WARNING! Muse Juice Tours aren't for everyone.
They're a rare and curious gift for kindred souls who also believe they are spies in the House of Wonder.
Why a Muse Juice Tour?
"Muse Juice" is the elixir of all creativity. It's the inspiration you drink in - through a book, a show, an adventure, a life-changing experience or "aha moment" - that ignites your creative fire.Muse Juice Tours was created to INSPIRE you. We take you on journeys designed to revive and encourage your child's heart, your magical core, where all new life springs from. Whether it's a place you've never been, or a place you've seen five times, it will never look the same again. Because Muse Juice Tours is designed to dazzle you with a new view, a fresh perspective, and a thousand secret joys to delight the wondrous heart. And because inspiration is our goal, we don't want you to have a trip or a tour, we want you to have an adventure. An experience. An intake of breath that creates all kinds of muju (muse juice, our version of "mojo") for your everyday life.
When you return from a Muse Juice Tour, your life feels more enchanted, your world looks more compelling, and your dreams, projects and creativity feel juicy and intoxicating.
FUN!Let's just say it. I live for FUN. And play. When we play, we create the divine spark, the one that comes from the magical child. The one responsible for every new invention, every new business, and most of the growth on our planet. For all of those goals and projects start with the question "What If...?" When we forget our wonder, and leave behind our joy and play, life becomes mundane. And soon we can only see as far as tomorrow. Our "what if...?" and our "why nots" go underground. And our eyes and our lives become dull and glassy. So you better put on your bad girl boots. Even if you have to borrow a pair. Pull up those shenanigans bloomers and twirl that gypsy skirt high in the air. 'Cuz we all about the hullabaloo. The folderol. THE FUN!
Small Tours with Kindred Spirits & Tribal GatheringsI keep my tours small because I like to foster the intimacy that can come with a tribe. We eat together, commune together, drink and dance together and often live under the same roof (depending on the type of tour) for a number of days, and this makes us a kind of family. A tribe. A pack. Heart-and-soul friendships have been formed on these tours. Soul sisters have been discovered on these tours. And romance has blossomed on our tours. I like to foster an atmosphere of trust and safety, where hearts and lives can be shared, as well as adventures. Because of the unique tribal quality of my tours, I'm very particular about who can join. I do not accept bookings from strangers. There is an application process and a phone interview. Any fifty strangers can hop on a bus and go see the coast of Italy. But for 6-10 people to live together as a tribe, it takes a special kind of chemistry, and a certain kind of soul. I'm careful with the selection process to ensure that all travelers will have an extraordinary experience.
We’ll travel as a pack, commune as a tribe, and restore our wild, Bohemian roots. We will dazzle. We will shine.
Your own MuseYou get to travel with your own storyteller, who can bring alive the sights and sounds and stories of the land you explore. And often, during meals and over coffee breaks, we enter conversations that open the creative psyche. We talk soul. We talk passion. We talk creativity. You won't get a lot of facts on our tours. But you will get a lot of stories and a lot of questions that can take you into the Mystery. In my one-on-one coaching practice, I bring to the surface the often deep and hidden creative gifts within a person. I can't seem to turn this off when I leave the studio. It travels with me. Therefore, it travels with you. If you're working on a creative idea, a new business, a relationship or health issue, or a deep desire to transform a part of your life, it's very likely we'll end up talking about it. More times than I can count this turns into a synergistic round table discussion, resulting in the fresh, raw muju needed to heal, to solve, to overcome inertia and transform. (All conversations and communion are on a voluntary basis. Everyone is encouraged to share as little or as much as they'd like. Nothing is required. Everything is invited.)
If your heart yearns to live its practical magic, and you’re brave enough to admit you deserve to be happy, this is your tour.
I, as your muse, provide the spark of inspiration, but together we’ll ignite the flames of creativity, communion and friendship.
Fairytales, Folklore and the Mythic RealmsMuse Juice Tours are designed for the child's heart, the seat of wonder inside of you. For this reason we often seek out the fairy tale elements of a place. We indulge its stories and folklore, its myths and romances, and it's most surprising, quirky charms. If you're looking to go see the "big five" of any place these tours are likely not for you. For example, while in Paris I do not take you to climb the Eiffel Tower, though we will picnic beneath it while listening to accordion music and drinking local wine. You will not race the horrendous crowds of the Louvre, though you will see art in extraordinary and unexpected places. You won't eat at five star restaurants, but you will have some of the most delicious meals and treats in charming out-of-the-way places.
When you return home, your camera will be filled with extraordinary sights and your heart will be filled with exceptional stories. Perhaps ones no one will believe. But you'll know. And I'll know. The wondrous is real.
Easy scheduleI don't like being rushed and I dislike waking early to see things I can only half remember. For this reason, we start our days mid-morning and encourage a long night's rest. We amble. We stroll. We linger over delicious meals and tasty libations. We talk. We laugh. At every turn we indulge and encourage Joie de Vevre, the Joy of Living. All tours (even the more structured ones where we travel from place to place by plane, boat, train or van) have free time allotted so that you can spend more time doing what you love best, whether that’s shopping, eating, photographing or following any of the passions the location awakens in you. We encourage you to open these windows of opportunity to really absorb the atmosphere you're in. Relax on a park bench with a gelato and people watch. Listen to a violin player as you sip an especially charming cappuccino. Window shop. Nap. This is the sweet life. Indulge it.
HumorI love to laugh. I love to celebrate the ridiculous and the absurd. I hope you do too. And often I can see the humor in the dark, mysterious and often unfortunate side of things. This is our silver lining, and I love embroidering life with it. The blue lining? That's my foul language. Muse Juice Tours are not for you if you are easily offended. I'm a direct descendant of Mae West and Auntie Mame, so traveling with me is part cabaret, part musical theater, part burlesque show and thoroughly circus. I will likely break into song on the Underground Metro and have you singing with me on the street corners. We'll be silly. We'll be free. We won't take ourselves too seriously. And we will dance. Because we can. (It's ok if you just want to watch. You'll be farced but not forced, ha ha.)
Exceptional photosI have bohemian eyes - they're prone to wander. Some call them crooked. Some call them special. But one thing is for real: they've gifted me with the ability to see and appreciate the wondrous. I often see things others don't, and this makes for inspirational tours and exceptional photography. I'll take you to these curious places and point out the wondrous and often over-looked or unseen. By the end of the trip your heart and your camera will be filled with marvels and splendors.
What People are Saying about Muse Juice ToursYou shared Paris with me – Magician-like – in the left hand- a bountiful bouquet, in the right – an ancient mirror – reflecting my own artist-muse soul. I can’t thank you enough dear Angi. Everyone should see Paris with her muse.” Julia T., New Mexico “Euphoria! I am singing! I NEVER sing out loud! My heart is so full I can’t keep from singing! You’ve enriched my life and all the lives around me. You are a “domino” effect!” Cindy G., Oregon “You’ve changed my life. I loved Paris and all its delights, but our conversations were real magic for my real life. I cannot thank you enough.” Cindi L., Texas Pure magic and the trip of a lifetime. Angi’s special talents as a muse-ologist manifested on so many levels throughout the trip. She revels in the wonder that is everywhere and brings you in on the journey! She is a hurricane of energy and an inspiration at every turn. I feel so truly feel so blessed that we “will always have Paris.” Ann P., Rhode Island “A dream come true. Paris has been filled with treasure for the eyes, glimmering gold, patina, lights, song, laughter and true joy. But the biggest nugget of delicious treasure is the time with you. You’ve changed my life, my art, my vision.” Jennifer M., California “Thank you for sharing your Paris with me, a place of intoxicating warmth, whimsy, charm, wonder, tattered beauty and golden opulence. Our conversations opened doorways for my seeking soul. Every step, every experience, each adventure with you has been a precious treasure in my heart palace. You are a gift on so many levels.” Catherine S., New Mexico “I had no idea that Angi in Paris would bring me into myself, the self that’s free to fly…” Bill H., Rhode Island
Joining a Muse Juice Tour
Our application is here:
Once you fill out the application, a deposit holds your spot. (This amount of this deposit varies from tour to tour, please see the specific tour page you’re interested in for this information.) All deposits are fully refundable up until 5 months prior to the tour. It is non refundable after that.
Highly recommended, not required.
What Kind of Traveler is the Ideal Fit for a Muse Juice Tour?
If you have...
- a deep inner life
- a love wonder and adventure
- curiosity about your world
- a child’s heart
- a go-with-the-flow flexible attitude
- an interest in or passion for the mythic realms
- a love of fairytales, stories, folklore
- good listening skills
- a willingness to communicate
- a strong sense of humor
- tolerance of others and their differences
- respect for personal space
THIS TOUR IS CREATED FOR ARTISTS…
Not just artists working within traditional media, but life artists as well. Especially life artists. Just like starting with a white canvas or staring at a blank screen is vulnerable business, so, too, is creating the life you’ve always wanted. That might be the most vulnerable business of all. We have to believe we are worthy. We have to be willing to risk things not living up to our expectations, but go forward anyway in pursuit of our desires, our joy. And along the way there are setbacks and traumas. We lose our way. We grow tired. We hemorrhage creative blood to demands and logistics. And we need an infusion of inspiration. A remembrance of our deservedness. An awakening to our worthiness.
And sometimes we are vibrantly successful. We are living on a high. And we give and give and give from that place and find ourselves desperately in need of receiving. To be the receiver instead of the giver, the doer. We need the muse to take us by the hand, wrap us in wings both tender and firey, and kindle us back to passionate fullness, overflowing and ready to share our gifts once again.
If you’re at the point where you need an infusion of light and inspiration, to experience the worthiness of your own pleasure, and to ignite your inner child magic, this trip has your name all over it.
If you need long periods of unbroken silence or solitude, this trip isn’t for you. You’ll have the option to break away from the group at any time, and unstructured time is allotted in the schedule, but the goal is to form a synergistic vibe, where the sum total of our experience is greater than its individual parts.
Together, we will become God’s spies in the House of Wonder, and swill muse juice til we’re once again overflowing with the delight of our world, our art and our own selves.
You can explore my travel photography here... (coming soon!)