Travel Programs
A Dozen Offbeat Adventures: Must-See Destinations for 2018

Intrepid and inventive globetrotters Mike and Ann Howard are ready to broaden your travel horizons. The team behind the blog offers a practical guide to putting together one-of-a-kind experiences in places like Central America, Scandinavia, the Himalayas, and other unforgettable locations.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
"Who Are You?": How Passports Changed Travel—and the Idea of Identity

Craig Robertson, author of The Passport in America: The History of a Document, traces the evolution of the most essential marker of identity for travelers. From its roots in 18th-century letters of introduction to chip-enhanced contemporary versions, he examines how this sometimes-controversial document became rooted in our lives.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Discovering Lombardy

Stunning architecture, centuries of glorious art, and cuisine celebrated around the world: Lombardy has it all. Food historian Francine Segan offers a guide to the cultural heritage and attractions of this northern Italian magnet for travelers—and a taste of some authentic regional specialties.

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
Enchanting Ireland: A Visual Journey

Christopher Griffin, a Smithsonian Journeys expert, highlights the history, culture, and beauty of Ireland, offering an intimate portrait of a fabled nation. At the conclusion of the day, raise a glass of “the water of life”—authentic Irish whiskey.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.