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Smithsonian Journeys is part of Smithsonian Enterprises, which oversees the commercial activities of the Smithsonian, including the Smithsonian Channel, which is available in over 55 million households globally; the retail operation, which includes 35 museum and airport stores, food concessions, Smithsonianstore.com, Smithsonian magazine, which reaches more than 8 million monthly readers, consumer and education licensing, and Smithsonian books. Smithsonian Journeys, a global leader in cultural travel for diverse audiences, offers small-group land journeys, small-ship expedition cruises, river cruises, active journeys, cultural stays, private jet trips, tailor-made journeys for the independent traveler, and student travel programs.

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Smithsonian Journeys In the News

5 active trip ideas for 50+ travelers
USA Today; May 17, 2022

The 2023 Cruise Itineraries to Book Before They Sell Out
Conde Nast Traveler; April 13, 2022

This New Great Lakes Cruise Will Sail From Niagara Falls to Some of the Most Exciting Islands in North America
Travel + Leisure; April 11, 2022

How to Prioritize Your Retirement Travel Goals as You Age
Conde Nast Traveler; March 22, 2022

Ponant, Smithsonian Journeys Announce 2023 Small Ship Expeditions
Luxury Travel Advisor; February 15, 2022

Over 50 and love to travel? These 7 tour companies are perfect for you
USA Today; January 19, 2022

7 Tour Companies That Cater to Travelers Over 50
Family Vacationist; January 19, 2022

'Great Resignation' Breaks: Learn Something New on These Trips
Newsweek; August 25, 2021

Scientific Cruising Returns: Smithsonian Partners With Ponant For Global Expeditions
Forbes; May 20, 2021

Culture meets cruise: Smithsonian partners with Ponant to deliver sailings steeped in history
Planet Attractions; May 19, 2021

Smithsonian Is Launching Epic Cruises Around the World With Expert Historians on Board
My Modern Met; May 17, 2021

Smithsonian Is Launching Educational Cruises Around the World That Will Bring History Books to Life
Travel + Leisure; May 5, 2021

Ponant and Smithsonian Journeys team up for a series of themed sailings
Travel Weekly; April 13, 2021

PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys Announce Alliance to Offer a New Series of Small Ship Expeditions
Smithsonian Journeys; April 13, 2021

Smithsonian Announces New Collection of Travel Programs for High School Students
Northern Virginia Magazine; January 18, 2021

Smithsonian, New York Times Highlight Birmingham with Tours
Birmingham Business Journal; January 7, 2021

Smithsonian and Putney Student Travel Launch "Smithsonian Student Travel"
Smithsonian Journeys; January 5, 2021

Smithsonian Enterprises Names Lynn Cutter as SVP Smithsonian Travel
Smithsonian Journeys; February 24, 2020

Live Like a Local While Traveling Abroad
Kiplinger; April 8, 2020

Pack Your Curiosity for an Educational Trip
Next Avenue; February 26, 2020

These Ultra-Luxe Tours Can Take Your Around the World in a Private Jet
CNBC; September 29, 2019

Travel Solo? No Problem!
Senior Planet; August 28, 2019

Educational Trips Expand the Mind for Older Traveler
Kiplinger; July 2, 2019

Denver WWII author shares D-Day knowledge as Normandy tour guide
Fox News Denver; June 5, 2019

Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of Leonardo
The New York Times; 2019

Polar Express: To The Arctic by Train
Reaktion Books | Written by Sharon Hudgins

The three most important rules for protecting your trip and yourself
Los Angeles Times; September 24, 2018

Beyond Limitations: A Showcase of Smithsonian Journeys Science, Space, and Art Tours
High End Magazine | Written by Kristen Ordonez

In Andalusia’s three key cities, one of history’s great architectural mash-ups
The Washington Post; Summer 2018

Peak Season: Conquer these spectacular mountain ranges with the help of high-end travel specialists.
Prestige Magazine; Summer 2018

Going places: A potpourri of summer family vacation choices to get you outside, together
The Island Now; May 28, 2018

Five Ways to Get Some Culture on Your Next Cruise
The New York Times; April 13, 2018

The ultimate trip: Around the world in style
CNN Travel; October 18, 2017

Around the world in 30 days: A sampling of private jet tours of the globe
The Washington Post; April 27, 2017

The Journey of a Lifetime
Prestige magazine; October 28, 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

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

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

Turning to Education for Fun
The New York Times; 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

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

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