Journey with the Austin Film Society and Tiny World Tours to the Czech Republic for a six-day curated experience spanning film, art, architecture, culture, and culinary activities. The highlight will be unique access to the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF).
Join Tiny World Tours August 7-12 for a deep dive into the art history of Maine, with special experiences in the Portland, Waterville, Rockland, and Camden areas. Our focus will be key artists whose work was marked by Maine, including Winslow Homer, Marsden Heartley, Rockwell Kent, Andrew Wyeth, Alex Katz, Louise Nevelson, and Bernard Langlais, as well as other American artists whose art was shaped by time in this rugged New England state.
We will also get to know cities, the countryside, and the coastline, including the specific ocean vistas, seaport neighborhoods, and farmlands, portrayed by the artists. The tour includes exceptional cocktail and dining experiences, including a seafood feast and a farm-to-table meal where we will meet people leading Maine’s exciting food culture.
From September 7th-9th, come explore the rich and vibrant culinary landscapes of Southeastern Michigan with us! Curated by Edible Austin magazine founder Marla Camp along with intrepid Tiny World Tour leader Mark Holzbach, this unique behind-the-scenes, food-inspired adventure will take you to the bustling shores of Detroit’s historic and revitalized commercial district, with an immersion in Ann Arbor’s emerging farm-to-table culture along the way.
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.
Join GRAM director Dana Friis-Hansen and fellow art lovers for a 7-day ArtAdventure to Italy featuring an exclusive tour of the international contemporary art exhibition Biennale di Venezia paired with insider access to a curated mix of architecture, landscape, and culinary experiences.