That organization that introduced your parents to the wider, deeper world was called Elderhostel. Though the demographic remains the same, the name doesn’t. Today its punnier name is Roads Scholar and it is enormous and economical, with travel, classes and lifelong learning in 150 countries and around 5,500 adventures that are all over the map including tours of California Parks, the Rosa Bowl Parade, group visits to Cuba, boat rides on the Seine, a class on sharpening your debate skills and, if you are not a security risk a scholarly promenade inside the CIA.

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