As we approach 2020 and a brand-new decade, now is the perfect time to reflect upon what you achieved in the 2010s and begin to plan for 2020 and beyond. More than ever, women 50+ are reimagining what it is to grow older and changing the way the world perceives aging.

As women lead the charge into the new decade, not-for-profit Road Scholar has created several new educational learning programs specifically designed to inspire, challenge and educate. Here are five reasons why the Sixty and Me community should consider a Road Scholar learning adventure in 2020.

#1: You Will Learn Something New

Road Scholar is the world’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization. It offers 5,500 learning adventures in 150 countries and 50 states. With such a depth and breadth of programming, women 60+ who seek extraordinary adventures and aren’t afraid to explore new spaces will surely find the perfect program.

Beginning in 2020, the organization is adding a new series of Women-Only programs around the world. From a rejuvenating retreat in the mountains of California, to the incredible Camino De Santiago in Europe, women and other solo travellers can learn about new places and cultures as well as explore dozens of unique locations as singles at no extra cost.

To learn more about Road Scholar’s Women-Only programs, visit their website.

#2: You Will Expand Your Horizons

A new year is always a good time to not only reflect upon previous years but also to try something new. Educational travel is an excellent way to expand your horizons, take yourself out of your comfort zone and learn new things about yourself (and others).

Have you always been interested in Italian cuisine? Take a cooking class with Road Scholar in Tuscany, Italy. Have you always had the acting bug but never acted upon the urge? Attend a Road Scholar program to learn about the stage in London’s West End. Are you a nascent artist?

Visit New Mexico and experience the fabled art colonies of Santa Fe and Taos. There are thousands of adventures to choose from.

#3 You Will Meet New Friends

As we get older, our networks tend to grow smaller. Friends and family move away, children leave home, and women often find themselves longing for the company of other women or other people who share similar interests and ideas.

It’s a well-known fact that it gets harder to meet new people as we get older, especially once we are no longer in the workforce. Road Scholar offers women 60+ and other solo travellers the opportunity to meet and connect with other travellers who share similar interests.

In fact, the organization is renowned for the camaraderie shared by the more than 100,000 people who travel with the organization each year.

#4 You Will Have Fun

Every Road Scholar learning adventure is comprised of interesting lectures, excursions and activities that are not only educational but fun! Whether it be a group activity, or time to explore a destination solo or with a newfound friend, the programs are designed for participants to get the most out of their experience.

#5 You Will Find Yourself (Or a Long-Lost Passion)

When was the last time you really focused on yourself and your lifelong goals? A new year naturally lends itself to introspection and exploration of who we are and who we want to be.

As we approach 2020 and enter into a brand-new decade, now is an excellent time to begin to think about what you want to achieve in the new year.

What passion have you set aside that you’d like to rekindle? Do you want to pick up the novel that you started writing years ago? Finally, learn to play a new instrument? Take up yoga or hiking?

Whatever your passion, Road Scholar offers a plethora of learning adventures that are tailor-made for women over 50.

Here are some unique new Road Scholar programs to consider in 2020.

Celebrate Women’s Suffrage

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women in the United States winning the right to vote. Journey to the homeland of the American Women’s Suffrage Movement on this learning adventure in upstate New York.

Visit the Civil Rights Conference

Baby boomers led the charge for women’s rights and civil rights. Join Road Scholar on its Conference on Civil Rights in Alabama during Black History Month, February 2020.

The program includes a keynote by renowned civil rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson.

Join the Maiden Voyage of Aegean Odyssey

Road Scholar’s first-ever floating campus sets sail in March 2020. Free airfare is available from many major metropolitan cities in the U.S., and the 350-passenger ship is exclusively reserved for Road Scholars. Click here to learn more.

Do you have any travel adventures planned for 2020? Where do you plan on going? Have you ever been on a Road Scholar travel adventure?

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