Eco-Friendly vacations are learning experiences

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Why do Eco-Friendly travelers like green education?

Eco-Friendly travelers like green education: When you pick an Eco-Friendly vacation the world is your classroom. All green travel is a learning experience. Education related green travel  divides into two types: One has limited use of travel and centers around a particular place or campus where participants come from all around the globe to learn. The other involves traveling during the program. Such as tours with a specific theme. Most consist of lecturers given by professors, curators, and other experts.



Characteristics of Green Education:

  • You don’t have to be intellectually oriented, but just curious about a subject
  •  You don’t have to be college or high-school graduate to take part

  • There are no exams-no papers to prepare – no home work

  •  Most educational tours include field trips, sightseeing tours, museum, and other pleasant tourist oriented activities

  Smithsonian is a leader in green educational travel:

The number one tourist attraction in Washington, DC, isn’t the White House or the Visitors Gallery in the Capital Building, It’s an hour, an afternoon, a week or a lifetime exploring diverse museum and it’s entire world  in the Smithsonian.

Smithsonian Institution offers two travel programs: Smithsonian Journeys and Smithsonian Student Travel.

Smithsonian Journeys

SmithsonianJourney  is the place where green travelers have a wide range of programs and destination choices to enjoy a memorable experience for every dream vacation.   

The choices include:

            Family Programs

            Ocean cruises

            River cruises

            Private Departure

            Private Jets

            Small Group Tours

            Train Travel

            Special Tours

What would you see and do on a tour? SmithsonianCentralAmerica is an example of a Smithsonian Journey to Central America. Lead by a Smithsonian study leader, Jim Karr, professor emeritus of ecology at the University of Washington. In his guided tour to Costa Rica, his group meets a pair of Quetzals with  excitement and wonder for these beautiful creatures. Enjoy the pictures.

And if you’d like to see some other Smithsonian Journey education tours, please take a look at these special tours: SmithsonianEducationalTours

Smithsonian Student Travel                       

SmithsonianStudentTravel offers teachers and students a vast array of programs to explore America. Smithsonian’s 45 years of experience and vast educational resources offer students value with educational and cultural experiences.  

SmithsonianStudentTravelPresidentialinauguration2013  is one educational tour that is a lifetime experience that only Smithsonian could offer students.

Enjoy your learning experiences


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Judy Kundert

Judy Kundert, a recipient of the Marquis Who’s Who Excellence in Authorship award, loves storytelling, from folk and fairy tales to classics for elementary school children. She authors award-winning middle-grade novels designed to inspire and intrigue children. After she left her career as a United Airlines stewardess, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola University, Chicago and a Master of Arts from DePaul University, Chicago. Most recently, she completed a master’s Certificate in Public Relations and Marketing from the University of Denver. For fun, she likes reading (usually three or four books at a time), watching movies from the oldies to the current films, traveling, biking, and hiking in vast Colorado outdoors with her husband. Learn more at can find me at the foot of the Colorado Rocky Mountains hiking, biking


  1. Cat on November 7, 2012 at 10:18 am

    Good post

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