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SOURCE Road Scholar
BOSTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, close to 50,000 women from all walks of life attend a Road Scholar program seeking to experience and learn more about their world. In fact, women represent more than 50 percent of Road Scholar participants, many of whom are former educators who wish to continue learning as they approach retirement and beyond.
This year, Road Scholar offers several new and existing programs that will appeal to women and anyone interested in learning more about the significant contributions women have made to political activism, history, and spirituality. In addition, there are several programs designed exclusively for women to simply enjoy one another's company, nature and to rejuvenate in some of Americas most beautiful and pristine settings.
"We offer several programs that are exclusively designed for women to come together and relax, hike, or reenergize," said JoAnn Bell, Road Scholar's vice president of Programs. "However, we also offer several more academic programs that explore the role women have played in shaping our world. One specific program that comes to mind explores how women actively participated as spies and strongly influenced the outcomes of armed conflicts. Another program explores several well-renowned Celtic women leaders and how their remarkable lives still influence people today."
Road Scholar offers close to a dozen programs that explore the role of women in society and the world. However, most Road Scholar female participants, especially baby boomers, are interested in a wide range of domestic, international and Adventures Afloat programs.
"Women who participate in Road Scholar programs are extremely adventurous and really appreciate the breadth of programs that we offer on a wide range of topics," said Bell. "One amazing woman named Dorothy is 76-years-old and attended a program to Egypt with us in October 2012. All of her friends and family discouraged her from going, saying that Egypt was far too dangerous. Her response to them was that she felt comfortable going with Road Scholar, and knew we would make her adventure not only safe but memorable. I think that's a real testament not only to her resolve and adventurous spirit, but her trust in our organization."
Road Scholar can accommodate women who enroll with a companion, those who want to room alone, as well as assist those who prefer to choose other single Road Scholar female travelers to room with prior to their departure date.
To learn more about programs designed for and about women, please visit our website at: http://roadscholar.org/programs/search_res.asp?keyword=women
Programs for Women
Hiking Rocky Mountain National Park for Women
Delaware During WWII: On the Front Lines and Women Spies
Sedona's Healing Arts for Women: Yoga, Tai Chi, Ayurveda and More
Rejuvenation Retreat for Women
A Spa Retreat for Women: Wine, Laughter, Mindful Eating and Joy
Women: Learning, Walking, and Writing on the Oregon Coast
About Road Scholar
Not-for-profit Road Scholar's mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in our 5,500 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.
Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, Inc., the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at www.roadscholar.org/press.
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