Ever thought about starring in your own play?  You will, when you see what THE CALICO CAT COMPANY'S kids are doing  in ST. CROIX.

"One good thing about music," said Bob Marley, "when it hits you, you feel no pain."   You'll want to make you own beautiful music when the spirit of Marley and REGGAE hit you. 

No computers?!  In its day, this pen and ink well set was state-of-the-art for writers -- modern, stylish,  and very cool! Join us for a visit to  CEDAR HILL in Washington, DC.  Write on!

For the 100th anniversary of the historic Amistad Mutiny and the heroic fight for freedom that included four courageous children, Talladega College wanted to do something unique.  They commissioned the noted painter Hale Woodruff to create a series of murals in memory of that historic event.   Be wowwed by Woodruff's creativity when BackPax: EXPEDITIONS tours the HBCUs, HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES.

Everything the artist does has to do with his image of himself and his aspirations. It involves human fulfillment.”

Hale Woodruff

For more than fifty years, now, one of the greatest moments on stage comes when the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs "Revelations."  The company shares Ailey's masterpiece by teaching its scenes to children the world over. Get your move on withAILEY DANCE KIDS.​

Dare to dream . . .

Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service.  To celebrate, join our crew for a visit to the world's first national park, Yellowstone.  Then learn the art of RELIEF MAP-MAKING and make your own souvenir.

We took a few friends sailing aboard the historic schooner, Amistad America.  Topside, they learned about ship building.  You can too when BackPax: EXPEDITIONS  goes SAILING.

Imagine kites as big as tennis courts and weighing more than a ton!  Over 2,500 years ago, the Chinese invented kites as battle signals.  Today, they signal fun. Kite festivals -- like this one in South Africa -- draw crowds of up to 20,000 people.  Learn more when BackPax: EXPEDITIONS goes KITE-FLYING.