Cultural Heritage: The Arts
“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.”
-Henry David Thoreau
From exploring galleries to museums, to attending festivals and visual arts exhibitions, arts travel can fulfill and stimulate travelers on many levels.
Major cities around the world have museums housing the works of the great masters. Cities such as Basel, Miami and Hong Kong host art fairs that draw thousands of collectors, curators and casual observers.
From the West End to Off-Broadway to famous colosseums that display the world’s greatest talents, experiencing the arts can energize and engage travelers in surprising and unexpected ways.
Arts travel introduces us to some exemplary works of budding artists and world renowned artists. Art works have a special way of conveying their message. The canvass and its colours speak volumes and we all simply love that.
Walking in the footsteps of Elizabeth IBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
Elizabeth I remains one of the most popular English monarchs more than 400 years after her death. So much about this first woman to reign England in her own right intrigues and captivates us. Read moreUnited Kingdom Experiences History The Arts
Celebrate Women’s History Month with a Visit to These English MuseumsBy Ali Jennings
March is Women’s History Month. Celebrated in the UK, the USA, and Australia to coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8th, this month highlights the contributions women have made to events in history and contemporary society. Read moreUnited Kingdom Family Travel Events & Festivals History The Arts
Eau Claire’s Artistic WondersBy Robin Raven
The American heartland city of Eau Claire is enjoying an artistic renaissance. Sitting at the junction of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers in Wisconsin, Eau Claire is French for “clear water,” and water is a defining physical feature of the city. Read moreUnited States The Arts
On Antoni Gaudi’s Trail in BarcelonaBy Sugato Mukherjee
The Spanish city of Barcelona had been Antoni Gaudi’s canvas and muse, at once. The 19th-century architect-wizard used the entire Catalonian city to express his creative genius and seamlessly blended the Gothic and the French Art-Nouveau with Expressionism to create his architectural masterpieces. Read moreSpain History The Arts
Macedonia: Five Places to VisitBy Ali Jennings
One destination, which is still considered fairly off the beaten track, is Macedonia, a small country with a rich history and beautiful nature. If you’re looking for an interesting Balkan destination with fewer tourists, Macedonia makes a great choice. Here are the top five places to visit in Macedonia. Read moreEurope Off the Beaten Path The Arts
Protecting Pottery and the PastBy Breana Johnson
Agua Fria National Monument protects nearly 500 ancient Native American homes within four distinct settlements. Read moreUnited States History The Arts
Discovering Traditional Arts in Thailand’s Golden TriangleBy Katie Dundas
The Golden Triangle region of Northern Thailand sits at the intersection of three Southeast Asian countries along the Mekong and Ruak Rivers: Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. A visit to this area is an incredible way to learn about the culture, history, and traditional arts of the region, which have been … Read more Read moreAsia History The Arts Social Responsibility
Rats and Astronauts: Street Art in OaxacaBy Eliza Amon
Famed for its artistic traditions in weaving, pottery and painted wooden animal carvings known as alebrijes, the Mexican city of Oaxaca is also brimming with contemporary art. Read moreMexico Off the Beaten Path The Arts
Brazil: A Country for Every Travel BudgetBy Tonya Fitzpatrick, Esq.
Brazil has a rich cultural heritage, countrywide celebrations, locally sourced scrumptious cuisine and natural attractions that attract millions of travelers every year. Read moreCentral and South America Budget Travel Events & Festivals The Arts
What to See and Do at Windsor CastleBy Ali Jennings
Most people know Windsor Castle as the venue for the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, swiftly followed by the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, but there’s far more to Windsor Castle than just royal matrimonial events. Read moreUnited Kingdom Family Travel Architecture The Arts
Kinston, North Carolina: A Farming and Industrial City Turned Arts HubBy Kathleen Walls
They say art is in the eye of the beholder. When you visit Kinston, North Carolina, art will be in your eyes, ears, and taste buds too. Read moreUnited States The Arts
Washington DC: An Exploration of a Thriving Poetry SceneBy Daniel Baldwin
Poetry is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Washington DC. Despite its storied literary history, diverse music communities, and world-renowned museum system, visitors and residents alike have trouble seeing beyond the shadow of Capitol Hill. Read moreUnited States Literature & Music The Arts
Slovakia: Five Places to VisitBy Ali Jennings
With spectacular mountains good for hiking and bicycling, dramatic castles, charming architectural cities, and a vibrant contemporary arts scene, Slovakia has much to offer tourists. Read moreEurope Off the Beaten Path The Arts
Picasso’s SpainBy Bianka Cramblit
Raised and educated in Spain, Pablo Picasso moved to the French capital in the early 1900s. Here he experienced decades of inspiration as part of the city’s buzzing Modernist art movement and bohemian atmosphere. Read moreSpain The Arts
Quincy, Illinois: The Midwest’s Hidden GemBy Hanna Muth
Located in western Illinois, on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River, you’ll find my charming and welcoming hometown of Quincy. With a rich history, Midwestern hospitality, and a thriving arts scene, Quincy is Illinois’s best-kept secret. Read moreUnited States Off the Beaten Path History The Arts