Road Scholar offered a safari to South Africa and I enrolled on a whim.
That somewhat impulsive decision transformed my life and I’ve been a nomad ever since.” Thirty years ago, it was rare to see a woman dine alone or a group of women hike a remote trail; it was even rarer to see a woman travel abroad on her own.
All programs include accommodations, transportation within the program, lectures, activities and excursions, gratuities and taxes, travel assistance and emergency medical/evacuation assistance insurance.
In addition, Road Scholar offers financial assistance to make experiential learning available and accessible to all lifelong learners, regardless of their income.
“After my husband died, I knew right away that I wanted and needed to start a new life,” she said.
In 2007, Peg’s beloved husband of 10 years unexpectedly died in her arms just two months after she retired.
Eight years ago, Peg became one of the millions of solo female travelers to hit the roads, seas and airways to experience the world through hands-on learning.
In fact, women today are traveling solo at an unprecedented rate. First, there are simply a lot of women over 50 – approximately 45% of the U. population is 50 , and more than half of them are women.
But Peggy, 63, developed an independent streak at a very young age, leaving friends and family in her small hometown in Louisiana to visit New York City with a family friend on a bus trip.
She also was one of the first generations of women studying abroad, attending a summer session at Oxford in the late 1960s.