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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!
12 Apr 2018
Egypt: A Land of Stories
From witnessing the ancient Pyramids of Khufu to sailing up the Nile on a traditional felucca, follow Road Scholar to the storied land of Egypt for a glimpse into its past and present.
5 Apr 2018
What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self?
What if you could travel back in time and grab coffee with your 18-year-old self? What would you say? What advice would you give yourself that you know would help the younger you get through the tough times or live a richer, fuller life?
19 Mar 2018
Women with a Mission: T. Dianne Harris, Civil Rights Foot Soldier
Dianne Harris shares her experiences as a freedom fighter with Road Scholars on our Heart of the Civil Rights Movement program as she joins participants for a visit to Brown Chapel AME Church and a walk across the Edmund Pettus Bridge.
19 Mar 2018
“Fifth Chinese Daughter” Inspires Renewed Interest in Chinatown
Reading a book with your grandchild is a great way to bond and to prepare for an upcoming Grandparent Adventure! Read about and be inspired by our Grandparent-of-the-Year’s literary journey to Chinatown.
12 Mar 2018
7 Places Outside of Ireland to Experience Celtic Culture
Do you have Irish roots? Are you fascinated by Celtic history? From Canada to Argentina, get a taste of Celtic heritage in these seven spots outside of Ireland that have been touched by Celtic culture.
5 Mar 2018
11 Places to Learn About Women's History
From the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site to the Jane Austen Centre, celebrate women’s history with a trip to one of these museums and historic sites dedicated to telling “herstory.”
1 Mar 2018
Boomers’ 20 Favorite Books From Childhood (That Every Grandkid Should Read)
We asked Road Scholars to tell us their favorite books from childhood—here is our Top 20, each with a quote from a survey respondent saying why the book is important to them.
13 Feb 2018
6 Historic Presidential Retreats You Can Visit
Presidents need vacations, too! Find out where in North America you can visit the original summer and winter getaways for some of presidents of the United States. Learn about their lives and legacies in the places where they found relaxation and inspiration.
9 Feb 2018
A Road Scholar Romance: Island Magic for Nancy and Al
When Nancy Binder and Al Berens ventured off to Hawaii for a Road Scholar program in 2001, they didn’t expect to fall in love. But they shared passions for learning, travel and whales. Read their love story.
8 Feb 2018
10 Wacky Mardi Gras Traditions, Explained
Learn the history and legend behind some of the New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions unique to this festive holiday, from the peculiar King Cake babies and parades to Zulu coconuts and the King of the Carnival!
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