Battlefield Guide and why she’s so passionate about Gettysburg and Road Scholar.
4 May 2018
Road Scholar’s Board of Directors Convenes in Cuba for a Historic Visit
The Road Scholar Board of Directors traveled to Cuba to demonstrate Road Scholar’s commitment to its unique relationships on the island.
23 Apr 2018
What the Heck is Skype? How to Video Chat With Your Grandchild
We’re here to help answer all your questions about video chat and tell you why video chatting with your grandchild can be a great way for you to bond, get to know each other better and stay in touch.
20 Apr 2018
A Woman with a Mission: The Unstoppable Barbara Glaser
Next in our women’s leadership series: read how one Road Scholar program designer’s experience at Great Camp Sagamore influenced a lifetime of civic leadership and service in conservation and preservation.
18 Apr 2018
What the Heck Is Spotify? Music to Your Ears
Have you always wanted an easy way to listen to any song, artist or album on your smartphone? We have your solution: Spotify. Spotify is a music streaming app that allows you to listen to whatever music you like, whenever you want. And setting it up is a no-brainer!
12 Apr 2018
Egypt: A Land of Stories
From witnessing the ancient Pyramids of Khufu to sailing up the Nile on a traditional felucca, follow Road Scholar to the storied land of Egypt for a glimpse into its past and present.
5 Apr 2018
What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?
What if you could travel back in time and grab coffee with your 18-year-old self? What would you say? What advice would you give yourself that you know would help the younger you get through the tough times or live a richer, fuller life?
19 Mar 2018
Women with a Mission: T. Dianne Harris, Civil Rights Foot Soldier
Dianne Harris shares her experiences as a freedom fighter with Road Scholars on our Heart of the Civil Rights Movement program as she joins participants for a visit to Brown Chapel AME Church and a walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
19 Mar 2018
“Fifth Chinese Daughter” Inspires Renewed Interest in Chinatown
Reading a book with your grandchild is a great way to bond and to prepare for an upcoming Grandparent Adventure! Read about and be inspired by our Grandparent-of-the-Year’s literary journey to Chinatown.
12 Mar 2018
7 Places Outside of Ireland to Experience Celtic Culture
Do you have Irish roots? Are you fascinated by Celtic history? From Canada to Argentina, get a taste of Celtic heritage in these seven spots outside of Ireland that have been touched by Celtic culture.
5 Mar 2018
11 Places to Learn About Women's History
From the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site to the Jane Austen Centre, celebrate women’s history with a trip to one of these museums and historic sites dedicated to telling “herstory.”
1 Mar 2018
Boomers’ 20 Favorite Books From Childhood (That Every Grandkid Should Read)
We asked Road Scholars to tell us their favorite books from childhood—here is our Top 20, each with a quote from a survey respondent saying why the book is important to them.
13 Feb 2018
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.
9 Feb 2018
A Road Scholar Romance: Island Magic for Nancy and Al
When Nancy Binder and Al Berens ventured off to Hawaii for a Road Scholar program in 2001, they didn’t expect to fall in love. But they shared passions for learning, travel and whales. Read their love story.
8 Feb 2018
10 Wacky Mardi Gras Traditions, Explained
Learn the history and legend behind some of the New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions unique to this festive holiday, from the peculiar King Cake babies and parades to Zulu coconuts and the King of the Carnival!
2 Feb 2018
9 Exciting Ways to Start Your Morning
As the alarm rings its intrusive greeting, you open one eye and look at the clock — the numbers confirm that it’s time to start the day. There are many things to be said for the comfort of a daily routine, but what if you could start off your morning in a very non-typical way?
24 Jan 2018
If You Think of Travel as an Investment, Don’t Miss This Important Piece of Advice
I have worked at Road Scholar for 20 years, and I want to share with you the most important piece of advice I have learned from speaking with thousands of participants — and even being a participant myself.
17 Jan 2018
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.
10 Jan 2018
Road Scholars Serve and Lead
Martin Luther King’s birthday, observed today, is the only federal holiday set aside as a national day of service. We’re marking the day by celebrating ten Road Scholars who, by taking leadership roles in their communities, have gone &ld...
5 Jan 2018
Lending a Hand at the Lesedi School
The Large Impact a Small School Has On the Community Just under 9 miles outside of bustling town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, lies a dusty, rural village that could not be more different from its city neighbor. With residents subsisting by cattle ra...
22 Dec 2017
Top 5 Road Scholar Blogs of 2017
Join us now as we journey back through 2017 for a review of our most popular blogs of 2017, and come back next year for more educational and inspiring blogs to keep you aging adventurously in 2018.
12 Dec 2017
Welcome to New Orleans! Road Scholar’s Destination of the Year in 2018
Combine all of life’s best ingredients (food, music, art and pure joy), put them on a slow simmer and you have New Orleans — our Destination of the Year for 2018.
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