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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 USA Southwest trip is being re-scheduled for late September 2021, drop us a note for priority notification.  We will have details in the next few weeks.

At this writing our trip to Spain and Portgual is on hold as these countries are only allowing essential travel from US across their boarders. We are closely monitoring the “Covid-19” situation and our trip dates will change accordingly.


We are planning several new trips in 2022 and 2023, including Bonnie’s annual January workshop at Hacienda Mosaico in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico a workshop in Barcelona and travel tours to Italy.

Many of the 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. We make memento art-works along the way in workshops, visit artist studios, and enjoy fine food sampling, wine tastings and of course mosaics! Our trips are designed to inspire, educate and entertain. We explore the worlds of art, architecture, archaeology and natural wonders. All of our trips are grounded in a sense of community, and often the community of mosaic art.

Maverick Mosaics has lead travel adventures to to Paris, the Lorie Valley and the Perigord 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 A La Carte Travel. A La Carte Travel is the nation’s leader in exclusively providing educational institutions with affordable access to learning opportunities abroad, and 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. A La Carte Travel promotes 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, A La Carte Travel is the perfect partner with Maverick Mosaics for our unique travel and learning experience.

What our Travelers have to say about our trips:

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 


Mexico Hacienda Mosaico 2022

January 9, 2022 All are Welcome

ACCEPTING SIGN UPS FOR 2022. 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 2022

January 10, 2022 All are Welcome



Southwest Magic Tour 2021

September 11, 2021 All are Welcome

NEW 2021 DATE. Enjoy the USA!  Experience breathtaking Santa Fe, New Mexico with Bonnie. Mosaics, art history, private studio visits and great company.


Barcelona Mosaic Workshop

March 12, 2022 Any

POSTPONED TO 2022. Experience the beauty and magic of Barcelona, Spain with Bonnie Fitzgerald and other mosaic enthusiasts. We will spend 5 days creating mosaic art while enjoying the sights, sounds and food of Barcelona.



September 3, 2021 All are Welcome

POSTPONED. NEW 2021 DATE TBD. This trip begins in Lisbon, Portugal and concludes in Madrid, Spain. Discover the magic and beauty of Portugal and Southwest Spain.