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Founded in 1970, Smithsonian Journeys, the Smithsonian Institution’s worldwide travel program, is the enduring leader in cultural and enrichment, expert-led travel, offering more than 350 departures on all seven continents. Like the Institution, our tours enrich our guests' lives and satisfy their curiosity about the world around them. Participation on a Smithsonian Journeys trip benefits the work of the Smithsonian's nineteen museums, national zoo, and nine research centers, helping preserve national treasures and shape the future through science, research, and exhibitions.

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U.S. Fund for UNICEF and Smithsonian Journeys Announce Journey of a Lifetime Contest
August 29, 2016

Students to Witness the 2017 Inauguration with Smithsonian University Travel Programs
August 11, 2016

The Best Cruise for Every Type of Traveler
Conde Nast Traveler; July 26, 2016

Authenticity in South America
Unique Homes Magazine; July 2016

Educational Tours in the United States
USA Today; June 14, 2016

The Five Most Luxurious Private Jet Tours in the World
Moneyinc.com; May 9, 2016

Around the World in Thirty Days
The High End; February, 2016

TravelQuest: Around the World with Smithsonian Journeys, Part I
To learn more, read Part II and Part III of this three-part series.
North Texas e-News; February 16, 2016

The American Invasion of Cuba
Wall Street Journal; January 29, 2016

Safari 101: Planning a bucket-list Africa trip
USA Today; January 22, 2016

Star Wars Locations: Ten places fans have to visit
Red Bull; December 16, 2015

Smithsonian University Travel Programs in collaboration with WorldStrides
WorldStrides; August 12, 2015

The River Cruise Guide to South America: The Allure of the Amazon
Travel + Leisure; May 20, 2015

Trips of a Lifetime
Select Traveler; May 21, 2015

A Look at Smithsonian Journeys’ First Edition
The New York Times; May 20, 2015

Travel to Cuba: What you need to know
The LA Times; May 8, 2015

Juan Antonio Picasso: Cuban artist with famous ancestor keeps a low profile
The Guardian; April, 2015

Magazine newcomers to add to your coffee table
New York Post; April, 2015

Travel With A Purpose: Smithsonian Embarks On New Journeys (The Magazine, That Is).
Mr. Magazine; April, 2015

The Smithsonian Gets Into Travel Publishing With New Journeys Magazine
Skift; April, 2015

Smithsonian to launch new magazine on cultural travel
Associated Press; April, 2015

SMITHSONIAN ENTERPRISES LAUNCHES NEW PUBLICATION; SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS TRAVEL QUARTERLY

Turning to Education for Fun
The New York Times; March, 2015

Travel Tip: What’s Happening in Cuba Travel
Petergreenberg.com; March, 2015

Cruises to feed your intellect and imagination
LA Times; February, 2015

Three generations in the Galapagos
The Washington Post; January, 2015

The 6 exotic spots jetsetters will visit in 2015
New York Post; January, 2015

How to Travel to Cuba
HuffPost Travel; January, 2015

Best Places to Travel in 2015
Travel + Leisure; December, 2014

Familiar Places, Seen Anew on a Tour
The New York Times; December, 2014

Funerals, Prescriptions, and a Good Night's Sleep: The Most Bizarre Reasons People Go on Cruises
Chicago Tribune; October, 2014

Smart travel: life-long learning hits the road
Chicago Tribune; October, 2014

9 best destinations to see from the water
Today.com; October, 2014

Vacation Alone? Yes!
AARP The Magazine; October, 2014

6 cruises that will make you smarter
MarketWatch, a blog by The Wall Street Journal; October, 2014

Customized Trips from Smithsonian and Audley
In Transit, a blog by The New York Times; August, 2014

Four of the Best Museum-Led Expeditions
Rhapsody; August, 2014

Have Retirement, Will Travel
Northern Virginia Magazine; July, 2014

To Russia for rockets
appealdemocrat.com; June, 2014

Havana great time: Yes, you can go to Cuba
Dallas NEWS; May, 2014

Smithsonian Institution to Offer Private and Bespoke Travel Programs with Audley Travel
Pursuitist; May, 2014

Italy: Kid-friendly family tour includes gelato, gladiator school
LA Times; April, 2014

Jet set, go
The Telegraph PLATINUM; February, 2014

Take a Trip With a Curator or Professor
Kiplinger; January, 2014

To Cuba: Going With a Tour Company
The New York Times; September, 2013

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