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Our first Road Scholar charter to Cuba was a terrific success. Our second trip was to New Orleans in January 2018. See below for our planned trips for 2019. LLI membership is required.

For further information, contact Pat Hyer, hyerp@vt.edu. The travel committee will survey LLI members about other possible destinations – we are thinking about Iceland, Galapagos Islands, and Ireland, among others.


A Taste of Costa Rica

Tuesday, January 15 to Wednesday, January 23, 2019
An Exclusive Road Scholar Learning Adventure for Members of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Low-level clouds drift through the sweet cedar and hanging moss. Even in dim sunlight, the orchid’s flowers brighten your path as you hike. In this interdisciplinary introduction to Costa Rica, learn about the nation’s rain and cloud forests and the inseparable bond between the people and the land. Explore volcanic terrain and tropical gardens, as well as culture and history. Meet residents in local communities for an intimate experience of this peaceful nation.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hike through the mystical cloud forest at Monteverde and experience the thrill of white water rafting at Sarapiqui.
  • Enjoy scenic views of Arenal Volcano from up in the rainforest canopy during a walk on a combination of nature trails and hanging bridges.
  • An interactive presentation introduces an important gourmet coffee roaster in Costa Rica.

Price: Check back for details on what's included.

Double Occupancy: check back
Single Occupancy: check back

For detailed information about this itinerary, please go to roadscholar.org.

If you are interested in joining this charter, contact Pat Hyer, hyerp@vt.edu, 540-951-4968.


The Best of Theater in New York: Behind the Velvet Curtain

Monday, May 20 to Friday, May 24, 2019
An Exclusive Road Scholar Learning Adventure for Members of the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech

PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Hit the streets of the Great White Way and discover the excitement of New York’s incredible theater scene, from Broadway events to the adventurous Off-Broadway stage and beyond. Get an inside look at a world ordinary members of the audience never see as you spend five days immersed in New York theater and in personal encounters with those who help create it.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Attend a Broadway musical, a dramatic production and an Off-Broadway show.
  • Visit a Broadway theater and explore Times Square’s theatrical history.
  • Enjoy a behind-the-scenes discussion of the page-to-stage process with key staff such as a producer, director or theater manager.

Price: Check back for details on what's included.

Double Occupancy: check back
Single Occupancy: check back

For detailed information about this itinerary, please go to roadscholar.org.

If you are interested in joining this charter, contact Pat Hyer, hyerp@vt.edu, 540-951-4968.


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