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                                                                                                            Markets of the World

Pack an extra bag and let's fill it with wondrous treasures from around the world. Shopper or a browser, Markets of the World tours take you to meet local artisans, explore ethnic markets, shop in majestic cities and enjoy the charming sights along the way.  Whether we visit a metropolitan wonder or a small ethnic village, you will have the opportunity to fill your senses with the local culture, as well as fill your desire to shop for wonderful treasures.

                                                                                                 Markets of the World Tours

In  2018 we are launching a series of shopping tours for women in all those magnificent places throughout the world where you love to shop.  To give you a hint here are a few of the potential destinations........Paris, New York, Italy, and marvelous Asian cities.  These tours will be combined with meeting local people, visiting markets, sightseeing, and of course, tasting the local cuisine.

I Dream of Paris Adventure
6 Marvelous Days of Being a Parisian 

Coming Soon

Living like a local we will wander Parisian neighborhoods with our expert local guide, visiting marvelous little shops and galleries, pastry shops, chocolate shops, and more.  Some days we will visit fascinating local sights, and other days, we will explore the charming boutiques, elite resale shops, and of course, the notorious flea market.  There will be a cooking class with a visit to the market, a hands-on cooking experience, followed by dining on your personally prepared lunch.  Our guide has been living in Paris for many years, and previously had been a chef in New York City.  He knows the ins and outs of Paris, and will share the local places that Parisians make their own.

We are currently putting the final touches on this fabulous Paris experience - sights, shopping, and cuisine, exclusively for those who have always wanted to be a local Parisian, if only for a week!  If you wish to be notified of the itinerary as soon as it is up, let us know through Contact Us or Email us directly at Judy@JudysCreativeAdventures.com  .

Let's All Go To Santa Fe......For the International Folk Art Market
Spectacular Scenery and Arts of Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico
July  2018 - 

Let's All Go to Santa Fe is a tour for women interested in International Folk Art. This amazing market features folk artists from around the world. This market has changed the lives of many of its participants, ethnic artisans who bring their cultural arts and crafts to the market. It is a spectacle of color, crafts, and languages. Imagine visiting an ethnic market in Vietnam, India, Peru, or some other country. Here, you do not have to imagine because artists have traveled from many countries to bring their traditional folk art to you.

Santa Fe is a marvelous arts and crafts center in its own right, with many galleries, historic buildings, and southwestern flare. Enjoy a walking tour through the city center, visit galleries, try the cuisine and immerse yourself in the culture.

On this tour, your days will be filled with art, architecture, and colorful people.

One Day Pre-Tour
Pre-Tour to wonderful Taos, New Mexico, for another artful experience in a small arts and crafts town.

Tour Itinerary & Pricing

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________       A Women's Vietnam Cultural Adventure -
, Handcrafts, Textiles & Warm People
September 2017
15 Days /14 Nights
North, Central & Southern Vietnam
Extension to Cambodia Available

Your exploration of Vietnam covers the length of this long narrow beautiful country. Sail on a traditional junk in breathtaking Ha Long Bay among the 1,600 Karst islands and islets. Discover the beautiful ethnic clothing still worn by the women of northern Vietnam. Browse through long-standing local ethnic markets visited by the colorful Flower Hmong, Black Zao, Phu La, Nung,Tay and San Chi minorities. Enjoy an embroidery class with local Red Dao, and observe the dyeing, spinning and weaving process by the Black Hmong. Visit other minority villages in the area.

Tour the iconic cities of Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) and Hanoi with their many historic sites and beautiful temples, lakes and markets. See where emperors ruled in Hue and where they were laid to rest in massive decorated tombs. Explore the ancient trading town of Hoi An, known for architecture influenced by decades of merchant traders. Discover silk and other enticing local shops. Explore ruins of the Champa Kingdom and travel to ancient cities in the Bach Ninh Province.

The food is delicious, and you will have an opportunity to try your hand at some Vietnamese cooking. You will enjoy lovely accommodations and have occasions to intermingle with the friendly Vietnamese people. You will be able to visit with locals, from ethnic minorities to sophisticated city dwellers.  We even have a visit to a quilt shop planned. This is a trip to remember and a marvelous opportunity to see Vietnam through a woman's eyes.
 Itinerary and Pricing

Cambodia Extension
 September 19-23, 2016
 Following the Vietnam Tour - 

5 Days/ 4 Nights

Cambodia  Extension - An exciting extension to Cambodia is a must do when you are in this part of the world.  Visit the capital city of Phnom Penh with its beautiful Royal Palace, marvelous National Museum, and great markets.  Visit Siem Reap, the gateway to the astounding Angkor Wat complex of temples.  Be awed by the mastery of the Khmer architects who built these lavish temples and Royal enclosures.  Then, experience life on the water as you boat past floating villages. Explore the project of rebuilding the textile industry through reforestation and learning ancient processes, now again in demand.   A marvelous trip to experience - A Women's Vietnam Cultural Adventure and the splendors of Angkor Wat Temple Complex and Cambodia!
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Christmas Markets of Eastern Germany
Dresden - Meissen - Erzgebirge -Seiffen - Freiberg - Leipzig
Feel The Spirit of the Season
 December 2016 -

Explore the exciting Christmas markets with their rich traditional heritage and romantic charm. Each city has its own specialty. Wander through Dresden's old center, housing the rich treasures in the Greenvault and Zwinger. Travel to Meissen to visit the famous porcelain factory and Christmas markets. Stroll through small villages in the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountains) where the woodcarving of nutcrackers, smoke men, and lighted arches originated and still flourishes today. Enjoy all the trappings of the season in each city & town. Taste the delicious holiday treats & sample the warm gluhwein. Find holiday treasures in the sparkling Christmas Markets and savor the Spirit of the Season! Truly a heart-warming tour!
Itinerary and Pricing 

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