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Small Ship Voyages

Take to the sea aboard one of the six ships of the National Geographic–Lindblad fleet and explore the Galápagos, Alaska, and more with a team of experts.
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Land Trips

Land Trips

Our land trips are designed to immerse you in fascinating cultures and draw out the uniqueness of each destination through enriching and authentic experiences.
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Private Jet Trips

Private Jet Trips

Experience fascinating places as far-flung as Easter Island and Marrakech on one epic journey, traveling with a team of experts in the comfort of a VIP-configured jet.
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Adventures

Active Adventures

Explore by foot, by camel or kayak, or even by dogsled on an active adventure that combines spectacular places, physical challenge, and cultural interaction.
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Journeys

Journeys

Our newest small-group trips, provided in partnership with G Adventures, blend fun, hands-on exploration with meaningful cultural encounters, as well as more free time and choices, all for an unbeatable value.
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Photography

Photography

Improve your photography skills with the guidance of a National Geographic photographer— whether you’re traveling through Japan or heading out on shoots during an intensive weekend workshop in New York City.
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Private Expeditions

Private Expeditions

Explore independently—with all the benefits of traveling with National Geographic—on a private trip with the travel companions and dates of your choosing.
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Train Trips

Train Trips

Wind through dramatic mountain scenery or observe scenes of everyday life, experiencing the world through the nostalgic lens of train travel.
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Family Trips

Family Trips

Introduce your family to the magic of travel on trips designed for travelers of all ages that combine learning, discovery, and fun.
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Student Trips

Student Expeditions

Send your high school or middle school student on assignment with National Geographic to explore inspiring destinations in depth alongside our experts and trip leaders.
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Ronald Messier

Specialties: Archaeologist, Historian

Ronald Messier is professor emeritus at Middle Tennessee State University and former adjunct professor and senior lecturer at Vanderbilt University, where he taught Islamic history and historical archaeology. He received three National Geographic research grants to direct the excavation of the ancient city of Sijilmasa in Morocco, famous for its gold trade and its contacts with Timbuktu. He currently directs an archaeology project at Aghmat, near Marrakech, Morocco, and is president of both the Southeast Regional Middle East and Islamic Studies Seminar and the advisory board for the Society of Universal Dialogue.

Ron has won prestigious awards—including the CASE Tennessee Professor of the Year Award—for both teaching and research. He published two books in 2010: The Almoravids and the Meanings of Jihad traces the history of the Almoravid dynasty as it emerged from the Sahara desert to conquer Morocco, the western part of Algeria, and the southern part of Spain (there waging war against, among others, the famous Spanish hero El Cid). Jesus, One Man Two Faiths: A Dialogue between Christians and Muslims looks at Christian and Muslim images of Jesus in parallel tracks showing similarities, many of which are quite surprising, as well as differences that are more often complementary than contradictory. Ron has also published more than two dozen articles and co-edited a book entitled The Jihad and Its Times.

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