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Now, more than ever... the world needs you and Road Scholaropens in new window
Making connections. Bridging cultures. Sharing ideas. Understanding differences. Developing friendships. Now, more than ever, the world needs you and Road Scholar. Why now? Because you and I can make a difference in the world. Together, we can reach out to and connect with people across America and around the globe, hand in hand, face to face, eye to eye.
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Mar
2019
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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. And while Ireland...
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Mar
2019
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10 Reasons to Go to Havana for its 500th Anniversaryopens in new window
With its historic streets, talented artists and lively music, there are countless reasons to explore the bustling capital of Havana. And if you haven’t been already, we recommend you put this vibrant Cuban city at the top of your list.
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Mar
2019
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11 Reasons to Love England: Confessions of an Anglophileopens in new window
I admit it. I’m a head-over-heels Anglophile. I love England, I love the English and I even love English food. (Well, most English food.)
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Mar
2019
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France - Destination of the Year 2019opens in new window
Destination of the Year in 2019. From the sun-splashed vineyards of the Loire Valley to the sophisticated charm of Paris, explore authentic France on journeys alongside top-notch instructors. 
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Mar
2019
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Aegean Odysseyopens in new window
In the spring of 2020, Road Scholar launches its first-ever floating campus about the 350-passenger Aegean Odyssey.
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Mar
2019
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Solo travelersopens in new window
Road Scholar is renowned for offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere for solo travelers, particularly solo female travelers. Each year, 1 in 4 travels solo with the not-for-profit organization. In many cases, RS offers no single supplement, and roommate matching opportunities.
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Mar
2019
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Cubaopens in new window
Road Scholar is proud to be the largest not-for-profit provider of learning adventures in Cuba. 
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Mar
2019
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New Programsopens in new window
Road Scholar is constantly developing new ways for baby boomers and beyond to discover the world. The organization launches new itineraries by land and at sea each year to spectacular destinations around the globe.
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Mar
2019
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Grandparent Programsopens in new window
Road Scholar creates grandchild learning adventures packed with exciting field trips designed to keep explorers of all ages engaged.
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Mar
2019
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Walking & Hikingopens in new window
Lace up your hiking boots on programs featuring expert-led hikes and walks in destinations around the world.
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Mar
2019
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Small Shipsopens in new window
Learn and explore aboard small ships that can close-cruise scenic coast lines and access off-the-beaten-path ports that larger ships can’t reach.  
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Mar
2019
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On The Road Programsopens in new window
Set out to discover America and Canada on four wheels.
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Mar
2019
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River Boat Programsopens in new window
Steamboat down the Mississippi, experience France along the Rhône or discover India from the Ganges River. Road Scholar’s enriching programs aboard riverboats let participants observe life along the river in cities and rural villages, offering an experience akin to a small floating hotel.
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Mar
2019
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Independent City Discoveriesopens in new window
Learn with a Group Leader and enjoy educational programming while also getting free time to explore the city independently. These programs include lectures, self-guided excursions and passes for public transit and museums.
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Mar
2019
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Get-Togethersopens in new window
Join a large-group gathering of Road Scholar participants from around the nation for a week of fellowship, learning and fun! Get-Togethers feature an array of in-depth lectures, field trips and activities in some of most magnificent landscapes in America and abroad. 
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Mar
2019
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National Parksopens in new window
Discover National Parks with expert naturalists on programs highlighting nature’s very best throughout the U.S. and Canada.
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Mar
2019
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Signature Citiesopens in new window
Discover the best of vibrant cities around the world, from Vancouver to New York to Marrakech.
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Mar
2019
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What To Pack for Antarctica? And Other Polar Prep Tipsopens in new window
Are you planning a trip to Antarctica soon? Thinking of traveling to the frozen continent but not sure what to expect? We’re experts on Antarctica because we work with the best Antarctica cruise ships and offer so many ways to go. We have tips and info on what to pack for Antarctica, what to wear and everything you need to know for your Antarctic adventure.
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Feb
2019
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The Art of Finding the Right Movieopens in new window
When we go out to the movies on a Friday night or open whatever streaming service we have subscribed to, that eternal question tends to manifest itself — what to watch? The same question presents itself to us when we attend a film festival or any event where multiple films are being screened for our viewing pleasure.
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Feb
2019
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Romantic Things to Do in Parisopens in new window
Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. The lights, the wine, the charming cafés – it’s easy to see why. Whisk your chérie away on a trip to Paris and add some romance to your adventure with one of these romantic things to do in Paris.
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Feb
2019
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12 Historical Anniversaries Worth Traveling for in 2019opens in new window
Looking for a reason to plan a learning adventure in 2019? There are countless historical anniversaries that are happening in 2019, each with its own significance to history and to the world.
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Feb
2019
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Introducing Road Scholar's First-Ever Floating Campusopens in new window
With a 350-passenger limit and the capability to navigate small, harder-to-reach ports with ease, it is the perfect, intimate vessel on which to create a Road Scholar community of learning.
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Jan
2019
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Reaching the Seventh Continent: My Journey to Antarcticaopens in new window
n early November 2018, I joined a Road Scholar 13-day learning adventure to Antarctica aboard the 198-passenger ship Ocean Atlantic. Although it was never at the top of my list, I was thrilled about the prospect of participating in this expedition, as I’d recently taken up sailing and had developed a keen interest in ocean voyages and navigation.
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Jan
2019
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Road Scholar Keeps the Light Burning Bright on Chincoteague Islandopens in new window
When it comes to preserving the natural and cultural heritage of Virginia’s Eastern Shore, there’s a bright light shining among the sand dunes, salt marsh grass and legendary wild horses of Chincoteague Island...
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Jan
2019
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The Galápagos and Machu Picchu: What I saw, learned and brought back as gifts to my life.opens in new window
I am a person who is sensitive to motion and altitude, so why would I organize a program with my wife and 10 of our friends to be on a boat for a week and climb a mountain? First and foremost because I love to learn and challenge myself...
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Jan
2019
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Welcome to France! Road Scholar’s Destination of the Year in 2019opens in new window
Take in a breath of fresh air from the lavender-scented fields of Provence to the salty beaches of Poitou-Charentes as you explore the landscapes that have beckoned creative minds for centuries.
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Jan
2019
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Road Scholar Reveals Its Top 10 Destinations for 2019opens in new window
The Road Scholar Trip Lab has woven together a colorful list of the most exciting and enriching destinations for adults in 2019. Nature, history, art, cuisine — our list of top destinations for 2019 has something for everyone..
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Jan
2019
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The Best Places To Retire: Boomers Imagine Heaven On Earthopens in new window
How would you describe the perfect retirement town or environment? We asked more than 500 Baby Boomers this question—they mentioned 16 features, and it sounds like paradise to us, rich in culture, learning, nature, and social connection.
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Nov
2018
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Show Your Grandkids The Magic of Yellowstoneopens in new window
Seventy-four-year-old Vicki Balogh is passionate about Yellowstone National Park. “I worked in Yellowstone in 1962 when I was in college, and I just fell in love with it.” When Vicki became a grandmother, she knew she wanted to share this magical place with her grandchildren.
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Nov
2018
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13 Hauntingly Beautiful Cemeteries Alive With Historyopens in new window
Whether you’re interested in their architectural significance, attracted by the famous historical figures buried there or are just curious about how cemeteries reflect the local culture and history of a town, city or country — these 13 historical cemeteries around the world offer unique and unlikely experiences to add to your travels.
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Oct
2018
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For the Adventurer in All of Usopens in new window
Eons ago when I was young and imagined that adventure was for the young, I went on a two-week kayak trip through the Grand Canyon. One of the other kayakers was 73-year-old Spike White, who had started kayaking at age 70.
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Oct
2018
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Road Scholar's Top 10 Winter Getaway Destinationsopens in new window
There are two types of people in the world: Those who can’t wait to bundle up and build a snowman as soon as the first flake falls, and those who crank the heat to 80 and hibernate until May. If you’re part of the second group, I’m happy to tell you there’s a better way to deal with the cold than hoping the groundhog doesn’t see his shadow.
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Oct
2018
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The Greatest Gift: Teaching Acceptance to Younger Generationsopens in new window
It could have been a trip like any other she had taken. You go see a few sites, maybe eat a weird dish or two. At least, that’s what Adeline Weitknecht expected. At 15, she never really traveled internationally before and was excited for the opportunity to explore a new part of the world with her grandparents.
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Sep
2018
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A Very Special Way Older Americans Can Help Protect Our National Parksopens in new window
At a time when technology seems to be around every turn, and high-rises are, well, on the rise, it’s refreshing to escape to a national park to gain some perspective through the beauty of nature.
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Sep
2018
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5 Things We'll Never Forget About San Franciscoopens in new window
Karen Storm and her granddaughter Maggie, winners of the Year of the Grandparent Video Contest, had such an amazing time on their San Francisco Grandparent Adventure this summer that they wanted to share some of their favorite memories with the Road Scholar community.
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Sep
2018
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Advice for Solo Travelers from Solo Travelersopens in new window
Are you curious about being a solo traveler? Do you want to give it a shot but have some questions or concerns about going alone? We asked some expert Road Scholar solo travelers for some advice...
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Sep
2018
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How to Pick Your Grandparent Nameopens in new window
Do you have your first grandchild on the way? Congratulations! There’s a lot of excitement that accompanies your transition into grandparenthood and lots of thinking about what kind of grandparent you’d like to be.
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Aug
2018
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The Foundation of Learning is ‘Free and Open Encounteropens in new window
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, in a coordinated campaign organized by The Boston Globe, more than three hundred news organizations across the United States published editorials in defense of a free press..
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Aug
2018
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Road Scholar Conferences — Meet the Best and the Brightestopens in new window
It was an incredible story. And part of what made it so incredible was that the woman telling it, Martha “Marti” Peterson, seemed more likely to be in our audience than standing at the lectern...
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Aug
2018
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“Where’s the bathroom?” and 9 other words and phrases to know before you travel abroadopens in new window
Road Scholars are experienced international travelers who have learned the value of knowing a bit of their destination’s native language—that’s why we asked them to tell us...
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Aug
2018
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Top Volunteer Opportunities For Seniorsopens in new window
Volunteering in retirement doesn’t just benefit the world, it benefits the retiree. Staying involved as a senior citizen volunteer can help you maintain your mental and physical health as well as helping you stay involved in your community.
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Aug
2018
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Yosemite Tours for Seniors: Eight Can’t-Miss Experiencesopens in new window
“But no temple made with hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, the naturalist and “Father of the National Parks.” Massive granite domes, plunging waterfalls, towering groves of sequoia trees and peaceful alpine meadows all combine to create an aura you won’t find anyplace else.
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Jul
2018
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10 Hiking Tips for Older Adultsopens in new window
With the sun shining, the flowers in full bloom and the fresh summer air, now is the perfect time to head outdoors and get some exercise. Going on a hike is a great way to enjoy the warm weather...
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Jul
2018
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Members of Local Lifelong Learning Centre Explore the Unique Relationship between Bermuda and the Azores with Road Scholaropens in new window
The link between Bermuda and the Azores — separated by more than 2,000 miles of Atlantic Ocean — goes back hundreds of years, to the mid-1800s when Azoreans first settled in Bermuda.
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Jul
2018
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10 International Foods You Need to Tryopens in new window
There are a million ways to discover the local culture while you travel. You could take a dance class in Argentina, explore the bustling bazaars in Morocco, venture though art museums in Spain or explore rural villages in China. But what’s the tastiest (and often most fun) way to immerse yourself in a new country? That’s easy: The food.
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Jun
2018
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Road Scholars Are Part of History at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice Openingopens in new window
It was a gray April morning in Montgomery, Alabama as a crew of 33 Road Scholars on our Civil Rights program made their way downtown. The bus was quiet and solemn, and by the time the group arrived at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, the clouds opened, and a heavy rain began to fall.
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Jun
2018
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Top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sitesopens in new window
A treasure trove of history, culture and natural wonders, the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Heritage sites strive to protect the truly magnificent wonders of our planet. More than 850 sites are honored with this designation and the belief that they “belong to all the peoples of the world.”
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Jun
2018
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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!
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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.
05
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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ...
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Jun
2017
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