The Experience is the Journey
The word culture, from the Latin root colere (to inhabit, to cultivate, or to honor), generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. Different definitions of "culture" reflect different theoretical orientations for understanding, or criteria for valuing, human activity. Anthropologists most commonly use the term "culture" to refer to the universal human capacity to classify, codify, and communicate their experiences symbolically.
From the caves at Lascaux in southwestern France to the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as a culture we have continually, since the dawn of time communicated our experiences in many forms from the basic cave painting and hieroglyphics to modern day performance art and theater.
Worldwide, no matter the destination, opportunities to learn about another culture is infinite. While many of our clients travel for rest, relaxation, rejuvenation and business, it is common for requests to be made to immerse oneself in the local culture, even if just for a few minutes. Some of our favorite experiences include:
• Jazz concerts at The Guggenheim Museum in New York
• Touring of the Case Study Houses in Los Angeles
• The dusk to dawn crossing of the Øresund in Denmark
• Backstage passes to a Broadway (New York) musical
• Box seats at Covent Garden, London
• Private Tour of Musée d'Orsay
• Visiting the Summer Palace in Beijing
• Dinner with a local family at their home
At Concierge Services and Consulting, we have mastered the art of communication. Whatever your desires concerning culture when traveling, we can facilitate. Beyond the museums and historic sites are neighborhoods and people wishing to promote their culture, this is what travel is all about.