We’re passionate about fostering meaningful cross-cultural connections through immersive & co-created cultural experiences.
WHY WE TRAVEL
We travel to connect with the world, ourselves and each other on a deeper and more enriching level.
We live among the locals, become inspired by the work of young entrepreneurs changing their communities for the better, engage with creatives pushing the boundaries of their work, and learn from the people striving to enhance and preserve their cultures for the future.
We see slow travel and cultural exchange as a powerful way to be guided out of our comfort zones, to embrace the unknown, to explore lesser known paths, and to become enlightened by those life-changing moments that only raw exploration can provide.
Most of all, we travel to tell a different story.
CULTURALLY IMMERSIVE EXCHANGES
Our journeys take a deep dive into the local life, customs and traditional knowledge, creative scenes and contemporary vibe of a country. We personally invest the time to discover the unique underground and traditional cultures of each destination, and co-create the same cultural experiences for you that we seek out of travel for ourselves.
SUSTAINABLY LOCAL COLLABORATIONS
We engage 100% on a grassroots level by collaborating with inspiring locals working towards preserving their cultures through varying creative and sustainable projects. From chefs to farmers, designers and artisans, entrepreneurs and activists.
Travel allows for an important and impactful exchange of ideas, culture, capital, and services. Contributing to the sustainable growth of local communities – economically, socially and culturally – is paramount to our ethos on travel.
CO-CREATED TRAVEL EXPERIENCES
Travel to us is about gathering and connecting. We’re moved by the magic that happens when people from different backgrounds and cultures come together. Comuna journeys are co-created to build cross-cultural community from the experiences shared through open and honest exploration of culture. As a community, we become lifted and inspired by one another to dive deeper and explore our inner worlds alongside the outer, as a community.
FOUNDER & CHIEF CREATOR AT COMUNA
I’m an entrepreneur, photographer, passionate activist, and unshakeable enthusiast of culture. I was born in Romania, grew up as a first generation Canadian immigrant, and now consider many places home – most recently splitting my time between Canada and Mexico.
I founded Comuna in 2017 out of a desire to cultivate deeper human connections across creative cultures that inspire positive impact. My journey to reaching this point, like most rewarding ones, wasn’t in any way on a direct path, though. You can read all about that here.
Comuna is a culmination of many life experiences that have allowed me first-hand to see the importance of honest cultural exchange in society, and our responsibility as a global generation to openly learn from and respect the realities of other cultures far from our own.
I became inspired to tie my academic background, creative entrepreneurship, and experiences in hospitality together to challenge current norms in cultural management and the travel industry. Comuna was born as an evolving cultural platform for 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.