We already knew that Road Scholar participants are avid readers, and when it came to our Road Scholar blog: you proved it! This year Road Scholar published 39 articles on our blog, offering opportunities for our readers to learn about new topics, find travel inspiration and keep up with the latest Road Scholar news, and our readers voraciously read each one.

Join us now as we journey back through 2017 for a review of our most popular blogs of 2017, and come back next year for more educational and inspiring blogs to keep you aging adventurously in 2018.


5 | What the Heck is a Hashtag? Social Media Tips for Baby Boomers & Beyond

Have you ever found yourself browsing your Facebook feed and wondering, “what is a hashtag, anyway?” Road Scholar’ social media expert answers some of the most-asked questions about hashtags in her social media tips for “Baby Boomers and Beyond” blog.

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4 | America’s Most Beautiful Historic Train Rides

Journey from the East Coast to the West through railroad history on a vintage caboose or an open air passage car as you explore this list of North America’s most beautiful railways curated for train fanatics, history buffs or those who’re just looking for a unique view into America.

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3 | 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 reading list compiled from a survey asking Road Scholars what they plan to read this summer.

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2 | The New Era of the Solo Female Traveler

Women today are venturing outside of their comfort zone, seeking challenging and rewarding experiences as opportunities for learning and growth. 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. Read about why these female solo travelers choose to travel with Road Scholar!

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1 | Top 12 Hobbies for Retirement

Around 10,000 people retire every day in America. And with all that extra time, retirees often have the freedom to try something new. We surveyed Road Scholars from around the country to find out what hobbies keep them busy in retirement. From Volunteering to Bicycling—these are the hobbies that came in at the top 12. Are any of these activities a big part of your life?

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JoAnn BellJoAnn Bell, Senior Vice President of Program Development, develops and manages more than 5,500 learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states.


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