Elderhostel is America’s first and the world’s largest educational travel organization for adults 55 and over.

Adventures in Lifelong Learning
We are a not-for-profit organization that provides exceptional learning adventures to nearly 200,000 older adults each year. Elderhostel offers over 10,000 programs a year in more than 90 countries.

We believe learning is a lifelong pursuit that opens minds and enriches lives. We believe sharing new ideas, challenges, and experiences is rewarding in every season of life. Our participants come from every walk of life to learn together, to exchange ideas, and to explore the world.

The World is Our Classroom
From Paris to New Orleans, Delhi to Council Bluffs, Elderhostel offers unique educational experiences infused with the spirit of camaraderie and adventure that enrich, and enhance, the lives of its participants. Our expert instructors share stimulating information through in-depth lectures, field trips, and cultural excursions. Lively discussions with faculty and fellow participants illuminate issues and broaden horizons.  [From Elderhostel's web site.]





September 21, 2004

Contents of your ENews Bulletin:
1. New Winter Escapes Catalog Features Costa Rican Rainforests, Vermont Skiing and More
2. Winter Escapes Program Highlights

1. New Winter Escapes Catalog Features Costa Rican Rainforests, Vermont Skiing and More

This winter, get away from the daily routine and immerse yourself in a learning adventure. Elderhostel has programs to stimulate the senses and spark the imagination, with opportunities to learn in the world's favorite sundrenched and snow capped regions. Explore the tropical rainforests of Central America, enjoy cross-country skiing in New England, celebrate the New Year in California, take a voyage of discovery to the South Pacific, and much more.

To view the complete Winter Escapes catalog, click here: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/winter_escapes.asp

2. Winter Escapes Program Highlights

Here is just a small sampling of the travel-learning opportunities that await you this winter:

United States
• Arizona:
Hike into Granite Gorge and Supai (Program #7704) to study their geologic and natural wonders, and human history. Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2B3MU%2B380&DateId=1-MQIZ5
• Florida: Travel to Key West to discover its delightful architecture and colorful history in: Key West Old Town: A Kaleidoscope (Program #7126). Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2B2SH%2B513&DateId=
• Vermont: Hone your skiing and snowshoeing skills, and learn traditional country dance in: Cross-Country Skiing in Beautiful Rural Vermont/Song and Dance (Program #7525). Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2B3MU%2B212&DateId=

• Bermuda:
Discover 400 years of history and cultural traditions in Real Bermuda: History and Heritage (Program #3103). Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2BKS%2B45&DateId=
• Costa Rica: Surround yourself with tropical birds and butterflies, exotic orchids and lush rainforests in: Exploring Natural Wonders: The Real Costa Rica (Program #11586). Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2DKZGAP&DateId=1-17RZYH
• England: From London's famous West End to its contemporary stages, enjoy a theatrical extravaganza in: London's Theatre World (Program #8767). Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2D1HVEY&DateId=
• The Pacific: Take a rare and privileged look at the history, people and contemporary issues of Pacific cultures, from Tahiti to mysterious Easter Island in: Voyage of Discovery: Marquesas and Easter Island (Program #6068). Click here to read more: http://www.elderhostel.org/programs/programdetail.asp?RowId=1%2B1ZZ%2B86&DateId=