Recently COMPLETED Trips

Take only pictures, leave only sustainable places behind. - Anonymous

Virginia Commonwealth University, College of Engineering, March/May 2016
World Affairs Council of Los Angeles, April 2016
California Poly - San Luis Obispo, March, 2016
Friends Select, Philadelphia, March, 2016
Allegheny College, February 2016
Exile Productions, Hollywood, California, June 2015
American Institute of Archaeology, November, 2014
World Affairs Council of Los Angeles, April 2014.
World Affairs Council of Charlotte, May 2014.
Cuyahoga Community College, Feb 7-14, 2014
Carnegie Museum of Science, Jan 4-12, 2014
World Affairs Council of Dallas-Ft. Worth, Jan. 4-12, 2013
Photographing and Meeting the People and Landscapes of Cuba. December 11-18, 2012. 
With Zoom Travel, Cuban Landscapes COMPLETED October 2012
CUBA: Landscapes & Culture. Carleton College Alumni Association. November 2-15, 2012.

Names and Contacts from each organization available upon request.

Let us customize a trip for your group. Popular itineraries include:

Five- and twelve-day  trips that include Havana and Trinidad (five-day) and Havana-Trinidad-Baracoa-Santiago de Cuba (twelve-day).

We can tailor travel to you needs, group size and budget. Academic conference organizers are welcome.

The Center is LLC registered in Commonwealth of Virginia and operates under a license issued by The United States Treasury for legal travel to Cuba.

   Join Dr. Joseph Scarpaci and Revitalization News Editor/Scholar Storm Cunningham for a one-week trip to explore the uses of bamboo in Havana's Chinatown. We examine a host of revitalization and sustainability concepts and practices, ranging from visiting locals' homes to search for possible bamboo products that might be used, designing and building those products in an old and spacious well-equipped workshop, and traveling to a bamboo stand to harvest the material and plant bamboo shoots. No design or Spanish-language skills are required; just an interest in creativity, innovation, revitalization and exploration. We lodge at vetted B&Bs in the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of Habana Vieja, about which Dr. Scarpaci has written a great deal. Related topics include entrepreneurship, civil society, global trade, and Afro-Cuban culture. This is a jargon-free trip that welcomes couples, families, scholars, amateurs, and world travelers alike. 

   Value price of $2,850 includes round-trip air fare from Charlotte, NC, all breakfasts and dinners, two lunches, visas, and readings. Limited to 18 travelers. Click on the "Full Brochure/Application" button above. 

​​​​The Revitalization & Sustainability Workshop in Cuba​ with the Havana Bamboo Center 


June 21-28, 2017