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On the Road: America’s Great Deserts and Their National Parks

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Program #13480RJ
10 Days | 9 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Sharon Walther Aug 21, 2014 at 11:28 PM

I am attending the 11/6-15 2014 session, and do not yet have a roommate. Is anyone in a similar situation?


Janice Baly Apr 13, 2014 at 04:45 PM

Who will be the group leader for the 11/6-15, 2014 program?


Nancy Stephenson Nov 02, 2013 at 10:55 AM

Program cancelled????? why?


Carol West Mar 13, 2013 at 08:06 AM

I participated in "On the Road: America's Great Deserts and Their National Parks" on February 2 - 11, 2013. It was a wonderful trip - fun, interesting, and so worthwhile! The only downside was a small group of participants who complained about everything from morning to night (even to the point of causing a scene at dinner one night). I can only guess that they were expecting 5-star hotels and gourmet meals - that is NOT what Road Scholar is about. Fortunately, most of our participants were able to tune those people out and enjoy themselves. Northern Arizona University always does such a great job and this trip was no exception -I can see why it's such a popular program. I learned a lot, met wonderful new friends, and got to see an incredibly beautiful part of the country - all at a price I could afford. It was everything I expected from Road Scholar and more. This was my third RS trip and I've already signed up for my next one!


Jeffrey Margalit Mar 11, 2013 at 08:42 AM

On February 2 - 11, 2013, my wife and I participated in the Road Scholar program “On the Road: America’s Great Deserts and Their National Parks.” The overall program quality was poor and disappointing. It provided very little educational value, third rate hotels, sub par meals, and a tour leader who was disorganized, uncaring, unprepared, uninformative, distracted by his own photography needs, and at times, hostile. It was a total bust. Their brochure promises “learning led by expert instructors who are authorities in the field of study” and “an experienced Group Leader attuned to the needs of Road Scholar participants.” They totally failed to deliver. What we got was a total disaster. At most stops the tour leader disappeared and left us on our own. We not only failed to get any value, but the ordeal was tantamount to intentional infliction of emotional stress. We called them during the tour in the hope that they would contact the tour leader and get him to fulfill his expected duties, but that did not happen. They failed to deliver what we signed up for and failed to make up for it. In response to my complaint letter detailing the daily failures, we got a sympathetic call confirming that most of our fellow travelers had similar complaints, but no offer to make amends. Why would anyone do business with an organization that lacks ethics? This is not the same Elderhostel we used to know.
Helen Sternheim Mar 11, 2013 at 08:29 PM

Did you call Northern Arizona Univ and speak to their Road Scholar group. NAU usually does a super job on their programs.


Judy Chuhran Jan 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM

Hi: Mike and I are enrolled tn the February 16, 2013 program. We will arrive in Tucson 2 days early to explore, then we will stay in Las Vegas for 2 nights after the program. (Yes, I guess this will be quite a culture shock from the starry night skies of the desert.) Is anyone else staying in L.V.? Willing to share a ride from the airport drop=off point?


Judy Chuhran Jan 20, 2013 at 03:07 PM

Hi: Mike and I are enrolled tn the February 16, 2013 program. We will arrive in Tucson 2 days early to explore, then we will stay in Las Vegas for 2 nights after the program. (Yes, I guess this will be quite a culture shock from the starry night skies of the desert.) Is anyone else staying in L.V.? Willing to share a ride from the airport drop=off point?


Phyllis Steeil Jan 16, 2013 at 01:18 PM

Hello, Just wondering how many participants are in the Feb 2, 2013 departure?

Hi Phyllis. There are 33 enrolled on your departure, Feb 2.


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