Ireland

May 30 - June 11, 2022

Highlights include the world famous Cliffs of Moher and drive along some of the most beautiful sea views in Ireland. We will visit villages with collections of quaint cottages and lots of Irish history and culture, meet the locals, taste local cuisine and embrace the traditions of the area. Castles, castles and more castles - and no matter how dilapidated, they are still incredible to behold.  In addition to a variety of historical and cultural sites, we will visit local potters, weavers, glass workers, woodcarvers and others to see how their products are handmade. Learn more...

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Mexico City & Puebla

October - November 2023

In Mexico, Day of the Dead is a celebration of life and death, a reaffirmation of indigenous life. During this festive tour we will see private and community ofrendas (altars) meant to welcome spirits back to the world of the living. Highlights in Mexico City include Frida Kahlo’s “Blue House”, the Zocalo, Teotithuacan and the Floating Gardens. In Puebla, a walking tour of the town, craft workshops, and visits to villages where we'll learn about the traditions that make Day of the Dead unique. 
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Michoacán, Mexico

January 2024

Witness one of the world's most spectacular natural phenomena - the North American monarch butterfly migration. If being surrounded by hundreds of millions of butterflies isn't enough, there is also a walking tour of Morelia, visits to artists workshops around Lake Patzcuaro featuring textiles, pottery and catrinas, a National Park, handicraft markets, museums, an archaeological site, and the village of Santa Clara Del Cobre and its copper workshops and museum. Learn more...

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Oaxaca, Mexico

March 11 - March 19, 2023

Oaxaca is known for its diverse array of craft villages, such as woodcarving, weaving, pottery, embroidered textiles, metal working, and basket weaving. We'll travel to several of these villages to see how the artisans work. Oaxaca is also the ancient home of the Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations, builders of Monte Alban and Mitla. In Oaxaca City, we'll explore churches, museums, the bustling zocalo and markets brimming with colorful flowers, fresh produce and regional crafts. Learn more...

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

September - October 2024

Experience the city's Patron Saint Festival, when the cobblestone streets come alive with parades, performers and lots of fireworks. Visit museums, churches, art galleries and craft shops with treasures from all over Mexico. Day excursions feature an archeological site and a winery with tasting. During our two days in nearby Guanajuato, we'll explore the town on foot - Diego Rivera Museum, churches and much more. Incredible food and a small group experience. Learn more...

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Chiapas, Mexico

October - November 2024

This small group tour during Day of the Dead is a wonderful way to explore Chiapas culture, history and traditions. Highlights include: a boat ride through the Sumidero Canyon, a walking tour of San Cristóbal, an intimate visit to a local cemetery during Day of the Dead, a textile museum, a weaver’s co-op, craft shops and galleries. We'll explore the breathtaking archaeological sites of Tonina, Palenque, Bonampak and Yaxchilan. We'll also spend time in Villahermosa. Learn more...

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Coming Soon

Explore Peruvian culture, customs and history with a focus on textiles and food. In the Sacred Valley we visit Cusco, Pisac, the UNESCO site of Machu Picchu, a Llama Farm and textile co-ops/workshops. Moving on from the valley, we travel to Arequipa, Colca Canyon and Lake Titicaca and the floating island of Uros. From there, we visit Taquile Island where we'll meet with local farmers and weavers to see their way of life. We also explore Puno and surrounding areas. Learn more...

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