Current Programming 

Adventure Program

Shelly Bartosek

OFF THE BEATEN PATH! An adventure program, North Yorkshire, UK

MAY 5 – 12, 2023  

A custom, uniquely curated, small group travel program — brought to you by Dr. Jerry Dimaria and Dr. Shelly Bartosek, your dedicated travel guides and drivers!!

A non-refundable deposit of $500, paid by December 1, 2022, is required to reserve a place on this tour. Deposit or full payment can be made via cash, check, or Venmo. Kindly email either or for details.
$2500 pp, 8 days/7 nights

Don’t delay booking your once-in-a-lifetime adventure with us!

We only have 1 room available! (but three seats for transportation)

Your Trip Includes

   Two guides/drivers with local knowledge

·         Transportation via luxury minibusses in country

·         7 nights’ accommodations at a private home, rented exclusively for OFF THE BEATEN PATH program participants

·         Admission to all group activities

·         All breakfasts, 2 picnic lunches, and 2 dinners

Tentative Itinerary

May 5 – Arrive at London Heathrow and drive to Yorkshire Dales

May 6 – Explore Castle

May 7 – Eden Camp

May 8 – Whitby and Fish and Chips

May 9 – Hike the Yorkshire Dales

May 10 – York

May 11 – Free day

May 12 – Travel back to Heathrow / Travel to Cornwall if extending

Optional Extension - Tentative Itinerary

Option Add 1

$200/pp Arrive early on May 4 and London explorations. Includes:

  • 1-night accommodation at a hotel near London Heathrow
  • Dinner at the Green Man Pub
  • Breakfast on May 5

Option Add 2

$1000 and extend your adventure through May 16 to Cornwall Includes:

  • 4 nights of accommodation
  • 5 days of additional exploration with the itinerary below:

May 13 – Explore the Crowns and Botallack

May 14 –St Michaels Mount

May 15 – Tintagel travels to London in the evening

May 16 – Fly out

Our style of travel has been carefully woven into each uniquely curated small group adventure. We are committed to traveling off the beaten track.

Our style of travel has been carefully woven into each uniquely curated small group adventure.   We are committed to traveling off the beaten track. 


  • Uniquely curated group travel experience.
  • Our tours are for adventurous individuals who enjoy the unique
  • We, as guides, like to talk, so ask us questions before, during, and after the trip!
  • You should be able to walk for extended periods and be in at least average physical health (Note- the ADA is not a British thing).
  • Our accommodations are chosen for their location and exclusive opportunities to engage with the culture as a local.
  • We will feed you breakfast each day and include a few lunches and dinners together as a group included in the program cost. We want you also to have the option to explore your own, including your culinary tastes.
  • The weather is always there; as the brits say, “there is no such thing as bad weather, only poor choice of clothing!”  If you have questions about your packing list, ask us!
  • We do require you to have travel and health insurance.
  • We like to do the unexpected, our adventures are off the beaten path.  Be open to looking beyond the usual in order to find the exceptional.

Whether small town or larger, there are places where the tourists congregate, and travelers and tour groups always include; this is your opportunity to experience more, with your guides clearing the path!

All activities are subject to possible change based on weather and local conditions. 


Please contact me directly for additional details at or via FaceBook messenger.

Learning to Love Yourself
A Weekend Retreat for Women

Friday – Sunday, September 22nd-24th, 2023

Are you ready to explore ways to nurture yourself? Ready to reset your personal priorities?

Join us in Grand Haven at Drifting Dunes, a private Vacation Rental and (Women’s) Retreat Center just off the shore of Lake Michigan. This beautiful home in a park-like setting is located Near Lake Michigan.

For more information, visit:

During our time together, we will explore

SELF-COMPASSION — learning to accept yourself, building inner strength, and thriving. You will return to your life inspired, with new tools and ideas for LOVING YOURSELF. Invest in your future with TWO Sedona Women’s Institute certified facilitators…

  • Discovering new ideas and learning new tools for LOVING YOURSELF more authentically.
  • Defining Self-Compassion
  • Exploring Kindness
  • Recognizing our Common Human Experience
  • Practicing Mindfulness
Weekend Agenda
  • Check-in begins on Friday at 6:00 pm, settling into our personal space before gathering at 7 pm for a welcome
    and opening program. This first evening together, we will get to know each other and begin
    exploring/understanding self-compassion (note: We invite you to bring a snack to share this evening! No evening
    meal planned.)
  • Saturday will start with morning yoga/reflection, followed by a delicious breakfast and a reflective morning session.
    Breaking mid-day for lunch before moving into the afternoon’s program, including quiet, personal time. As
    evening approaches, we will gather and head to downtown Grand Haven for dinner and socializing. (Participants
    to pay for their own food and beverages for the evening meal)
  • Sunday morning will start with morning yoga/reflection, delicious breakfast, and our last program activity. We will
    wrap up by 11:00 a.m., checking out no later than noon, giving program participants the balance of the day to
    transition back home, relax, and unwind, processing the weekend’s program.
  • Note: Throughout the weekend, some meals will be provided (two breakfasts and one lunch). Please let us know of any
    dietary needs before the retreat.
Retreat Cost
  • $300.00 per person
  • Includes shared a bedroom with twin bed
  • Program materials
  • Meals: two breakfasts AND one lunch
  • Dinner Friday is not included
  • Saturday dinner at your own expense in Downtown Grand Haven
Payment Options

1) Retreat costs payable in full at the time of registration
2) Retreat costs are broken into two equal payments of $150, with the initial payment due at the time of registration, and final
payment due on or before July 1, 2023.
We invite you to pack your most comfortable clothes and favorite walking shoes and join us for a relaxing retreat,
investing in yourself.

To register, contact Shelly Bartosek at or Lisa Lehman at


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