Since 1979, Lindblad Expeditions has provided an alternative way to explore the world. Although each journey is different, there are some elements that are common to all of them: Journeys are designed to take you to places of natural beauty and compelling history, avoiding crowded tourist stops. While your journey may be adventurous, travelers enjoy comfortable accommodations, fine food and service. An enthusiastic staff of naturalists and historians, National Geographic Photographers, Experts and certified photographers are on hand to share their knowledge and inspire you. The guest speakers in our Global Perspectives program ratchet up the caliber of experience, expertise and insight our expedition team and National Geographic photographers provide. Available exclusively aboard National Geographic Explorer, our program provides the opportunity to travel with fascinating people that you might have seen in the news, on television, or in a lecture hall – now easily available to you in person, in the intimate and conversational context of an expedition. You'll experience the sheer joy of traveling to new, exciting places with a small group of like-minded people, in an informal atmosphere. While there's a plan, there is always a chance to change it so that you won't miss spontaneous events along the way.