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26 Sep 2018
The Greatest Gift: Teaching Acceptance to Younger Generations
Fifteen-year-old Adeline went on her first Road Scholar learning adventure to Madagascar with her grandparents. When she returned home, she worked with a local elementary school to give back to the Malagasy people she met on her program. Read her story.
12 Sep 2018
A Very Special Way Older Americans Can Protect Our National Parks
America’s national parks are one of the most important assets we have. Learn how you can help protect Grand Teton National Park during a very special program at the Murie Ranch with other older adults.
11 Sep 2018
5 Things We’ll Never Forget About San Francisco
A real Road Scholar grandparent and her granddaughter share their favorite memories from their San Francisco trip. Find out why a Grandparent Adventure with Road Scholar can be an amazing, memorable experience.
7 Sep 2018
Advice for Solo Travelers From Solo Travelers
Are you curious about being a solo traveler? Do you want to give it a shot but have some questions or concerns about going alone? We asked some expert Road Scholar solo travelers for some advice to help answer all of your questions about solo travel and to encourage you to give it a try!
21 Aug 2018
How to Pick Your Grandparent Name
Are you a grandparent-to-be? Need some inspiration choosing your grandparent name? We have some handy tips and inspiration from some veteran grandparents who shared their names for grandparents.
17 Aug 2018
The Foundation of Learning is ‘Free and Open Encounter’
Without free access to books, newspapers, and other sources of information, learning is impossible. What news sources do you trust? How do you challenge your own opinions?
15 Aug 2018
Road Scholar Conferences — Meet the Best and the Brightest
Here’s your chance to rub elbows with a veritable “who’s who” of experts in the worlds of espionage, history, diplomacy and more.
9 Aug 2018
“Where’s the bathroom?” and 9 other words and phrases to know before you travel abroad
We asked Road Scholars to tell us the most important words and phrases any international explorer should learn before stepping on that jet to parts unknown.
2 Aug 2018
Top Volunteer Opportunities For Seniors
Looking for ideas for volunteer opportunities for seniors? Look no further! We’ve created this resource page to help inspire you to give back to your community in retirement.
24 Jul 2018
Yosemite Tours for Seniors: Eight Can’t-Miss Experiences
One of the most beautiful places in the world offers something for just about everyone. See our list of eight-can’t miss experiences for seniors in Yosemite.
11 Jul 2018
10 Hiking Tips for Older Adults
Hiking doesn’t mean tackling Mount Everest; it’s absolutely okay to start small. We’ve spoken with Road Scholar instructor and expert hiker Jim Beeson to let you in on a few tips for getting out on short trails.
9 Jul 2018
Members of Local Lifelong Learning Centre Explore the Unique Relationship between Bermuda and the Azores with Road Scholar
The link between Bermuda and the Azores goes back several hundred years, to the mid-1800s when Azoreans first settled in Bermuda. Members of the Lifelong Learning Center in Bermuda are heading to the Azores to explore the special connection developed by citizens of these two countries.
19 Jun 2018
10 International Foods You Need to Try
Not sure what to add to your food bucket list? Road Scholar can help! We’ve complied the best foods from around the world that you need to try. See which dishes have made the cut and which ones you’ve already checked off.
18 Jun 2018
Road Scholars Are Part of History at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice Opening
Read about Road Scholars’ special experience at the opening for the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama and find out how you can see civil rights history up close.
14 Jun 2018
Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
From the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor—check out Road Scholar’s definitive list of our ten favorite UNESCO World Heritage sites!
30 May 2018
Learning to Debate: Your Secret Weapon to Challenge Your Intellect and Age Adventurously
Do you love a good debate? Road Scholar’s groundbreaking new program on the campus of Cornell University focused on debate will challenge your intellect and maybe even change the way you think.
22 May 2018
9 Proven Antidotes to Aging’s Negative Effects
Looking for some tips for healthy aging? We have nine activities for you to try, from popping a cork on a bottle of merlot to learning to play Pickleball in Hilton Head and painting a watercolor landscape of the Poconos.
10 May 2018
Quilting Classes: A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting with Road Scholar Instructor Carol Honderich
Get an insider’s look into the art of Amish quilting with Road Scholar Instructor Carol Honderich and find out what it’s like to learn a new skill on a Road Scholar learning adventure!
9 May 2018
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.
6 May 2018
New Orleans: A Personal Point of View
A lifelong resident of New Orleans offers her perspective on how the magic and charm of the Crescent City changes people’s lives.
4 May 2018
A Woman with a Mission: Deb Novotny, the Fourth Female Gettysburg Guide
In 1975, Deb became the fourth woman ever to become a Licensed Battlefield Guide. We spoke with Deb to hear about what it takes to become a Licensed Battlefield Guide and why she’s so passionate about Gettysburg and Road Scholar.
4 May 2018
Road Scholar’s Board of Directors Convenes in Cuba for a Historic Visit
The Road Scholar Board of Directors traveled to Cuba to demonstrate Road Scholar’s commitment to its unique relationships on the island.
23 Apr 2018
What the Heck is Skype? 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.
20 Apr 2018
A Woman with a Mission: The Unstoppable Barbara Glaser
Next in our women’s leadership series: read how one Road Scholar program designer’s experience at Great Camp Sagamore influenced a lifetime of civic leadership and service in conservation and preservation.
18 Apr 2018
What the Heck Is Spotify? Music to Your Ears
Have you always wanted an easy way to listen to any song, artist or album on your smartphone? We have your solution: Spotify. Spotify is a music streaming app that allows you to listen to whatever music you like, whenever you want. And setting it up is a no-brainer!
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