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​9 Amazing Days of Learning, Healing, & Adventure
in the Heart of Tuscany!

(Change the way you vacation… and change your life) ​

May 20-28, 2020

Space is limited. This Journey will sell out, so lock in your spot today!
Registration will remain open until sold out or until March 15, 2020

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It’s an acronym for Travel, Heal, Reinvent, Inspire, Vision, and Emerge!

With my husband’s accidental death in 2017, my rollercoaster of life came off the rails completely. I was lost. I had no roadmap to guide me through how to grieve, how to function without him, or even how to take my next breath. I was utterly devastated and felt hopeless.

Thankfully, the love and support from our friends and family pulled me through the immediate shock of it all. My husband’s beloved photography friends invited me to keep traveling with them, just as Morgan and I had done together in the past. I simply took a leap of faith and simply leaned in, agreeing to join them on safari to Tanzania in March of 2018. That decision changed my life forever, and for the better.

Travel brought me new friendships. Friendships gave me renewed hope. Renewed hope allowed me to embrace forgiveness and charity, which in turn helped me define a whole new purpose for my life. That single experience moved me towards healing so profoundly that it allowed me to begin authoring the rest of my story.

Right there, in Africa… specifically in a hot-air balloon over the Serengeti, I had the realization that alone I would merely have survived, but through travel and friendship I could heal and I could thrive… and so the idea of THRIVE JOURNEYS was born.

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Tuscany, by nature, is a healing, soothing, and magical place. It simply vibrates at a different frequency than most of the rest of the planet. Tuscany transports you to a simpler time when people enjoyed the little things, like long dinners spent in conversation, or savoring delicious local wines and dining al fresco with a view of the iconic Tuscan countryside.

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A small group of people (“Thrivers”) will take over a well-appointed self-catered 17th-century farmhouse, and immerse themselves in learning, adventure, laughter, and love. Our lessons will be led by two well-respected health and wellness coaches who will take the Thrivers on a guided and fascinating journey of discovery around the concepts of Balance and Purpose in one’s life, and how those factors contribute to healing and wellbeing.

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Our Thrivers will delight in the culinary pampering delivered by two private chefs, Ivan and Anne. Although it is not required, Anne and Ivan welcome anyone who wants to assist them in the kitchen during meal prep. And everyone will be called upon to help clean up after meals. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Anne and Ivan have a touching and fascinating story of their own to share with the group. They will educate us on the importance of food in our lives, and how food IS medicine.

Approximately 80% of the food and drinks consumed on this Journey is provided and has been included in the price of your trip.

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As the old saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” We don’t want THAT now, do we?

Never fear! We aim to strike a nice balance between learning and touring. Our daily outings will take us into the cities, historical sites, and glorious hill towns of Tuscany. We will also be attending fun and fascinating wine school, as well as a Tuscan cooking class!

So… come to learn, but don’t you dare leave your sense of humor or your sense of adventure at home!

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 THRIVE Tuscany Itinerary

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May 20 – Day 1

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May 21 – Day 2

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May 22 – Day 3

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May 23 – Day 4

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May 24 – Day 5

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May 25 – Day 6

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May 26 – Day 7

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May 27 – Day 8

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May 28 – Day 9

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Periquito Adventures & Travel, in conjunction with
Health and Wellness Collaborative (HWC) presents…

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Navigating life’s challenges often leads to asking ourselves larger, purpose-driven questions. You may have asked what life means for you now that your partner or loved one has passed away. Perhaps you are determined to live life to the fullest with a new diagnosis from your physician. Or, perhaps you are dealing with a different type of life transition. What exactly does that look like for you, specifically? That’s precisely what our coaches (Kathy and Lori) will help you define (and refine) during your THRIVE Journey.

They will lead you in an exploration of what gets YOU out of bed in the morning — aka: your life purpose. They will walk with you as our group completes fun activities together, with each process supporting what is meaningful and foundational to the life you were meant to live.

The coaches will be in touch with you even before the Journey begins. They will send you short “pre-departure briefings” in the form of videos, and then continue the exploration as they weave researched concepts into your travel experience which will allow your purpose to reveal itself.

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Here is what HWC will deliver during your THRIVE Journey:

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HWC has also generously included some VERY SPECIAL BONUS OFFERINGS to enhance your THRIVE Journey:

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first-come, first-served basis
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IMPORTANT NOTE:  All SCHEDULED coaching sessions will take precedence over Reiki and Acupressure offerings

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A bit more about  Health & Wellness Collaborative (HWC) –  

The collaborative is comprised of two, nationally board-certified Health & Wellness coaches. We each have our own wellness business, and we partner together to bring you opportunities for living on purpose, in balance. We emphasize and value the strength of collaborations and partnerships. 

The HWC carries out our collective passion for partnering with and serving people as they take charge of their own life experience, and we are excited to partner with you on your journey!  With the HWC, you sustainably, resiliently, and joyfully move forward on purpose, in balance, and in the whole-health way you choose.  

While Kathy and Lori have diverse personal and professional backgrounds, both are graduates of the Health & Wellbeing Coaching Program at the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken – Center for Spirituality & Healing. The Center is an international leader in the whole-health field (https://www.csh.umn.edu).

For more information on the HWC or more specific information on the health & wellness coaches, please visit (www.hwcollaborative.com).


What You Can Expect​ from Periquito Adventures & Travel (PAT)

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* ​All accommodations at the farmhouse (double occupancy)

* All activity/entry fees

* All guide fees

* All meals, water, soft drinks, beer and wine consumed at the Farmhouse

* All local transportation (vans, trains, boats, etc.)

* Wellness coaching

* Two private chefs to prepare breakfasts and dinners

* Minimum tips for our service personnel

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* Airfare to/from Italy

* Travel insurance (strongly recommended)

* Additional tipping (optional) – While very basic tips for our service providers are already included in the price… should you see or feel that someone is going above and beyond to make your trip easy, safe, or special, I encourage you to spontaneously tip these folks on your own. This is always appreciated more than you could ever imagine. (Our health coaches, chefs, guides, or various instructors are all examples of whom you may wish to give a little extra to if so moved).

* Any food or drink consumed away from the Farmhouse (generally lunches and snacks)

* Pre- or post-tour Extensions – Any expenses you incur prior to pick up and after drop off will be on your own.

* Optional 1-on-1 wellness coaching sessions ($50/hour)

​* Optional massage appointments ($50/hour)


Meet the THRIVE team!

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Periquito Adventures & Travel
[/lab_heading][vc_column_text]Building friendships, mending souls, and healing hearts…​ ​one epic adventure at a time!

To understand Periquito Adventures & Travel, you first need to know the story of Susie and Morgan Langley. Married for nearly 30 years, they traveled the world together, making life-long friendships, collecting memories, and photographing some of the most scenic and magical places they could find. Morgan loved adventure and adrenaline… he even raced motorcycles for many years in Baja California. His Mexican racing friends called him “Periquito” (Spanish for little parrot, because he could talk… A LOT!).

Sadly, a tragic traffic accident took Morgan’s life in September of 2017. In the months that followed, Susie founded Periquito Adventures & Travel in his honor, lifting up his memory as she shares their wanderlust with all who wish to experience it.

Periquito Adventures & Travel focuses exclusively on taking small groups to beautiful places to do amazing things! You will get to see and do things with P.A.T. that you will not get access to with independent or large-group travel. Susie does all the legwork for you to create a safe, organized, fun, and flexible way to see the world. Moreover, the shared experiences realized through small-group travel promotes true and lasting friendships and are designed to expand your world and feed your soul.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][lab_heading title=”Lori Kurszewski”]MA, LAT, NBC-HWC, CEAS
Healthy Connections Coaching, LLC
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My education to become a certificated athletic trainer was primarily Western-based, with little exposure to alternative, complementary, or integrative practices. However, I became quite ill in 2011. When my personal health concerns showed little improvement with traditional medical care, I began exploring other means of healing. I personally utilized acupuncture, deep breathing exercises, herbs, dietary changes and Qi Gong to achieve results with asthma, hives, allergies and sinus infections. I also realized the impact emotions can have on anyone’s overall health. These successes lead me into the emerging field of health and wellness coaching, which allows me to partner with you, to explore and discover the best ways for you to realize your best health and healing. I look forward to holistically exploring your inherent, healing wisdom and your mind-body-spirit connections.

When not health & wellness coaching, I enjoy bicycling, nature walks, arts and crafts projects, gardening, and travel adventures.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”1444″ img_size=”358×500″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1574277187276{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”1445″ img_size=”358×500″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][lab_heading title=”Kathy Steele”]DNP, MA, BSN, NBC-HWC, CDR/NC/USN/RET
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I believe each of us are responsible for, and in charge of, our own healing journeys and wellbeing. How we utilize our innate power to stay in balance as we journey is up to us. I am a believer in the idea that we are what we think, eat, and do (an integrative approach). To me, coaching is a natural extension of seeking health, wellness, and well-being, a process with which I have much experience through my career in nursing. The health & wellness model and the cairn construct make personal sense to me. My own life journey has not always been done in balance and it has led me to seek and emulate the cairn model while helping others to do the same. One of the ways that I experience a real personal sense of wellbeing is being in nature and with animals, especially horses.

I have been blessed with many callings (military nursing, teaching clinical nursing, being a graduate student in Integrative Nursing and Health & Wellness Coaching; and being a wife, mother, and friend). I come from a long lineage of cowboys and military members so perhaps that colors my positive mindset about life…the “can do” spirit. My purpose has been and continues to be about serving others and empowering others to experience an improved quality of life, health, and wellbeing.

Coaching individually (and in groups) allows me the privilege of sharing in the growth experience and “ah-ha!” moments of others. I advocate the top-down approach when looking at what life brings and exploring everything with curiosity. These attitudes let us see life through a much broader lens and they can often lead to new and different options when selecting a path forward in life situations. Ultimately, these approaches can result in a sense of balance and wellbeing.

I love being with people and watching them grow and immerse themselves in curiosity about how they live their lives and then move towards what they would like to do differently. Let’s explore that process together![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][lab_heading title=”Chef Ivan & Chef Anne”]Culinary Enthusiasts and Private Chefs, and
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Based in San Diego, California, our products are crafted in small batches where we source carefully and responsibly, procuring only the finest all-natural ingredients. We never use preservatives, fillers or any other strange stuff, and offer options that are low in fat, and minimize the use of salt and sugar.

At Woods Kitchen Foods, we are here to be your culinary wing man! Fresh Ingredients, delicious flavors and ease of use are the key elements in all our products. Our sauces complement any protein or veggie dish and can be combined with other ingredients to create delectable dressings and marinades.

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