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Arts & Cultural Travel is about the state of mind known as flow – the creative place where time stands still. We are a travel company created just for you. At Arts & Cultural Travel, the focus is on experiential travel through cultural explorations, the arts, culinary samplings, and wellness workshops, with generous time thrown in for personal growth and creative pursuits.

“There is joy in creation. There is wonder in stepping outside your comfort zone. There is freedom in artistic expression.” -Arts & Cultural Travel 

The Arts & Cultural Difference:

At Arts & Cultural Travel, we do travel a little different. A lot different, actually. We focus on getting to know a place, its people and its culture – and challenge you to stretch your creativity throughout the experience of these.

Our trips might be right for you if:

You’re exacting: If you’re detail-oriented and have high expectations for cultural travel, you can breathe easier – we’re like that, too. And we’d never send you on a trip we didn’t love ourselves.

You have a social conscience: Since we travel in small groups, we’re able to frequent independently owned businesses to support the local economy. We also give back to the community by donating art supplies to schools and children’s organizations around the globe.

You treasure your travel memories: At the beginning of every trip, we gift our travelers with beautiful travel journals to preserve moments, record memories, and save memorabilia.

You prefer to travel with a few good friends: Our group size is always limited to 12, so you’ll enjoy the benefits of traveling with a small group of like-minded, creative personalities, without having to navigate the challenges of large, commercial tourist groups.

You’re not satisfied with the resort experience: You don’t have have the dozens of free hours required to plan your own behind-the-scenes local experience, but you also know you’d never be happy vacationing behind the four restrictive walls of an all-inclusive resort. That’s where we come in. We’ve already put in the hours, so you can benefit from our knowledge and experience.

You’re creative: Blend your love of travel with your love of arts & culture, wine & cuisine, or yoga & wellness. After 45 years in the industry, we’ve struck upon the perfect blend of pampering, creative expression, and travel that diverges from the beaten path.

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wan·der·lust (noun)

  1. a strong desire or irresistible impulse to travel.

Join us for experiential travel like you’ve never known!

Go tequila-tasting in Mexico, learn the secrets of ceramics in Guatemala, and find your zen in Maui. Along the way, explore a country’s charm and fall in love with its culture.

Our hassle-free, experience-based trips are guaranteed to offer a refreshing alternative to your typical travel:

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Photography Workshop|Belize|February 12-19, 2017

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Sketch & Watercolor Workshop Charleston, SC | April 3-7, 2017

"India Flint Maui" Creative Arts Workshop

India Flint Maui|January 26-February 1, 2017

Santa Fe, New Mexico, Puye Cliffs, Essentrics

Essentrics in Santa Fe | October 13-17, 2016

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Weaving Your Creative Life|New Mexico October 27-November 1, 2016

cliff dwelling, New Mexico, Taos Pueblo, Textile Workshop

Wandering in the “Land of Enchantment”|March 21 ~31, 2016

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson

Collage Workshop Belize|February 13~20, 2016

Mayan, Lake, Huxley

Creative Color Knitting Journey|April 20-29, 2017

BC Village Maya Day

Travel Painting Workshop in Belize|February 6-13, 2016

“Not all who wander are lost.” ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Inspiration from our blog

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Charleston, SC: Explore Your Creative Side

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Charleston, SC: Explore Your Creative Side in the Cradle of Southern Hospitality

It’s the sound of a horse-drawn carriage – clip-clop clip-clop – trotting down a timeworn, cobblestone street. It’s the breeze that whispers past, bringing with it the scent of honeysuckle, accidentally snagged in the horse’s bridle. It’s the sun that streams through puffy clouds, drenching the scene before you in a bath of golden light.

art workshop_charleston SC_ watercolor workshop_jane la FazioIt’s the she-crab soup, or the country-cured hams, or the flaky cornbread sitting before you, gracing a table silhouetted against antebellum views – of wrought-iron Juliette balconies and historic harbors, breezy palmetto palms and sidewalk cafés. Cafés just like the one at which you’re seated.

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Interview: Brecia Kralovic-Logan and Weaving Your Creative Life

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Certain travel destinations perfectly suit some individuals. Every place offers its own rewards and lessons through various combinations of climates and cultures. Retreat leader Brecia Kralovic-Logan is one of those rare individuals who could find beauty and comfort in any location, but after interviewing her we’re pretty sure that the desert is her happy place. 

From Native American weaving to lightning storms to the spiritual undertone that fuels all artistic creation, enjoy Arts and Cultural Travel’s second interview with this amazing woman:  Read More

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Susan E. Mead M.H., Essentrics Instructor & Author

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A Master Herbalist in private practice since 1996, Susan has been guiding and supporting clients through their journey to take back their bodies and health care decisions. Susan continues to inspire those seeking solutions to embracing a healthy lifestyle blending her skills and experiences as a Yoga and Essentrics Instructor.  Her book, Take Back Your Body, was release with a glowing endorsement by Christine Northrup, M.D.

Our 5 day “Essentrics in Santa Fe” with Susan offers a unique take on experiencing the flavors and cultures of the Southwest. We are delighted to chat with her about this upcoming event that runs October 13-17, 2016.

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