Past Adventures

Don't say, "I'll go next time." When it's gone, it's gone!

Cornwall Pilgrimage, Spring 2024

You can't go far in Cornwall without tripping over an ancient sacred site. We spent four days hiking from St. Ives to St. Michael's Mount, then visiting the juicy sites in the area.

St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall
St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall
Silent Retreat 2024

Winter is the perfect time for a silent retreat. As the world around us was resting in preparation to blossom, so did we. It was a great way to release and be.

meditation
meditation
Tiny Tour of the Holy Island, 2023

Spending time on the holy island of Lindisfarne is like stepping into a timeless realm where history and spirituality intertwine. We wandered the ancient ruins and sacred sites, feeling the whispers of centuries-old stories beneath our feet. As the tide ebbed and flowed, it was hard not to experience a profound sense of connection to nature and the divine in this sacred sanctuary. (And did I mention there were puffins and seals?)

puffin
puffin
Chaco Canyon 2022

Chaco Canyon is filled with mystery! Where did the cliff dwelling people suddenly go? What do the petroglyphs mean? We left so much to be explored.

Chaco Canyon,
Chaco Canyon,
Asheville, North Carolina 2022

Asheville is reputed to have an energy vortex. We visited the Cherokee, crawled around in caves, foraged for wild food, and learned how to make fire while on this very earthy adventure.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
women with hardhats
women with hardhats
Mount Shasta, California 2021

Mount Shasta sits on the Earth's root chakra. It's the home of Bigfoot and the Lemurian people (who live inside the mountain at Telos). It's sacred to many Native American tribes and attracts a lot of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAPs).

Mount Shasta
Mount Shasta
The Druids of Wales, 2019

We ventured into the enchanting north of Wales, where the land whispers tales of ancient Druidic traditions. We felt the mystical allure of rugged landscapes and ancient stone circles. In this mystical corner of the world, the spirit of the Druids still lingers, weaving a rich tapestry of myth and magic into the very fabric of the land.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
Amazing Amazon & Machu Picchu, Peru, 2019

Peru is a land of unparalleled magic, where the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu stand as a testament to the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. The journey into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, offered us a profound connection to the natural world and its mysteries. Two very different energies!

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Outer Banks, North Carolina, 2018

When Winter is dreary, there is nothing like a weekend retreat to rejuvenate the soul. Good food, great company, and a willing spirit works wonders.

wild pony of the Outer Banks
wild pony of the Outer Banks
Pura Vida, Costa Rica, 2018

We waking to the sounds of the toucans early each morning reminded us that we were in Costa Rica! The fresh food, air, and wonderful surf was incredibly restorative for the mind, body, and spirit.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
toucan
toucan
"Hizz Ya Wizz," Egypt, 2018

Egypt never loses her grip on your soul. They say that once you drink the waters of the Nile, you will always return. This trip mystified us all once again. And the conversations atop the ship deck under the starry sky were the best!

Abu Simbel, Egypt
Abu Simbel, Egypt
"Just Breathe" Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, 2017

Being so high up in the Andes makes you very aware of the life giving quality of air! There were so many profound experiences in the mountains, by the fire, in the sky, and in the energy vortexes and ley lines.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
lake titicaca
lake titicaca
"Don't Be Afraid of the Dark," New Orleans, Louisiana 2017

Darkness balances Light. Sometimes the best way to know yourself is to indulge and let the good times roll. This tour brought us close to Nature (on the bayou), to spirits, pleasure, and laughter.

group of women
group of women
Highlands and Islands, Scotland, 2017

It's so hard to pick a stand out moment in a trip so full of amazing moments. Was it Skara Brae, Maes Howe, Iona, the Isle of Skye, the stones of Stennes, Clava Cairn... there were so many!

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
fairy glen, Scotland
fairy glen, Scotland
Black Hills & Devil's Tower, 2016

On this tour we spent a lot of time with the Lakota people on their sacred land. This special relationship helped us to connect deeply with the spirit of the place. A little high strangeness happened at the Devil's Tower, a hot spot for UAP activity.

Devils Tower, bear lodge
Devils Tower, bear lodge
Sedona, AZ and Canyon de Chelly, 2015

This is nature at it's finest. I dare anyone to miss seeing the divinity here. It's absolutely gorgeous and the land is so powerfully charged with energy here.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon
Glastonbury, England, 2014

We traveled the Mary/Michael ley line for this trip and boy did it pack a punch! My feet didn't touch the ground for a month! From Stonehenge, to Glastonbury Tor, and St. Michael's Mount, there were amazing surprises.

Stonehenge, England
Stonehenge, England
Whirling in Turkey, 2013

Turkey is a treasure trove of holy sites throughout time. Many cultures occupied and influenced this incredibly beautiful land, including the whirling dervish, Rumi.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia, Turkey
Mayan Wonder in Mexico, 2012

Egypt doesn't have the world's only pyramids. There are many still in existence in Mexico. We went from jungle to beach on this tour and were fortunate to meet the indigenous people of Mexico along the way.

Tulum, Mexico
Tulum, Mexico
Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, England, 2011

This trip covered southern Wales, Stonehenge, the Forest of Dean, Bath, and of course Tintagel. We peeped many holy springs and wells, searching for the healing waters of England. The yews were incredible here!

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
Puzzlewood photo by Neil Barnwell
Puzzlewood photo by Neil Barnwell
Cotswolds and King Arthur, 2010

The first trip to England focused on the beautiful Cotswolds and King Arthur. We went to Dozmary Pool, Tintagel, and all the haunts associated with King Arthur. Spooky Bodmin Moor showed us the Hurlers, Cheesewring, and Roughtor. This was all myths and legends!

Tintagel castle, Cornwall
Tintagel castle, Cornwall
The Old Gods of Greece, 2009

We did an overview of Greece, visiting the sites most associated with the ancient Greek gods of Olympus. Of course, we had to stop at the Aesclepion at Epidaurus to see of the healing energy was still there!

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece
Roman Gods of Italy, 2009

Italy still has so many places where the energy of the Roman Gods can still be felt. We stopped at many of them as well as the catacombs to visit sites significant to early Christians.

Paestum, Italy
Paestum, Italy
The Love Tour, Egypt, 2008

Every tour has a theme, and this trip to Egypt it was definitely love. The jasmine in the night air seemed to put a point on it. Love is music, dance, food, and life.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
camel sitting in front of a pyramid
camel sitting in front of a pyramid
Angkor Wat, Cambodia, 2007

There is something wildly wonderful about seeing the jungle overtake stone temples that are hundreds of years old. No two temples are alike. If you want to see the story of Hinduism, look at the temple carvings.

angkor wat, cambodia
angkor wat, cambodia
Sensuous Thailand, 2007

Thailand is a feast for the senses. You can't go there and not feel changed by it. It's so different and yet so relatable.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
longneck tribe
longneck tribe
Dingos and Dancers, Egypt, 2006

Although this tour took place completely in Cairo, there was no shortage of entertainment. Just ask anyone who was there about the "cat house." It was a nonstop whirlwind of amazement that we ultimately called the "No sleep until JFK" tour.

Cairo mosque
Cairo mosque
Cruising the Nile, Egypt 2004

Being on the Nile feels luxurious. It's a step back in time-especially once you get to the wonderful sites like Luxor and Aswan. The ancient temples leave you in awe of those who came before.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
Karnak, Luxor, Egypt
Eternal Egypt, 2001

We spent this tour in Cairo and Hurghada. Hurghada beckons with its stunning Red Sea coastline, offering a paradise for beach lovers and diving enthusiasts alike. We explored vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life by day, then indulged in lively nightlife as the sun set over this Egyptian seaside gem.

red sea fish photo by silvio Pastore Stocchi
red sea fish photo by silvio Pastore Stocchi
Can't Get Enough of Egypt 2000

Traveling to Cairo is a journey into the heart of Egypt's vibrant culture, where the bustling streets lead to the ancient maze of Khan el Khalili bazaar. Each day we lost ourselves in the labyrinthine alleys filled with the sights, sounds, and scents of this historic market, where treasures and trashy trinkets awaited discovery at every turn.

worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
worm's-eye view photography of concrete building
lamps in the bazaar
lamps in the bazaar
"The Jolly Group" Egypt, 1999

This was my first group trip (although not my first trip) to Egypt. We were so ebulient and light filled that our ship captain dubbed us "the jolly group" and one of the ship staff cried as we left. Honestly, we felt the same.

Nile river temple
Nile river temple