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While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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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.
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Susan Friedman Mar 16, 2015 at 08:06 PM

My husband and I (73,71) are old India hands but have never been on a tour together. We are considering the new trip to Sri Lanka and Southern India next Feb., but would like to hear first how some of you feel about a group of 24? I went alone on an OAT tour whose max was 16, and 24 sounds like a lot. We also wonder if anyone familiar with India travel can tell us how good a job Road Scholar does.
-Susan Friedman

Cindy Lawson-Kester Feb 27, 2015 at 12:13 PM

At JFK at the gate :-)
Sharon Goldzweig Feb 27, 2015 at 12:24 PM

Hi Cindy: Have a really great time for both of us... maybe you will even get a single room. I had to cancel at the last moment (yesterday) -- got ill, worn out, flu, ... let me know when you return how it went. I am hoping to reschedule.

Sharon Goldzweig Feb 02, 2015 at 08:28 PM

this will be my first trip to India - does anyone have a recommendation on what women ought to wear - is it better to wear long pants or skirts below the knees? Sleeveless shirts? I am on the February 27th trip.

Pamela Cline Jan 02, 2015 at 12:34 PM

My husband Martin and I are going on the India/Nepal trip Jan. 16, 2015. We are travelling from southern Ontario (St. Catharines, flying out of JFK. Any others going at that time?

Mary Luersen Oct 22, 2014 at 05:59 PM

oops, I just found the info in my Information Packet. Is anyone going from the Bay Area on Nov. 7th trip?

Mary Luersen Oct 22, 2014 at 05:52 PM

Please, anyone, will we have WiFi or Internet access in the India and Nepal hotels? What chargers etc should we bring?

Cindy Lawson-Kester Oct 14, 2014 at 11:37 AM

I'm going on the India/Nepal trip on February 27...from Illinois. I'm a newbie
Sharon Goldzweig Feb 02, 2015 at 08:26 PM

I am also going and also a newbie to the extent I have never traveled to India. I will be going alone. And you? I live in NY and will be boarding a plane at JFK
Cindy Lawson-Kester Feb 02, 2015 at 10:54 PM

I will be traveling alone, have never done so and never been to India. I live in Illinois but will be flying to NY and boarding at JFK also. Hurray! A fellow traveler!
Sharon Goldzweig Feb 06, 2015 at 01:54 PM

Hi Cindy: Great news-- I had some concern that I might be the only single which, given it is my first trip as a single, would not have been what I would have chosen. Road Scholar said there were several like minded singles.
Cindy Lawson-Kester Feb 06, 2015 at 04:31 PM

Sharon, I'm glad to know I'm not the only single woman also. This is an adventure for me in so many ways! I am flying in a couple days early to avoid any weather delays and will be staying near the airport. I may venture into the city on Thursday if you are interested. Or perhaps we can grab a cup of coffee at the airport before the flight. Feel free to check out my Facebook site and we can communicate through it if you like.
Sharon Goldzweig Feb 09, 2015 at 04:42 PM

Hi: sorry such delays... I work full full time and find nearly no extra time. I will probably work on the Thursday before our flight - did you have Road Scholar make your airline reservation? Do you know the time, airline, etc? I either misplaced the information or it wasn't sent yet. Also, are you getting vaccinations?
Cindy Lawson-Kester Feb 09, 2015 at 09:06 PM

Sharon, the flight arrangements are somewhere on this website but buried fairly deeply. However mine came in snail mail today under separate cover so I imagine yours will also in the next day or so. I got a Hepatitis A vaccination and also took an oral medication for typhoid....both recommended on the Center for Disease Control site http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/india for "most travelers".

Jeanne Hartig Oct 07, 2014 at 09:11 AM

Hi everyone--going on the Feb 27 2015 trip. Third time with Road Scholar. Love these trips!
Martha Moyer Oct 07, 2014 at 03:19 PM

Anyone attending the #1046-Southwest Landscape Photography Workshop from the northwest?

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38 meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 13 dinners
5 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
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