Yosemite Day Retreat
I attended a Your True Nature Yosemite Day Retreat and it was magical! We started the day hiking through Yosemite Valley on snowy trails that took us to waterfalls and iconic landmarks, then we stopped at Yosemite Bug Health Spa for a private Yoga session. Hilda guided us through the poses and meditation, and although I am a very novice yogi and the yoga (or “snowga” as I like to call it since we were there for the last of the spring snow) was cleansing, fun, and not at all intimidating. We completed the session with some deep breathing in a cedar hot rocks sauna and a soak in a giant stainless steel hot tub. We then dined at the June Bug café, and I had one of the best vegan dinners I have ever had. It was like a week’s vacation in a single day! I came home a new woman, feeling centered and connected.
Lake Tahoe Yoga Retreat
I had a fabulous time with Hilda, her daughter Joele and Kara in Lake Tahoe this last weekend. I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing and eventful weekend. Every detail was perfect, the meals were fantastic and we got to practice yoga everyday. The house we stayed in was perfect and very accessible to Lake Tahoe. I would love to join Hilda on another one of her trips. It was the perfect girl trip. Hilda really has broadened my yoga practice and I am excited to keep learning from her. If you get an opportunity to travel with Hilda you won’t be disappointed. I can’t wait for the next time I get to travel with Hilda
Bali Yoga Retreat
This retreat started with a fantastic resort called the Floating Leaf. The resort was outside of the main city limits which helped create an ambient of remoteness, tranquility, and intimacy. The resort was reserved only for the members of this retreat group and provided us with a unique opportunity to really bond with everyone who was part of the group. The staff at the Floating Leaf was exceptional. They maintained the resort clean, cooked delicious and healthy foods, and were always available to answer any questions we had. The resort was just outside main city limits, therefore we had to schedule transportation to any place we wanted to go. The staff & Hilda were very helpful with this and went as far as contacting drivers outside of the resort who would stay with us for the entire day. This made travelling fun, easy, and helped us fell safe at all times.
The activities that Hilda selected for this retreat were amazing. They included, daily yoga practice, donating to a local school, hiking to find waterfalls, Ubud monkey forest, spiritual water cleansing at a holy temple, coffee plantations, rice forests, and so much more. However, everything was optional and everyone had the freedom to participate in the daily agenda or take off and explore on their own. This flexibility was very convenient and with the help of the Floating Leaf staff, exploring alone was easy and fun. Daily yoga practice was at the rooftop of the hotel and provided us with the most amazing sunrise and sunsets. Everyday the yoga practice varied in style which made each class very enjoyable.
Overall this yoga retreat was very well planned and executed. We got to explore major landmarks in Bali as well as enjoy the local culture, foods, and customs. I would greatly recommend this retreat to everyone.
Lake Tahoe Yoga Retreat
I wanted to take a moment to thank Hilda for planning and executing such a fabulous trip!! Hilda organized a yoga retreat to Lake Tahoe that was amazing!! She rented us a beautiful home, fixed wonderful (vegetarian) meals (along with her side kick Kara), lead yoga and took us to an absolutely breathtaking beach on Lake Tahoe (Sand Harbor)!! I only knew 2 of the gals, one being my daughter, but by the end of the weekend I felt like I had a whole new group of friends!! I had only done yoga once before, but they were both very patient, answered my questions and made me feel very comfortable!!! I would highly recommend taking a trip with Hilda, she doesn’t cut corners with her trips or her treatment of those traveling with her!! I also highly recommend Fearless Yoga, where I have done yoga, and both Hilda and Kara teach Yoga!! Can’t wait for my next adventure with Hilda!!! Thank you again for including me!!
Iceland & Vietnam Group Trips
Hilda is the BEST travel planner! It is evident that it is her passion & not just a job.
She planned our group trip to Iceland, where we road-tripped around the entire country. She didn’t miss a thing for us to see & do along the way.
From the Blue Lagoon to waterfalls, glacier hiking & secluded hot spring caves. She had it all mapped out!
We stayed at home stays, bed & breakfasts & really experienced the culture.
Hilda also planned our Vietnam trip, which was packed full of adventure! It included staying with locals, sea kayaking in Halong Bay, & swimming in the biggest mountain lake in Vietnam!
CUSTOM TRAVEL PLANNING
This is the 3rd time I have used Hilda to help plan a trip.
This past November I decided to contact Hilda with some ideas of things I was looking for in a vacation, my budget, and I was given multiple options. Hilda responded quickly and looked into flights, different hotel options, and excursions within a matter of hours. I really appreciated her suggestions, outlined details, thoughts, and information I needed to make a decision.
Once my decision was made, she made sure I got all my payments in on time and provided me with all the documentation I needed for my trip along with additional tips and advice.
About a week or two prior to my trip, Hilda checked-in to make sure I had all of my questions answered and provided me with emergency contact numbers, so I could get help from her and vendors throughout the trip, if anything were to go wrong.
The hotels I stayed at were perfect! She has a natural ability to understand your needs and what you are looking for in each trip and book the appropriate experience. For me that was a balance of quaint hotels in hip urban area’s full of shopping within distance to experience the nature and culture these cities had to offer. All of the transports and transfers Hilda scheduled to/from hotels, excursions, and airports worked out smoothly and in a timely manner.
I would recommend Hilda for specialty vacation planning. Hilda is a dedicated professional who is passionate about travel, experience, and life style. She is great resource, as she herself has explored the world, and she spends countless hours making sure her clients have an experience of a life time.
-Kelly Spencer San Diego, CASr. Resource Development Manager
Road Trippin’ through the USA
Thank you again! Because of your help we had a wonderful trip. I def hope to plan more with you next summer and I’ve told some friends how great you were so maybe i’ll get you some others.
I’ll try to check out your blog and site to see whats new.
Thanks again! We really did have a blast. It would have been completely different without your help Hilda, you definitely got the ball rolling and you were great.
Thank again =) You’re great!
Aloha from Hawaii
Hilda was so helpful booking our trip to Maui. We are a family of 4 and have never traveled by plane with our kids. Hilda put all of our worries at ease and got us thee best deals on our rental car, condo, plane tickets.
She even educated us on how long before we needed to be at the airport because some airlines require you to be there 1 hour to 2 hours for check in and of course we wouldn’t know that. This was our first vacation in 8 years. Hilda gave us piece of mind and was only a phone call away if we needed her.
I was so impressed I had Hilda book my business trip to Scotland this Feb. and once again she was amazing and helped me understand my flights etc. There are so many rules to travel these days such as size of your carry on and TSA guidelines so it wasn’t so stressful having Hilda get my tickets and confirmations and she even helped me in going to the correct place to get my passport because some international flights require you have a passport number before you can even book your flight and passports can take 2 weeks to get back so Hilda was on top of it and prompt with responses.
-Truly, The Allens