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Artful Travel

Travel enriches who we are. “On Maverick Travel trips I have learned countless history lessons, gained political insights, learned about cultural achievements, and experienced some of most beautiful works of art, natural wonders, and amazing human beings. Pinch me moments”. Bonnie Fitzgerald, 2018

We have scheduled TWO offerings of our very popular week-long workshop in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico one in January and another in February 2023. Both are sold out. Two workshops will be offered in 2024, drop a note if you wish priority notification, Sing ups will begin in March, 2023.

In May 2023 we will be touring Paris and Provence, France. The trip begins and ends in Paris, where we manage our jet lag, enjoy some must-see sights then travel south to Provence. Our trip will focus on art and cultural achievements as we walk in the shadows of Van Gogh and Cezanne, both favorite sons of Provence, France. The Southeast is marked by rolling vineyards and fortified medieval towns on gentle hills. The Mediterranean Sea provides a relaxed atmosphere as we enjoy the local color. There will be time at the celebrated market of Aix-en-Provence, special gallery visits and time on a family ranch.  Our final evening together is capped with a group dinner at the foot of the Eifel Tower and a boat ride on the Seine. This trip is now available for sign ups!

A return to Barcelona is scheduled for September 2023. This is a perfect mix of workshop and touring. Our workshop projects will be the most amazing souvenirs that you can imagine. You can expect to go home with a finished piece in the Trencadis tradition (broken dish and tile).  There is a companion option (bring your spouse, girlfriend, or daughter) and companions join along for all touring, share your room with you, but skip the workshop. The companion options allow you to enjoy having all admissions and excursions planned, ensuring you experience the very best of Barcelona.

Note USA citizens, check your passport expiration date before committing to a trip! It may take as long as 10 weeks to get a renewed passport, and replacements even longer!

On our European trips many daily adventures on Maverick Travel trips are UNIQUE, one-of-a-kind opportunities with some components not available to the public. We offer intimate hassle-free travel, professional escorts, and university-educated guides, wonderful accommodations, and street-level cultural engagement based in the world of art, architecture, and archaeology. On many of the trips, we create memento art-works along the way in workshops, visit artist studios, and enjoy fine food sampling, wine tastings, and of course see lots of mosaics! Our trips are designed to inspire, educate and entertain. We explore the worlds of art, architecture, archaeology, and natural wonders.

Maverick Mosaics has lead travel adventures to Paris, Normandy (2019) the Lorie Valley, and the Périgord region in France (2013, 2016 & 2019), Spain (2014 & 2022), Italy (2015 & 2018), and Ireland (2017). All were all amazing trips, thanks in large part to the expertise and planning of our travel and logistics partner Mr. Rene Piard.  Rene exclusively provides educational institutions with affordable access to learning opportunities abroad, Maverick Mosaics qualifies as an educational institution. Hassle-free travel is a paramount feature, ground transportation and transfers are included, no waiting in lines for scheduled tours and we have professional-speaking escorts and guides traveling with us. Along with Dream Travel, we promote the values of understanding the world we live in through experiencing and learning about different cultures. With 25+ years of experience organizing tours for educational institutions, Rene Piard is the perfect partner with Maverick Mosaics for our unique travel and learning experience.


Every time I try to decide which MM trip I enjoyed the most: SW France, Ireland, Italy/Slovenia, or NW France…there’s no doubt! They were all FAVORITES!  Thank you again for putting together these fully amazing trips! And tour guides of the caliber of Bruno were appreciated too! 

Having been on 4 of Maverick’s trips we have always experienced a perfect balance between structured, educational travel and free time to explore on our own. We also feel we get a better feeling of understanding of the countries we are privileged enough to visit due to your plans to balance ‘tourist’ spots with truly unique ‘hidden gems of the area, which is sincerely appreciated. – Don & Susan

With Bonnie and Ken, we all were taken care of and enjoyed a superior sensory, intellectual, and emotional experience.  My feet are still floating above the ground. Thank you Bonnie and Ken for another life treat. — Camy 


France: Paris and Provence

May 17, 2023 All are Welcome

SIGN UP NOW, space is limited. France as only Maverick Travel can deliver. The perfect mix of history, art, great food & unique experiences.


Mexico Hacienda Mosaico, February 2023

February 12, 2023 All are Welcome

SOLD OUT, WAIT LISTING.  Create in Paradise! This 5 day retreat workshop will guide you through the process of designing, fabricating and installing large-scale permanent mosaics for EXTERIOR or interior architectural settings.


Mexico Hacienda Mosaico, January 2023

January 8, 2023 All are Welcome

SOLD OUT, WAIT LISTING.  Create in Paradise! This 5 day retreat workshop will guide you through the process of designing, fabricating and installing large-scale permanent mosaics for EXTERIOR or interior architectural settings.


Barcelona Mosaic Workshop & Touring

September 23, 2023 All are Welcome

Workshop and touring. Experience the beauty and magic of Barcelona, Spain with Bonnie Fitzgerald and other mosaic enthusiasts. We will spend the mornings creating mosaic art while enjoying the sights, sounds, and food of Barcelona in the afternoon and evenings.