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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.
9 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!
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
Your idea of heaven is standing on a mountain pass, breathing in the clear air. His idea of heaven is reclining in a deck chair on a cruise ship. What to do? This might be a reason to travel solo — without your husband or spouse. There are lots...
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.
10 Best Gifts for Your Grandkids This Holiday Season
The best gifts for your grandkids are ones that can enrich their lives in ways that most material possessions cannot. This holiday season, give them one of these 10 unique gifts.
Top 10 Famous Bridges Around the World
From feats of design and engineering to monuments of cultural significance, here are our top 10 bridges around the world — and why they amaze us!
Halloween Traditions Around the World
October 31 is best known as an American holiday filled with Halloween traditions like costumes, candy and pumpkins. But did you know most of these Halloween traditions find their origins in a Celtic holiday honoring spirits of the otherworld? In man...
Jungle Eyes: Amazing Wildlife in Costa Rica on a Road Scholar Learning Adventure
All eyes are on Mario Chacon. Slowly, patiently, our Road Scholar Group Leader scans Costa Rica’s emerald jungle . Excitedly, he points up. “Sharon!” he calls. “I promised you a sloth today. See her? On that branch! Carrying h...
Together, We’ll Bend the Moral Arc of the Universe Toward Justice
In this second installment, Christie Hardwick describes how Road Scholar’s upcoming conference on civil rights in Montgomery, Alabama is an opportunity to discuss and reflect upon how racism affects each of us.
Top Movie Filming Locations Around the World for Film Buffs
Go inside your favorite films as you travel to movie filming locations around the world. Our solo travel expert Barbara Winard shares her tips on where to find the top movie filming locations for film buffs.
Beyond Paris: 7 Adventures Less Than 7 Miles from the City Center
Paris is a destination like no other, but have you ever explored past the city center? Read about our favorite seven educational experiences no more than seven miles from the city center to see Île-de-France with fresh eyes.
5 Pieces of Advice for Caregivers From a Former Caregiver
After 11 years caring for her mother, sister and husband, Nancy Hardaway has many lessons to share. Read her tips for caregivers that could help you avoid caregiver burnout, accept help and be the best caregiver you can be.
8 Educational Travel Destinations for Teachers on Winter Break
Calling all teachers: It’s never too early to start planning your next learning adventure for winter break! From Santa Fe to Sorrento, gain valuable experiences you can share with your students in these top eight educational destinations for teachers.
Looking Back at College in the 1970s … 10 Experiences We’ll Never Forget!
College is back in session, inspiring many of us to recall special memories from those pivotal years in our lives. Our Road Scholars share their favorite college experiences and explain why they made such a lasting impact.
9 Walks Everyone Should Experience in Their Life
Do you love to explore the world on foot? Check out our list of top 9 walks around the world. Find out where the best walking trails are and what wildlife and nature discoveries you might find along each one.
Perspective. An African American Woman Preparing to Take the Civil Rights Historic Journey
Christie Hardwick shares a profound personal account of why enrolling in Road Scholar’s upcoming conference in Alabama on Civil Rights is a momentous occasion in her life.
The Recipe for Friendship: Making Friends as a Solo Traveler
Have you ever thought about traveling solo? Over 25% of Road Scholars travel solo, so you’re not alone! Hear from solo travel expert Barbara Winard about how to make friends when traveling with a group.
10 Car-Free Destinations to Explore on Foot
Imagine a world with no cars, where the air is cleaner, the pace of life is slower and exercise is a happy requirement of daily life. Explore our top eight car-free destinations and see why you should leave your car at home.
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