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14 Jun 2017
What’s on Your Summer Reading List? Here are 25 Great Suggestions!
Historical fiction, dystopia, the state of America and the world today, Abraham Lincoln, inspirational stories - you’ll find it all on this summer reading list compiled from a survey asking Road Scholars what they plan to read as the days warm...
9 Jun 2017
Five Favorite Literary Locations in England
BY KEVIN FLUDE Do you love watching “Masterpiece Theater” and never miss a Jane Austen film or anything with Maggie Smith in it? Chances are you’re an Anglophile. If you’re also a lover of English literature, a visit to Engla...
25 May 2017
Go Inside the Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows With Judge Kevin Tooher
BY JOANN BELL & KEVIN TOOHER If you love flowers, then you may agree that Kevin Tooher has the greatest job in the world. As a judge for England’s Royal Horticultural Society, he is on the front lines as lilies, dahlias, roses and the world’s most beautiful flowers are presented for two of England’s premier flower shows. We caught up with Kevin to get his perspective on the Chelsea...
18 May 2017
Ride and Refuel: Top 8 European Food Destinations for Cyclists
BY FRANK BEHRENDT One of the best things about traveling by bike on a European learning adventure is that, as you explore, you’re also burning calories and working up an appetite. Satisfy your craving for adventure in one of these top ...
12 May 2017
20 Turning Points in Baby Boomer History
We surveyed Road Scholars and asked them to identify the most significant events or changes in their lifetimes.
10 May 2017
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 thr...
9 May 2017
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...
21 Apr 2017
Nature’s Biggest Events Worth a Front-Row Seat
Learn about these epic natural phenomenon that may inspire your travel adventures.
7 Apr 2017
Sell Your House and Travel: A Nomadic Grandmother Tells Her Story
Solo travel is on the rise for baby boomers and beyond, especially for solo female travelers. But women who are considering traveling on their own may need a little extra encouragement; research shows that over 20% of women are hesitant to travel solo versus only 7% of male travelers.
31 Mar 2017
Top 12 Hobbies for Retirement
In my book “Master Class: Living Longer, Stronger, and Happier,” my advice to retirees was to create a portfolio of activities that blended socializing, moving, creating and thinking – building blocks that have been shown to c...
20 Mar 2017
Ring in Spring! Our Top 7 Spring Travel Destinations
Daffodils. Song birds. The promise of long summer days ahead. Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: It’s time to get out and explore. I asked our in-house experts where they love to learn in the spring both near and far. From Cent...
2 Mar 2017
10 Destinations Where Your Grandkids’ Cell Phones Won’t Work
Any 21st-century grandparent understands the perpetual struggle of trying to pry your grandkids away from their smart phones to have a conversation or do an activity with Grandma and Grandpa. We’ve got the perfect solution for you: take them on...
23 Feb 2017
It’s Oscar Time! Is Your Favorite on the Road Scholar 30 Favorite Movies List?
The 89th Academy Award presentations are just a few days away, and to get you excited for the big night we polled Road Scholars and compiled a list of their 30 favorite movies of all time. It’s a terrific list that includes 11 Best Picture win...
9 Feb 2017
11 Reasons to Love England: Confessions of an Anglophile
I admit it. I’m a head-over-heels Anglophile. I love England, I love the English and I even love English food. (Well, most English food.) I come by this bias honestly. My father was in the U.S. Foreign Service, and my family had the good fortun...
3 Feb 2017
Bye-Bye, Big Ships: Our 4 Favorite Spots to Learn Only by Small Ship
Have you ever seen a Blue-footed Booby up close or docked in a port where turquoise water meets medieval relics? If you answered, “Not yet,” consider setting sail by small ship, one of my favorite ways to learn in North America and far be...
26 Jan 2017
Yuck (or Yum?): Nine of the World’s Most Adventurous Foods
Would you eat any of the following? Fermented shark meat with a strong ammonia smell. Rotted, bacteria-filled, bodily fluid of an ungulate. A fertilized duck’s egg, boiled but crunchy from the partially developed bones and feathers. Each is a...
13 Jan 2017
Announcing Road Scholar’s Destination of the Year
There are thousands of places in the world to learn about with Road Scholar. Yet if we had to pick just one place that is the most compelling place to experience this year, what would it be? Our choice for 2017: England. It’s a place that&rsquo...
4 Jan 2017
Join our challenge to #AgeAdventurously in 2017!
Every single day at Road Scholar we hear about people defying stereotypes. An 80-year-old woman hiking the Appalachian Trail. A 60-year-old man learning to play the lap dulcimer in the Adirondacks. A widow traveling on her own for the first time in h...
28 Dec 2016
What the Heck is a Hashtag? Social Media Tips for Baby Boomers & Beyond
Social media has made its mark on the world in more ways than one. And one of those marks is the hashtag! Have you ever found yourself browsing your Facebook feed and wondering, “what is a hashtag, anyway?” What’s all the hype? How ...
6 Dec 2016
10 Life-Changing Gifts for Your Grandkids
Hot Wheels, Barbies, baseball bats: Your grandchildren probably have plenty already. Why not think out of the box for their birthday or the holidays this year and give them the kind of gift that will keep on giving? A gift that can have a long-lastin...
30 Nov 2016
Now, more than ever... the world needs you and Road Scholar
Making connections. Bridging cultures. Sharing ideas. Understanding differences. Developing friendships. Now, more than ever, the world needs you and Road Scholar. Why now? Because you and I can make a difference in the world. Together, we ...
29 Nov 2016
JoAnn’s Boomer Travel Tips: The New Era of the Solo Female Traveler
As a woman, the idea of visiting foreign lands or even domestic destinations on our own can be an intimidating one. But journeying solo doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be alone. Many solo female travelers choose to go with Road Scholar bec...
22 Nov 2016
Enjoy the Feature Article from the First-Ever Issue of our Alumni Magazine
Think back to your school days. Do you remember the instructor who inspired you or the “Aha!” moments when a change in perspective opened your mind to new possibilities? Maybe you remember the friendships most — that special bond fo...
18 Nov 2016
What Matters to You? Please Support Road Scholar This #GivingTuesday
I’ve dedicated my life to Road Scholar’s not-for-profit mission, which has changed society’s concepts of aging and older adult’s perspectives on learning throughout life. When Road Scholar was founded back in 1975, the i...
10 Nov 2016
Top 10 Destinations for that Study-Abroad Year You Never Had … or Would Love to Do Again
Have you ever imagined packing a bag and a few favorite books and heading to another country for a year? Where would you go? Would you try (finally!) to gain fluency in another language, or would you prefer an English-speaking country? Would you...
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