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Program # 19403 just finished a great week in Charleston visiting sites such as the Palmer Home, Middleton Place Plantation, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens to name a few. The Sweetgrass Basket demonstration was terrific and the weather could not have been better. 


Program # 19280 is coming up this week. This culinary program introduces the participant to true Lowcountry cuisine with expert instruction by qualified chefs. Also visit the Charleston Tea Plantation, the Ambrose Family Farm, the Tomato Shed, and see the famous Angel Oak tree.


Fall is a truly great time of year indeed to visit Charleston.

Road Scholar is the new name for the exciting learning adventures created by Elderhostel. Road Scholar is new, but the definition has been in the making since the first Elderhostel programs back in 1975. As a matter of fact, Elderhostel is still the name of our organization. We’re just launching a new name for our programs.

Elderhostel is the nation's first and the world's largest education and travel organization for adults. We take our goal of lifelong learning seriously at the Center for Educational Adventure and are dedicated to providing exceptional learning opportunities with programs that exemplify the educational content expected by our participants.

We offer programs at a number of locations in Georgia and one in Florida. Locations include: Americus, Atlanta, Hiawassee, Amicalola Falls, St. Simons Island, Jekyll Island, Sapelo Island, Cumberland Island, and Amelia Island, FL. Last year 3538 people participated in our Road Scholar programs.


In addition to land based programs, the Center for Educational Adventure provides two Road Scholar cruises per year that travel from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, SC. This cruise operates in reverse traveling from Charleston to Jacksonville. Each cruise enjoys lectures along the way and field trips at each port city.


Courses and field trips revolve around the history and ecology of the different areas. Our outdoor adventure programs include: kayaking, bicycling, island hopping, canoeing, and hiking. One program takes you on a day long train trip into the Smoky Mountains to study train history.


We partner with the American Foreign Service in Washington to provide a program where former ambassadors from many different countries come and speak to our group.


Located in Atlanta, GA, this program includes field trips to the Atlanta History Center, CNN, Center for Disease Control, the Martin Luther King Museum, antebellum plantations and experiencing the taste of the local cuisine.


Our partners in education include: University of Georgia Marine Research Institute, Brunswick Marine Extension Center, the American Foreign Service in Washington, D.C., Amelia Island Museum, Okefenokee Swamp, Cumberland Island National Park Service, Sapelo Island DNR, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, and the Carter Center in Atlanta to name a few.


On Amelia Island, go behind the scenes in Fernandina Beach, once a Victorian seaport village with a historic district dating to the 19th century. Explore the natural paradise of Cumberland Island, renowned for sea turtles, wild turkeys, horses and salt marshes. Enjoy birding, biking, hiking, kayaking and strolling the white-sand beach!


• Discover Amelia's rich history and culture, including Fort Clinch and the Amelia Island Museum of History.
• Glide along rivers, creeks and marshes during a study cruise in search of rare birds, dolphins, manatees and other wildlife.
• Visit the First African Baptist Church on Cumberland Island, where John Kennedy and Caroline Bessette were married.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles daily on paths, sand dunes and beaches.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, Fla., 3 nights; boat to Cumberland Island, Ga., 2 nights; boat to Fernandina Beach, departure.


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"Excellent leader. Whole program was good. I am a new widow and am very pleased about how easy it is to work into a crowd of Road Scholars and be comfortable. Thank you for making that possible."


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