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Road Scholar has thousands of educational adventures to choose from. A good way to narrow down our list is to browse our collection of "Most Popular" programs.
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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.
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Helen from Amherst, MA Number of programs attended: 86
Date attended: 09/20/15 - 09/25/15
Playing the best Bridge was an excellent program. Our teacher Ed Scanlon knew the game of Bridge inside and out. We all learned many new techniques to improve our game play and bidding. The Gray Ghost Inn was a great place to stay. All of our meals were excellent. Our two evening programs were very enjoyable.

Anne from Haydenville, MA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
I learned so much. Edward made the classes fun. I learned so much that it will take until, at least next summer to synthesize it into my game. But I will love every minute. The Gray Ghost in was perfect! Carina went out of her way to ensure that we were comfortable, well fed and happy!

Mary from Brighton, MI Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/06/15 - 09/11/15
Edward's a terrific instructor and Carina an outstanding program host. I learned a lot and had a great time.

Edward from Glen Mills, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
Bridge for the intermediate bridge player who seeks to play better.

Kathleen from Mechanicsburg, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
Marti is very knowledgeable about bridge. She makes learning fun! Follow her wherever she goes....

Carole from Lemoyne, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
Marti is a wealth of knowledge and entertaining at the same time. She's the teacher you want...I agree with Larry...find out where she's going to be teaching and GO.

Sheila from Longmont, CO Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
Marti is absolutely amazing and the program was excellent! Her teaching style is wonderful. I have a lot to learn about this game, and I feel empowered to play much better bridge now that I've had a great dose of Marti.

Larry from Nesconset, NY Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
If you want to receive VERY comprehensive information for BRIDGE then find out where Marti is going to be and go there!!! Larry Galina

Michael from Kanata, ON Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 06/07/15 - 06/12/15
This program is absolutely perfect for the bridge player with some experience who wants to step up to the next level. It would probably be too much for a novice. It covers all aspects of play with everything explained so we understood the reasoning behind the practice. It was perhaps too much to absorb all at once, but we were given reference material for later study and practice.

Marilyn from Waterford, CT Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 11/02/14 - 11/07/14
If you are looking to expand your bridge horizons, play regularly and don't mind working hard at it (with enough time to relax and have fun, too), this is a great program.

Denise from Martintown, ON Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 11/02/14 - 11/07/14
If you play bridge and often wonder if you're making the right bid, or the right play, you need to attend this course. It will change the way you play the game, and significantly increase your enjoyment of the game.

Frank from Warminster, PA Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
The program was just what I had hoped it would be. Theinnkeeper and staff were always avalable if needed and the facility was just right and the food was excellent. I would go again!!!

Suzanne from Riverside, RI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/10/14
The Best Bridge You've Ever Played at the Grey Ghost Inn, VT. was delightful and met my expectations. The meals and staff at the Inn were sensational. This program is terrific value in a no-frills, clean and well run inn. This program attracted people throughout the US and Canada who were interesting and wanted to be better bridge players. I enjoyed it very much. SBG, RI

Sandra from Bel Air, MD Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
Nine friends and I participated in this program to improve our bridge playing. To a person, we all loved it. Marti, our teacher, is knowledgeable, well prepared, and wonderfully organized. She is also ebullient, funny, and energetic. And while she ran a tight ship during the instructional portion of the program, she made sure we had fun and had plenty of time to play bridge. The Grey Ghost Inn was the perfect complement to the program. Its friendly, relaxed atmosphere provided the opportunity to visit with other participants and to relax after the day’s instruction. Carina, the owner and innkeeper, took personal charge of us, inviting interested participants on local walks, escorting us into town, and providing local evening entertainment. The meals were delicious with a focus on freshly prepared fruits, vegetables, and meat. All ten of us are eagerly looking forward to becoming Marti’s “repeat offenders” as we plan to enroll again in the future.

AudreyLee from Philadelphia, PA Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 09/07/14 - 09/12/14
The Instructor titled each page Bridge Boot Camp. GI Jane I was not. I felt challenged, sometimes overwhelmed and finally satisfied that I now had a good base to continue my progress and met wonderful people to play with in my own area.

Deborah from Short Hills, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
Hi. The teacher is fabulous. The Gray Ghost card room is tight. We had a woman with a chronic cough. It was uncomfortable, distracting, and perhaps contagious. If you are sick, stay home or reschedule.

Marion from Green Village, NJ Number of programs attended: 0
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
This program is of maximum benefit to intermediate players who come with a partner. Beginners, this is not for you. Although the Grey Ghost Inn is shabby, the food is great. It almost makes you forget the dim lights, the dirty carpets, the rocko beds, and struggling air conditioners - BUT NOT QUITE! Too bad, because a fine instructor and eager students deserve better accommodations.

Trina from Short Hills, NJ Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/13/14 - 07/18/14
The bridge teaching here is superb. I think it is best to come with a partner or group of four that are on the same level as you. If it is held at the Grey Ghost Inn I would ask for a room only on the first or second floor that has an air conditioner in the summer

Christine from Allentown, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
The program was fun and challenging. The food was first rate. The other participants were friendly and welcomed me even though I came alone.

Marjorie from Cockeysville, MD Number of programs attended: 39
Date attended: 06/22/14 - 06/27/14
This is an excellent "bootcamp" on intermediate bridge. I would not suggest this for beginners but individuals who have played regularly and want to improve their game. Park and Marj Espenschade

Marilyn from Baltimore, MD Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 06/08/14 - 06/13/14
We exercised our brains, honed our bridge skills, met delightful people, ate delicious meals, and left feeling that this was 5 days well-spent.

Jayne from Winchester, MA Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 11/03/13 - 11/08/13
The educational program about Bridge was worth while but the bedroom accommodations at the Grey Ghost Inn lacked adequate heat, lighting and cleanliness.

Sally from Lancaster, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
The program was outstanding, to say the least. Marti made lots of sense. Loved the chance to play bridge all the time...there were so many nice people. I would take this program again in a heart beat. Would like to say the food was great and loved the Grey Ghost Inn. The beds could use an upgrade....they are a little too hard. I don't like to complain, however, if I came again I would bring a bed topper to put on the bed. No issue for me. Thanks so much.

Patricia from Saratoga Springs, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/13 - 10/11/13
Good program. The surroundings were relaxed and comfortable, the instructors very knowledgeable. Excellent service & food at the Grey Ghost Inn. Pat from Saratoga Springs, NY

Marjorie from Cedaredge, CO Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
Youwould like to understand some more points in bridge, take the trip to beautiful Vermont and take a class with Marti. She is personable and takes bridge seriously. The area is beautiful, especilly in the fall. The lodge serves wonderful food. Have a good Time.

Virginia from Tucson, AZ Number of programs attended: 14
Date attended: 09/22/13 - 09/27/13
This intensified bridge class is highly recommended for (especially) intermediate players. It was fun, informative and relaxed, yet intense - but not stressful. Marti, the instructor, is one of a kind. She is extremely knowledgeable, funny - very funny, kind but firm and truly loves the game of bridge and wants everyone to enjoy the game as well. She was always there to answer your questions and truly wanted everyone to experience success. The Grey Ghost Inn was lovely. It is not a fancy place, but it is country inn run by Carina and her family. Their hired chef, Jesse, was creative and presented fabulous quality meals. At his home he tends a full acre garden with 75 different varieties of tomatoes and he incorporates his garden in the meals. The veggies were superb....we actually had tomatoes that tasted like tomatoes! I've been on quite a few Road Scholar trips and this was one of the best!

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