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Travel is a great way for children and adults alike to learn new things. You can certainly learn about life from a simple camping trip; however, there are great tourist destinations around the world bound to teach visitors about history and nature.

If you want to go on a trip focused on education, try one of these spots. School might be out for a few weeks, but visiting these places will guarantee learning.


You can see glaciers on television, but what about experiencing Alaska in real life? Not only is it a beautiful state for photography, but you also have tons of ways in which to learn new things. 

Join an Alaskan Cruise and hear experts talk about subjects such as climate change and the natural world in Alaska. The mysterious icy state is great for people in search of beauty, but it’s also eager to reveal its mysteries.


If you don’t care for icy weather, take a cruise to the Galapagos Islands. You’ll learn about the diversity of animals that live in the tropics. Famous for inspiring Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, there is much here for naturalists to love.

You can also go scuba diving in Galapagos to meet some exotic creatures up close. Visit the Galapagos Islands to obtain a richer understanding of the natural world.

Machu Picchu

Nestled in a valley near the Peruvian city of Cuzco, Machu Picchu is the best-preserved Inca ruin in the world. These buildings were so well-hidden that the Spanish were unable to find them. 

Hidden by the treacherous land on their outskirts, they vanished from history. It was not until 1911 that archaeologist Hiram Bingham rediscovered them and began an excavation.

It’s fascinating to see how perfectly the stones are chiseled to form buildings. The surroundings are beautiful, with rich green mountains and fields stretching onto eternity. The effect produced is magical.

Find a tour guide and learn about this ancient ruin–what purpose did it serve? Who lived there?


Adventure is better when you learn as you go. Pick a vacation spot that will make you wonder about the mysteries of our world.