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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 150 land and cruise itineraries on all seven continents. Smithsonian Journeys is a vital part of the Institution’s educational outreach activities, supporting the important mission of the “increase and diffusion of knowledge.”  Smithsonian Journeys tours are designed to provide travelers with a deeper understanding of the people, history, and cultures they will experience and meet on their tour.  This is accomplished through careful itinerary planning and fine educational leadership. With more than 150 itineraries annually, Smithsonian Journeys is the nation’s largest museum-based travel program. 

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Gifts of a Lifetime: Around the World in 24 Days; 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; 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; 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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