Scotland – Highlands and Islands ~ August 14 – 25, 2017
Scotland ~ Alba
Glasgow ~ Isle of Arran ~ Lamlash ~ Machrie Moor ~ Loch Lomand ~ Luss ~ Loch Ard ~ Oban ~ Isle of Mull ~ Craignure ~ Tobermory ~ Isle of Staffa ~ Loch Tay ~ Arberfeldy ~ Stirling ~ and more…
REGISTRATION CLOSES MARCH 23, 2017- REGISTRATION CLOSED!
True Adventure… at a Contemplative Pace
We believe that adventure truly happens when we allow something utterly new and wonderful to take root in our awareness.
Our small group size allows for bespoke travel. We fully support your journey so that you are free to explore, learn, experience and deeply enjoy your own glorious adventure.
Our trips are specially designed for travelers age 50 and over.
Join us in Scotland in August 2017!
Registration deadline March 23, 2017- REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Phone us at (503) 946-9930 for full itinerary, costs and other details or use the email contact form.
This tour is designed to be an enjoyable adventure for adults age 50 and over. Activities will require an average level of fitness and the ability to stand and walk for up to an hour.
Contact us for specific trip details and registration information for Scotland 2017
Tour Leaders and Guides
Our Tour Leaders and Guides
I was born in Germany to American parents. My first big international trip was coming back “across the pond” to grow up in the Chicago area. I began a career as a concert cellist at age 12 that allowed me to immerse myself in Western art and history. As a cellist, I traveled extensively throughout the USA to both study and perform with inspiring musicians from around the world.
I am an avowed tree hugger and had the opportunity to live off the grid in a remote forest area of Northern California for many years where I could pursue my passions for star gazing, gardening and living in community with eagles, bears, wolves and other wild beings.
I am a life long student of art, mythology, history and philosophy. My quest for knowledge has led to treasured friendships and travel across the globe. I love finding true points of understanding and connection with people, whether it is in sharing the language of music, spiritual insights or the enduring love of family and place.
My long vocation in service and support began as a personal journey caring for a disabled parent. I am happiest when I am supporting others in their aspirational goals.
Learn more at About us
In my youth, I lived in Manhattan, Texas and Southern California. My childhood was filled by sailing with my family to and from Catalina Island, where we would spend much of our summers, or hiking through Yosemite while at camp.
At age 15, I traveled alone on planes and trains visiting family friends in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland. By the time I was 19, I took part in a summer Rotary International Youth Exchange to England and discovered a great love for the British Isles.
I was trained as a visual artist, studied with many renowned artists and received my BFA in Studio Art from the University of Southern California, where I met the love of my life – Anne.
Soon thereafter, my life took the unexpected twists and turns life often takes and moved to a remote region of Northern California where Anne and I married. There we built our own independently powered home, lived close to nature while raising our daughter.
During this time of life, I worked for several years in skilled nursing with aging residents. An unanticipated career path in aging services stuck and now spans more than 25 years.
Over the years, I have reflected upon the conceptual quote by the German artist, Joesph Beuys: “Sculpture as an evolutionary process; everyone is an artist.” We sculpt and shape our lives and in turn how we live sculpts and shapes us, as we embody the many nuances of our vast array of experiences.
I find this process so wonderfully grand and awe inspiring, to be embraced and never to be feared, rejected or regretted. I consider experiences to be the key! I realize much joy in sharing some of the infinite experiences the world has to offer each of us.
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Isle of Mull
Journey to the Islands
Into to the Highlands
Machrie Moor Stones
Castles of Legend
Photo credits: Anthony Antoville, Anne Conrad-Antoville
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