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Where Do Road Scholars Want to Go When the World Opens Again? See Our Top 10 Most-Searched Locations
Where do your fellow Road Scholars want to learn and discover? Find out as we reveal our top 10 most searched for and requested program locations!
What’s in store for air travel in 2021? We asked the expert!
As the world gets closer and closer to opening up again, we interviewed Road Scholar’s air travel expert, Carol Ferullo, to find out what Road Scholars should know when making their plans.
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!
Short Stories From Road Scholar’s Virtual Classrooms
Our online adventures have hosted more than 50,000 lifelong learners since March. Here are just a few “short stories” about YOU, our participants from our adventures into online learning this year.
Brighter Future Ahead: Top 10 Places to Visit (and Learn About) in 2022
Whenever you’re ready to explore the world again, the world will be waiting for you to come and learn all about it. Find out what cities, countries and more Road Scholars are planning to experience next year.
Exploring Portugal from the Comfort of Home: An Adventure Online!
Is an online learning adventure right for you? Road Scholar Christie Hardwick explored Portugal virtually and has discovered a new way to learn about the world, all from the comfort of home.
6 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Lifelong Learners & Explorers in Your Life
Are you busy working on that holiday gift list? Explore our list of gift ideas for travelers and lifelong learners that allow you to give to your loved ones AND a good cause at the same time!
11 Ways to Really “Get Away” During Your Adventure Online
Make your Adventure Online with Road Scholar a real escape from your “normal life!” Fully immerse yourself in your upcoming learning adventure with these 11 creative tips from other Road Scholar participants!
How to Make Online Learning a Family Affair (And Connect From Afar!)
Read about one Road Scholar alumna who made her online adventure a family affair by inviting her adult daughter and sister-in-law to join her, and find out how the experience brought them together from afar.
Read Your Way to the 7 Continents With Road Scholar
Journey around the world with Road Scholar as you check out these book recommendations that will show you the best of all seven continents!
Five Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Online Learning Adventure
Ready to try an online learning adventure? Here are five recommendations for making the most of your virtual experience!
Learning & Change: How a Road Scholar Program Changed a Widow’s Life
Find out how a trip to Alabama to learn about the Civil Rights Movement gave one Road Scholar participant a new perspective on life and pulled her out of a deep depression.
Armchair Explorer: Discover 7 Sacred Indigenous Landmarks in New Mexico
This week on Armchair Explorer, celebrate the history of New Mexico’s 23 sovereign indigenous nations as we explore seven natural sites that are sacred to their cultures and traditions.
Oaxaca & Poughkeepsie: Sister Cities United by Road Scholar Participants
Learn how Road Scholar participants Ellie and Martin Charwat championed a cultural connection between their home city of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Oaxaca, Mexico as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Armchair Explorer: Mastering the “Sanibel Stoop” in Sanibel Island, Florida
Welcome to Sanibel Island, one of Florida’s best-kept secrets! Get a look at the wildlife — and quiet life — of this island community, and learn tips for perfecting your “Sanibel Stoop.”
Armchair Explorer 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.
The Pandemic Evolution of Road Scholar: Adaptations on Educational Travel
Road Scholar President James Moses shares how Road Scholar has adapted to the challenges of the global pandemic and the way those changes will influence the organization’s future evolution.
Nine Places in North America to Walk on Cobblestones
What is it about a cobblestoned street that immediately infuses a stroll through a historic city with infinite amounts of charm? Just the mere thought of treading upon crooked cobbles is enough to send a history buff into dreamland. You can't throw a...
Learn About Paris Online With Our Instructor, Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer
Imagine being able to take in the artworks, culture and joie de vivre of Paris without ever leaving your home. Sound good? Through the wonders of technology, the Internet and some of our favorite instructors, Road Scholar is bringing world-class learning adventures to you. We asked instructor Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer to share his perspective on leading our very first Adventures Online program in Paris to give you a first-hand…
7 Nature Photography Tips for Beginners With Professional Photographer Jim Clark
If you have always wanted to “focus” on your photography skills, enjoy these pointers from photographer Jim Clark as he talks about taking pictures of nature and wildlife.
It’s All Relative: How Grandson Explores National Parks With Grandma Joy
My Grandma Joy and I were born 51 years apart in the same small town in southeastern Ohio. We didn’t have access to mountains, deserts, or oceans, but we appreciated the tiny slice of nature in our backyard. I remember Grandma Joy taking off her shoes to join me in the stream at our local state park. We didn’t see much besides a few crayfish, minnows, and frogs, but so began my lifelong fascination with wildlife; a seed…
A Message From the President of Road Scholar
“Each of us is a student and everyone else in the world is our teacher …” — The Dalai Lama We must appreciate the opportunity difficulty provides us to learn and grow, to appreciate the simplicity of life, and to recognize...
5 Spots in Quebec for Nature Lovers & Outdoor Enthusiasts
Go beyond Québec City and Montreal to explore the pristine outdoor landscapes of this beautiful province in one of our top spots for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Armchair Explorer: The Colors of Acadia National Park
This week on The Armchair Explorer, we’ll explore one of New England’s greatest treasures —Acadia National Park! From emerald forests to sapphire lakes to rose granite mountain peaks, the colors of Acadia are waiting to be discovered!
Armchair Explorer: The Colors of Copenhagen
This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to Denmark’s fairy tale capital of Copenhagen, where you’ll sample local delicacies, ride one of the world’s oldest roller coasters, meet the Little Mermaid and more!
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