Boomers love to travel, explore and learn. So, it’s only natural that you might love combining those interests on tours of exotic, or even national, places. Would you like to meet new people with common interests, learn something new and have fun while you’re at it? Taking a RoadScholar tour can help you do all those things and more…
RoadScholar (RoadScholar.org) has been the leader in non-profit educational tours since 1975 – not hard to imagine as they offer 5,500 educational tours in 50 states and 150 countries. Whew! Their tours offer learning opportunities in many different areas that you can do hands-on as a volunteer or learning from a renowned expert.
You can take a cultural, walking or biking tour, and make connections to people and places all around the world that an ordinary tour, or vacation on your own, wouldn’t allow you to do. The best part is, you can decide what you’d like your experience to be whether it’s traveling solo, get matched with a roommate on the tour, or travel with a spouse, friend, kids, grandkids – the experience and fun is yours for the making.
Even better, RoadScholar takes the guesswork and anxiety out of planning a trip. They cover all the bases like meals, travel, lodging, lectures, tours, learning and cultural opportunities (like local festivals, concerts, other events). They also offer 24 hour emergency assistance in their RoadScholar Travel Assistance Plan in the case of a medical emergency. You pay one price (based on where you want to go and do), with no hidden costs, and they do the rest. And speaking of that price, RoadScholar also offers scholarship awards totaling $250,000 for those with financial needs who would like to take part in a North American program.
The list of available Road Scholar programs are varied and many. They include things like Music and Film Festivals where you can catch the next Blues Festival in Quebec, or the Independent Filmmakers Festival at Sundance, Utah or Austin, Texas; or if you’re interested in taking a family tour with your kids and grandkids, you can explore Daniel Boone National Park in Kentucky together, see the Grand Canyon, check out the beauty and mystery of Sedona, Arizona, go canoeing, water rafting or horseback riding, in one of the country’s national parks, or visit Washington D.C. for a tour of the Smithsonian and a tour of government buildings.
For sports lovers, there are water and winter sports tours that might have you kayaking through the Everglades, snorkeling in the coral reefs of Key Largo, downhill snow skiing in Utah, cross country skiing in Vermont, or on an exciting snow train tour of the Rockies. And that’s just a small fraction of the tours available in the United States. Europe, Asia, Middle East, Australia, Canada, Antarctica, all offer myriad incredible tours as well. And if you want to just get away from it all, RoadScholar even offers Retreat Stays at various places around the country. On these, you can learn Qigong, Tai Chi, self-acupressure, to decompress and rejuvenate. So if you’re ready to expand your horizons on a fascinating tour, check out RoadScholar.org and see what fun you’ve been missing!