Traveling with grandkids can bring with it fun, adventure and challenges, too. We’re here to guide you through the rousing exploit that is travel with grandkids, with advice on how to inspire a sense of adventure in your grandchild, tips for traveling with grandkids and much more!
We’re the leaders in grandparent travel and we’re happy to say it. With more than 30 years of experience, our Grandparent adventures span the globe and are sure to pique your interest with trips ranging from STEM to sports and everything in between. Our educational tours are jam-packed with activities that we know both you and your grandkid will love. We guarantee you’ll come away having learned something new and with a lifetime of memories.
It’s easy to get caught up in the routines of daily life and realize, suddenly, that time has flown by and your grandkids are grown. Just think about how quickly your children grew up. Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday you were reading them bedtime stories? Your grandkids are only young once, so don’t wait to plan a travel and learning experience they’ll remember even when they’re all grown up. YOLO, right? (Ask your grandkids for a translation.)
Spending a week on an educational adventure with your grandchild will almost certainly bring you closer. Who doesn’t want to bond more with their grandkids, especially in those formative years when their eyes are glued to their cell phones? Put the cell phones aside and focus on learning, adventure and bonding time with your grandkids. Leave their parents at home while you experience special one-on-one time on Road Scholar’s Intergenerational programs, or choose a Family program for fun for all three generations!
One of the best parts of traveling and learning with your grandchild is seeing the wonder in their eyes as they learn or experience something new. There’s nothing like it. Having grandkids along helps you see the world through a different lens and, often, pushes you out of your comfort zone. You’re more likely to learn things you wouldn’t with other adults and maybe even try some different activities you never thought you’d try, like zip lining in Costa Rica, surfing in Hawaii or digging with paleontologists in Wyoming.
One of the greatest takeaways from a Road Scholar program is the camaraderie you find with other participants. Our educational programs attract people who love learning and travel, and out of those shared passions arises a bond that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, with other kiddos along, your grandkids will have an opportunity to make new friends, too! We offer different categories of learning adventures for different-aged grandkids, from 5 to 18, so they’ll have other kids their age to have fun and learn with!
Travel planning can be stressful, especially when you’re planning a trip for your grandkids. But when you enroll in a Road Scholar program, we do the planning for you. Our expert trip designers put together adventures both you and your grandkids will love, with just the right combination of learning and fun! With all of this extra time and energy, you can focus on making lifelong memories with your grandkids!
“The Grandparent experience was wonderful! I could see my grandson begin to see the world as much larger than he previously knew and I saw him grow in his appreciation for the joy of travel.”
— Sue, Road Scholar Class of 2015, from Delaware, Ohio —
Each and every one of our faculty experts has been carefully selected for the Road Scholar Grandparent learning adventures they lead. A glance at their bios, and you will understand why.
Domenico Nucci studied Greek, Latin, physics and philosophy during high school in Naples. He earned an associate's in art history, and later a degree at the Università di Napoli Federico II.
He worked for many years in aid and reconstruction programs in Africa and Asia. When not on Road Scholar programs, he works in fruit tree care, home renovation and property management.
At the age of 19, Martin Tyner was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, Calif., and was soon working in the movie industry as a trainer of big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals and raptors.
He is the founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit wildlife rescue and environmental education organization. With the help of his Golden Eagle, Bud, they received a donation of 22.6 acres of property for the development of a permanent wildlife rescue facility in Utah.