About UpCultured

UpCultured explores travel and culture in search of meaningful life experiences


Topics covered include:

  • Cultural heritage
  • Travel
  • Language learning

UpCultured is based in the New York City area.


It was our last day in Havana, Cuba, the plan was to visit Vinales for the day, a small village about 2 hours from Havana. On this trip, we would stop by a cave, eat[...]
My first impression of Cuba is it seems to be a country of principles. People wait for their turns in line at the airport and in the city. To me that’s quite fascinating. When someone[...]
14 days in France
By Jessica Fick In June, I had the pleasure of spending two full weeks traveling around Europe.  I spent 4 days in Paris, France, 2 days in Lyon, France, 2 days in Geneva, Switzerland, and[...]
Observing how people move to the beat of the music is a great way to learn about a particular culture. At times it’s a fast-paced dance like samba, it can be a slow dance like the bolero[...]
Dance brings people together, and Colombian cumbia brings out all the emotions. Yesterday it was Bryant Park Dance Party: Cumbia night at the weekly dance Party in Bryant Park, NYC. Cumbia originated in coastal Colombia and[...]
Speaking multiple languages can strengthen cognitive skills
It has been proven that learning a new language is beneficial to the brain and can open so many doors. But, we sometimes hear that multilinguals are smarter. Is that really true? While speaking more[...]

The Experts Can't All Be Wrong

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”

— Eleanor Roosevelt

“There are few things more pathetic than those who have lost their curiosity and sense of adventure, and who no longer care to learn.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

— Mark Twain

The Founder

Hudjy Dolce

Founder/Content Creator

Hudjy is adventurous with longtime interests in travel, dance, art and philanthropy. He’s a culture enthusiast millennial and owner of Boyio Tours, a travel design firm. He worked recently on education reform and bridging the achievement gap. He’s based in the New York City area.