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Learning to Debate: Your Secret Weapon to Challenge Your Intellect and Age Adventurouslyopens in new window
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.
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May
2018
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9 Proven Antidotes to Aging’s Negative Effectsopens in new window
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.
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May
2018
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Quilting Classes: A Beginner’s Guide to Quilting with Road Scholar Instructor Carol Honderichopens in new window
If you’ve ever wanted to make your own quilt but felt intimidated by making those first stitches, then look no further. There’s no better way to learn to quilt than with the help of Road Scholar Instructor Carol Honderich on one of our favorite quilting adventures at the Amigo Centre in Sturgis, Michigan!
10
May
2018
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A Woman with a Mission: Donna A. Kimura, Mother of Title IXopens in new window
When Donna A. Kimura was first hired as a physical education teacher in the 1970s, interscholastic competition in the Los Angeles Unified School District was not well-organized, and girls’ interscholastic competition was virtually non-existent.
09
May
2018
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“Fifth Chinese Daughter” Inspires Renewed Interest in Chinatownopens in new window
When I looked at the list of recommended books that my granddaughter and I could read in preparation for our Road Scholar Grandparent Adventure in San Francisco, I was immediately drawn to Fifth Chinese Daughter by Jade Snow Wong.
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Mar
2018
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Women with a Mission: T. Dianne Harris, Civil Rights Foot Soldieropens in new window
A local of Selma, Alabama, Dianne Harris was 15 years old in 1965, when Jim Crow Laws were in full effect in Selma and throughout the South.
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Mar
2018
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7 Places Outside of Ireland to Experience Celtic Cultureopens in new window
So many Americans feel a special connection to the Celtic traditions and nations. More than 10% claim Irish heritage and another 3% descend from Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestors.
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Mar
2018
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11 Places to Learn About Women's Historyopens in new window
If you want to learn the whole history, you’ve also got to learn the “herstory.” Celebrate women’s historical and modern contributions to art, literature, politics and more during Women’s History Month and all year round by planning a trip to one of these museums and historic sites honoring women in the U.S. and beyond.
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Mar
2018
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Boomers’ 20 Favorite Books From Childhood (That Every Grandkid Should Read)opens in new window
Are you looking for a birthday gift for a grandchild or other young child in your life? Is encouraging a love for reading one of your ulterior motives? (A motive we strongly endorse, by the way.) Why not pick a book that you loved as a child or young adult?
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Mar
2018
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10 Wacky Mardi Gras Traditions Explainedopens in new window
Mardi Gras (French for “Fat Tuesday”) is celebrated around the world. With roots in Pagan traditions, the holiday was incorporated into the Christian faith as a last day of indulgence before the 40 days of fasting and penance known as Lent begins. Today, more than one million visitors attend the Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans, where the celebration is a legal holiday.
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Feb
2018
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6 Historic Presidential Retreats You Can Visitopens in new window
Being the President of the United States is stressful. Just like any hardworking American, sometimes presidents need a vacation—to rest and recharge. Today, many of the U.S. presidents’ vacation homes are preserved as historic sites and national parks where you can learn about their lives and legacies.
13
Feb
2018
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A Road Scholar Romance: Island Magic for Nancy and Alopens in new window
It was January 2001, and I was just about to begin my ninth Road Scholar program “Best of Oahu and Maui” in Honolulu, Hawaii.
09
Feb
2018
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Nine Exciting Ways to Start Your Morningopens in new window
As the alarm rings its intrusive greeting, you open one eye and look at the clock — the numbers confirm that it’s time to start the day. There are many things to be said for the comfort of a daily routine, but what if you could start off your morning in a very non-typical way?
02
Feb
2018
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5 Must-have Experiences in Central Americaopens in new window
Central America: It’s located in North America, shares its language with South America, and is truly a region like no other. Natural wonders like rainforests, cloud forests and coral reef systems create an impressive backdrop for ancient Mayan ruins, quiet villages and modern cities. With all its complexity, Central America is one of our favorite places to explore. Here are our top five recommendations of must-have experiences in Central America.
17
Jan
2018
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Road Scholars Serve and Leadopens in new window
Martin Luther King’s birthday is the only federal holiday set aside as a national day of service. We’re marking the day by celebrating ten Road Scholars who, by taking leadership roles in their communities, have gone “above and beyond” in their commitment to helping others.
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Jan
2018
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Lending a Hand at the Lesedi Schoolopens in new window
Just under 9 miles outside of bustling town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, lies a dusty, rural village that could not be more different from its city neighbor.
05
Jan
2018
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Welcome to New Orleans! Road Scholar’s Destination of the Year in 2018opens in new window
Combine all of life’s best ingredients (food, music, art and pure joy), put them on a slow simmer and you have New Orleans — our Destination of the Year for 2018.
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Dec
2017
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Road Scholars Reveal Their Top 10 Destinations for 2018opens in new window
Number 1 on Road Scholars participants' list of Top 10 Destinations for 2018 is … Alaska!
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Dec
2017
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Five Thoughtful Ways to Help a Caregiver This Holiday Seasonopens in new window
Nurse. Housekeeper. Decision maker. Friend. Support system. Caregivers often take on these jobs and more. An estimated 43 million Americans are currently responsible for serving as the primary — and unpaid — caregiver to a loved one or family member.
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Nov
2017
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Top 8 National Parks to Visit in Winteropens in new window
There’s something to learn in each of the 59 National Parks in the United State all year ‘round, but some of these famous landscapes offer special adventures in winter time – and smaller crowds for more exclusive experiences.
09
Nov
2017
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The Difference Road Scholars Make On Communities Worldwideopens in new window
The school year is underway here in Boston, thousands of students have arrived, swelling city sidewalks, shops, parks and restaurants with their excitement, energy and optimism.
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Oct
2017
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America’s Most Beautiful Historic Train Ridesopens in new window
The railroad boom that began in the 1830s in North America opened up a continent. Railways not only made it possible to carry goods and freight across the country, but it also gave those with adventurous spirits access to the North American frontier.
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Oct
2017
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Welcome to the Cotswolds: A ‘Picture-Perfect Postcard of Britain’opens in new window
Rolling green meadows. Thatched-roof cottages. Honey-hued limestone. Welcome to the Cotswolds, an idyllic area of south central England where history unfolds at every picturesque turn.
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Sep
2017
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A Newbie's Guide to New England Leaf Peepingopens in new window
If you’re a New Englander, you know that the autumn season begins the day after Labor Day. Sure, the calendar says we have until the end of September, but change is in the air far earlier in the month.
21
Sep
2017
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Top Destinations for Solo Holiday Travelopens in new window
Maybe you’re not the “family feast” type at Christmas. Perhaps you’re looking for a little adventure over New Year’s. Maybe you're on your own and are looking for ways to make new friends over the holidays...
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Sep
2017
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How To Go Back To College For Freeopens in new window
Admit it, you were one of those kids who actually looked forward to the start of school and thought September was the true New Year.
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Sep
2017
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Mackinac Island: Where History Lives and Time Stands Stillopens in new window
Ever pine for the good old days, when SUVs didn’t clog roads, the clip-clop of horse hooves was a familiar sound...
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Aug
2017
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Where the Wealthy Went: 7 Historical Summer Resortsopens in new window
Imagine Gatsby-style summer galas where millionaires and movie stars, tycoons and wealthy politicians mixed and mingled from the end of the Civil War through the Roaring Twenties.
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Aug
2017
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The Road Scholar Dream Dinner Party Guest Listopens in new window
We asked Road Scholar who they would have dinner with, living or dead and the dinner guests who came out on top comprise some of the greatest hearts and minds to walk the planet.
31
Jul
2017
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What the Heck is Instagram? Inside the Appopens in new window
Navigating the world of technology can be overwhelming. Trends are constantly changing, and it seems like there’s a new tool or “app” becoming popular...
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Jul
2017
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How Road Scholars Are Impacting the People of Cuba - One Person at a Timeopens in new window
I get a little teary-eyed and emotional when I talk about Road Scholar and Cuba, because I have seen the changes and improvements ...
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Jul
2017
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Happy Independence Day From Road Scholar!opens in new window
This Fourth of July holiday is a time to reflect on the freedoms we hold so dear and to celebrate the many different cultures and peoples that make American society so rich.
30
Jun
2017
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10 Places in the World Where You Can’t Find a McDonald’sopens in new window
The Golden Arches are a familiar sight in the U.S. and in the majority of countries around the world. But where can you go when you want to get away ...
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Jun
2017
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What’s on Your Summer Reading List? Here are 25 Great Suggestions!opens in new window
Historical fiction, dystopia, the state of America and the world today, Abraham Lincoln, inspirational stories - you’ll find it all on this ...
14
Jun
2017
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