Elderhostel choices

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Because of a trademark dispute, Elderhostel has dropped the name Exploritas, to which it changed this year (July ’10, pg. 41), and now will run its programs under the name Road Scholar (Boston, MA; 800/454-5768, www.roadscholar.org), a name it has long held.

I went on four Elderhostel programs during the period it was called Exploritas (a name I always refused to use) and, as far as the emphasis toward seniors was concerned, found no real differences in the programs I had selected.

Ever since Elderhostel dropped its age minimum to 50 many years ago, there have been programs catering to a wide range of travelers’ activities and abilities.

The key is to read the program descriptions and activity levels carefully to determine which programs work for you. I am 83 and will continue to go on Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs (as soon as I recover from my second hip-replacement surgery, done a month ago).

HAL MOZER

Bellevue, WA

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Because of a trademark dispute, Elderhostel has dropped the name Exploritas, to which it changed this year (July ’10, pg. 41), and now will run its programs under the name Road Scholar (Boston, MA; 800/454-5768, www.roadscholar.org), a name it has long held.

I went on four Elderhostel programs during the period it was called Exploritas (a name I always refused to use) and, as far as the emphasis toward seniors was concerned, found no real differences in the programs I had selected.

Ever since Elderhostel dropped its age minimum to 50 many years ago, there have been programs catering to a wide range of travelers’ activities and abilities.

The key is to read the program descriptions and activity levels carefully to determine which programs work for you. I am 83 and will continue to go on Elderhostel/Road Scholar programs (as soon as I recover from my second hip-replacement surgery, done a month ago).

HAL MOZER

Bellevue, WA