Fostering cross-cultural connections through immersive and inspiring travel experiences.
WHY WE TRAVEL
We travel to connect with the world, ourselves and each-other on a deeper level. Travel 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.
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, and take an elevated approach towards curating the same cultural experiences for you that we seek out of travel for ourselves. We partner with people locally who live and breathe the latest pulse of the destinations we travel to so you can experience its true character.
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.
Comuna engages 100% on a grassroots level by curating heightened cultural experiences that work with local communities and support their economies. Travel allows for an important and impactful exchange of ideas, culture, capital, and services. Supporting the local economic and social 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.
Ioana was born in Romania and grew up among the vast Canadian wilderness of Northern British Columbia. As a Romanian-Canadian immigrant she has experienced first hand the importance of cultural exchange and our responsibility as a global generation to learn from and respect the the realities of other cultures. After studying international relations, migration and sustainable development in university, years of travel, and working as a brand consultant - she was inspired to bring her academic background, travel experiences and creative entrepreneurship together. Comuna Travel was founded out of a desire to cultivate deeper human connections and build more empathy across cultures through the power of immersive and conscious travel.