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More Than a Drop in the Bucket List: Quench Your Thirst for Educational Travel and Change Your Life in 2018

By Sixty and Me January 17, 2018 Travel

Every year, beginning in January, we all read list after list of things we should do differently in the New Year. Most of these lists involve getting in shape (a healthy goal) or why we should create a bucket list (also a good goal). Unfortunately, after an initial boost of energy, most people revert back to old patterns.

Let’s face it – most women over 50 already know the value of exercise and having a moderate, healthy diet. But many still put the needs of their children, their husbands or partners or their parents first.

They also often put off working on other equally important goals— like not just creating a Bucket List but actually working on it!

Should Educational Travel Be on Your Bucket List?

Not-for-profit Road Scholar believes that educational travel is an excellent way to fulfill that Bucket List item related to “learning something new.”

Our 5,500 learning adventures provide the opportunity for adults 50+ to nurture an existing passion or try something completely new – all the while meeting new and interesting adults who share a similar passion or interest.

Road Scholar offers programs at all activity levels – from easy to extremely challenging – in 50 states and 150 countries. It also offers intensive programs for people who want the entire day planned for them, as well as, programs that leave free time for participants to explore on their own.

Take a look at some of the new, exciting learning opportunities below. You will definitely find something that will help you get your new year started on the right track!

Have You Ever Considered Living Abroad?

Road Scholar’s “Living and Learning” programs are six-week language and cultural immersion learning opportunities that give participants the opportunity to experience the day-to-day life in some of the world’s most compelling cities, including France, Italy, Ecuador, England, Germany, America and Spain. Ready to explore? Find out more here!

Educational Travel


Are You Ready to Winter In

Road Scholar offers 14 learning adventures in colder climates for people who want to experience a winter wonderland.

From Vermont to Italy, these Small Group programs offer the opportunity for participants to experience the outdoors in a winter destination – dog sledding, cross-country skiing, riding a snow mobile through a national park and much more!

Educational Travel

Road Scholar World Academy

This one is for the truly adventurous. The Road Scholar World Academy program offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to circumnavigate the globe on an extraordinary 115-day voyage around the world by ship.

Explore 27 countries on four continents. Or, go ashore on the second part of the journey to 15 countries in 55 days.

Where would you travel to and what would you do there if money was not an issue? Do you have any travel related goals on your Bucket List? Which ones? Let’s have a chat!

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults – a true university of the world. Road Scholars are immersed in educational activities led by expert faculty who offer insider access not available to most people. It offers 5,500 programs in 150 countries and 50 states and financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the world leader in educational travel since 1975. Learn more at

Editor’s note: this advertorial was provided by Road Scholar. At Sixty and Me, we are big fans of Road Scholar and recommend them wholeheartedly.

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