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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Upcoming adventures, retreats & workshops:

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Cuba: Anything But Ordinary

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Watercolor Sketching with Anne Kullaf | Montreal

Talismans | Jewelry Workshop | Susan Lenart Kazmer

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Found-Stitch-Paint Workshop| Cas Holmes| Italy

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Plein Air Artist Retreat | Ireland | Hilary Robin McCarthy

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Painting the Textures of Ireland|Artist Jacqueline Sullivan

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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Watercolor Sketching: Cuba with Jane LaFazio|Session # 2

Mixed Media Workshop|Shelley Rhodes|Ireland

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Paint Ireland with Watercolor Artist Angela Fehr

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

Inspiration from our travel blog:

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Interview: Candace Rose Rardon

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Candace Rose Rardon, a professional sketch artist and storyteller with a passion for connecting with the world through art. Candace’s journey as an artist began on a weekend trip to Porto, Portugal. We’re thrilled with the opportunity of hosting a workshop with Candace in the very city that inspired her journey!  Sit back and enjoy a behind the scenes look into a day in a life of a working artist.

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Interview: Mixed Media Artist Shelley Rhodes

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What a great opportunity to be wandering and creating with Mixed Media Artist Shelley Rhodes.  Shelley speaks our language! I’m sure it’s going to be difficult to choose between these two workshop destinations with Shelley….  the wild, rugged coastline of Ireland or the magical island of Sardinia in Italy.  Here’s a little inspiration from Shelley to help you decide.

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