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Road Scholars

By Linda Tancs

Learning is lifelong.  And worldwide.  Combine the two and you get Road Scholars, an educational travel program for the 50-plus set.  On a fixed income?  No worries.  You can hike the waterfalls of the Carolinas and explore lighthouses, shipwrecks and treasures for under $600.  The journey may have a price, but the experience is priceless.

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Age Is Just a Number

By Linda Tancs

Age limits are arbitrary.  Just ask the folks at Exploritas.  Formerly known as Elderhostel (sounds a bit hostile to elders, don’t you think?), they removed their travel barriers limiting tours to those aged 60 or over.  That change, of course, does not magically transform the composition of a group.  So why would a millenial explore the wilds of Iceland with grandpa?  Therein lies an answer:  family.  As it was so wisely put in the movie The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, family is the most precious gift we are given.   Looks like Exploritas figured that out, too.

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Exotic Adventures for Elders

By Linda Tancs

So you’re “older.”  That doesn’t mean you can’t travel like a millenial or one of those other younger generations whether it’s hiking, glacier hopping, kayaking, safari jeeping, or just hanging out with an ornately festooned camel in Rajasthan.  If you’d like to travel like a Generation X’er but not necessarily with one, consider an elder trek for travelers aged 50 and over. And remember, as economist Bernard Baruch said, age is only a number.

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