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Road Scholar Creates New Learning Adventures That Appeal To Solo Female Travelers

Road Scholar, the nation’s largest educational travel institution for adults, has witnessed firsthand the emerging trend of solo travel among American travelers. In 2015, approximately 25 percent of Road Scholar lifelong learners have travelled solo and four out of every five are female.

As women reach retirement age, they are actively looking for opportunities to explore the world and are happy to do so on their own among a community of fellow travelers, which Road Scholar uniquely provides. Road Scholar learning adventures appeal to solo travelers in general and solo female travelers in particular. Popular programs include active outdoor adventures like hiking, water sports and bicycling, six-week cultural and language immersion, arts and crafts programs, and health and fitness.

New in 2015: Finding Your Bliss in the Land of Enchantment for Women is a five-night program in Santa Fe, New Mexico designed for women seeking a break from the stresses of daily life. This women-only educational retreat promotes relaxation, and nurtures both the mind and the body with techniques first used by ancient Native Americans and early Spanish healers.

“We create educational adventures for all lifelong learners, whether they travel as a couple, as a group, as a grandparent and grandchild or as a family,” said James Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. “We create a warm and welcoming community of lifelong learning on each of our educational experiences, and this environment is particularly meaningful to solo travelers and solo female travelers in particular.”

All solo travelers who wish to be paired with a roommate through Road Scholar’s roommate matching program pay the double room price, regardless of whether a roommate is found. Popular women-only educational adventures include:

Rejuvenation Retreat for Women

Sedona’s Healing Arts for Women: Yoga, Qi Gong, Ayurveda and More

A Women’s Retreat: Escape to the Serene Columbia River Gorge

Women-Only Experience: Learning, Writing and Walking on the Oregon Coast

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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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