Elephants in Johannesburg

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My friends at Road Scholar are hosting a “Great Global Giveaway” and I’m excited to tell you about it. I’m going to enter and hope you do too. I so want to plan a vacay with this travel company during my retirement.

Road Scholar Great Global Giveaway

In honor of it’s 50th anniversary celebration in 2025, Road Scholar is hosting a contest in advance called the “Great Global Giveaway.” Seven lucky winners will win one of seven educational adventures to seven continents, complete with airfare for two people. These seven trips, like all the programs Road Scholar offers, will have an emphasis on learning about the destinations through educational content and immersive experiences.

The seven winners will be drawn from a list of all Road Scholar’s subscribers, including those already on their mailing list and anyone who signs up in 2024. Anyone who’s not on the Road Scholar mailing list can sign up here. Subscribers can also earn extra chances to win by referring friends who aren’t already on Road Scholar’s mailing list online here. Each friend referral provides another chance to win.

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Adelie Penguins

Adelie Penguins, Antarctica (Image provided by Road Scholar)

Seven amazing educational trips

The Great Global Giveaway culminates in January 2025 when the winners will find a golden ticket on page 50 of Road Scholar’s iconic January catalog. Winners will also be notified directly by phone or email so they’re sure not to miss the good news. The seven trips include:

Africa | African Safari: A Close-up on Wildlife
Antarctica | “Land Ho!” Icebergs and Penguins in Otherworldly Antarctica
Asia | The People of the Mekong: Vietnam, Cambodia and Angkor Wat
Australia | Discover a Land Down Under: Melbourne, Adelaide & Sydney
Europe | French Art Voyage: Paris, the Rhône and the French Riviera
North America | The Best of the Grand Tetons to Banff: Iconic National Parks
South America | South American Odyssey: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Machu Picchu & More

“With more people than ever wanting to find meaningful experiences by studying abroad, we couldn’t think of a better way to stir excitement than to give away trips to all seven continents,” said Maeve Hartney, Chief Program Officer of Road Scholar. “The Great Global Giveaway celebrates our 50th anniversary in 2025 and our legacy of helping older adults find the joy of learning and exploration with friends old and new. Road Scholar has always been about active learning and fostering a love for adventure, and the Great Global Giveaway embodies that spirit,” she said.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu (Image provided by Road Scholar)

An organization for senior travelers

Road Scholar is a nonprofit organization that brings together a diverse cohort of travelers, immersing them in an experiential learning program with careful pacing to meet the needs of all participants.With a mission to inspire adults to learn, discover, and travel, Road Scholar’s travel programs for seniors help members deepen their understanding of not only themselves but different cultures, geography, history, and people across the world.

Elephants in Johannesburg

I hope I win the African Safari trip to see elephants in Johannesburg (Image provided by Road Scholar)

Share your Road Scholar story

In addition to the Great Global Giveaway, Road Scholar wants to hear the stories of its participants over the last half-century. “For nearly 50 years, six million Road Scholar participants have experienced the joys of learning and travelling with us,” said Hartney. “We’re gathering 50 of the most heart-warming, poignant, charming and funny stories from the Road Scholar community.” Past Road Scholar travelers are encouraged to share a story about how their travels with Road Scholar have impacted them. Share a story here.

More information about the Road Scholar Great Global Giveaway

Check out the Road Scholar website for more information about Road Scholar’s Great Global Giveaway,

Which of these seven places are you most interested in visiting? For me I would love to go on an African Safari!

Good luck.