Special Interest

  • Europe

     

    Wellness in Iceland

    Cultural, Education, History, Nature, Science, Soft Adventure, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    July 14-19, 2019 July 28- August 2, 2019 There’s a reason Iceland has become one of the world’s must-see destinations. Its unspoiled vistas, rugged landscapes and otherworldly beauty make it an ideal place to take a step back from the rush of everyday life. Slow down and take the time Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Music in the Swiss Mountains: The Verbier Music Festival

    Music, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    July 30-August 4, 2019 Overview Verbier, Switzerland is the home of one of the world’s top music festivals attracting the biggest stars not only to perform but to train the next generation of musicians. The Verbier experience means attending superb performances and going to master classes to discover the fascinating Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Smithsonian at St. Andrews

    Architecture, Education, Literary, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    Overview As the oldest university in Scotland, St. Andrews holds centuries of history within its walls. As you walk these storied halls, attend bespoke courses taught by St. Andrews faculty, lodge in student accommodations on campus, and explore the charming town of St. Andrews. Highlights Include  Courses of Study: Choose from Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Explore the Venice International Film Festival with Film Critic Justin Chang

    Cultural, Design, Film and Performing Arts, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    August 27- September 2, 2019 Relaxed and intimate, the Venice International Film Festival takes over Venice’s Lido Island as cinephiles gather for a week of intense film viewing and movie-related discussions. L.A. Times travelers will receive special passes providing total access to the movie village and all festival events. You Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Operation Overlord: Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of D-Day

    Education, History, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September  3-10, 2019 June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the largest coordinated amphibian landing in history and a significant turning point of World War II. In commemoration of Operation Overlord and its unforgettable culmination and with New York Times-provided insight and guidance, take an eight-day journey to Read more >>

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  • Middle East

     

    Seventy Years of the State of Israel

    Cultural, History, Politics, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September 8-16, 2018 More than 70 years ago, the State of Israel was founded. But its history goes back more than 5,000 years, and even now, its future promises many difficulties. On this nine-day itinerary, travel with experts from The New York Times, a leader in its evenhanded coverage of Read more >>

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  • Europe

     

    Remembering The Great War (1914-1918)

    Cultural, Education, History, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September 12-20, 2019 The centennial of the Great War has attracted abundant attention, and 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the war. On this nine-day journey, join experts, travelling to many of the most important sites, from Flanders Fields to Paris, and gaining insight into Read more >>

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  • South America

     

    Savoring Argentina: Food and Wine Exploration

    Cultural, Education, Food & Wine, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September 22-29, 2019 Argentina is at the southern tip of the world yet often at the center of the cultural crossroads of Europe and Latin America, as evidenced by the British, French and Italian influences throughout the country, including architecture, food and culture. From the bustling cosmopolitan capital city, Buenos Read more >>

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  • Central America

     

    A Taste of Mexico: A Culinary Exploration

    Food & Wine, History, Special Interest Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September 22-29, 2019 Mexican food may be a staple on U.S. grocery store shelves, but it bears little resemblance to the authentic flavors, aromas and colors found in the open markets and streets of Mexico. The country’s cuisine is as diverse as the territories and geography it inhabits. The food Read more >>

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  • North America

     

    D.C. Politics: California’s Capital Presence

    Education, History, Politics, Special Interest, Specialty Jan 01 - Jan 01

    September 22-26, 2019 As dramatized in “The West Wing,””Scandal” and “House of Cards,” the U.S. political system is teeming with twists and turns, heroes and villains and scandals. But as Hollywood presents seductive fictional stories, the state of California is creating a new narrative on how state government can shape, Read more >>

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