Destinations

Craft Traditions of Oaxaca with Cabot’s Pueblo Museum

Based in Oaxaca City, we’ll explore Oaxaca, and the surrounding communities of the Central Valleys. Communities such as: San Bartolo Coyotepec, known for its black pottery; San Martin Tilcajete, for its whimsical carved wood “alebrijes” and to Teotitlan del Valle, where we will meet extraordinary weavers and dyers in this legendary “tapestry” weaving town….

Introduction to Baja California!

Baja California is a singular physical landscape, that has equally singular expressions in food and a burgeoning micro-wine industry. Join us to experience the best of Baja’s cuisine, wine and craft beers in Tijuana, Tecate, Valley of Guadalupe, Ensendada and more! Meet chefs, vintners and others involved in the region and learn why the food style, as coined by one chef, is known as “Baja Med“. Join us!

Mexico City

Art, Culture & Cuisine!
On this journey of learning and discovery, we explore the history and expressions of Art in Mexico. In order to understand the vision and temperament of Diego and Frida, we will learn of History and Politics of Mexico, that is the only way to contextualize their art and lives. Get ready for your impressions of Mexico City’s Historic Center! Arriving at the grand and vast Zocalo, we’ll see the great clash of cultures in the 16th Century, that forever changed the course of Mexico’s history. We’ll also visit the Pre Hispanic site of Teotihuacan…

The Flavors and Landscapes of Baja California

The Flavors & Landscapes
Wine Country, Baja Cuisine, Craft Beers and More! Baja California is a singular physical landscape, that has equally singular expressions in food and a burgeoning micro-wine industry. Given its climate and soil, the cuisine is akin to a Mediterranean one, and has been coined, “Baja Med” by Chef Miguel Angel Guerrero, one of its early and foremost protagonists…

The African Descendants of Mexico

From the Colonial Era to present, we learn how the people and communities of African descent helped shaped Mexico’s past and continue to express traditions in art, dance, music and food that reflect their heritage. Few people know about them, as their history has been little studied and told. This, however is changing as UNESCO, community activists and academics…

Dance Colombia!

Salsa dancing is to Cali, Colombia as Tango dancing is to Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is a way of life, a lifestyle, a social mingling place and given the competitions in recent years, such as the International Salsa Competition, a path to stardom. Also, the salsa dancing in Cali is unique; it is very fast and athletic. People travel from all over the world to see and learn from the best: the salsa dancers in Cali, Colombia.

Afro Colombia & The Petronio Alvarez Music Festival

Join us on an extraordinary journey to Colombia to learn about the heritage & traditions of African Descendants of this South American country. We will explore the History and Present Day expressions from the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific. Traveling to Cartagena & vicinity, we visit a community called San Basilio Palenque, established in honor of Cimarron, liberator and martyr, Benkos Bioho…

Discover Colombia!

This extraordinary journey provides an excellent overview of where South America begins! With its vast mountain chains and its fertile green valleys, you will see how this combination of latitude and altitude make it one of the world’s coffee growing centers. We will explore the fascinating world of Cali, where salsa dancing reins supreme. We also will visit the pearl of the Caribbean, the walled city of Cartagena…

Textile Traditions Oaxaca & Chiapas, November 2018

We explore the multiple ethnic communities of Oaxaca (and Guerrero) to learn of their cultural and ethnic expressions in dress and textiles. From the Amuzgo in Guerrero to the Mixtec, Huave, Zapotec in Oaxaca we will see how textile traditions and dress are a cultural passport and unique expression of the women (and some men) who live in this region.

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The Art of the Charro in Jalisco & Feria Maestros del Arte!

Welcome to tequila country! Enjoy the art of “charreria” and regional cuisine of Guadalajara, Jalisco. Learn everything about the distilled spirit that is synonymous with Mexico. Explore the colonial architecture of yellow “cantera” or quarried stone, and admire the magnificent murals of Jose Clemente Orozco… Tour coming November 2018

Michoacan: Journey of the Monarchs

Join us on a journey to learn about and witness one of nature’s wonders–the monarch butterfly migration. Here, in the fir trees of Michoacan at between 8,000-12,000 feet, the monarch butterflies take rest for the winter months after flying over 3,000 miles. Here, they cluster in groups on the fir trees to stay warm. During the day, they enjoy the sunshine and can be seen flying in massive groups…

The Flavors of Yucatan and Campeche

We will embark on fascinating excursions to meet farmers, fishermen, and ranchers to better understand and appreciate the farm to table relationships and supply chain of uniquely Yucatecan ingredients. Visitors will visit a Yucatecan family to discover the traditional pit cooking style called pib. The culinary traditions of Yucatan are like none other!