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Road Scholar Offers An Array of Adventures That May Be Perfect For Your Schedule and Budget

With winter winding down and spring around the corner, March is the perfect time to look ahead to a summer adventure. For anyone who wants to learn something new or experience something extraordinary but already has a full plate of obligations, Road Scholar has the answer: shorten the adventure, and keep it close to home.

Road Scholar offers over 90 educational adventures that are five days or fewer in length. And with programs in every state, that learning adventure can be only a car ride away from home. Add in that Road Scholar offers more than 150 adventures at $750 or less, and it’s certain getaway goals can be fulfilled.

“No matter where you live, Road Scholar offers an adventure that can satisfy your love of learning within driving distance and without a large time commitment,” says JoAnn Bell, senior vice president of programming at Road Scholar. “Our shorter adventures are an excellent option for learners looking for something closer to home that they can drive to with the added bonus of a great value.”

For example, New York City and Boston residents have only a five-hour drive to Raquette Lake, N.Y., in the Adirondacks to experience five days of kayaking the same waters as the Vanderbilts and other Gilded Age elites. This adventure starts at $729.

Another exceptional learning experience in Ozark, Ill., “Horseback Adventures in the Shawnee National Forest,” is just a five-hour drive from Chicago and starts at $720.

On the West Coast, a four-day educational adventure “Santa Cruz Island of Channel Islands National Park,” starts at $649 and is a one-hour drive from Los Angeles and 3½ hours from San Diego.

For more information select your destination and find three- to five-day learning experiences here. For information on educational adventures under $750, click here.


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.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in educational travel for adults since 1975. To learn more, please visit or check our blog at