What's your favorite Road Scholar grandparent adventure?

What's your favorite Road Scholar grandparent adventure? Why?

  • I can't name a favorite because all of them have been unique and wonderful. My granddaughter still talks about our trip called "Dinosaurs and Natural Wonders in Utah National Parks & Monuments With Your Grandchild" (program 13800). One of the highlights was riding mules down to the bottom of Bryce Canyon. We visited Zion and saw lots of dinasaur tracks, etc.
    Another one was "Cooking With Your Grandchild Along the Oregon Coast (Program 19786). On this adventure, we gathered food such as blueberries and we went crabbing as well as deep sea fishing. Each time we picked or fished or whatever, then we enjoyed a cooking lesson and cooked the newly acquired food in a professional kitchen. It was GREAT!
  • I'm taking my first intergenerational trip with my 9 yo grandson next month, any tips?
  • Yes, prepare to have a trip of a lifetime. Your grandson will immediately bond with the other kids in the group. The tip, don't try to restrict his time with you, just let him be on the trip with you and all the other kids.... Closer bonding with you will come from that.....and with that freedom he will always want to go again with you...... He will always remember his grandparent!
  • Africa! South Africa, Botswana and Zambia. What child doesn't get excited seeing wild African animals by the thousands? They will also see and experience African life like they never imagined.....It sure beats 20 museums with your grandchild in Europe! Oh, and yes it is perfectly safe to take your grandchildren to those three countries with a Road Scholar Intergenerational Trip.
  • I have done two with my granddaughter and would recommend either....

    When she was nine -- Mountains, Music & Magic in the Great Smokey Mountains, TN
    When she was ten -- Three Island Adventure in St. Simons, Jekyll & Sapolo Island, GA
  • I have completed two Road Scholar trips with my granddaughter. When she was nine, we did Mountains, Music & Magic in the Great Smokey Mountains, TN. Lots of entertainment and go-behind-the-scene adventures.

    This year, she is now 10, we attended the three island adventure in St. Simons, Jekyll & Sapalo Islands, GA. More educational in nature (vs. entertainment), but she had a great time learning about sea life, reptiles & ghosts! This program has several opportunities for adults and kids to split up (typically adults for historical tours, kids for educational fun) and then join back as a whole 1-2 hours later. Kids are well supervised.

    From first hand knowledge, I can definitely recommend either of these programs.
  • I have done Paris and an African trip with two of my grandchildren. They were both amazing. I really like that the grandchildren had other children to interact with while we also got to know each other much much better. It is a totally different than a visit with the parents around! I agree, let the kids interact with the others as much as they like, you will still have plenty of interaction with them. Another amazing benefit is that on both trips we had guides that were wonderful with the grandkids. I highly recommend going on these trips.