Contemporary & Imperial Morocco

Immerse your senses in the vibrant sites, sounds and scents of this intriguing country.

Cuba: Havana to Trinidad

Experience the magic of Havana and the stunning colonial city of Trinidad.

US Civil Rights: On the Road to Freedom

Jackson, Little Rock, Memphis, Selma, Birmingham, and Montgomery

The Changing Faces of Russia

A unique opportunity to meet Russian historians, cultural and political figures, and independent thought leaders.

Native American Voices

Meet with community and tribal leaders and seek insight and understanding into some of the pressing political issues, passionate activism, and rich diversity of Native American cultures.   

South Korea: Culture & Politics of the Peninsula

Explore this land of great contrasts and complex politics.


About The Nation’s Travel Program

Our mission is to design singular excursions for our community of adventurous, intellectually curious, and open-minded progressives.

As together we face this time of fear and uncertainty, it is clear that non-essential travel must be curtailed as we all work to help halt the spread of the Covid-19 virus.  In March we cancelled the remainder of our 2020 programs but at this time we remain hopeful that our 2021 programs will go as planned with a full schedule by the fall. We will have enhanced safety procedures in place and very flexible cancellation options. We are available for any questions or concerns that you may have and can be reached at 212-209-5401 or travels@thenation.com. Once this global crisis is over we look forward to connecting you with exceptional travel and learning experiences once again. These are difficult times but we can be here for each other. Please be careful and stay safe. 


The Nation has been hosting unique travel experiences for our readers and supporters since 1998, when we launched our annual weeklong seminar cruise. Our mission has always been to design singular excursions for our community of adventurous, intellectually curious, and open-minded progressives. Every journey is carefully curated—on a Nation tour, you will experience each culture in a meaningful, conscientious, and provocative way. Our editors and staff leverage The Nation’s international network to gain access to local political and cultural leaders, and to construct an itinerary available nowhere else. 

Nation Travels specializes in unusual destinations.  We focus on parts of the world where our governments are sometimes at odds, yet where there is much to learn and experience. Our genuine hope is that citizen-to-citizen contact will lead to more productive engagement. We carefully design all of our trips to enhance this goal. We partner with the most experienced tour operators in every country, and our trips offer excellent value—reasonably priced tours featuring unparalleled local guides, excellent hotels, exceptional meals, and memorable entertainment.

Most importantly, The Nation’s travel programs help fund our journalism—the independent, values-driven reporting you can’t find anywhere else. In these times of tough publishing economics, we’re thrilled to offer these trips in support of our mission, along with the opportunity to learn, grow, and experience the world with kindred spirits. 

We started our land excursions in 2014, when, after 16 years of successful cruises, The Nation applied for and was granted a special people-to-people license to host educational trips to Cuba, well before the Obama administration relaxed US travel restrictions to the island. Since then, we’ve hosted almost 20 trips to Cuba, bringing close to 1,000 people to the beautiful, fascinating country with an itinerary specially curated for politically sophisticated travelers. In the last few years our program has grown to include unique journeys to Iran, Russia, Colombia, Vietnam, India, Jordan, South Africa, and a Civil Rights tour of the U.S. south resulting in several extraordinary sold-out trips.  In May of 2019 we launched a fascinating program featuring Native American Voices, a road trip covering the Dakotas, Colorado, and New Mexico.  New destinations are being planned for 2020.

We invite you to join us for a transformative travel adventure.

100% of the proceeds from our travel programs support The Nation’s journalism.

The Nation purchases carbon offsets to cover the emissions generated by our travel program in order to help mitigate effects on the climate.