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Halle Eavelyn
Halle Eavelyn is a Transformational Coach, and Founder of Transformational Tours, which creates trips to Cuba, Bali, New Orleans, and Egypt, among others. Her acclaimed travel memoir, Red Goddess Rising, tells the story of her spiritual awakening in Egypt and the trips she's been leading up the Nile ever since. Her personal and professional coaching work has helped women reclaim their lives so they can rekindle their fire with their beloved, in business, and at home.

Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, JetSet Extra, We Said Go Travel, Travelhoppers, and many other blogs and magazines.

Entries by Halle Eavelyn

People of Cuba: A Photo Essay

(2) Comments | Posted October 16, 2015 | 6:20 PM

In just one month, I'm leading my first tour to Cuba, and I'm thrilled to go back to this little tropical island and experience the warm optimism of its people. Everywhere I went, Cubans were kind-hearted and friendly and full of energy, even the most elderly. That energy inspired the...

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Top 5 Things to Do in Cuba While You Still Can

(16) Comments | Posted October 3, 2015 | 6:25 PM

I'm headed back to Cuba in November and I can't wait. It's a beautiful island and an exciting time to be there because everything is shifting so quickly. Havana is getting ready for its 500th birthday in 2019, and construction crews are hard at work renovating and remodeling. There was...

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Breaking Down to Break Through

(0) Comments | Posted September 22, 2015 | 9:30 AM

I had two skin biopsies today. This is not very unusual in the scope of medicine; the dermatologist has 117 offices in my state alone. But for me, it was a fairly traumatic occurrence. Not the biopsies themselves, which were painless, but rather the experience of reliving the melanoma I...

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Perception Is Everything

(2) Comments | Posted September 14, 2015 | 3:40 PM

A client was lamenting to me the other day: "I'm not happy with my business!" I get it. None of my clients are when they first come to me; that's one of the reasons they've hired me. But when we dove into the WHY, she was actually unhappy because her...

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The Spirituality of the Magic Kingdom

(7) Comments | Posted May 15, 2015 | 3:59 PM


It's my first time at Disney World. I've been to Disneyland about a hundred times (visiting Southern California since I was a little kid, then living in LA for 12 years), but this my first visit at the East Coast...

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Hidden New Orleans

(13) Comments | Posted February 18, 2015 | 9:19 PM

Everyone knows NOLA, the partying-est, craziest, drinking-est, convention-going, Mardi-Gras-Parading, jazz-music-playing, levy-bursting, Brad-Pitt-loving, most reputation-rebuilding city in the USA, especially right now. From Fat Tuesday to Ash Wednesday -- okay, really between New Year's and Easter -- this is the place to be...

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An American in Cuba - Part V

(5) Comments | Posted February 13, 2015 | 3:49 PM

This is part V of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part I, Part II, Part III.& Part IV

At breakfast this morning in the hotel, the laden buffet stretches around the perimeter of the open,...

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An American In Cuba - Part IV

(1) Comments | Posted January 29, 2015 | 5:13 PM


This is part IV of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part I, Part II, Part III.& Part V

Today we are going to check into the Melia Cohiba, part of...

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An American in Cuba - Part III

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2015 | 5:20 PM


This is part III of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part I, Part II, Part IV & Part V

The inside of the 1955 Chevrolet is like a...

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An American In Cuba -- Part II

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 10:42 AM


This is part II of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part I, Part III.,Part IV & Part V

The hostel in Trinidad, El RinTinTin (Calle Simón...

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An American In Cuba: Part 1

(4) Comments | Posted December 22, 2014 | 3:59 PM


This is part I of a V-part series on my experiences in Cuba. Read Part II, Part III., Part IV & Part V

"How can you go to Cuba? You're...

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Dining in the Dark: A Spiritual Catharsis for your Palate

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 5:39 PM


Squishy, smooth and cool. That's how it feels as I bring the food to my mouth. At first, I taste something familiar, but as I query my taste buds for more info, I detect balsamic vinegar and the slightly spongy, creamy flavor of...

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Luxe or Budget: How a Great Boutique Hotel Improves Your Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 4:06 PM


I recently spent a few days in Paris, at the height of the summer. It was beastly hot, and the downside of Paris being voted the #1 tourist destination is, well... tourists - an overcrowded, cacophonic abundance of them. Yet I had a...

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Self-Help: Letting Go -- Spiritual Lessons From Life's Travels

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 8:40 PM

Well, it was an interesting week, with my spiritual lesson centering around learning to let go, and a great and delicious opportunity to act like a kid. Then of course up comes the fear right after it, the watcher who watches, the judger who judges. And the next thing I...

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Spiritual Lessons from Life's Travels: Being Mindful

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 1:10 PM

A great lesson in mindfulness from Italy, well, it looks like Italy! Check it out!

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Flexing Your Integrity Muscle

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2014 | 3:07 PM

This is the first in a series of short, timely videos called Spiritual Lessons From Life's Travels. This one's a little lesson from one of our tour guests about what it means when we're uncomfortable and how we can help ourselves heal. Over the coming months, I'll be shooting these...

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Edge of Tomorrow as Spiritual Travel Metaphor

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 3:21 PM

I just saw the movie Edge of Tomorrow, and it's everything the critics say it is; smart, edgy, funny, and fresh. Yet it is so much more than its slogan -- Live. Die. Repeat. -- would indicate, because it looks no deeper than a video game (despite its...

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10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2014 | 1:27 PM


You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like everyone has...

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What You Need to Know Before Traveling to South Africa

(1) Comments | Posted April 17, 2014 | 11:29 AM


What You Need To Know Before Traveling To South Africa

Visiting Africa conjures up images of jungles, safaris and elephants, deserts and adventure (at least,it does for me!) While Africa indeed contains all these elements, visiting South Africa is an easy choice...

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My Dad As the World

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2014 | 11:06 AM

According to the cardiologists I spoke with, often, the first warning sign that something could be wrong with your heart is a heart attack. Sometimes they're fatal, and these days, if you live through it, medical science has come so far that it's likely you will survive and heal. Not...

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