BOSTON, Dec. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Each year, as families across the country gather to celebrate the holiday season, many take the opportunity to not only catch up and break bread together but to plan their next winter break and summer getaways. Not-for-profit Road Scholar, the nation's largest educational travel institution for adults, believes learning is the journey of a lifetime and encourages families to use this time together to make the important decision of where they want to learn together in the coming year.

With more and more baby boomers and beyond looking for ways to share their love of educational travel with their grandchildren and families, Road Scholar meets this demand for Intergenerational and Multi-generational learning by offering innovative educational adventures in our most popular destinations.

"Grandparents who have enrolled in our Intergenerational programs have told us that the best time to discuss family travel plans with their children and grandchildren is during the holiday season," said JoAnn Bell, senior vice president of programs for Road Scholar. "For many grandparents, the holidays are the best time of year to spend time with their grandchildren, and many use that time to finalize plans for a summer educational adventure with Road Scholar."

National Parks

On August 25, 2016, the National Park Service turns 100. National Parks educational adventures are some of Road Scholar's most popular U.S.-based programs. Every year, hundreds of grandparents and their grandchildren and families embark upon an adventure of a lifetime at parks and monuments across the country. To learn more about Road Scholar's national parks educational adventures, please visit

Summer Sessions

Road Scholar summer sessions are learning adventures for college-age grandchildren and their grandparents to share. For program details, visit

Intergenerational and Family Learning Adventures

Road Scholar continues to create new educational adventures for families, grandparents and their grandchildren. A few new and popular Intergenerational and Family programs include:

Hiking, Biking & Water Sports on the Galapagos Islands with your Grandchild

Washington D.C.: A Capital Intergenerational Adventure

From Whale Sharks to Spider Monkeys: A Family Safari through the Yucatan

Grand Canyon Family Adventure: Exploring and Rafting in Western Grand Canyon

To learn more about Road Scholar's Intergenerational and Family learning adventures, please visit or

About Road Scholar

Road Scholar is the nation's largest educational travel organization for adults. The not-for-profit offers 5,500 extraordinary educational adventures in 150 countries and 50 states for individuals dedicated to lifelong learning. Road Scholars are immersed in a variety of experiential learning activities, enlisting world-renowned faculty and local experts who offer insider access not available to most individuals. Dedicated to making educational travel available to everyone, Road Scholar offers financial assistance for those who otherwise could not participate in its programs.

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

CONTACT: Stacie Fasola (617) 457-5418 Despina Gakopoulos (617) 457-5502 newsmedia@roadscholar.orgSource: Road Scholar