A new way to travel
VAWAA is a mini-apprenticeship with a curated master artist or craftsman, tailored to your skill level.How it works
A lifelong souvenir
Whether it’s honing a passion or getting fresh inspiration, we see travel as an opportunity to grow.Read guest stories
A once in a lifetime opportunity. To experience a new country and culture through the eyes of a local persona and artist is an experience to be treasured forever.Katie G.'s VAWAA with Chikako
It's opening a completely new horizon about traveling. I was hooked by the new approach about moving and learning about human beings, their doings, expression and craftsmanship.Patricia M.'s VAWAA with Thao
I found myself in another rhythm. More relaxed, less worried about perfection and less judgmental about the things I do. It wasn’t just about ceramics!Cecilia A.'s VAWAA with Katja
Stories from the roadRead Blog
Why Artist Vacations Are Great For Solo Travel?
I drew a sketch on a sheet of paper. A girl with long wild blue hair, running shoes in sight, dre...
December 09, 2018
How I found peace and healing by nurturing my inner artist and relationships
Our toughest moments in life often arise from a series of unanticipated situations or deep trauma...
December 01, 2018
An Artist Rediscovers Printmaking While Visiting Europe for the First Time
Having studied painting in school, Jannelle is no stranger to the artistic studio. But it had bee...
November 25, 2018
Carving a Life in Stone
When I decided to visit Tanzania this year, the first thing I did was look up the VAWAA website t...
November 16, 2018
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The startup offers intimate, customized studio time with creatives around the world—a fresh take on finding local perspectives.
VAWAA is designed for the intellectual traveler who prefers rich cultural immersion to ordinary sun-seeking.
For the restless creative type who wants to learn a new skill while on holiday.