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Trekking Nepal

Join Dr. Mike Rechlin and Principia College Assistant Professor Chris Young on a ten-day educational trek through the Himalayas. Get an in-depth look at the way religion and the environment mesh to create a culture unique to the Himalayas. You’ll visit ancient Hindu and Buddhist temples in Kathmandu and learn how Nepal is rebuilding sustainably following the 2015 earthquake. Optional post-trip add-ons (May 28–31) include volunteering in the earthquake recovery by helping to rebuild a school or traveling to the jungles of Nepal’s Chitawan National Park (reminiscent of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book), with a visit to India’s Taj Mahal on your way home. Add your name to our waiting list.


Ireland: Land of the Celts

Join Alice Dervin on an exploration of Ireland—a land shrouded in myth and legend, steeped in tradition, and surrounded by beautiful scenery. As connected as the island is to its past, Ireland has made rich contributions to the modern world through literature, art, and music. Experience a nation characterized by an indomitable spirit both obvious and irresistible. Our journey includes the famed Ring of Kerry, Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel, the stunning Cliffs of Moher, and many more highlights. Add your name to our waiting list.


Golfing at Torrey Pines

Fore! Enjoy golfing three of Southern California’s finest championship courses: Torrey Pines North and South and the legendary La Costa. Our gracious accommodations overlook Torrey Pines with expansive views of the La Jolla coastline. Register today.


New York City Performing Arts Tour

Led by Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, Principia College Professor Emerita of Music, you’ll explore many of New York’s performing arts treasures, with prime seats at the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, a Broadway musical, and more. Daytime lectures will help you get the most out of each performance. You’ll also enjoy special tours of a major art gallery and museum, and visit the National September 11 Memorial and Museum. Register today.


Hawaii

Join Dr. Laurance Doyle on an adventure in Maui and Kona, Hawaii. Visit active volcanos in the Hawaii Volcanoes and Haleakala National Parks, and admire the spectacular Iao Needle volcano spire. Learn about humpback whale communication, and listen to whale songs on an underwater hydrophone during a whale-watching excursion. Enjoy a performance by Polynesian musicians and dancers, and learn to hula at a festive luau. Search the stars at the top of Mauna Key summit, Hawaii’s most sacred mountain and home to the largest collection of telescopes. Be the first to know when trip registration opens.


Paris to Normandy Cruise with London Pre-trip Extension

Visit key historical sites related to the D-Day Allied invasion of occupied France and the incredible events that led to the liberation of Paris as WWII ended. You’ll also see Monet’s home and gardens and spend two days touring Paris’s art museums. A pre-cruise extension in London is available. Register today.


Greece: Footsteps of the Apostle Paul

Explore some of the most beautiful and inspiring biblical sites in Greece and gain deeper insight into Acts and Paul’s letters as you trace his likely paths in ancient Philippi, Corinth, Thessaloniki, and Athens. You’ll also cruise the Aegean Sea to the Greek islands and significant early Christian sites. Add your name to our waiting list.


Landscape Painting in Montana and Canada

Join Duncan Martin, Principia College Professor of Studio Art, on a painting adventure through Glacier National Park and the Canadian Rockies. Each day will include opportunities to paint the surrounding landscape with instruction from Professor Martin. Highlights include visits to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Wateron Glacier International Peace Park—two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—a trip in vintage Jammer buses along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and visits to four National Parks in Montana, Alberta, and British Columbia. The trip ends with a day painting at Lake Louise near Banff. Be the first to know when trip registration opens.


Iceland Adventure

Join Chuck Wilcoxen on a trek through Iceland, one of the most unique hiking destinations in the world. This land of fire and ice includes trails that wind through bizarre, Dr. Seuss-type landscapes, leading to volcanic areas with geysers, lava fields, boiling springs, and steamy fumaroles or to waterfalls and immense glaciers. From Iceland's capital, Reykjavík, we’ll venture to four different areas, each offering amazing hiking opportunities immersed in natural beauty. Most days will find us hiking seven to 10 miles on varied terrain, so this trip is suitable for all hikers in good physical condition. Be the first to know when trip registration opens.


Autumn: From Montreal to New York

Enjoy the allure of autumn with Linda Conradi on a 10-night luxury cruise down North America’s Atlantic Coast. We’ll experience the blend of North American and European charm in the cities of Montreal and Quebec City, admire the emerald mountains of Saguenay, sail across the magnificent Gulf of Lawrence to immerse ourselves in British and Scottish traditions in Halifax, and continue through the curious reversing river of Saint John before crossing into the United States. We’ll also visit Acadia National Park, explore America’s revolutionary history on Boston’s renowned Freedom Trail, and relax in New England’s own European-style resort city of Newport before disembarking in New York City. Be the first to know when trip registration opens.