What is travel but a quest for something that can’t be Googled? It’s as good a definition as any. It’s designed not only to broaden the mind, but to stretch the mind and tie it in a bow beneath your chin. You’ll probably learn something no matter where you decide to travel, but to cram the maximum knowledge into the minimum time, we’ve pulled together a few trips to get you started. Why not work on your Russian in the museums of St Petersburg, expand your knowledge of Armenian wine (yep, it’s a thing) in Yerevan, hear the stories of the Dreaming from Indigenous guides at Uluru or pick up the secrets of Beijing’s street food scene? Sit up straight, the lesson is about to begin.

Trips

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Journey through Borneo on an adventure that includes river cruising, jungle nature...

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See the Best of Cambodia on a trip from the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh, via the...

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Discover Central Europe from Germany to Italy. Travel from happening Berlin to ancient...

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Travel to France, Spain, Portugal and Morocco on a trip from Paris to Marrakech. Visit...