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Road Scholar: Snap Your Costa Rica Digital Photo Adventure PDF Print E-mail


Get expert instructions on pointing your digital camera as a pro. Capture mountain and ocean views, get timeless photos of forest and wildlife in one of the most beautiful tropical Caribbean islands.

The next scheduled trip is Program No. 15114RJ, set for December 5 thru 13. Price starts at $1,999 per person, and includes hotel, meals and field trips, with no extra charges for singles. For complete info, go to www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/15114/digital-photography-in-nature-capturing-the-best-of-costa-rica/dates

 
Amsterdam Schiphol: My Fave Airport In Europe PDF Print E-mail


There are many major airports around the world, and most in the USA are crowded, tacky and confusing. In Asia, Hong Kong and Singapore boast airports that are at least one step up in quality, cleanliness and service..

In The Netherlands, Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport is the best in Europe. Getting in and out of the area is efficient, and wait times for flights are shorter and more comfortable. Inside are many excellent restaurants and shops, and strolling around through the modern design, including an indoor park and casino, is always pleasant. For overnights, there’s a modern Hilton hotel adjacent to Schiphol.

 
Tower of London: Former Prison And Now Tourist Trap PDF Print E-mail


While visiting London town, are you willing to pay $50 to see Beefeater guides, the Crown Jewels and the cell where the two little princes were murdered? Also, if you arrive during the busy time of day, you may have to wait in line for an hour or so to peek at those historic sights.

Of course, for senior tourists who are English history buffs, this thousand-year-old prison is usually on the list of must-see locations. Also, it’s right next to the River Thames and the Tower Bridge. Also, if you’re wandering the grounds at the right time of day, you’ll see the famed ravens (English crows) hanging around for a biscuit or two.

 
Road Scholar: New Mexico’s Historic Conversos And Crypto-Jews PDF Print E-mail


Go west to Albuquerque to experience the classic culture of conversos and Crypto-Jews. Some families came to America as early as the 17th Century to escape Spain’s oppression and forced conversion to Catholicism.

The six-day, five-night program 11007RJ cost starts at $949, and includes upscale hotel, 13 meals, field trips, lectures, desert hikes and many other features. The next session accepting reservations is scheduled for February 10-15, 2019. For more info, go to www.roadscholar.org/find-an-adventure/11007/new-mexico-s-conversos-and-crypto-jews/dates

 
Grand Canyon AZ: Best Time To Visit Nature’s Beauty PDF Print E-mail


As autumn fades, so do the heavy crowds at this popular destination. Head for the South Rim, where camping, lodging and food are most convenient. Hike along the crest for the world’s most spectacular natural views ranging down a mile to the desert and shores of the Colorado River. Mule rides are very popular and must be booked months ahead, but there are plenty of other activities and sights to enjoy. For current info, go to www.thecanyon.com/visitor-information

 
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