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Armchair Explorer: Discover 7 Sacred Indigenous Landmarks in New Mexico
This week on Armchair Explorer, celebrate the history of New Mexico’s 23 sovereign indigenous nations as we explore seven natural sites that are sacred to their cultures and traditions.
Oaxaca & Poughkeepsie: Sister Cities United by Road Scholar Participants
Learn how Road Scholar participants Ellie and Martin Charwat championed a cultural connection between their home city of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and Oaxaca, Mexico as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
Armchair Explorer: Mastering the “Sanibel Stoop” in Sanibel Island, Florida
Welcome to Sanibel Island, one of Florida’s best-kept secrets! Get a look at the wildlife — and quiet life — of this island community, and learn tips for perfecting your “Sanibel Stoop.”
Armchair Explorer Barcelona: An Architectural Paradise
Architecture admirers, rejoice! This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to some of Barcelona’s architectural treasures, from the Gothic Picasso Museum to the epic La Sagrada Familia.
The Pandemic Evolution of Road Scholar: Adaptations on Educational Travel
Road Scholar President James Moses shares how Road Scholar has adapted to the challenges of the global pandemic and the way those changes will influence the organization’s future evolution.
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 throw a...
Learn About Paris Online With Our Instructor, Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer
Imagine being able to take in the artworks, culture and joie de vivre of Paris without ever leaving your home. Sound good? Through the wonders of technology, the Internet and some of our favorite instructors, Road Scholar is bringing world-class learning adventures to you. We asked instructor Nettah Yoeli-Rimmer to share his perspective on leading our very first Adventures Online program in Paris to give you a first-hand…
7 Nature Photography Tips for Beginners With Professional Photographer Jim Clark
If you have always wanted to “focus” on your photography skills, enjoy these pointers from photographer Jim Clark as he talks about taking pictures of nature and wildlife.
It’s All Relative: How Grandson Explores National Parks With Grandma Joy
My Grandma Joy and I were born 51 years apart in the same small town in southeastern Ohio. We didn’t have access to mountains, deserts, or oceans, but we appreciated the tiny slice of nature in our backyard. I remember Grandma Joy taking off her shoes to join me in the stream at our local state park. We didn’t see much besides a few crayfish, minnows, and frogs, but so began my lifelong fascination with wildlife; a seed…
A Message From the President of Road Scholar
“Each of us is a student and everyone else in the world is our teacher …” — The Dalai Lama We must appreciate the opportunity difficulty provides us to learn and grow, to appreciate the simplicity of life, and to recognize...
5 Spots in Quebec for Nature Lovers & Outdoor Enthusiasts
Go beyond Québec City and Montreal to explore the pristine outdoor landscapes of this beautiful province in one of our top spots for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Armchair Explorer: The Colors of Acadia National Park
This week on The Armchair Explorer, we’ll explore one of New England’s greatest treasures —Acadia National Park! From emerald forests to sapphire lakes to rose granite mountain peaks, the colors of Acadia are waiting to be discovered!
Armchair Explorer: The Colors of Copenhagen
This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to Denmark’s fairy tale capital of Copenhagen, where you’ll sample local delicacies, ride one of the world’s oldest roller coasters, meet the Little Mermaid and more!
The Armchair Explorer: Seattle’s Cultural Tapestry
This week on The Armchair Explorer, wrap yourself in the cultural tapestry of Seattle! Ride to the top of the Space Needle, explore exhibits at several museums, wander the stalls of Pike Market Place — are you ready to explore with us?
Portugal: Something Old, Something New
This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to Portugal’s enchanting city of Porto, where you’ll explore public works of art, visit magical bookstores and gold-gilded churches, stomp grapes at a historic winery and so much more!
Boston: America’s City of “Firsts”
This week on Armchair Explorer, good times never seemed so good! Join us in Boston, home to Road Scholar’s main campus, as we follow the Freedom Trail and beyond through American history.
The Enchanting Emerald Isle
This week on the Armchair Explorer, the luck of the Irish is bestowed upon you! Raise a pint and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the enchanting island of Ireland with us.
10 Ways to Learn With Your Grandchild From Afar
Whether you’re social distancing from your grandchild or you live far away, make virtual memories with one of these ten educational projects for grandkids and their grandparents to do together from afar.
What the Heck is Zoom? 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.
The Road Scholar Impact: Supporting Educational Efforts in Myanmar
When you embark on a Road Scholar learning adventure, you may expect to learn something astounding, meet some fascinating people and explore a place that intrigues you. But have you considered how your journey may also help others?
Into the Wild: America’s 49th State
This week on Armchair Explorer, follow us to the awe-inspiring national parks of Alaska, where you can watch bears in their natural habitat, kayak along glistening waters, spot the Northern Lights and more!
And I’m Sitting Here on Capitol Hill …
This week on Armchair Explorer, delight in an introduction to Washington D.C.’s cultural institutions and iconic memorials as you venture into a Smithsonian Museum, “walk” along the National Mall and more.
The Armchair Explorer: How to Take it Easy in the Big Easy
This week on The Armchair Explorer … a cultural exploration of New Orleans! Ride a streetcar along a historic street, whip up culinary specialties and hit the jazz bars. Are you ready to explore with us?
Best Solo Female Travel Books for Wandering Women
Looking for some solo travel inspiration? Check out our list of the best solo female travel books – perfect for reading while traveling or to snuggle up with at home as you dream about your future travels.
The Armchair Explorer: Cuba Beyond the American Lens
Cuba may be known for its persistent presence in American politics, but its rich history and culture deserves to be viewed independently of the American lens. Join us on a virtual exploration of what makes this island nation so special.
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