Road Scholar Offers Educational Adventures to Unique Off-The-Beaten-Path Destinations

BOSTON, Aug. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Not-for-profit Road Scholar, the world leader in lifelong learning, currently offers 5,500 programs in 150 countries and 50 states. While each of these programs offer participants an opportunity to learn and explore a wide range of topics and cultures, there are a few destinations around the world that are renowned for being particularly appealing to the most adventurous learners.

Road Scholar offers hundreds of programs to remote, off-the-beaten-path destinations that are specifically designed to provide rich educational content and exclusive access for those seeking a unique travel experience.

"When today's baby boomers were young, they were the first generation to strap on a backpack and explore the far corners of the earth," said Jim Moses, President and CEO of Road Scholar. "Forty or 50 years later, those same baby boomers are rekindling that spirit of adventure to learn about the world. For many, the more exotic and off-the-beaten-path a destination is, the better. To meet the educational needs of these particularly intrepid explorers, we offer learning adventures to truly authentic, untouristic destinations."

Whether exploring wildlife in Madagascar, traveling through Iran aboard the Persian Express, or exploring America's Arctic, Road Scholar offers adventurous learners the opportunity to visit locales that are far off the beaten path.

A few examples of Road Scholar's programs that are off the beaten path:

All Aboard the Persian Express: Iran and Turkey by Train

Like Nowhere Else on Earth: The Wildlife and Cultures of Madagascar

Exploring Unusual Cities: A Touch of History, a Taste of Utopia

On the Road: Celebrate Summer in America's Arctic

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About Road Scholar

Not-for-profit Road Scholar's mission is to inspire adults to learn, discover and travel. Our learning adventures engage expert instructors, provide extraordinary access, and stimulate discourse and friendship among people for whom learning is the journey of a lifetime. Since inception, more than 5 million people have enrolled in our 5,500 iconic educational adventures offered annually in 50 states and 150 countries around the world.

Road Scholar educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning since 1975. To learn more, please visit our website at

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