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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.

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Wandering with India Flint | New Mexico | 2017

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Wool + Paper Felting Journey | Eva Camacho + Ania Gilmore | Peru

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Plein-Air Painting Workshop | Lori Dell | Italy

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Stitched Art Workshop | Natalya Aikens | Greece

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Watercolor Sketching On Location | Jane LaFazio | Charleston, SC

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Wander, Gather, Create | India Flint | Maui, Hawaii

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Storytelling with Collage | Roxanne Evans Stout | Quebec

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Watercolor Sketching On Location | Linda Swindle | Costa Rica

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Creative Color Knitting Workshop | Brecia Kralovic-Logan | Guatemala

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Paper-Paintings Collage Workshop | Elizabeth St. Hilaire | Greece

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Watercolor Sketching on Location | Jane LaFazio | Montreal & Quebec

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Paper-Paintings Collage Workshop | Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire | Vieux Quebec

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

Inspiration from our blog

Interview: Artist Roxanne Evans Stout

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We are really fortunate to have such a great mix of talent working with us! Roxanne Evans Stout, mixed media artist, adjunct professor, author of Storytelling with Collage, and a feature artist in various publications including Seth Seth Apter’s The Pulse of Mixed Media, Tracy Verdugo’s Paint Mojo, and Create Mixed Media’s Incite 2 & 3. Most recently Roxanne was contracted to work with one of our favorite magazines, Cloth Paper Scissors as an one of their “Art Lesson” instructors. Kudoos and… she even found the time to share with us a peak inside her world as an artist.  Thank you Roxanne!

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Interview: Artist Jane LaFazio

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We’re traveling to three really hip and historic cities in 2017 with the talented artist Jane LaFazio, best known for her watercolor sketching, she is also a skilled paper and cloth artist, experienced in quilting, mixed media and painting.  Our muse…Charleston, SC; Old World Montreal + Quebec City … so perfect for one of her watercolor sketching workshops!  Because it’s always fascinating to take a walk behind the scenes, we’ve asked Jane to share a bit about her life as a full time artist with us.  Thank you Jane! 

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