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Traveling the Globe Has Never Been So Easy for Older Women (+ Great Deals from Road Scholar)

By Sixty and Me March 07, 2020 Travel

Everyone wants to get the most for their money – and that means everything, whether you’re buying a large item, shopping… or planning a travel experience! Some of us are still working full-time or part-time and some are retired. Regardless, each of us is looking to maximize our money to get what we want at the best value.

When it comes to travel, here are five reasons you will find great value on a Road Scholar learning adventure.

Experience Pays Off

With 45 years of experience offering thousands of learning adventures in the U.S. and around the world, Road Scholar has developed a loyal network of global partners and works with those partners to negotiate the best possible rates for every aspect of a Road Scholar learning adventure. As a result, participants get behind-the-scenes experiences that would cost much more – or be difficult to access – if you were to do it on your own.

Road Scholar Takes Care of the Details So You Don’t Have To

There is peace of mind in knowing that you don’t have to worry about planning your days. Road Scholar’s expert lecturers and study leaders will bring you to must-see destinations, explore in-depth topics and lead excursions and field trips that bring local culture, history or learning to life. Every learning adventure includes

  • Most meals
  • All lodging
  • Tips and taxes
  • Behind-the-scenes experiences
  • Expert lectures
  • Group expeditions and listening devices
  • 24/7 emergency assistance

Special Offers – Free Airfare

Don’t let the cost of getting to a particular destination prevent you from hitting the road on a learning adventure. Road Scholar has a team dedicated to travel services and can coordinate your air travel as well. And on select programs, Road Scholar includes free air as part of the program cost. You can search through the international, U.S. & Canada, and ship-based learning adventures that include free air as a special offer.

Solo Travel for Older Women is Easier (and Safer!) Than Ever

You want to hit the road but may be hesitating because you’re heading out on your own. With Road Scholar, traveling solo does not mean you’re traveling alone. And it doesn’t mean you have to pay more for a single…you have options for single rooms at no extra cost.

Road Scholar’s programs are designed to foster camaraderie, from activities to meals and everything in between. Thousands of travelers venture solo on a Road Scholar learning adventure and learn something new – whether on a new topic or about themselves – and make friendships that last a lifetime.

Programs with no extra cost for singles include a nine-day Taste of Costa Rica, almost two weeks on The Best of Croatia aboard a floating classroom, choose your own pace Hiking in Virginia and more.  

Or you can always opt to share a room. Just choose the roommate option and you will be paired up with a roommate in a double room. Like in college, it’s very common for roommates to end up lifelong friends!

Money Matters

Travel is an investment in an enriching experience. Road Scholar requires a small deposit at the time of enrollment and your final balance is due closer to your departure date.

How often or how much you’d like to pay in between that time is up to you. Some Road Scholars have found it easiest to pay down the balance in smaller amounts as they approach their departure.

Do you have any fun travel adventures planned? Where are you going and with whom?

About Road Scholar: Road Scholar is the nation’s largest not-for-profit educational travel organization for adults. It offers 5,500 programs in 150 countries and 50 states, as well as financial aid for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs. Learn more at

Editor’s note: This sponsored post was written by Road Scholar.

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