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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

Our next travel trip is to Barcelona for a workshop and touring trip,  May 2022.

In September 2022 we will be going to Paris and Southwest France. Our trip will focus on art and cultural achievements through the ages. You will visit the Perigord/Dordogne region where the breathtaking landscape is one of rolling vineyards and fortified medieval towns on gentle hills. The trip begins and ends in Paris, where we manage our jet lag, enjoy some must see sights then travel south for the adventure of a lifetime as we experience some of the oldest known artistic expressions on earth. The famous Caves of Lascaux (Paleolithic-Stoneage) is just one of our destinations. Our final evening together is capped with a group dinner at the foot of the Eifel Tower and a boat ride on the Seine.

We have scheduled TWO offerings of our very popular week-long workshop in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico one in January and another in February 2023. Sign-ups are under way.

Note USA citizens, check your passport expiration date before committing to a trip! It may take as long as 10-14 weeks to get a renewed passport, replacement 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), 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 



October 9, 2022 Any

In person with Bonnie. This retreat is an opportunity for you to recharge, reflect and re-connect with your art and creativity. It will be a mind, body, and spirit-lifting experience.


France: Paris, the Périgord region and Bordeaux

September 7, 2022 All are Welcome

SIGN UP NOW! Amazing trip, beautiful country, art-filled adventure.


Mexico Hacienda Mosaico, February 2023

February 12, 2023 All are Welcome

JUST POSTED 2023 DATES. So popular a 2nd offering! 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.


Virtual Tour: Mosaic and Architectural Treasures of Barcelona

June 7, 2022 Any

WEBINAR sign up through Smithsonian Institution. Escape to the world of beautiful mosaics!


Mexico Hacienda Mosaico, January 2023

January 8, 2023 All are Welcome

JUST POSTED 2023 DATES. 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.