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This Holiday Season, Experience a Road Scholar Educational Adventure

With the holiday season in full swing, it’s a great time to start planning for a special travel experience to create memories that go beyond traditional gifts. Road Scholar’s educational adventures for families are an opportunity to bring grandparents, parents and kids along for the journey of a lifetime. Expert faculty and study leaders lead each experience.

Road Scholar has offered Intergenerational adventures for grandparents and grandkids for decades — but Family programs take the experience a step further! Marcia Ludwig, 77, of Cupertino, Calif., has experienced 20 educational adventures with Road Scholar. Last summer she enrolled in her first Family program with her grandson, Aubrey, and daughter, Julie. The six-day adventure, "Family Adventure: Exploring and Rafting in Western Grand Canyon," included a 37-mile rafting excursion, and learning about Arizona cowboy life, as well as roping and riding (

"It was a great experience and the leaders were incredible," Marcia says. "The study leaders and other kids were great at getting Aubrey into the activities, even though he was reluctant at times. He tried horseback riding, he learned about roping and lassoing and became great friends with another boy that he bonded with — it was hard when it was time to leave!"

Marcia had previously been to Peach Springs, but she wanted to challenge herself and try river rafting on this adventure. "It was terrifying, but it was fun, too," she said with a chuckle. "I can’t say enough about it. We all got a little out of our comfort zones and loved it. Our Group Leader made it fun for everyone. He even floated down the river with the kids!"

Next summer, Road Scholar offers more than 50 Family educational adventures worldwide. Options include:

The Magic of Wales: A Family Adventure

Explore the magic of Wales on an active 10-day program that includes castles, a treetop ropes course, kayaking, and river rafting

A Family Service Adventure: Generations Restoring the Wild Lands of the Tetons

Learn about bison, wolves, elk, moose, eagles, pronghorn and other wildlife while enhancing their habitats in and around Jackson Hole. Your family can take pride in stewardship projects that will impact different locations in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Adirondack Great Camp Adventure: Sagamore's Family Program

Sagamore's Family Program brings families together in a unique natural setting in the Adirondack wilderness

For more info on our Family experiences, click here. For more information on Intergenerational offerings, click here.

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About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. This not-for-profit educational organization offers 5,500 extraordinary learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of educational activities, enlisting renowned faculty and experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

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