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Halle Eavelyn
Halle Eavelyn is “Julie the Cruise Director” for Spirit Quest Tours and a spiritual seeker of truth. When she is not traveling, Halle writes and edits. Her work has appeared in Huffington Post, JetSet Extra, We Said Go Travel, Travelhoppers, and many other travel blogs and magazines. She co-wrote the film script Silver, which sold for 6 figures, and now writes or co-writes several screenplays a year. Her acclaimed spiritual 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.

Entries by Halle Eavelyn

An American In Cuba -- Part II

(0) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 11:42 AM


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

The hostel in Trinidad, El RinTinTin (Calle Simón Bolivar, Desengaño, #553 Trinidad), is run by the warm and friendly Mariela...

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An American In Cuba: Part 1

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


"How can you go to Cuba? You're American." I hear this over and over again from friends. From the Cuban Americans I meet in Miami, I hear worse: "Be careful - it's horrible, dangerous." Usually, it's because the Cuban...

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Dining in the Dark: A Spiritual Catharsis for your Palate

(0) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 6:39 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 | 5:06 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 | 9:40 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 | 2:10 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 | 4:07 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 | 4:21 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 | 2:27 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 | 12:29 PM


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 | 12:06 PM

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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How Travel Can Help Heal Your Grief or Pain

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 11:51 AM


"Something crappy happened at work -- I need a vacation!" How many times have you heard this from colleagues, or thought it yourself? But what about, "My husband cheated on me and I left him. I need to go to Egypt!"...

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Feeling Special at Houston's Hotel Derek

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 6:22 PM

In every city, there are hotels designed to be one-of-a-kind--boutique and classy. When I'm looking for a spiritual retreat, I pride myself on seeking these havens out and enjoying every bit of the uniqueness on offer. But what about a regular weekend, when I'm in town for a concert but...

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What You Need to Know Before Traveling to England

(5) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 3:33 PM

London's calling... or the whole country is. And they speak English! So what do else do you need to know before you travel there? Well... a lot! So read this quick and handy guide to make sure you have the best trip!



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Curing Your Fear of Flying

(2) Comments | Posted February 27, 2014 | 9:33 AM


Over the years, I've traveled with hundreds of our guests all over the world, and seen dozens of people petrified at the thought of getting on a plane. There's something about the combination of loss of control and fear of plane crashes that is...
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10 Quick Tips To Elevate Your Vacation

(0) Comments | Posted February 19, 2014 | 1:03 PM

Going on a vacation? Use this guide to create a different kind of experience and make sure you have the best time of your life -- after all, it's your time and your money -- don't waste it making the same choices you would at home!

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What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Morocco

(3) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 12:17 PM


So you're planning your Morocco travel! As they say in Arabic, Mabruk! (Congratulations). Now what? Well, before you get on the plane, there are some things you probably want to know.

Morocco, Morrocco, Morroco? Which is correct?

In English, we spell the...

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Choose a Better Path, Take Care of Yourself First

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 8:26 PM

As the owner of a spiritual travel company, I get to see people on vacation who are also seeking to change their lives for the better. Over time, I have noticed some big patterns in our guests that have led me to some simple conclusions. One of the most important...

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Traveling in Sin: A Travel Memoir Book Review

(0) Comments | Posted January 13, 2014 | 1:28 PM

I love reading travel books; memoirs are enjoyable and well-written accounts make me feel like I'm truly present in another part of the world. For this reason I was looking forward to reading Traveling In Sin, a memoir about an adventurous couple from the United States who spent a year...

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A Spirit Journey for the New Year

(0) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 6:23 PM


As the old year flows into the new, I focus my thoughts on what has been and what will be for me. It's a great time for reflection and thinking about my purpose on this planet, which is shifting underneath me...

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