Living Small

One of the most profound discoveries I came back from our sacred travel tour of Scotland with is the idea of living small. That runs so counter to the western programming of bigger, better, faster. We’re always reaching for higher heights. When you realize how small you are, it’s easy to laugh at that and […]

Sleepwalking on Mull

I didn’t spend a lot of time on Mull. We caught a late ferry and had to scoot to get to Iona. The weather was dreich (dreary). I am sure that impacted the way things felt there. Honestly, it felt like the world was sleepwalking on Mull. It’s the closest I’ve ever come to feeling […]

What it Means to “Go Wild”

“Go Wild” was the theme for my last sacred travel adventure to Scotland. It was pure inspiration, nothing planned. It just felt right. I thought it would be about tapping into our own individual nature and allowing it room to flourish. For me, it was not that at all. “Go wild” meant far more than […]

You Might Be a Sacred Travel Junkie If…

I admit it. I am a Gypsy at heart. I have a full fledged case of wanderlust. Palmists have told me it’s in my palm. It’s in my astrological chart. It’s just what I was born to do. You’ll get no apologies from me. That said, there is a line where too much of a […]

There and Back Again. Now What?

Every sacred journey ends with a return home. But once you have become the hero of your own story, how do you go back home? How do you have this amazing experience, this transformation that no one understands, and slide back into your old routine? We often get to that “now what” moment where going […]

What I Learned From Sacred Scotland

You know how you read something, see something, or hear something and think you know it. Then you live it, and now you know it in your bones? The “Go Wild” tour in Scotland did that for me. I can’t say I had any huge “ah ha” moments. It was like things mellowed and deepened. […]

Cultural Appropriation and the Spiritual Traveler

Anyone who is interested in leaving home to find yourself and deepen your spirituality has got to have a conversation about cultural appropriation and the spiritual traveler at some point. Am I right? So let’s start with a definition. “Cultural” means of or relating to a culture. “Appropriation” means to take. So “cultural appropriation” means the […]

Blessings from Sun Island

We boarded the catamaran from Copacabana, Bolivia heading towards Sun Island. Excited? You bet. This place is called many things: the navel of the earth, the home of the earth’s sacral chakra, the birthplace of the Inca civilization, birthplace of the sun, and also the spot where the Rainbow and Plumed serpents cross paths – […]

The Aramu Maru Doorway

I like to go into sacred places blind. That way there won’t be any preconceived notions coloring my experience. I want to know that what I am experiencing is a result of what is there, not some expectation. Even without knowing anything about The City of the Spirits, it’s easy to tell that this place […]

Pilgrimage FAQ

What is a Pilgrimage? A pilgrimage is a journey with spiritual significance. Why Do People Do This? Certain faiths require it. Some people place high significance on it as they feel it deepens the commitment to faith. For others it is a personal choice. People go to gain healing, get their spiritual questions answered, strengthen […]