Welcome to Travel Well Retreats

Get away and do something you love in 2020! Each year we offer a small selection of intimate retreats for women in beautiful locations.

In 2020 we have two such adventures:

  • Knit By the Sea in Ocean City, Maryland (USA) for a fun-filled extended weekend of knitting workshops and a fiber festival while overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. (March 12-15, 2020).
  • Join us in Ireland for relaxation, rejuvenation, and self-discovery at a 5-star luxury resort overlooking the mountains of Killarney National Park in Co. Kerry for a Knit in Ireland retreat. (May 17-24, 2020)

Make YOU a Priority

Nurture Your Soul to Transform Your Life

You fulfill many roles in your day to day life. Often, it seems you are running in circles while trying to balance home life with work life – even if work life is post-career volunteering. As women, it’s easy to put everyone else first, and it’s hard to say no to additional commitments.

It’s time to recharge. It’s time to make yourself a priority so you can go back to your everyday life with renewed purpose.

I will take you to an amazing part of the world where the setting alone can reset your perspective on life: the beautiful southwest of Ireland. But this is only the beginning.  After a week of leisurely strolls, mini-workshops, and inspiring day trips you’ll be empowered to re-enter the “real world” with fresh eyes, relaxed and rejuvenated.

I’ve been taking groups of women to Ireland for over six years. Introducing them to the beauty of the land and the culture. I believe that touring a foreign country doesn’t have to be a whirlwind of must-see spots, but makes a more lasting impression if you take the time to really enjoy each moment. My guests often remark that they appreciate being able to savor what we see and do.

“It was refreshing to just sit and enjoy the view, to have an unhurried – and uninterrupted – conversation, to have people catering to my needs” – Sue K.

This week-long retreat allows you to relax and re-connect as you enjoy the amazing amenities and breath-taking scenery:

  • Awaken all your senses – see glorious green landscapes; hear traditional Irish music that enchants and invigorates; breathe the cool, crisp, clean air; savor delicious fare from sea and land; experience a culture steeped in ancient tradition and mystique
  • Revitalize your bodywalk the exquisite hotel grounds; find solace and energy in the sauna or steam room; recenter and refocus with daily mindfulness moments
  • Rejuvenate your soul – surround yourself with like-minded women, inspiring you to live a more empowered life; be as involved or reclusive as you desire

This transformation will have you focused and ready to take on life armed with tools that keep you centered and grounded.

“I tried new things and I learned new things. I discovered joy in stepping out of my comfort zone.” – Amanda R.

Commune with nature

  • Walking trails abound right at the hotel, or a short distance away is Killarney National Park with scenic foot and bike trails.
  • Hike to Torc Falls on the day we visit Muckross House & Gardens, or just wander the beautiful gardens and grounds.

Connect on a spiritual level

  • Find healing at a Holy Well in Kenmare
  • Touch the monoliths of an ancient stone circle
  • Start new friendships with the other women embarking on this journey

Create a new path in your life journey

I like to keep the size of my retreats small, and this one in no exception. The intimacy of a small group allows for people to truly get to know one another. I do encourage you to consider embarking on this journey with a friend or relation with whom you’d like to reconnect. Spacious accommodations at the hotel easily allow for two guests to a room. There are a limited number of single occupant rooms available for an additional fee.

Are you ready to embark on a positive transformation?

Included in your retreat package:

  • 7 nights/8 days land travel and accommodations. Your journey begins with your arrival in Shannon, Ireland where we pick you up early Sunday morning. The first six nights we stay at a luxurious hotel near Killarney, County Kerry. The last night we return to Shannon to stay at the Park Inn Hotel across from the airport in order to accommodate the diversity of flight departures our guests have. Ground transportation to hotel, tours, and group events is provided via luxury coach (bus).
  • Full Irish breakfast each morning, along with one group dinner and one special lunch. Other meals will be at your choosing, and we are happy to offer suggestions of fabulous restaurants.
  • Day trips to leisurely visit the coastal town on Dingle, the charming village of Kenmare, the historic estate of Muckross House & Gardens, and the quaint town of Killarney. You’ll have the opportunity to see an ancient stone circle and a Holy Well, to commune with nature at waterfalls, lakes, and forests, and to savor the sounds and tastes unique to Ireland.
  • Mini-workshops with Stacy Kenny Mitchell, a lifestyle coach specializing in personal growth through creativity, and myself.
  • Full color soft-bound book to use during and after the retreat. The book includes information you’ll need to begin this transformational journey, with spaces to write and record your experiences. You’ll also find maps and histories of the places we visit, suggestions for shopping and dining venues, and other inspirations.
  • Plus a few surprises along the way. It wouldn’t be a surprise if I told you now, would it?!

Ready to make YOU a priority?

Wellness Retreat
June 9-16, 2019 – REGISTRATION CLOSED

$2500 per person double occupancy
$3300 per person single occupancy

Mindfulness Through Journaling (click to learn more)
September 8-15, 2019

$2100 per person double occupancy
$2500 per person single occupancy

Mindfulness Through Knitting (click to learn more)
September 8-15, 2019

$2100 per person double occupancy
$2500 per person single occupancy

There are a limited number of spots open for the September retreat. Reserve your place today with a non-refundable deposit of $500.