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Old Apr 19th, 2007, 06:50 PM
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does anyone know anything about the elderhostel spin off for independent travelers called road trip?
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Old Apr 19th, 2007, 08:27 PM
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The only type of "road trip" with Elderhostel that I know of is the ones that last anywhere from 8 to 15 days. Either start out at one location and travel to other locations. I went on one--'Canadian Rockies by train-- 8 days
Check their web site--do a search on 'road trip"
I have attended many programs--usually one area or town..Loved each and all....
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Old Apr 19th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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Their road trip catalog is gorgeous. Haven't taken a trip yet.
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Old Apr 20th, 2007, 12:02 AM
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I think you are refering to Road Scholars:
http://www.roadscholar.org

I am taking a trip to Copper Canyon with them starting this Saturday, so I can let you know how it was when I return.
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Old Apr 20th, 2007, 04:19 AM
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Although I have never taken a Road Scholars program through Elderhostel, I receive their catalogs and have drooled over some of their online course offerings. It is my impression that these programs are higher end and have smaller participant numbers.
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Old Apr 20th, 2007, 04:19 AM
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We took the Copper Canyon trip 4 years ago with Grand Circle Travel www.gct.com and loved it!

I just checked out the RoadScholar trip and they are very similar, except we had about 40 people, the same guide and driver the whole trip, and the cost was a little less. We left from Tucson.

SusieQQ I would like to hear about your trip when you get back. Thanks.
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Old Apr 23rd, 2007, 06:01 PM
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you are right> i did mean road scholar and i am particularly interested in the trip to libya.
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 04:08 AM
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Call and speak to a person directly at Elderhostel/Road Scholars. This organization seems to be able to offer educational programs to areas with restricted travel..... I am thinking specifically of their Cuban offerings which I regret not taking right after I retired in ' 02.
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 05:39 AM
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We have taken several Elderhostel tours and have never heard of Road Scholars. So I just called them, and was told that they are related to Elderhostel, but are smaller groups, limit usually 24, and have more free time. Looks very interesting.
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The Road Scholar catalog arrived last week. The Athens to Santorini: A Voyage in Aegean Antiquity on page 19 looks amazing.

A local college professor as a guide in Athens. A culinary workshop on Kea. A visit to a Citron distilleray in Naxos. A local winery on Santorini. All as you sail travel on a private yacht. When am I old enough again?
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Old Apr 24th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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Road Scholars are for "adults of all ages". You qualify, starrsville.
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Really? I thought one had to be 55. Well, now. Let me check the piggybank...
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My understanding is that there is a 55 age limit for someone in your party but not sure how strictly adhered to, and anyway like Grand Circle the oldsters are primarily a marketing focus.

We've been on many EH and more and more the week long programs include field trips. But you are talking about overseas which would indeed be lots of travel. But lots of ways to see Greece.

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Old Apr 25th, 2007, 06:58 AM
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http://www.roadscholar.org/why/faq.asp

"Is Road Scholar associated with Elderhostel?
Yes. Road Scholar is a part of Elderhostel, one of America’s most respected not-for-profit organizations. For thirty years, with programs that span all 50 states and more than 90 countries, we’ve helped millions of people live the idea that learning is a lifelong adventure."

"Who is a 'Road Scholar'?
Road Scholar is for adults of all ages who want to discover the world in new, experiential ways"
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