MEET ALEXA FIRMENICH: CO-FOUNDER OF ATLAS UNBOUND

MEET ALEXA FIRMENICH: CO-FOUNDER OF ATLAS UNBOUND

Alexa Firmenich is the co-founder of Atlas Unbound, a transformation leadership travel company focused on connecting entrepreneurs, influential leaders and change-makers to learn and innovate from the wisdom of nature’s systems.

THE 13TH HAVANA ART BIENNIAL RETURNS FOR 2019

THE 13TH HAVANA ART BIENNIAL RETURNS FOR 2019

Cuba’s most important arts and culture event is back for its 13th edition after taking a four year hiatus and we are very excited to be leading a special Biennial-focused trip this April 24-29, 2019.

A HOMECOMING JOURNEY TO ROMANIA

A HOMECOMING JOURNEY TO ROMANIA

I’ve just returned back to Romania, but this time, it’s different. I’ve come to scout my own country as an outsider and set an ambitious agenda for myself – drive around the entire country in 3 weeks.

A HUMAN SIDE TO HAVANA WITH EMORY HALL

A HUMAN SIDE TO HAVANA WITH EMORY HALL

In 2018, we collaborated with Emory Hall to document Havana through her cultural storytelling lens. This photo essay portrays a human side to the creative and vibrant pulse of Havana’s many layers.

WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF MEXICO CITY

WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF MEXICO CITY

“Every trip back to Mexico City reveals a new layer, a richer culture, and a deeper perspective. I have yet to meet anyone who has ventured into this city, and returned home saying, Mexico City… Nah, not for me.”

INTERVIEW: COMUNA TRAVEL & SZ BLOCKPRINTS

INTERVIEW: COMUNA TRAVEL & SZ BLOCKPRINTS

SZ Blockprints is an ethical fashion label based out of Jaipur, India. They partner with a multigenerational family printing studio based in the city using one of India’s oldest printing techniques to create ethical slow-fashion garments.

TRAVEL TO MEXICO CITY, HELP CARAVAN MIGRANTS & REFUGEES

TRAVEL TO MEXICO CITY, HELP CARAVAN MIGRANTS & REFUGEES

We will be donating 5% of profits from all bookings made on our Mexico City trip in February between now and December 31st to help support migrants and refugees in Mexico.

INTERVIEW: COMUNA TRAVEL & TRAVELLER COLLECTIVE

INTERVIEW: COMUNA TRAVEL & TRAVELLER COLLECTIVE

Ioana Todosia is the founder and one-woman show behind experiential travel company Comuna Travel, which she founded while based in Ottawa almost one year ago; its mission, succinctly articulated on the website’s home page, is “Explore the unknown to tell a different story.”

IS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO CITY SAFE IN 2018?

IS TRAVELLING TO MEXICO CITY SAFE IN 2018?

YES! It is safe to travel to Mexico City in 2018. Just as safe as it is to travel to Chicago, Toronto, London or Barcelona. So here's some personal insight I can share from my own experience travelling in Mexico City as a solo female traveler: 

MEET DJ JIGÜE, FOUNDER OF GUAMPARA MUSIC COLLECTIVE

MEET DJ JIGÜE, FOUNDER OF GUAMPARA MUSIC COLLECTIVE

Originally from Santiago de Cuba and now calling Havana home, DJ Jigüe is on a mission to not only preserve but evolve AfroCuban music and culture through Cuba’s first independent AfroCuban music label.

COMUNA VIDEO: EXPLORING HAVANA

COMUNA VIDEO: EXPLORING HAVANA

Take a visual journey exploring the depths of Havana through this one-minute-long montage of footage documenting the electric vibe of this intoxicating city. Shot and edited in collaboration with Ottawa-based Zara Ansar.

COMUNA SOUND SESSIONS: No. 1 | CUBA

COMUNA SOUND SESSIONS: No. 1 | CUBA

Let yourself be moved, inspired and transported to the heat and vibrant beat of Cuba through an audio escape. Spotify playlist curated by our founder and inspired by new and old sounds coming out of Cuba.

COMUNA CITY GUIDE: HAVANA

COMUNA CITY GUIDE: HAVANA

If you want to go to Cuba "before it changes" you're already too late. Here's our insider guide on how to be part of the exciting change as it happens and experience the very best of this vibrant and culturally rich city.
 

FOUNDERS STORY BEHIND COMUNA TRAVEL

FOUNDERS STORY BEHIND COMUNA TRAVEL

Comuna Travel was founded on 5 pillars that make up our ethos on travel and overall mission as a company of making the world a better and more inclusive place through travel.

 

INSIDE THE LAUNCH OF COMUNA TRAVEL

INSIDE THE LAUNCH OF COMUNA TRAVEL

We celebrated the launch of our website and experiential travel brand by throwing a party and hurricane recovery fundraiser in Ottawa that played off of our overall travel philosophy of embracing the unknown.