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Why I Love Combining Learning and Travel – My Amazing Prague Trip Continues

By Margaret Manning April 08, 2015 Travel

One of my favorite things about traveling is getting to dig deeper into the unique culture and history of the places that I visit. There’s nothing wrong with visiting a place to relax. But, for a truly meaningful experience, I find that nothing beats combining learning with travel.

In a way, this is what first attracted me to Road Scholar, which eventually became a Sixty and Me sponsor. I’ve always been fascinated by different cultures. Every time I visit a new country, I make an attempt to learn at least a few words in the local language. Do you do the same?

I just got back to the hotel after spending another fantastic day in Prague. This really is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The architecture is stunning. The history is vast and fascinating. The people are so friendly and inviting.

By far the highlight of the day was visiting the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Talk about stunning! Even better, I had a chance to attend one of Road Scholar’s lectures before heading out, which gave me a unique perspective as I walked around the city.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on combining learning with travel. Please watch this short video. Then, let’s get a conversation started.

What do you do to prepare for your trips? Do you take the time to learn a bit about the places you visit? Do you have a passion for learning new languages – even if it’s just enough to order a cup of coffee in a loud voice? Please join the conversation.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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