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Be a Road Scholar…

For years you’ve dreamed of going to the top of the Eiffel Tower, seeing the Sistine Chapel or rafting down the Colorado River.  Now you’re ready, but how do you choose which travel company to take you there?  My choice? Road Scholar.

Founded in 1975, with the idea that adults should have opportunities to travel and learn, Road Scholar is a not-for-profit company that employs renowned  professors and experts in their field to share their knowledge and create educational experiences for adults at reasonable prices.  You can explore the world with this company and discover over 7000 educational adventures in all 50 states and over 150 countries, on nearly any topic you can imagine.  More than five million participants have enjoyed both domestic and international trips ranging from exploring our National Parks to hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.

I’ve been a frequent traveler on Road Scholar trips since my mother introduced me to them on a trip to the National Parks of Utah, led by a geologist.  How exciting it was to experience the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park with someone who has spent his life exploring such an amazing, otherworldly geological site. Another favorite? A week’s trip to Cuba, learning about Cuban history, society, dance, music and, of course, their cuisine . . . dining at paladars  while being serenaded by  local musicians.

Road Scholar used to publish various printed catalogs of both their domestic and international trips. Now, these catalogs have gone digital and can be browsed at  It’s the perfect time now, before we can travel safely again, to search for a new adventure and the opportunity to travel with some like-minded people who share your interests. Or maybe take your child or grandchild on one of their intergenerational trips and start a new tradition!  And — never stop learning!

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Hoodoos Of Bryce Canyon Photograph by Dan Myers

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