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
Going Back to Basics — Using Time-Honored Concepts to Shape the Contemporary Framework
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The Art of the Japanese Tea Ceremony and What It Can Teach Us About Appreciating Everyday Items
The Japanese Tea ceremony, or sadō (“way of tea”) as we know it today, emerged during the 16th ce...
How to Develop a "Joy of Missing Out” Artistic Mindset
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Ink Art is Becoming More Valuable
“I’ve been creative all my life as a young child but I’ve never really recognized it because to m...
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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.