10 Amazing Educational Travel Adventures

10: Space Out

Adult astronaut wannabes play other parts in a fake space trip, launch model rockets, and use far-out astronaut training instruments including a one-sixth gravity chair and a multi-axis trainer for three days.

9: Ice, Ice, Baby

Despite being the biggest state, Alaska ranks 47th in population. That's a lot of vacant room for adventurers. Alaskan cruises are popular and include naturalist lectures, but there's a cooler way to see Alaska. A much cooler.

8: Cruise the Amazon, not just Amazon.com

THE Amazon before Amazon. The Amazon is the world's second-longest river and one of the most fascinating places, covering 4,000 miles (6,437 kilometers) across South America.

7: Go Galapagos

Unlike the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands are in the water and provide just as much adventure and knowledge (without some meat-eating fish with a terrible reputation).