2018 Year in Review

European Walking Vacations and Travel Journal Art Vacations

What a great year!


It was a busy 2018 for us at The Blue Walk and we enjoyed every minute. For our 2018 year in review we find ourselves remembering so many fun times we shared with new and familiar friends and family. Our European walking vacations and travel journal art vacations were sold out for the season. We are very fortunate to do the work we do and we are thankful for everyone who has traveled with us. We love bringing our guests to the places we love and seeing our guests enjoy themselves. Jeannette and I are filled with gratitude to be able to share our travel experiences and special moments with you. Thank you!!

Our private Gypsy Muse tour doing ceramics with Caterina Greci in Parma, Italy

Gypsy Muses take Italy


A wonderful group of women met on our Art Walk  art vacation Greece in 2016 and become instant friends. They returned to the U.S., stayed in touch and got together for more art and fun on their own. Then decided they wanted more. One European vacation together was not enough!

This year they contacted us for a private tour of Italy.  We had the pleasure of taking them all over this beautiful country. We began in the south. Based in Sorrento we visited Capri and the Amalfi Coast. Then it was off to the food mecca of Parma. Finally the sunny coast of the Italian Riviera welcomed their visit to Cinque Terre, Rapallo, and Portofino. Along the way, they created beautiful art, laughed, cooked ate, walked some and laughed some more. It was so great traveling with this group. They become dear friends. We can’t wait to see them again.

New Art Walk Teacher

We had another new Art Walk artist this year, Laure Ferlita. Laure and her students brought their sketchbook journals to Paris and painted their way through the City of Light. Visits to the Paris Opera house, the Musee d’Orsay, and the Eiffel Tower were just a few of the beautiful places these talented ladies sketched and painted. Fun was had by all and we hope to see them all again soon.

Unbeatable view from the hozoviotissa monastery in Amorgos, Greece.

2018 year in review Celebrations


Our 2018 year in review cannot overlook the many special events we were able to share this year. We were fortunate again this year to celebrate many special occasions with our guests.  For example, honeymoons, milestone birthdays, and good health and recovery are some of the festive occasions we hosted. We thank everyone for commemorating your time with us. Every guest brought something special to each tour. We are honored The Blue Walk is how they chose to celebrate. We love celebrations, cheers to all!


2018 Year in Review In the News


In November Jeannette and I made a quick trip to Pasadena, California to attend SktechKon. This was an amazingly creative conference put on by Artists Network and Sketchbook Skool with workshops, teachers, performances and lots of fun! It was a gathering for all things sketchbook related and filled with all kinds of inspiring people and presentations. We met some wonderful people, and made some great connections. We are happy about new collaborations and have some exciting new things in store for 2019! Watch the interview with Jeannette and Courtney Jordan from Artists Network here.


What’s in store for 2019?


It has been fun looking back at our 2018 year in review. It gets us excited to get out there and make our next walking vacations and art journal art vacations even better next year. For 2019 we are adding more great walks. For example, our new Blue Walk Spain will be visiting Barcelona and the beautiful Costa Brava. Additionally, new Art Walk teachers will be joining our art vacation faculty. To sum up – expect more walks, art, adventure, fun, and memory-making. Our 2019 season is already online. Select the button to see where we may take you.


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