As 2024 kicks off, it's time to plan some of the most mind-blowing adventures the world has to offer – using the opportunity to uncover new parts of yourself along the way.

To get you started, we've delved into Lonely Planet's Your Trip Starts Here, and picked 24 trip ideas suitable for everyone, especially those who want to go on a journey of self-discovery.

Whatever trip you take, keep in mind two essential tips: slow down, and leave your comfort zone. Then you can expect some truly meaningful memories as you set out to travel with purpose. 

Gravestones at the Jewish cemetery, Warsaw, Poland
At the Jewish cemetery and other sites in Warsaw, you can contemplate the city’s tragic past © Getty Images / iStockphoto

1. Trace the history of Warsaw’s Jewish community, Poland 

Distance: 7km (4 miles) 
Mode of transport: On foot
Difficulty: Easy 

With glittering new office blocks, a meticulously recreated Old Town and the soaring Stalinist Palace of Culture and Science, when you walk through Warsaw today it's hard to imagine how broken the city was 80 years ago when Nazi Germany did its utmost to wipe Poland’s capital off the map. 

In 1943, as if in a dress rehearsal, Hitler liquidated Warsaw’s Jewish Ghetto – about 2.5 sq km (1 sq mile) of the city, where they had crammed some 400,000 Jews. Disease, execution and starvation in the ghetto, and later in concentration camps, claimed the lives of the vast majority.

Tracing the historic landmarks, memorials and museums through the Muranów and Mirów neighborhoods of Warsaw will provide insight into the city’s Jewish community, both past and present. It will also remind you that a kinder, better world is possible if we foster forgiveness and compassion.


2. Bangkok to Singapore by rail 

Distance: 1900km (1181 miles) 
Mode of transport: Train 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Discover what makes Southeast Asia tick on this epic train trip, a tale of three thrilling countries told over 1900km (1181 miles) of track. Southeast Asia’s most luxurious train, the Eastern & Oriental Express whisks passengers from Singapore to Bangkok in four lavish days, but you’ll need a Gordon Gekko–sized budget to board it. Fortunately, there is also a low-cost way to zip along the Malay Peninsula by rail, and it delivers a deep dive into the region’s rich cultural melting pot as part of the package. 

Traveling on ordinary passenger trains between Bangkok and Singapore, you’ll mingle with people from every walk of life – monks heading to monasteries, students on college breaks, city families traveling for up-country reunions – while villages zip by in a blur of temple spires and minarets. Liberated from the notion that luxury is the same as fulfillment, this crash course in the cultures and customs of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore offers priceless memories, all for a ticket price of under US$100. 

Motorcyclists on a highway with mountains in the distance, Ladakh, India
Hitting the roads of Ladakh on two wheels is the ultimate challenge – with breathtaking scenery and empty roads as the ultimate rewards © Getty Images / iStockphoto

3. Loop across Ladakh on two wheels

Distance: 894km (555 miles) 
Mode of transport: Motorbike 
Difficulty: Tough

Think you know mountains? Try tackling the road that corkscrews like a python through the high-altitude valleys of Ladakh. The motorbike trip from Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh and Kashmir is one of the world’s most thrilling road journeys: a life-affirming test of resolve and endurance with a side serving of jaw-dropping natural beauty. The rugged highway is a journey through the soul as well as the Himalayan landscape, best attempted on an Indian-built Enfield Bullet motorbike. 

Like a mountaineering ascent, this journey of self-reliance will force you to look inside yourself as well as out at the scenery. Between Manali and Srinagar, 894km (555 miles) of road through wind-scoured wilds, sawtooth ridges and parched Himalayan valleys, with just the odd living thing to remind you that this isn’t, in fact, the surface of the moon. For many, the trip is transcendental, offering unseen and unlimited perspectives on nature and oneself. Expect an emotional journey to rival the seemingly endless miles you cover on the dusty tarmac.

A woman runs down a sand dune near Deadvlei, Namib Desert, Namibia
Crossing Africa by land gives you a sense of the vast scope of nature © Westend61 / Getty Images

4. Take an overland odyssey through Sub-Saharan Africa 

Distance: 10,000km (6210 miles) 
Mode of transport: Overland vehicle 
Difficulty: Easy 

Taking you deep into Africa's wilderness, this overland adventure promises one adrenaline rush after another, sandwiched between moments of contemplation. Encounters with nature are almost unreal: mesmerized by the immense African elephant casually crossing the dusty road in front of your safari truck, it may take you a moment to realize there’s also a black rhino quietly grazing in the grasslands beyond. Turn around and you see a family of giraffes feasting in a cluster of acacia trees nearby, their hilariously long blue tongues expertly navigating around the long thorns to reach succulent leaves. 

It’s a moment you might experience in just about any one of the region’s national parks, in fact. This is a trip that allows you to make peace with the knowledge that life and the world around us will always contain mystery and some unknowns – and that's okay. It's a thought to unknot the shoulders. Only on an extended trip across East and Southern Africa can you begin to fully appreciate how wild and wonderful, fragile and complex this corner of the world really is. 

A cyclist on a road by Lake Pukaki, South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand is crisscrossed with bike trails from tip to toe © Justin Paget / Getty Images

5. Cycle New Zealand’s Tour Aotearoa 

Distance: 3200km (1990 miles) 
Mode of transport: Bicycle 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Ride from tip to tip of New Zealand on this two-wheeled quest through old-growth forests, past smoldering volcanoes and deserted beaches. In recent years, New Zealand’s government decided to invest in building cycle trails – a prescient move, given the importance of sustainable travel and how well-trodden some regions were becoming.

It inspired Jonathan Kennett, a celebrated New Zealand cyclist who began pioneering mountain-biking routes in the country in the 1980s, to attempt to piece together as many of the official new trails as possible in order to ride from the top of New Zealand to its southernmost tip at Bluff. By taking each day as it comes, this is a journey that allows you to stay present and in the moment. Tour Aotearoa is an excellent way to practice mindfulness and succumb to the serenity of being self-aware.

Golden prayer wheels in Lhasa Tibet © Getty Images

6. Walk Lhasa’s pilgrim circuits, Tibet

Distance: 8km (11 miles) 
Mode of transport: On foot 
Difficulty: Easy 

Walking one of Lhasa’s pilgrim circuits is like nothing you will experience elsewhere. Most pilgrims ceaselessly twirl hand-sized personal prayer wheels; a few carry larger versions supported by a harness. Some even carry out full-body prostrations around the circuit, dressed in protective leather aprons and wearing wooden blocks on their hands. All walk in a single direction, toward an invisible common goal. It's a reminder of a greater, noble truth found in Buddhism: life is suffering.

Inside the temples that line the circuit, the air is thick with the heady smells of yak butter and juniper, as devotees spoon fragrant herbs into incense burners or top up lamps from personal flasks of molten butter. Monks bless visitors with a splash of holy water or a tap from an ancient relic, as Tantric drumming booms from deep in the building like some primeval heartbeat. It is a scene that has scarcely changed in centuries, either in appearance or in the intensity of religious devotion. This is the spiritual heart of Tibet. 

A man hikes on a boardwalk, Gulung Mulu National Park, Borneo, Malaysia
As you look out into the jungle of Gulung Mulu National Park, other creatures are surely looking back at you © stockstudioX / Getty Images

7. Trek the Headhunter’s Trail, Malaysian Borneo 

Distance: 22.5km (14 miles) 
Mode of transport: On foot, boat and bus 
Difficulty: Moderate 

On some journeys, you look at the scenery. On the Headhunter’s Trail in Borneo’s Gulung Mulu National Park, the scenery – or at least, those parts of the scenery with fur, feathers, scales and eyes – look at you, warily, as if you were a visitor from another world. Most travellers to this legendary reserve fly in and out, missing the best part of the experience: the understanding that being in nature is a soothing antidote to modern living.

On the old overland trail between the park headquarters and Limbang on the Brunei border, you’ll make your way through dense, dripping vegetation, half-deafened by the noises of the jungle. After long, draining days of hiking, meandering boat trips on jungle rivers and overnight stops in tribal longhouses, you’ll emerge with a newfound respect for the rainforest and the people and creatures who call it home.

Nashville is the perfect place to explore Americana music © Shutterstock / Eric Glenn

8.  Embark on a music pilgrimage through the USA’s South 

Distance: 1308km (813 miles) 
Mode of transport: Car 
Difficulty: Easy 

For anyone who loves music, the journey from Nashville to New Orleans might just be the most rewarding, exciting and spiritually enriching road trip imaginable: you get to experience music that changed the world in the very regions where it took shape. Nashville, Tennessee, nicknamed “Music City,” is both the epicenter of country music and the home of many other genres – indie and southern rock, rap, R&B, blues, electronic and jazz. It’s the perfect place to begin a journey through American music.

The I-40, known as the “Music Highway,” runs from Nashville to Memphis; as you drive it, signs announce the names of icons who settled or were raised in this fertile region: Tina Turner, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and, of course, the King: Elvis Presley. This is a road trip through a musical wonderland, where museums, live venues and historic sites offer a joyful and insightful window into the South’s culture and history. It also offers travelers the chance to experience how music enhances our feelings as humans.

Galápagos sea lion swimming at Guy Fawkes Islets, Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
In the Galágapos, wildlife encounters are always up close © Andrew Peacock / Getty Images

9. Reconnect with nature on the Galápagos Islands

Distance: 240km (149 miles) 
Mode of transport: Boat/on foot 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Few places conjure up as much awe as the Galápagos. The remote volcanic archipelago, called “Las Islas Encantadas” ("the Enchanted Islands”) by early explorers, captivated Charles Darwin, who spent five weeks here in 1835. The English naturalist marveled at the unusual plant and animal life he encountered – species that had developed in isolation from the continent, but which often differed from island to island.

The experience sparked his imagination, and featured prominently in his groundbreaking work On the Origin of Species, which forever changed our understanding of natural history. From giant-tortoise encounters to snorkeling with sea lions, seeing the fauna and flora of this equatorial archipelago will inspire wonder in our world and remind you that the laws of nature are immutable forces that exist beyond human control – it's a liberating thought.

San Paolino religious procession in Sutera, Sicily © Riccardo Lombardo/Getty Images

10. Hike through the heart of Sicily

Distance: 180 km (112 miles) 
Mode of transport: On foot 
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult 

Stacked theatrically around the steep peaks of Sicily’s interior, Sutera is crowned by its “broken rock” – a craggy precipice that, according to legend, was split in two by lightning that struck at the moment of Christ’s death. Today, religion still shapes life in Sutera. Church bells bring people to worship several times daily; Semana Santa fills the streets with Easter processions that rival those in Spain for gilded, saint-worshiping splendor.

But few outside Sicily’s heartland know of this town – which, like many in Italy’s rural south, had seen its aging, fast-shrinking population so depleted that any new birth was greeted like the Second Coming. Experience the spirit of resilience and revival in Sicily’s sparsely populated interior, where restored pilgrim pathways such as the Magna Via Francigena are bringing new life to remote communities. You'll learn a simple philosophical lesson too: change is inevitable. Sometimes you have to drop your guard to make the most of life. Living doesn't only mean survival.

Two men riding horses gallop through the mountains in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia
Riding is one of the more comfortable ways to get around mountainous Kyrgyzstan © Vera Larina / Shutterstock

11. Ride in the hoofprints of Kyrgyz nomads

Distance: 400km (249 miles) 
Mode of transport: Horse 
Difficulty: Tough

On a ride through Kyrgyzstan’s celestial Tiān Shān Mountains on a long-distance loop, you’ll take in gorges, forests and the lakeside summer paradise of Song-Köl. The history of the Kyrgyz highlands, and the stories of those who live here, would be incomplete without one central thread: the horse, a creature woven as tightly with the region’s past as the fabrics once transported here along the Silk Road.

Even today, riding is one of the more comfortable ways to get around mountainous Kyrgyzstan, where the often hazardous roads make for slow progress by car. It’s also the fastest route to immersion in the hospitable culture of nomadic Kyrgyz shepherds – a revelationary reminder of kinship between cultures and our similarities as humans, too – plus the not-so-hospitable weather of the capricious Tiān Shān Mountains.

You may choose to ride the whole 400km (249-mile) loop out of Rot-Front, or just a section of it, but whether for three days or 30, a horse-trekking journey through Kyrgyzstan is a ticket to follow in the footsteps – hoofprints – of old Silk Road traders while exploring a land where the steppe, mountains and sky meet. 

Stunning vibrant Milky Way composite image over Beautiful moody landscape image of a valley in Wales
The grandeur of the universe over the Cambrian Mountains is humbling © Matt_Gibson / Getty Images

12. Stargaze on the Cambrian Mountains Astro Trail, Wales 

Distance: 80km (50 miles) 
Mode of transport: Car/on foot 
Difficulty: Easy 

When night falls in the Cambrian Mountains, the darkness is total. Nicknamed the “Desert of Wales” for its vast expanses of nothingness (the name is certainly not due to its weather), this neck of the country is Wales at its wildest: rocky summits fall to wind-blasted, bracken-cloaked moors, river valleys and lichen-draped forests of oak and spruce where it’s quiet enough to hear your own heartbeat.

Drive the narrow lanes that whip through the drizzly heights to who-knows-where and the only traffic jam you’ll encounter is unruly sheep on the road. You’ll find space, hope and fresh perspective by wishing on stars and spotting planets in this starkly beautiful region. When you gaze upon the galaxies above in Wales, you'll be humbled by the grandeur of the universe and reminded of your own, small part in it all.

Young man walking with a cow on a mountain footpath, Mt Pilatus, Lucerne, Switzerland
Contemplate the big questions of life in the beauty of the Swiss Alps © Getty Images / iStockphoto

13. Take a pilgrimage of faith through Europe

Total Distance: 1916km (1190 miles) 
Mode of transport: Car 
Difficulty: Easy 

This contemplative journey takes in scenic and spiritual highs, from inspiring places of worship and the home of a historic Passion Play to a stretch of the Romantic Road. 

Circling through Germany, Switzerland and Austria by road, this contemporary pilgrimage journeys through the secular and the spiritual, taking in city sights, verdant valleys and marvelous mountain views alongside inspiring places of worship and a village that’s been staging an Easter pageant for nearly 400 years. 

Covehead Harbour lighthouse, Prince Edward Island ©Elena Elisseeva/500px

14. Hike across Canada’s smallest province on the Island Walk 

Distance: 700km (435 miles) 
Transport: On foot or bicycle 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Not everyone who hikes or cycles the Island Walk considers their journey a pilgrimage. Some choose to take on sections of this 700km (435-mile) trail around Prince Edward Island (PEI) to enjoy the brisk ocean air, sandy beaches, forests and red-rock cliffs, or to stop for fresh seafood and leisurely chats.

Yet for others, circuiting Canada’s smallest province is a challenge, an adventure or a personal quest. This epic coastal route around PEI pairs leisurely glimpses of local culture with a multiday physical challenge. A slow, thoughtful reminder to being grateful for the small things.

A group paddles a raft through rapids in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA
Friendships deepen during rafting adventures through the Grand Canyon © Merrill Images / Getty Images

15. Raft through the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River, USA

Distance: 446km (277 miles) 
Mode of transport: Motorized pontoon raft 
Difficulty: Tough

The Colorado River drops a welcome mat at Lees Ferry, where the crumbling red beauty of the Vermilion Cliffs provides a backdrop for the water. Crossing this mighty river was a challenge for Native Americans, explorers and pioneers, all stymied by the steep, soaring walls of the surrounding Colorado Plateau. But thanks to an upward flex in the ancient rock layers, which exposed more weatherable rocks, erosive forces have carved a wide valley at Lees Ferry, making it the best crossing point for hundreds of kilometers.

Wild rapids and ancient rocks are a given on a white-water trip through the Grand Canyon; friendships born of adventure are a cherished surprise. Once you push off, it’s too late. Or maybe it’s just the beginning. Whichever it turns out to be, your reliance on one another will remind you of the key ingredients to good personal relationships: shared vulnerability; kindness; and understanding.

Antarctic tourists watch a leopard seal (Hydrurga leptonyx) very closely from the Zodiac on an ice floe in Cierva Cove
The endless openness of Antarctica offers a good place to sit and name your feelings © Frank Günther / Getty Images

16. Awaken your true feelings crossing the Ross Sea, Antarctica

Distance: Around 3700km (2300 miles) 
Mode of transport: Ship 
Difficulty: Easy to moderate 

Antarctica is stunning. No place on Earth compares to this vast white wilderness of elemental forces: snow, ice, water, rock. And as you journey through the storied but seldom-traveled vastness of the Ross Sea, you can experience Antarctica – and, indeed, yourself – to another degree. Here, the cold and wind are magnitudes greater. The tabular icebergs are more abundant. Wildlife scarcer.

Following in the footsteps of Antarctic explorers, you can marvel at dramatic snowbound landscapes and take in the awe-inspiring remnants of heroic expeditions, whilst using the seemingly endless openness as a way to sit with your feelings and name them: awe; impotent; overwhelmed; even boredom.

A young Indigenous boy in vivid traditional dress, Alberta, Canada
A road trip through Alberta will bring you closer to the province’s rich Indigenous culture © oasisamuel / Shutterstock

17. Trace the Indigenous roots of the Canadian Rockies 

Distance: Around 1000km (621 miles) 
Transport: Car or bus/shuttle 
Difficulty: Easy 

Many Indigenous cultures are oral ones with knowledge passed from generation to generation through legends, myths and historical narratives. On a road trip through Alberta, in western Canada, you can learn about the traditional cultures of the Canadian Rockies and surrounding regions through a series of Indigenous-led experiences.

As you explore museum exhibits, join guides for forest walks or take a wildlife tour on the Prairies, stop and listen. These are stories that need to be told – and heard – for they echo the past to instill empathy in us for the future. Pain does heal but scars will always remain.

Man in a poncho at Salar de Uyuni, Aitiplano, Bolivia
You might feel like you’re approaching infinity on the vast Salar de Uyuni © Anton Petrus / Getty Images

18. Step into the infinite in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia 

Distance: Around 150km (93miles) 
Mode of transport: 4WD vehicle/on foot 
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult 

Bolivia’s blinding-white Salar de Uyuni salt flats express the endless – and exploring these vast plains draws you into yourself and to the contemplation of infinity. This stark and surreal landscape covers some 12,100 sq km (4670 sq miles) and sits at an altitude of 3653m (11,984ft) above sea level.

From Uyuni, you’ll explore the flats on one of the 4WD tours that zip around the salar, stopping off at lakes and highlight spots, and taking to the salty surface for exhilarating hikes across this chalkboard expanse. The salt flats are an outward and inward challenge, as the brisk night air will constantly remind you.

A statue of St Patricks stands in front of Croagh Patrick, nicknamed the Reek, is a 764 metres mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo, Ireland.
Climbing Croagh Patrick with intent can give you access to your real feelings © Kriangkrai Thitimakorn / Getty Images

19. Marry the secular and the sacred tracing the Tóchar Phádraig pilgrimage, Ireland 

Distance: 35km (22 miles) 
Mode of transport: On foot 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Medieval monks were not averse to a little cultural appropriation: taking pagan rituals and celebrations and repackaging them as Christian feast days; embellishing local lore into tales of miraculous endeavors; and peddling legends to encourage an increase in pilgrims. Ireland’s most famous myth tells of St Patrick casting out the island’s snakes from the summit of Cruachán Aigle, a conical peak on the west coast, sometime in the 5th century.

Cruachán Aigle became Croagh Patrick – and the pilgrims followed. Sacred in pagan times, the mountain was also linked to Cruachan Aí – the seat of the high kings of Connaught – by a chariot trail now known as Tóchar Phádraig (St Patrick’s Causeway). Walking this pagan-cum-pilgrim trail offers a glimpse into Ireland’s complex history, but it is walking with intent – a key part of any pilgrimage – that elevates this route from the scenic to the profound, especially if it's wet, muddy, and slow-going. Under these conditions, we afford ourselves the space to be honest about our feelings.

Wildlife guide in canoe on the Zambezi River in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe
A safari by canoe is hair-raising – and thrilling © Jonathan Gregson / Lonely Planet

20. Shatter the idea of the individual self by piloting a canoe down the Zambezi River, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Distance: 70km (43 miles) 
Mode of transport: Canoe 
Difficulty: Difficult 

A canoe safari is a visceral and intimate business – sometimes more hair-raising than being in a car, but more rewarding, too. Paddle your way through some of Africa’s wildest territory on a Zambezi canoe safari, steering among hippos by day and camping on remote river islands by night.

You function as the driver (and the engine) of your vehicle – the hushed voice of a guide is your prompt to paddle faster or jam an oar in the current and make a retreat. It's a gentle reminder that the individual self is an illusion. You and your surroundings are one. For canoeists, the best stretch is near the midway point, west of Lake Kariba on the ZimbabweZambia border, where the river braids among myriad islands. 

High angle view of a vibrant coloured red sandy beach in Western Australia with a lone hiker walking along it
Walk the rhythm of an ancient songline in Western Australia and you'll realize that everything is interconnected © Felix Cesare / Getty Images

21. Walk the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail with the Goolarabooloo, Australia 

Distance: 82km (51 miles) 
Mode of transport: On foot 
Difficulty: Moderate 

Indigenous culture runs deep across the vast Kimberley region of northwestern Australia. When a Nyikina man, Paddy Roe, came to the Dampier Peninsula in the 1930s, the fading Jabirr Jabirr elders, bereft of suitable descendants, passed on custodianship of their Country (the Lore: songs, stories, customs and responsibilities, inherited from the earlier Ngumbarl and Djugun people), to the young Roe.

Having founded his Goolarabooloo Community at Millibinyari on Ngunungurrukun, Roe instigated the Lurujarri Heritage Trail in 1987 as a means for his own people to reconnect with Country and their traditional heritage, and as a way of cultivating respect for Country among non-Indigenous people.

Surrender to the rhythm of an ancient songline along the trail, a nine-day cultural immersion into this wild and wonderful corner of Western Australia and you'll realize that we're all interconnected: the past, present, and future all coexist.

A 4x4 takes on the desert sands of the Empty Quarter, Oman
You won’t see many other people in Oman’s Empty Quarter © Justin Foulkes / Lonely Planet

22. Adventure through the endless dunes of the Empty Quarter, Oman 

Distance: Around 300km (190 miles) one-way 
Mode of transport: 4WD vehicle 
Difficulty: Easy 

Oman’s Empty Quarter counts among the biggest blank spaces anywhere on Earth – making a journey into this sea of sand can be a surprising and sublime experience. It’s a world of windblown sand and rolling dunes, gilded dawns and bloody sunsets, loping camels and lonely wanderers.

Its featurelessness puts a heroic focus on all those who come here: anyone who marks its pristine dunes with their footprints, or casts a rare shadow over its shadeless tracts. Known as a place of enchantment – it is also a deadly serious place to go exploring. Today a few tourists set out on tours to nibble at the edges of the Empty Quarter, but even on a short trip, you can return with a sense of its oceanic vastness. It helps to deflate the ego and diminish our own sense of self-importance.

Horizontal panoramic view of caucasian man sightseeing at Etretat cliff at sunset.
Normandy quietude can help end the preoccupations that keep us from our true selves © Vera Vita / Getty Images

23. Pay respect to lost lives on the Normandy coast, France 

Distance: 140km (87 miles)
Mode of transport: Car, e-bike 
Difficulty: Easy 

Out of season, Normandy offers enough quietude for us to end the preoccupations and worries that keep us from our true selves. Motor along France’s most emotive coastline, where peaceful swathes of sand and moving memorials provide a living lesson in WWII history. 

The powder-soft beaches and breeze-swept buffs of Normandy’s northern coast are quiet outside of summer; bar the odd wading bird and plump harbor seal, they are deathly quiet.

I Am A Man exhibit at the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee, USA
The moving National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis © Gino Santa Maria / Shutterstock

24. Tread with meaning on an American Civil Rights journey from Memphis to Montgomery

Distance: 966km (600 miles) 
Mode of transport: Car 
Difficulty: Easy 

A white wreath on the second floor of the Lorraine Motel in downtown Memphis draws the eye toward Room 306, marking the spot where Dr Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Dr King was one of many Black Americans who challenged segregationist Jim Crow laws in the 1950s and ’60s – and their activism transformed the American South.

A journey between key Civil Rights sites, from Memphis to Selma, drops you into this compelling history – and the ongoing story. Visionary leaders and nonviolent activism powered this fight for racial equality centered in the Deep South. Tracing the history of where it happened allows us to remember that fears are not facts and it's only when we acknowledge the true cause of our past traumas that can we stop repeating them in the future.

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