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'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's VAWAA with Thao
Stories from the roadRead Blog
When a trip abroad becomes so much more than a vacation
A trip abroad elicits mental visions of white stretches of sand and perfectly Instagrammed Cappuc...
How to travel in 2017
After the eye-opening, stunning, and far too frequently tragic events of 2016 — or the-year-that-...
How toy making inspires a surprising approach to technical problem-solving
A recent VAWAA experience introduced two Buenos Aires citizens from different professional worlds...
From New York to Montevideo, Two Musicians Collaborate Across Cultures
“World music with teeth.”This is how musicians Alberto Botero and Francisco Lapetina describe the...
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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.