Our Philosophy - Travel Beyond the Ordinary

Travel beyond the ordinary!  Luxurious Adventures in sacred France with historian Henry Lincoln and cultural expert Allysha Lavino.  Our sacred and historical tours let you explore French culture, and travel beyond traditional tourism into a world of mystery and magic.

Enter the gateway to things long past...

Enter the gateway to things long past...

Leave off the tourist trappings ...

Pack an open mind and a ready spirit ...

 

An Adventure is not

like any other tour.

The Cathedral at Alet-les-Bains in the Langudoc of Southwest France.

The Cathedral at Alet-les-Bains in the Langudoc of Southwest France.

To us, Adventure means stepping into something entirely new ...

Whether it's a new country, language, menu, or mind-set, moving beyond our ordinary lives brings freedom, joy, and expanded perception.

Here at VesicAdventures, we love the mind-blowing and often challenging experience of trying on completely new ideas.

Culture -  During our tours we strive to provide as much cultural integration as possible by staying in small B&B's where we are fed local, home-cooked cuisine and dine with our hosts.  We introduce our participants to members of the community wherever we go, and aid with acclimation to the foreign environment in any way we can.  Through our expertise in the regions we visit, we hope to provide our participants the opportunity to step out of their own cultural lens and into another.

History -  What we know of our history is given by the victors, and much of what was known in earlier times has been convoluted, obscured, changed, or lost.   As Adventurers, we learn from the history written before our eyes, in stone and shape, in landscape and art.  We search the world for clues as to what came before, striving to learn about the world in which we live.  The past, like a different culture, can often seem foreign and strange, but by stepping into older ways of thinking, we can learn a lot about ourselves.

Mystery -  For our ancestors, the whole of the universe was a great mystery.  Now, with all our modern technology, we want to know everything ... yet when does knowledge give way to the underlying mystery that intrigues us all?  In this age of discovery, we must re-engage with our curiosity about the world and go beyond the everyday and ordinary.  Allowing ourselves to truly Adventure means giving up a level of control - stepping into the unknown to explore.  We come back to our senses, to the basics, and find that 'not-knowing' can be a place filled with freedom and exhilaration.

Exploration -  Adventure is ... fun!  It is part of what makes us who we are as humans.  The 'Spirit of Adventure' is something we not only admire in literature, but crave for ourselves and often don't know how to find in our daily lives.  By exploring the world with an open mind, we break free from the routine of the ordinary and remind ourselves of the childlike state that newness can bring even to the most serious and important of adults.   

The mineral-rich spring of Campagne-les-Bains.

The mineral-rich spring of Campagne-les-Bains.