Those of you at Patreon saw this coming, but to everybody else - here's the big news!(EDIT: some spots have already been taken as of 4:00PM EST, so if you are in any way interested in potentially going - please email firstname.lastname@example.org asap so they can start planning!!)
Anybody want to come with me to Africa in 2019? I'm returning, this time to run my own "Art Safari!" ALL the details are here
(or just Google Jasmine Becket Art Safari ) and the full itinerary is available as a PDF available here
Everybody is welcome, whether you are an artist, want to be an artist, just happen to like art, or just want to go on vacation with me & Matt to Africa for a couple weeks!
if you are in any way interested, they can hold a spot for you (that's my friend who runs the tours, not my husband Matty, hehe).
This will be in March 2019
- we have plenty of time to plan and to save $$ =)
There is a limit of 20 students/travelers,
so even if you are only *slightly* interested, let email@example.com
I went to Africa last year (South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia) with some musician friends with the same tour group, on a music themed safari. Matt (from Tourica tours) has invited me to come back and this time hold an Art workshop themed safari.
For a photographic odyssey courtesy of my brother-in-law Paul Andrews - he has posted photographs he took when we went on last year's trip to Africa together with our musician friends. Click HERE
to see them (he is a professional photographer so they are glorious photos to entertain you either way!) Of course instead of Robyn playing concerts, our trip will have me doing artsy stuff, painting, optional workshops, etc. - but we will be visiting much the same itinerary (with the exception of some of the Johannesburg photos at the top of the page, as our trip will be slightly shorter).
Tourica Tours (I can speak from experience both as a customer, friend & client) do a simply amazing job of creating a laidback but luxurious, hassle-free way of traveling around Africa. I can't wait to go back!
I'll be doing lectures, live painting demonstrations, art workshops, etc. throughout the tour. My husband Matty of course will be coming too (he has never been to Africa and is super excited). We'll stay in a variety of different lodgings - luxury Safari "glamping", nice hotels/apartments in Cape Town, fun boat rides down the Zambezi, a few nights right by Victoria Falls (one of the most stunning places I have ever been), & more. The safari drives are amazing, you will see all the animals you would expect to see & then tons more, all out in the wild! (Some of you might remember my elephants story...... ;) )
It ain't cheap, but it is truly a trip of a lifetime and worth every single penny & then some. The accommodations are super nice, food everywhere is great (I'm vegetarian and had all sorts of great veggie options everywhere). Let me see - it's at $6999 which means if you can set aside $10 - $12/day until the trip, lol, you'd have it covered.... plenty of advance notice! ;P
ALL the details and FAQ are on the official website here
The full itinerary is available as a PDF available here
Again -email firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any travel or tour related questions.
Please feel free to ask me (email me at JasmineToad@aol.com
, don't respond only to this mailing list update as I may not see it, just email me at JasmineToad@aol.com
) if you have any questions for me about the art side of things, or about the places we'll be visiting (as these are all places I love and have mostly visited before in person!).
I hope some of you are able to join me! Again, while it is art themed you do NOT have to be an artist, this is for all skill levels and you can choose however much you would like to participate (or not). The photography opportunities on this vacation are amazing, even just with an iPhone you can get fantastic images. Or just bring your colouring books and colour along while I'm painting =) I'll be staying in the same hotels, eating at the same table, sitting in the same van, etc. as you all (and Matty of course) so I'm looking at this as a great way to meet some of you in person, get to be friends and have a magical journey.
Check out Tourica Tours on Facebook
or Instagram @touricatours
,or again, my brother-in-law Paul's photos from our last vacation Click HERE
) to get a great sense of what we will see & do on this adventure! We saw everything from wild penguins to lions, from Victoria Falls to the Cape of Good Hope.