Adventures

Transit-to-trails rides are catching on

Jan 14th, 2020 | By
Transit-to-trails rides are catching on

Passengers with a passion for hiking boarded Trailhead Direct for more than 17,500 hikes in 2019 in the second season of the two-year pilot project co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks, a 75 percent increase from 2018. The transit-to-trails service added a fourth route this season starting at the Tukwila International Boulevard
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Grandkids and grandparents take Road Scholar path to national parks

Dec 31st, 2019 | By
Grandkids and grandparents take Road Scholar path to national parks

Senior travel emerged as a travel trend to watch in 2019. According to AARP’s Travel Report of 2018, an estimated 37 percent of boomers spent more on travel in 2018 than they did in 2017, with no end to their increase in spending in sight. Road Scholar, a not-for-profit educational travel organization, expects nearly 125,000
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Postcard from Peru

Dec 9th, 2019 | By
Postcard from Peru

On June 1, my traveling friend Linda Krogh and I left on a Road Scholar trip to Peru, touring Lima, Cusco, Yucay and Machu Picchu. Linda traveled from Portland to LAX, and I boarded at Sea-Tac to LAX, where we met and after a couple of hours boarded a flight to Lima. A few days
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Travel and jumping out of airplanes top bucket lists

Nov 21st, 2019 | By
Travel and jumping out of airplanes top bucket lists

Where does the idea for a bucket list originate? Is it something that a retired couple brings up one day before the beginning of their golden years? Is a bucket list something that you start when you’re young? A recent survey of 2,000 seniors nationally reveals that a large percentage of people start their bucket
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