Ecuador & The Andes

Montreal Jazz Festival

Venice, Italy

Carolina Lane - Asheville

Max Patch in Autumn

Indigenous Woman - Peru

Dupont State Forest Waterfall

Sayen Gardens Photo Tour

Brooklyn Bridge at Night

Bucks County, PA in Autumn

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 Multi-day Adventures

  • Montreal Jazz Festival 2015

    Are you a music lover? How about “French” culture? This special five-day tour concentrates on “live music” photography, but also allows time to explore the wonderful city of Montreal.
    DATES: June 29 – July 3, 2015

    Sanibel & Captiva Islands, FL – Sunrise to Sunset

    This three-day tour takes in the best of Sanibel and Captiva Islands, including both a sunrise and a sunset, with the highlight being a visit to the Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge for some bird photography. This tour is limited to only eight participants! DATES: December 26 – 28, 2014

    The Soul Of Venice (Italy)

    Experience and photograph the splendor, color and people of one of the world’s most unique cities. This eight-day tour is the creative journey of a lifetime!
    DATES: March 8 – 15, 2015

Asheville / WNC Tours

  • List of Asheville & WNC photo tours…

    Are you interested in a Vagabond Vistas photo tour in Asheville or Western North Carolina (WNC)? Here is a list of our most popular events in the area.

Workshops, Seminars & Speaking Gigs

  • The Magic of Venice – Photo Talk (Princeton, NJ)

    The Princeton Photography Club presents an evening of inspiring photography by three of its members: Gary Saretzky (Blues Musicians), Diana Frost (Spitsbergen), and David Simchock (Venice, Italy). Please join Gary, Diana and David for an evening of captivating imagery, including David’s colorful photo essay of this unique place. This is also a great opportunity to learn more about the Vagabond Vistas March 2015 “The Soul of Venice” Photo Tour. DATE: Nov. 20, 2014

    Venice Talk & Wine Tasting (Weaverville, NC)

    Are you a fan of Italian travel? Italian culture? Italian wine? How about experiencing all of the above, but in the comfort and convenience of a quaint wine shop only 15 minutes from Downtown Asheville?
    Vagabond Vistas Photo Tours, in collaboration with Private Italy Tours, Ltd., is hosting an evening of Italian wine-tasting and culture at Maggie B’s Wine & Specialty Shop on Main Street in Weaverville. DATE: Nov. 6, 2014

    Vagabond Photo Walks – WNC MeetUp (Free!)

    Do you live in the Asheville / Western North Carolina area? Do you have a camera? Are you interested in meeting some new folks in a casual, creative setting, and do some urban shooting? Vagabond Photo Walks are a fantastic way to get some fresh air, some exercise, and to get those creative juices flowing. Best of all, it’s FREE!

    List of Vagabond Vistas Workshops & Seminars

    So, you want to learn a thing or two about photography, but you’re having trouble finding a good match between your specific interests and what’s on offer in and around Asheville. Why not contact us to conduct a workshop or seminar for your camera club or organization?

Northeast USA Tours

  • List of Northeast USA photo tours…

    Are you interested in a Vagabond Vistas photo tour in the Northeast USA (NYC / Philly / Delaware Valley)? Here is a list of our most popular events in the area.

    Washington Crossing State Park in Autumn

    This half-day tour concentrates on the peaceful and historic Delaware Valley on the Pennsylvania side of the river, taking advantage of the peak color of the region’s famous fall foliage. DATE: 2015 Date TBD

    Ken Lockwood Gorge in Autumn (NJ)

    The Ken Lockwood Gorge — a short stretch of the South Branch of the Raritan River — is one of the best-kept secrets in New Jersey, if not the entire Northeast USA. Although well-known with local trout fly-fishermen (and women), its natural beauty and its tranquility remain under the radar of most New Jersey residents. DATE: 2015 Date TBD

    Rural Bucks County, PA in Autumn

    The rural splendor of Bucks County, Pennsylvania draws visitors from across the country. Tucked away off of a side-road sits one of the most picturesque places that you will find in the Delaware Valley — Cuttalossa Farm.
    DATE: 2015 Dates TBD

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