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6 Days | 5 Nights
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.
Rochelle from Rockville, VA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/01/15
This was my first Road Scholar program. The participants were warm and friendly and the leader and speakers were outstanding. I was afraid that I'd be out of my league as an occasional writer, but there were people at all levels. The combination of beautiful scenery, people, leaders, writing and nature was unbeatable. I will definitely do another Road Scholar soon, and highly recommend Coastal Journeys Unlimited, Carol and Lynn Unser.

Jane from Covington, WA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/01/15
As a "first timer" traveling with Road Scholar and as a single, this program exceeded my expectations. The hostess, Carol is a knowledgeable, organized and warm leader. The accommodations, the ocean views, the food, the activities and the presenters were first rate. All the women in the group were fascinating and welcoming. Even the weather cooperated!! I loved it. Thanks

Sue from Geddes, SD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/26/15 - 05/01/15
The location, the presenters and facilitators, and the program agenda combine to make this a wonderful experience.

Suzanne from Gleneden Beach, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
Had a great time and met some wonderful women. Guest speakers were fantastic, knowledgeable, encouraging and fun. Shared stories, walked on sandy beaches, watched glorious sunsets and ate massive amounts of food... what is better than that! Carol and Lynn are fantastic "hosts" and I encourage everyone to come visit the Oregon Coast -- you won't be disappointed.

Nancy from Paradise, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
For a first program, I don't think I could have made a better choice. The accommodations were wonderful with all rooms with an ocean view, fabulous meals, and fun and informative field trips. The presentations by the local authors were informative and inspiring. And Carol Usher is marvelous as the coordinator. She is warm, open and friendly and always attentive to all. And most of all, the group of women in attendance were the best! I could not have been more pleased with this program.

Nancy from McMinnville, OR Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
Lovely location, awesome accommodations, fabulous food, walking and writing with wonderful women: a perfect program!

Susan from Sacramento, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/02/14
First of all, you can't get a better ocean view of the Oregon coastline than what you get at the Inn at Spanish Head. That's because the Inn is right on the beach, literally, and every single room has a spectacular view. Wow. Just wow. Secondly, Carol and Lynn Unser, the coordinators, do a spectacular job of mixing lessons on the natural history of the Oregon coast, jaunts out to see the wonders of the coastal environment, as well as hands-on writing workshops and presentations by local authors. The presenters were fantastic. Plus, Carol even offered one evening session with a local yoga teacher. If I sound like I'm gushing, that's because I am. Solid five stars.

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