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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.
Louise from Kamas, UT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/25/15 - 10/31/15
A huge variety of education, field trips, outdoor activities and sensory involvement. All of your senses are satisfied in this fantastic experience. Thank you!!

Wendy from Mendocino, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/17/15
This was an outstanding trip thanks in large part to the dedicated Road Scholar staff and a fully engaged group of traveling companions. Jerry, Melissa and Amy brought the region and its ancient people alive by sharing their knowledge and enthusiasm while also managing necessary administrivia.

Don from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/17/15
An absolutely absorbing experience, educational, visual and emotional. Icould not recommend it more highly.

Arthur from Santa Rosa, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/17/15
This program was an excellent way to see some of the amazing sites in our Southwest region. It gave me a whole new perspective of the area and the people.

George from Oakland, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/11/15 - 10/17/15
Chaco Canyon and Canyon de Chelley are gems of the Southwest, and this tour provides a richly informative introduction to both of them as well as to their surrounding cultural and historical milieu.

John from Haverford, PA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/19/15
This was my first Road Scholar program and it exceeded my expectations for the quality of the educational material, the comfort and efficiency of the travel and lodging arrangements, the quality of the food, the professionalism of the leaders.

Nancy from Dahlonega, GA Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 09/13/15 - 09/19/15
For those interested in our early history, this program is a must. The pueblo stone masonry is stunning. I was amazed at the intricately planned communities. Stewart will present you with theories of why these communities may have been abandoned. Wear good walking/hiking shoes, a hat that ties on, a sunscreen shirt, and lots of sunscreen. Take two refillable water bottles. Melissa will share her personal experiences of having been raised in this area. Enjoy!

Robert from Fort Collins, CO Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/02/15
If you want to expand your knowledge right in your back yard I would strongly suggest learning more about Native Americans of the Southeastern USA. This program is an eye opener.

Gerald from Somerset, KY Number of programs attended: 115
Date attended: 04/19/15 - 04/25/15
We saw so much on the Pueblo Heritage program. We visited Canyon de Chelly, Walnut Canyon, Village of Old Oriabi, Hubbell Trading Post and Window Rock, but Chaco Canyon was the highlight for me. I would recommend seeing Chaco Canyon through this program rather than visiting independently because it is rather remote and is reached by a dirt road. I highly recommend this program. It was well organized and run. Stewart Lasseter, our leader, gave us more than just a tour of the sights. He added geology and cultural information which enhanced my overall knowledge of the ancient times. I marvel at the craftsmanship and engineering skills of those early inhabitants and to realize it was done without any tools that we have today. It is a total mystery to me. Jerry Hubble

Kerri from Halifax, PA Number of programs attended: 7
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/02/15
We had a very good time. Met some great people. And learned a lot about the Hopi/Navajo/Anasazi culture. Our Leader, Jerry, was very passionate and knowledgeable which made our trip very meaningful. The 4X4 trip through the canyon was a lot of fun. And the Pottery and Weaving demonstrations were fascinating. Amy and Melissa also took very good care of us. The Hopi & Navajo people we met were all so warm and welcoming. Highly recommend this program!

Nancy from Pittsburgh, PA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 04/19/15 - 04/25/15
A wonderful adventure into Native American and Arizona history! The scenery and diversity of the landscapes are amazing. Great leadership by highly knowledgeable and congenial Road Scholar staff.

Mavis from Calgary, AB Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/28/15
This program and its leaders were excellent. Make sure you follow the program instructions about dressing like an onion-lots of peeling off and on of clothing during the day and bring lots of CASH for the wonderful art you will see.

Mary from Corning, NY Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 03/22/15 - 03/28/15
A wonderful experience - good mix of activity, learning, museums, field trips, etc. Our group of 19 bonded well. Lots of fun, knowledgeable leaders & field trip guides. 4 essentials: good shoes/boots, sunscreen, hat with cord, & water bottle to carry. Read House of Rain before going & bring extra cash to purchase jewelry & pottery from native artisans - not all take credit cards. Options for different fitness levels & nice meal selections for vegetarians were provided.

Judi from Camden, ME Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
My first Road Scholar trip and it couldn't have been a better experience. Right balance of informative presentations (from Native American artist to professor), active exploration of some of this country's oldest & most impressive historical sites,and thoughtful,just plain fun guides/drivers-- and a special camaraderie with fellow participants. I enrolled a little anxious about not knowing anyone else and left with many new friends and a much better understanding of an important piece of our heritage.

Cheri from Salem, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
Had a wonderful experience on the Pueblo trip. Was better than I expected. Great guides. I'm taking another Road Scholar trip in April; can't wait!

Ava from Mashpee, MA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
Pueblo Heritage was an amazing experience. I learned so much and had a wonderful time as well. This was a six star program!

Marilyn from Wilmington, VT Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/19/14 - 10/25/14
I have travelled extensively, but this was my first Road Scholar trip. It definitely will not be the last!

Carol from Kalamazoo, MI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/05/14 - 10/11/14
This program on the Anasazi was so much more than just a tour. We learned the latest theories about their civilization and the challenges it faced, as well as learning about the region's geology, botany, and the cultures of the Hopi and Navajo. The three leaders brought such different backgrounds and strengths to the program. I'm very glad I attended!

Marlene from Rio Vista, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 09/14/14 - 09/20/14
This program far exceeded my expectations. The scenery was spectacular, the history of the area very interesting and the knowledge of the leader, Stewart Lasseter, very easy to understand. All three of the guides: Stewart, Melisa, and Amy were helpful and made the drives interesting. They speakers who were from the 2 reservations and the outside people who talked to us, were knowledgeable, and tho they didn't always agree with one another added both information and questions for our continuing education. Great Trip!

Carol from Corona Del Mar, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/12/14
It was a great trip. The leaders were very knowledgable and I enjoyed the sites we visited.

Rick from Hope Valley, RI Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/06/14 - 04/12/14
Enjoyed the program and the weather cooperated. Highlights included lunch with a Native American family, great jeep ride of Canyon de Chelly and meeting such a diverse group of people.

Gary from Sunnyvale, CA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 03/23/14 - 03/29/14
One of the best I've attended despite occasional angriness of the weather gods.

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