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Portugal: Something Old, Something New
This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to Portugal’s enchanting city of Porto, where you’ll explore public works of art, visit magical bookstores and gold-gilded churches, stomp grapes at a historic winery and so much more!
Boston: America’s City of “Firsts”
This week on Armchair Explorer, good times never seemed so good! Join us in Boston, home to Road Scholar’s main campus, as we follow the Freedom Trail and beyond through American history.
The Enchanting Emerald Isle
This week on the Armchair Explorer, the luck of the Irish is bestowed upon you! Raise a pint and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the enchanting island of Ireland with us.
10 Ways to Learn With Your Grandchild From Afar
Whether you’re social distancing from your grandchild or you live far away, make virtual memories with one of these ten educational projects for grandkids and their grandparents to do together from afar.
What the Heck is Zoom? 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.
The Road Scholar Impact: Supporting Educational Efforts in Myanmar
When you embark on a Road Scholar learning adventure, you may expect to learn something astounding, meet some fascinating people and explore a place that intrigues you. But have you considered how your journey may also help others?
Into the Wild: America’s 49th State
This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to the awe-inspiring national parks of Alaska, where you can watch bears in their natural habitat, kayak along glistening waters, spot the Northern Lights and more!
Barcelona: An Architectural Paradise
Architecture admirers, rejoice! This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to some of Barcelona’s architectural treasures, from the Gothic Picasso Museum to the epic La Sagrada Familia.
And I’m Sitting Here on Capitol Hill …
This week on Armchair Explorer, delight in an introduction to Washington D.C.’s cultural institutions and iconic memorials as you venture into a Smithsonian Museum, “walk” along the National Mall and more.
The Armchair Explorer: How to Take it Easy in the Big Easy
This week on The Armchair Explorer … a cultural exploration of New Orleans! Ride a streetcar along a historic street, whip up culinary specialties and hit the jazz bars. Are you ready to explore with us?
Best Solo Female Travel Books for Wandering Women
Looking for some solo travel inspiration? Check out our list of the best solo female travel books – perfect for reading while traveling or to snuggle up with at home as you dream about your future travels.
The Armchair Explorer: Cuba Beyond the American Lens
Cuba may be known for its persistent presence in American politics, but its rich history and culture deserves to be viewed independently of the American lens. Join us on a virtual exploration of what makes this island nation so special.
Meet Road Scholars’ Favorite Instructors
Which of the thousands of fascinating Road Scholar instructors do participants rave about the most? From falconers to flutists — meet some of Road Scholar’s most beloved and award-winning educators.
The Armchair Explorer: I Drew a Map of Canada
O Canada! A land where natural history, colorful cities and great music come together in perfect harmony. This week we’re taking you on a virtual musical tour of our 2020 Campus of the Year, as we examine the songs of popular artists and their roots in Canadian history and culture.
Travel Journal Ideas for the Quarantined Wanderlust
Looking for a way to keep “traveling” even from home? Road Scholar participant Bobbie Herron shares some travel journal ideas to keep you learning about the world with a little research, creativity and imagination.
The Armchair Explorer: Labyrinths, Matriarchies, Honey and Cinnamon in Crete
Unravel the myths of Ancient Greece on a virtual field trip to Crete – the largest of the Greek islands – and discover why it’s a perfect destination for history buffs and food lovers.
The Armchair Explorer: There Is in London All That Life Can Afford
Take a virtual stroll along the Thames, catch a matinee at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and wander the halls of The British Museum. This week’s Armchair Explorer destination is … London!
Be My Eyes: How a Caregiver Shared Lake Superior With Her Daughter
As a caregiver to her daughter who is fighting Multiple Sclerosis, Dessa was in need of respite. She received for a caregiver scholarship and set off to Lake Superior. Read about her Road Scholar journey.
The Armchair Explorer: No Temple Made With Hands Can Compare With Yosemite
The majesty of Yosemite National Park is undeniable, and its stunning landmarks are well-documented online – making it easy to take a virtual tour from the comfort of your own home! Come with us as we explore the nation’s fifth most-visited national park and learn its history together.
The Difference Road Scholars Make on Communities Worldwide
When a Road Scholar participant attends a learning adventure, it is obvious how they deepen and enrich their own lives through the experience. But have you ever considered the impact he or she makes on individuals and communities around the world?
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...
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!
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