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Program #13032RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
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.
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.
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.
Carolyn from Lubbock, TX Number of programs attended: 18
Date attended: 04/27/14 - 05/03/14
This program is fantastic and is a perfect example of what Lifelong Learning is all about. I learned more in this week long activity than I did in some 3 hour college classes. Each of the five communities has a most interesting history. Our leader, Diane, is excellent--I cannot think of anyone else who is better prepared than she is. She truly makes each hour of each day come alive. The small number of participants was nice--I was able to get to know each one on an individual basis.

Patricia from Casper, WY Number of programs attended: 25
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
This program was well organized and exceptionally interesting. It gave you an insight into different religions, as well as the semi-religious Transcendental Meditation. It gave me a glimpse into a different part of the US.

Geraldine from New Braunfels, TX Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 04/28/13 - 05/04/13
What a delight to have Diane Van Wyngarden as a group leader! She leaves "no stone unturned" and is a master of organization in just the right way!

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