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18 Oct 2019
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.
11 Oct 2019
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.
4 Oct 2019
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.
27 Sep 2019
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.
20 Sep 2019
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.
17 Sep 2019
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.
6 Sep 2019
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.
30 Aug 2019
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.
23 Aug 2019
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.
16 Aug 2019
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.
9 Aug 2019
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.
2 Aug 2019
Tournament of Roses Parade 101: 6 Pro Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Adventure
The Tournament of Roses Parade is a time-honored American tradition and the ultimate way to ring in the New Year. Check out our insider tips for making the most of your Rose Parade experience!
26 Jul 2019
5 Best Safari Parks to Visit in Tanzania
Arguably the best place in Africa to view wildlife, Tanzania is brimming with game reserves and safari parks. We’ve narrowed the list down to our favorite five locations to learn about the iconic animals of Africa and the people who call this place home.
19 Jul 2019
6 Reasons to Travel Solo When You’re Older
What’s holding you back from going solo? Barbara Winard shares her six reasons why exploring on her own but with a group of Road Scholars is the best way to see the world. Find out how going solo with a group can bring you joy, too.
12 Jul 2019
9 Top Tips for Staying Healthy in Retirement (I’m Trying Tip #7 Myself!)
Wondering how you can create healthy habits after you retire? From diet ideas to exercise tips, retired Road Scholars share their wellness advice on how to stay healthy in retirement. Read their retirement health tips here!
9 Jul 2019
Contrary to What You May Have Heard—Now’s the Time to Go to Cuba
United States-Cuba relations are once again front-page news. But if you read between the lines, you’ll see this is still a promising time for the people of Cuba and the Americans who want to make a difference in their lives.
3 Jul 2019
A Journey to Normandy: How One Man Follows His Father’s Footsteps on D-Day
On June 6th, 75 years ago, one of the most important events of WWII occurred: D-Day. Join Road Scholar Tom Nunn on an emotional journey to reconnect with his veteran father as he follows his footsteps to Normandy.
28 Jun 2019
5 Reasons You Should Take a European River Cruise
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Douro River in Portugal or the Elbe River in Germany. Let the scenery sail by as you prepare for your next port of call. Here are five reasons why river cruises offer you the best way to explore Europe.
19 Jun 2019
Announcing: Road Scholar’s Inaugural Civil Rights Conference in Montgomery
Go behind the scenes in the Road Scholar Trip Lab to learn about our inaugural Civil Rights Conference in Montgomery, Alabama, where participants will meet with civil rights historians and locals who have been involved in and impacted by the civil rights movement.
14 Jun 2019
The 5 Best Experiences You Can Give a Grandfather on Father’s Day
Road Scholar’s first employee shares his love of educational travel and his five favorite experiences with his grandchildren on Road Scholar learning adventures.
7 Jun 2019
3 Best National Park Hikes for Seniors
From Acadia to Yosemite, our national parks offer park-goers scenic hiking trails boasting spectacular views that paint pictures worth well over a thousand words. These hikes range from short and simple to strenuous and summit-filled, but all should be done at least once in your life.
3 Jun 2019
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.
30 May 2019
How a Road Scholar Champion Goes the Extra Mile to Help Those in Need
Learn why Road Scholar champion Orpha Ochse gives to Road Scholar to help ensure more older adults have a chance to stimulate their minds and forge new friendships on our learning adventures.
24 May 2019
Women-Only Travel is Not a Trip — It’s a Journey
Once you travel with a group of women you won’t want to stop. There’s something unique that brings women together. Women have a natural bond of shared experiences and shared histories, and there’s no better opportunity to discover ...
17 May 2019
5 Best European Experiences for Food & Wine Lovers
From cooking classes to wine tastings, these five not-to-miss experiences offer food and wine lovers the best way to tour Europe’s incredible culinary history.
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