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.

Upcoming adventures, retreats & workshops:

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Found-Stitch-Paint Workshop| Cas Holmes| Italy

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Being (t)here| Masterclass | India Flint | Italy

Talismans | Jewelry Workshop | Susan Lenart Kazmer

Watercolor Sketching On Location: Italy with Anne Kullaf


Mixed Media Workshop | Sardinia Italy | Shelley Rhodes

Watercolor Sketching On-Location|Portugal|Candace Rose Rardon

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Photography Workshop| Ireland |Deborah Kalas

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Watercolor Sketching: Cuba with Jane LaFazio|Session # 2

Mixed Media Workshop|Shelley Rhodes|Ireland

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Women’s Woven Voices| Brecia Kralovic-Logan | Guatemala

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Paint Ireland with Watercolor Artist Angela Fehr

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Painting the Textures of Ireland|Artist Jacqueline Sullivan

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

Inspiration from our travel blog:

Interview: Artist Lesley Riley

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Lesley, is an internationally known mixed media artist, writer, workshop leader, creative coach and mentor who turned her initial passion for photos, color and the written word into a dream occupassion. We’re thrilled about the opportunity to host Lesley’s Red Thread Retreat in Ireland in 2018 and we had a chance to chat with Lesley about her path to becoming an artist, writer, creativity coach and so much more! So get yourself settled into your favorite armchair and enjoy this inspiring interview with Lesley! 

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