We are passionate about fostering meaningful cross-cultural connections through immersive and inspiring cultural experiences.
WHY WE TRAVEL
We see travel as a platform 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 authentic 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.
Comuna Travel was founded in 2017 by Ioana Todosia out of a desire to cultivate deeper human connections that build empathy across cultures through the power of immersive and conscious travel. Romanian born and Canadian by migration, Ioana considers herself to be a global citizen. After receiving a major in international relations and sustainable development, the need for a more creative life led her to stints as a digital branding consultant as well as working in the hospitality industry for the past decade. Her personal passion for the pursuit of authentic cultural awareness has led her to experience first-hand the importance of cultural exchange in society. She believes that as a global generation we each hold a responsibility to learn from and respect the realities of other cultures outside of our own. Ioana became inspired to tie her 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 who want to use their individual talents to influence more positive and impactful change in the world.