We are passionate about fostering meaningful cross-cultural connections through immersive and inspiring cultural experiences.
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 will never step foot on a tour bus. Our approach to travel is bold, purposeful, creative and local.
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. We partner with inspiring locals who live and breathe the latest pulse of the destinations we travel to so you can experience its true character.
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. Supporting the local economic, social and cultural development of the communities that we travel to is paramount to our ethos on travel. It allows for communities to continue growing in a sustainable way while also protecting their unique cultures for future generations.
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 cultures that inspire positive impact. I was born in Romanian, grew up as a first generation Canadian immigrant, and now consider myself a global citizen. My passion for global issues took off while receiving a major in international relations and sustainable development in university. 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 shown me first-hand the importance of cultural exchange in society, as well as our responsibility as a global generation towards learning 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.
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