About

Experience the journey of your life

Our mission at Lifestyle Journeys is to give you the travel experience of your life. As a boutique tour company and retreat provider, we’ll give you an experience that fulfils the potential of travel to amaze, move and transform.

So not only will you get to savour the simple delights of visiting foreign lands, including the indigenous food, wine, shopping and people, but you’ll have the opportunity to explore yourself and return home with simply more than gifts and souvenirs.

Sharon Breslin
Founder and Managing Director of Lifestyle Journeys

Sharon Breslin PhotoSharon Breslin, the founder of Lifestyle Journeys, is an award-winning travel agent with over 25 years experience in the industry. Thirteen of those years were spent as the owner-operator of the House of Travel in Lower Hutt, a highly successful business in Wellington, New Zealand, that garnered several awards including ‘The Best New House of Travel’, ‘The Business Excellence Award’ and the prestigious “Supreme Outlet Award’.

In 2005 Sharon left the House of Travel to follow her dream of setting up her own company, Lifestyle Journeys. Based on a philosophy of personal development, Sharon has combined her executive experience with her skills as an Interior Alignment Feng Shui Master Teacher and Medicine Wheel Feng Shui practitioner plus her experience in intuitive healing to create a special travel company with a difference. One that helps you discover new life paths while exploring the many fresh corners of Planet Earth.

“Lifestyle Journeys combines my love of travel and being able to share with people the same wonderful opportunities and experiences that I have had – to spend time at ancient sites learning from the indigenous people. Through our tours, retreats and workshops I want to show you a different perspective. Encouraging personal discovery through sharing a holistic view of the world as well as finding time to introduce you to the simple pleasure of a different culture; relaxing with good company over a meal and glass of wine, or wandering the colourful markets of a foreign land….”

Sharon is also a qualified Advanced Interior Alignment Feng Shui Practitioner and a Seven Star Blessing™ /Space Clearing practitioner – If you are interested in learning more about the services she provides then please visit her other websites Sharon Breslin and Feng Shui Spaces.


Magical Travels Book
By Sharon Breslin

Sharon has recently released her book Magical Travels, which recounts her own lifestyle journey. In it she details her own personal experiences in the spiritual world as well as heart-warming stories of her many down-to-earth-travel adventures on foreign soil.


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Our Philosophy

Lifestyle Journeys believes in promoting a holistic approach to living ……that all mental, physical, and emotional aspects of your life are intrinsically linked, and influence both your personal and professional performance. By taking you on a unique journey, we aim to maximise your mental, physical, and emotional potential for a fuller, more holistic life. Be prepared to expand your horizons; appreciate new and undiscovered parts of yourself; and witness the many beauties of our world with new found friends. We achieve this by providing you with holistic tours and retreats that allow you to see yourself, and your surroundings, with fresh new eyes.

Come and discover your world

Here at Lifestyle Journeys we are proud of the unique offerings we deliver on behalf of our customers. We are constantly listening to your feedback and are continuously seeking to provide ever greater experiences that compliment our goal of promoting self discovery and personal development. Without exception our highest priority is “you”. You can be assured that our experience is brought to bear in each and every offering so that your rights, motivations and expectations are respected throughout. Our approach is professional, yet personal, and your growth, enjoyment and security are paramount.


Our Upcoming Tours and Retreats
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Tours: Small groups with indigenous guides

Embark on spiritual tours that more deeply explore your chosen destination with indigenous guides leading you on a journey that ensures a truly authentic and safe travel experience.

Strangers in your small group will soon become companions, as you tour new places, and you’ll be welcomed into the lives of the locals to experience their way of life, and their definition of entertainment!

Unique retreats and workshops to invigorate body and soul

Lifestyle Journeys offers retreats within Australia or New Zealand that invigorate the mind and refresh the body. With the special talents of Sharon Breslin, both an intuitive healer, Feng Shui practitioner and the founder of Lifestyle journeys plus selected guest presenters, our retreats and workshops offer you an escape with a difference – acknowledging that life takes its toll on more than just your physical well-being.

Re-visit your values and analyse the unique components of your make-up through astrology, past lives, sacred geometry and much more. Treat yourself to a little (or a lot!) of shopping; and indulge in the food, sights and wine of your retreat destination.

Lifestyle Journeys would be delighted to provide a tailor-made itinerary for private group travel to any of our destinations. Please contact us for more information.

Meet our professional team:

Walid El Batouty

Egyptian – Walid El Batouty

Walid is a passionate and very wise voice on all things Egyptian. Based in Cairo, Walid has been guiding since 1991 working with some of the most prestigious travel companies and dignitaries as well as being an active past Vice President of the Egyptian General Tourist Guides Association. He commands your attention at all times. You find yourself falling under his spell as he draws you into one of his stories about a certain temple or era in Egyptian history. A brilliant story teller.

One of his favourite places to guide is Abydos. “The stones talk to you” he says, “and there is love in the poems on the walls”. When he is not guiding you will find him travelling the world lecturing on Egypt and its ancient history. He is a true ambassador for his country.


Tshering Dorji

Bhutan – Tshering Dorji

Tshering has been leading trips for more than 23 years and is intimately familiar with every corner of Bhutan. A native of Paro, Tshering went to school in Punakha and completed his education at Serubtse College in Eastern Bhutan. He subsequently studied Tourism & Hotel Management at the reputable Salzburg institute in Austria. Tshering has lived and worked in the United States, including a stint at Big Sur’s famous Post Ranch Inn.

Extremely knowledgeable and alert to travellers needs, Tshering ranks among the top guides in the kingdom. He has guided for National geographic, Harvard Museum groups, Buddhist trips with Professor Dr Robert Thurman and a selection of other well known tour companies. We are in good hands!


Willaru

Peru – Willaru Huyatu

Willaru is an Incan Spiritual messenger from Cusco, Peru. A Quechua Indian, as our guide in Peru Willaru generously shares his extensive local knowledge, both of today and the past. Taking us back through time to the ancient Inca civilisation, Willaru brings the soul of Peru to life.

This humble and gentle man rejects conventional labels such as ‘teacher’ or ‘shaman’. Instead, he prefers to be known simply as ‘a student of life’. Willaru brings invaluable insight to Lifestyle Journeys’ tour of Peru, not only in terms of local customs and culture, but also in his interpretation and guidance of life’s spiritual path.


Wilma and Wilson

Peru – Wilma and Wilson Pinedo

Are our Quero Shamans – Medicine Woman and Man. Hailing from a lineage of Shamans, Seers and Plant Medicine doctors these two beautiful souls share their knowledge with so much “Munay” (Love). They are dedicated to the teachings of the Quechua people – the Quero shamans. To share their knowledge and wisdom, preparing and holding ceremony on the land, coca leaf readings and healings is what they dedicate their lives to. Wilma’s dream is to have a large natural healing centre in Cusco and she has started with running a clinic at her home.

They love to have fun and really enjoy learning about each and every person that comes on a transformational journey with them. We have been so blessed to have found them.


Ricardo

Spain – Ricardo Guggenheimer

Is our experienced multi-lingual guide during the walking tour of Spain. Describing himself as an “eternal traveller”, Ricardo was born in the US but moved to Spain as a child, and later to England. He spent ten years travelliing and working around Europe experiencing “the university of life”. With a background in the Humanities (from the University of Toledo, Spain) he has also studied medicine and massage.

Ricardo’s people skills and sense of adventure, coupled with his knowledge of Spain and its culture, makes him an invaluable guide. He passionately believes in travel as an ‘experience’, which for him means” “seeing, feeling, taking part and sharing in remarkable journeys”. Excelling in everything that he turns his hand to he is loved dearly by all who are lucky enough to travel with him.


BY WORKING WITH LOCAL GUIDES WE NOT ONLY SUPPORT THE LOCAL MARKET BUT ALSO EXPERIENCE THE JOURNEY THROUGH THEIR EYES