Road Scholar Introduces New Educational Travel Adventures In 2013 Designed To Appeal To Longtime Participants, Baby Boomers And Families

Jan 10, 2013, 10:00 ET from Road Scholar

BOSTON, Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, Road Scholar adds new and exciting destinations to its 6,500 educational travel programs offered around the world. From the most remote village to the most urban metropolis, we strive to bring the world to those interested in our unique brand of educational travel for adults.


With an eye towards destinations and experiences, the growing baby boomer and family populations, and the desires of the traditional participant, Road Scholar is proud to announce two new program types and dozens of new programs that are sure to appeal to couples, solo travelers, families, grandparents, charter groups, baby boomers and beyond.

New Family, Flex and Traditional Programs

Family Programs
Intergenerational travel (grandparents and their grandchildren) was one of the most popular types of programs offered by Road Scholar in 2012. Capitalizing on this trend and the popularity of private family charters, Road Scholar has created several new family programs where multi-generational families can experience the joys of educational travel together.

"For the past few years, we've heard from our participants that they'd love to share their program experience with their entire families, not just their grandchildren," said JoAnn Bell, vice president of programming. "The popularity of our intergenerational programs made it clear to us that there was a need for multi-generational educational travel. As a result, we've created an interesting mix of new domestic, international and shipboard programs to exciting destinations that are specifically designed for families."

A few highlights include:

A National Park Family Adventure: Zion, Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell
Join in the ultimate family adventure as you discover the history and science behind the natural wonders of Arizona and Utah.

Afloat: The Galapagos: Natural and Cultural History
Learn about delicate ecosystems, Darwin's observations and the human impact on the Galapagos aboard this small boat that is ideal for family or group charters and family reunions.

While many of our participants love the structure of the traditional Road Scholar program, many new participants have expressed a desire for more free time and limited group meals so they can venture out on their own between activities. Road Scholar has created Flex Programs, designed to offer participants more free time and opportunities to explore independently.

New England Culinary Delights: Coast to Mountains
Discover the many flavors of New England on this program that includes a visit to a Vermont apple orchard, chocolate-making in Maine and cocktails in Newport, R.I.

Authentic Morocco: Ancient Medinas to Modern Identity
Experience the captivating history, spirituality and modern identity of one of the most popular destinations for 2013.

Popular with our longtime participants, our traditional programs include all accommodations, most meals, tips, excursions, and taxes. Programs planned for 2013 include the iconic Lake Michigan: From Door County and Mackinac Island to Traverse City, and Mountain Kingdoms: Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan.

About Road Scholar
Not-for-profit Road Scholar's mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in our 6,500 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, visit


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