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
“It was like magic. It was not only calligraphy that I learned, it’s also about the people, the food, the culture I experienced by meeting Chikako.”
— Kate Nguyen
Vacationed with Chikako
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A writing vacation with Duc in the mountains outside Hanoi
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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.