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How Road Scholars Impact the People of Cuba — One Person at a Time
I get a little teary-eyed and emotional when I talk about Road Scholar and Cuba, because I have seen the changes and improvements in individual lives, who — for us here at Road Scholar and for the thousands of Road Scholar participants who have traveled to Cuba — have faces and names and their own stories to tell.
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.”
Halloween Traditions Around the World
October 31 is best known as an American holiday filled with Halloween traditions like costumes, candy and pumpkins. But did you know most of these Halloween traditions find their origins in a Celtic holiday honoring spirits of the otherworld? In man...
Jungle Eyes: Amazing Wildlife in Costa Rica on a Road Scholar Learning Adventure
All eyes are on Mario Chacon. Slowly, patiently, our Road Scholar Group Leader scans
Costa Rica’s emerald jungle
. Excitedly, he points up. “Sharon!” he calls. “I promised you a sloth today. See her? On that branch! Carrying h...
Together, We’ll Bend the Moral Arc of the Universe Toward Justice
In this second installment, Christie Hardwick describes how Road Scholar’s upcoming conference on civil rights in Montgomery, Alabama is an opportunity to discuss and reflect upon how racism affects each of us.
Top Movie Filming Locations Around the World for Film Buffs
Go inside your favorite films as you travel to movie filming locations around the world. Our solo travel expert Barbara Winard shares her tips on where to find the top movie filming locations for film buffs.
Beyond Paris: 7 Adventures Less Than 7 Miles from the City Center
Paris is a destination like no other, but have you ever explored past the city center? Read about our favorite seven educational experiences no more than seven miles from the city center to see Île-de-France with fresh eyes.
5 Pieces of Advice for Caregivers From a Former Caregiver
After 11 years caring for her mother, sister and husband, Nancy Hardaway has many lessons to share. Read her tips for caregivers that could help you avoid caregiver burnout, accept help and be the best caregiver you can be.
8 Educational Travel Destinations for Teachers on Winter Break
Calling all teachers: It’s never too early to start planning your next learning adventure for winter break! From Santa Fe to Sorrento, gain valuable experiences you can share with your students in these top eight educational destinations for teachers.
Looking Back at College in the 1970s … 10 Experiences We’ll Never Forget!
College is back in session, inspiring many of us to recall special memories from those pivotal years in our lives. Our Road Scholars share their favorite college experiences and explain why they made such a lasting impact.
9 Walks Everyone Should Experience in Their Life
Do you love to explore the world on foot? Check out our list of top 9 walks around the world. Find out where the best walking trails are and what wildlife and nature discoveries you might find along each one.
Perspective. An African American Woman Preparing to Take the Civil Rights Historic Journey
Christie Hardwick shares a profound personal account of why enrolling in Road Scholar’s upcoming conference in Alabama on Civil Rights is a momentous occasion in her life.
The Recipe for Friendship: Making Friends as a Solo Traveler
Have you ever thought about traveling solo? Over 25% of Road Scholars travel solo, so you’re not alone! Hear from solo travel expert Barbara Winard about how to make friends when traveling with a group.
10 Car-Free Destinations to Explore on Foot
Imagine a world with no cars, where the air is cleaner, the pace of life is slower and exercise is a happy requirement of daily life. Explore our top eight car-free destinations and see why you should leave your car at home.
Tournament of Roses Parade 101: 6 Pro Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Adventure
The Tournament of Roses Parade is a time-honored American tradition and the ultimate way to ring in the New Year. Check out our insider tips for making the most of your Rose Parade experience!
5 Best Safari Parks to Visit in Tanzania
Arguably the best place in Africa to view wildlife, Tanzania is brimming with game reserves and safari parks. We’ve narrowed the list down to our favorite five locations to learn about the iconic animals of Africa and the people who call this place home.
6 Reasons to Travel Solo When You’re Older
What’s holding you back from going solo? Barbara Winard shares her six reasons why exploring on her own but with a group of Road Scholars is the best way to see the world. Find out how going solo with a group can bring you joy, too.
9 Top Tips for Staying Healthy in Retirement (I’m Trying Tip #7 Myself!)
Wondering how you can create healthy habits after you retire? From diet ideas to exercise tips, retired Road Scholars share their wellness advice on how to stay healthy in retirement. Read their retirement health tips here!
Contrary to What You May Have Heard—Now’s the Time to Go to Cuba
United States-Cuba relations are once again front-page news. But if you read between the lines, you’ll see this is still a promising time for the people of Cuba and the Americans who want to make a difference in their lives.
A Journey to Normandy: How One Man Follows His Father’s Footsteps on D-Day
On June 6th, 75 years ago, one of the most important events of WWII occurred: D-Day. Join Road Scholar Tom Nunn on an emotional journey to reconnect with his veteran father as he follows his footsteps to Normandy.
5 Reasons You Should Take a European River Cruise
Enjoy a relaxing river cruise along the Douro River in Portugal or the Elbe River in Germany. Let the scenery sail by as you prepare for your next port of call. Here are five reasons why river cruises offer you the best way to explore Europe.
Announcing: Road Scholar’s Inaugural Civil Rights Conference in Montgomery
Go behind the scenes in the Road Scholar Trip Lab to learn about our inaugural Civil Rights Conference in Montgomery, Alabama, where participants will meet with civil rights historians and locals who have been involved in and impacted by the civil rights movement.
The 5 Best Experiences You Can Give a Grandfather on Father’s Day
Road Scholar’s first employee shares his love of educational travel and his five favorite experiences with his grandchildren on Road Scholar learning adventures.
3 Best National Park Hikes for Seniors
From Acadia to Yosemite, our national parks offer park-goers scenic hiking trails boasting spectacular views that paint pictures worth well over a thousand words. These hikes range from short and simple to strenuous and summit-filled, but all should be done at least once in your life.
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.
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