We’re passionate about fostering meaningful cross-cultural connections through immersive & creative cultural experiences. 

 
 
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WHY WE TRAVEL

We see travel and cultural exchange as a powerful avenue that allows us to be guided out of our comfort zones, to embrace the unknown, to explore lesser known paths, and to become enlightened by life-changing moments.

We travel to connect with the world, ourselves and each-other on a deeper and more enriching level.

Most of all, we travel to tell a different story.

You won't find us on an all-inclusive resort, and we’ll never step foot on a tour bus. Our approach to travel is bold, purposeful, creative and local.

 
 
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CULTURAL IMMERSION

Our journeys take a deep dive into the local life, customs and traditions, creative scenes and contemporary vibe of a country. We personally invest the time to discover the unique underground cultures of our destinations, and take an elevated approach towards curating the same cultural experiences for you that we seek out of travel for ourselves.

By partnering with inspiring locals who live and breathe the latest pulse of the destinations we travel to you get to experience its true character.

 
 
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SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL

Comuna engages 100% on a grassroots level by curating heightened cultural experiences that support the growth of local economies.

Travel allows for an important and impactful exchange of ideas, culture, capital, and services. Contributing to the growth of local communities in a sustainable way – economically, socially and culturally – is paramount to our ethos on travel. Every aspect of how we design our journeys is driven by being a part of preserving unique cultures for future generations.

 
 
We travel to connect with ourselves and each other. We live among the locals, become inspired by creatives pursuing their passions, support young entrepreneurs changing their countries for the better, engage with artists pushing the boundaries of their work, and learn from those striving to enhance and preserve their cultures for the future. Our idea of luxury travel is defined not by escaping into 5-star resorts and the amount of money we spend, but by expanding our senses and connecting on a deeper level with different realities that inspire and shift our perspectives. We believe that curiosity and meaningful human connection transcends cultural divides — this is at the heart of travel for us.
— Ioana Todosia, Founder of Comuna Travel
 
 
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Hi,


I’m Ioana.

FOUNDER & EXPERIENCE CURATOR

 

I’m an entrepreneur, passionate activist, and unshakeable enthusiast of culture.

I founded Comuna Travel in 2017 out of a desire to cultivate deeper human connections across creative cultures that inspire positive impact. I was born in Romania, grew up as a first generation Canadian immigrant, and now consider many places home. My passion for global issues took off while receiving a major in international relations and sustainable development in university, but my need for a more creative life has also led me to careers as a digital branding consultant, as well as working in the hospitality industry for the past decade. My enthusiasm for the pursuit of authentic cultural awareness has allowed me to see first-hand the importance of cultural exchange in society, and our responsibility as a global generation to learn from and respecting the realities of other cultures outside of our own. I became inspired to tie my academic background and creative entrepreneurship together to challenge norms in the travel industry by creating Comuna - a community of passionate global explorers from different backgrounds, like you, who want to use your individual talents to influence more positive and impactful change in your lives and the world around you.

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