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Walking & Wellness: Costa Rican Secrets of Longevity

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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. 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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X Bartlett Nov 20, 2015 at 02:01 PM

Will anyone be on the January 22 8:45 a.m. flight from DFW to Libera?

Greg Steiner Oct 24, 2015 at 09:53 AM

This is our first trip with Road Scholar and first time to Costa Rica. Just over a week away; I'm getting excited!
Karen Buros Oct 27, 2015 at 06:19 AM

Hi, also getting more excited. Finally beginning to pack!

Daphne Prior Sep 17, 2015 at 04:58 PM

Hi - My name is Daphne and I will be coming from New York City for Nov. 3-9. Is anyone else coming from JFK on the 3rd? Maybe we can look for one another and make that very tight connection in Atlanta!
Karen Buros Oct 27, 2015 at 06:17 AM

Hi Daphne, I'm Karen and will be on your flight from JFK on the 3rd. Very early flight!

Evonne Agnello Aug 03, 2015 at 11:02 AM

I'm going on two Costa Rica trips: Walking and Wellness Nov. 3-9 and The Best of Costa Rica Nov. 9-21 --- my first time to this part of the world. Would love to hear from my potential travel buddies.
Mary Sullivan Sep 07, 2015 at 10:25 AM

Evonne, my husband Greg and I are also going to Costa Rica on the Walking and Wellness trip. Our first time there also.

Linda Barlotta Oct 21, 2014 at 06:20 PM

Are any of my fellow travelers out there? Would love to hear from you.
Premium Email Subscriber Oct 21, 2014 at 09:26 PM

Hi Linda Barlotta. Are you going on the Dec.I-7th trip...If so, My name is Charlene I am also going
Linda Barlotta Oct 26, 2014 at 07:23 PM

No. We are leaving on 10/31. Will let you know about our experience!
Natalia Barrantes Oct 30, 2014 at 11:09 PM

Hello Linda! I am one of your Costa Rican guides, I am looking forward to meet you tomorrow
Natalia Barrantes Oct 30, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Charlene: if everything goes as planed I am going to be your guide in December, we are going to have a great time. Any question please let me know.

Premium Email Subscriber Oct 09, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I am going on the Dec l-7th trip 2014 Would appreciate any tips that might be helpful
Premium Email Subscriber Oct 21, 2014 at 09:28 PM

This is my first trip to Costa Rica, I have no tips except what friends have told me about other areas they visited.

Jeanette Tipling Feb 24, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Anyone else who is going, I would like to meet you online. I will be traveling as a single but am very friendly and enjoy everyone. Please reply.
Sharon Chace Jun 25, 2014 at 07:59 AM

Where are you from, Jeanette? Have you already taken this trip? It's June 2014 now and I am considering talking to my husband about us taking the trip next year in the winter (we live in MN - always good to get away in March!). If you have already gone I would very much enjoy hearing your opinion of the experience. My husband is still working (we are in our 60s) and he needs to get away and relax, both of us do.

Catherine Grossman Nov 24, 2013 at 09:22 PM

This is a part of Costa Rica I would love to see, but is there no way to offer this program sooner?? And perhaps have a trip mid-month rather than always over the first of the month? I would love to go in early 2014.

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