We bring people together in meaningful ways.
We bring people together in meaningful ways.
This tour's focus is ArtPrize, the world's largest contemporary art contest--celebrating its tenth year. We'll also explore a variety of other Grand Rapids museums, collections, public art and architecture.
Our plans include lots of art, behind-the-scenes tours, collection visits, great food, and shopping in cool neighborhoods, plus opportunities to meet notable ArtPrize Artists from around the world as well as Grand Rapidian creative leaders.
Come spend 14 days experiencing the hospitality of ethnic Sherpas and Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in the Mt Everest region of Nepal and in the capital city, Kathmandu (KTM). This will be an awesome lifetime experience.
This tour will center around the Sherpa/Buddhist Mani Rimdu festival and taking advantage of the usually excellent / clear fall weather. Although most of the time our group will be at the new “Kyirmu" Sherpa Lodge at 8,000 ft (similar altitude to Santa Fe, NM), we will transport you to the Chiwong Monastery (the site of the festival) ~12,000 ft where we’ll attend the festival celebrating the founding of Buddhism in Nepal, made all the more magical by the full moon
This eight day / seven night fall tour will center around the enchanting cultural and natural riches of Western Bhutan.
Dorji, our wonderful guide, is originally from a small town in Eastern Bhutan, has a background in environmental conservation, and worked as project coordinator for the Guinness-recognized Bhutan photo-documentary "Largest Book in the World".
Las Pozas is a surrealist garden in the rain forest of the Sierra Madres, Mexico. It is the creation of Edward James (1907-1984), a British aristocrat, poet, and visionary. In the late 1940s, he moved to the village of Xilitla, Mexico, in the state of San Luis Potosí, where, in collaboration with local craftsmen and friends he fabricated elaborate symbolic shapes and organic designs that relate to a private cosmology predicated on surrealistic influences, and echo nature. Most of the structures are “follies” for amusement and surprise, never to be used for practical purposes.
Join a small group (limited to 12) on a magical tour of Louisville's unique theater, art, and culinary treasures under the expert personal guidance of Dana and Mark. Meet local Louisville luminaries, binge-watch three exciting New American plays in the renowned Humana Festival, taste Louisville's top culinary offerings and stay at the original, multiple award-winning 21c Museum Hotel. The core of the trip will be "Theatre Lover" tickets to three great New American Plays (to be announced in mid-November). Please click here to view a photo gallery of last year's similar trip.
April 1st through 12th, 2019 (during the usual cherry blossom bloom viewing season), this will be a small tour group focussed on Japanese Contemporary Art. Among other things, we will spend time touring art installations on Naoshima Island in the inland sea. This tour will benefit from the connections and insights Mark & Dana gained over the five year we resided in Japan during the 1990s.
Tiny World Tours was honored to be invited by the Austin Film Society (AFS) to organize this special delegation tour to the Czech Republic where AFS was recognized by the 53rd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) for over 3-decades of supporting Texas Film. Our week-long tour began and ended in the beautiful capital city Prague where we arranged private architectural history, culinary, and contemporary art tours.
Tiny World Tours works with a team of dedicated Nepali (Sherpa) partners to bring small groups to the Solukumbu region of Nepal (near Mt Everest) and experience local hospitality and unique cultural connections. Please come along with us on one of our tours or let us custom design a tour just for you!
This tour was a magical second collaborative expedition to Kcymaerxthaere between Tiny World Tours and artist Eames Demetrios. A group of thirty intrepid participants traveled from Denver to the "More Than One Moon in the Sky" site in Shoshoni, Wyoming, where we observed the Great American Eclipse while enjoying cuisine from our own traveling chef-in-residence, Mr Eat Right, Steve Couch.
Mark's Nepal reconnaissance tour leveraging the wonderful decades-long Nepal partnerships / friendship connections of international citizens and kindred spirits Docey Lewis and her son Owen Lewis.
Dana Friis-Hansen, Pam Vitaz, and Mark Holzbach led this energizing Tiny World Tours (TWT) exploration of Louisville's unique theater, art, and culinary treasures.
Highlights from our 2/11/17 Valentine's Dinner at The Plant at Kyle
The primary focus of this tour was "Adaptive Reuse" Architecture but we also enjoyed wonderful Art, Food, and Central Texas history.
A wonderful and diverse group of international travelers and art lovers were drawn to Venice led by Diana Dopson, an extraordinary travel organizer specializing in Italy, fluent in the local language, architecture, art, and culture, and Dana Friis-Hansen, the Director and CEO of the Grand Rapids Art Museum, an expert fluent in international contemporary art, who has attended most Venice Biennales since the late 1980s.