Mike Dooley, Life Adventurer
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Passport up-to-date? Got empty pages in it? You’re going to need four of them on this first-ever, Iberian/African WOW Tour adventure to Spain, Gibraltar, Morocco and Portugal! But don’t worry about an exhaustive travel schedule: we’ll do this while staying between just two fabulous hotels, taking day trips to Tangiers and Gibraltar! Our itinerary has been masterfully tailored to cities I’ve heard of most of my life and have long wanted to see. This is one of those trips I simply can’t wait to take.
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
― Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah
This is going to be our 27th tour. We’ve already traveled to every corner of the world, in both hemispheres, yet there’s still so much more to see. And on this trip there’ll be adventure, stunning cuisine, exotic locales, ancient cities, inspiring talks, private one-on-one chats with me (time permitting, and it always has), tuk-tuk rides, breathtaking vistas, different UNESCO World Heritage cities, and best of all, new friends from around the world.
None of us self-proclaimed Globe TUTTERS are into the idea of “group travel” – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine, and boredom – hardly adjectives for the life adventurers we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers explore with open hearts and minds. As was recently shared by an attendee, “I’ve done group travel before, when there were few alternatives, and while I enjoyed the people, the conversations could only go so far...” Whoa, this does NOT happen on our trips! Everyone is fully versed in spiritual-ese, personal responsibility, and the power we have to live our dreams. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked, and lives are changed. On every trip we’ve ever taken, friendships are made and kept long after we return home.
Travel, alone, is mind-expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! Obviously, I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. During each trip I have this feeling, “YES!! This is it!! Life is so awesome!! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly incredible these adventures are.” But don’t just take my word for it, see what attendees have said! Many TUTTERS have joined us on multiple trips. In fact, sometimes +30% of our travelers are “repeaters.”
Be warned, however, there’s invariably sadness when it comes time to say our goodbyes, and I’m not the only one with a tear in my eye. Happily, there are no goodbyes without reunions, no endings without beginnings, and Iberia/Africa are calling….
Yours in the adventure,
P.S. We don’t host these trips for the small margins involved, we host them because of the FUN we have. Group sizes typically range from 50-100 people, but there’s no limit either way. Always, the right people show up for each trip!
We've discovered that one of the best things about these trips is the candidness and connection shared by the group. This is an opportunity for adventurers, like-minded thinkers from around the world, to join together and share the experience of a lifetime. The focus of these adventures is not on Mike, but rather on OURSELVES, our group dynamic, and the adventure at hand. For us, the most important thing is to achieve a sense of comfort from day one; to learn, explore, and discover together. Mike's casual, unplugged workshops will follow suit. We'll start by following a schedule, but if we get inspired or feel pulled in other directions, so be it! Here's some of what we have to look forward to together over the course of this great adventure:
One of the highlights of our trips are the daily unplugged mini-workshops with Mike Dooley and TUTTERS about life, dreams, happiness, and the nature of reality. In addition to these mini-workshops, you’ll receive a professionally bound "Best of My Life" Passport! Your Passport will culminate in your creation of a customized Manifestation Action Plan (MAP) that will give you guidance and direction for creating consciously beyond our trip. You'll also learn the key points from Mike Dooley’s present touring material, Playing the Matrix, and from Andy Dooley’s touring material, Vibration Activation.
Our trips are known for the friendships that are made! None of us self-proclaimed TUTTERS are into the idea of "group travel" – the whole notion speaks of compromise, routine and boredom, hardly adjectives for the life adventurers that we are! Yet something magical happens when like-minded thinkers embark on these trips. Everyone is fully versed in spiritual thinking, personal responsibility, and creating our own realities. Dreams and challenges are shared, illumination is sparked and lives are changed.
On every trip we take, Mike is a part of the adventure in every way that you are. Whether we’re climbing a mountain, or riding a bus, or eating at a local restaurant, or passing out school supplies to children, Mike is there to facilitate and lead us in the adventure, along with his brother Andy, and our travel agent Christopher. There will be time to talk one-on-one with Mike and Andy, and there will also be time during group workshops to share and ask questions.
Hear from the TUTTERS who have traveled with us why our trips are truly life-changing!
WOW Tours: Panama 2014, Iceland 2013, Peru 2012, Kenya 2011
"This experience was more than a tour or adventure. From beginning to the end, it was an opportunity to have a meaningful and cultural experience, make new life-long connections, laugh, have fun, and marvel in the beauty of the life adventure we are all on."
WOW Tours: Kenya, Peru, Iceland, Panama
"WOW doesn't begin to describe how amazing these trips are. I started on the Kenya trip in 2011, then Peru, then Iceland, then Panama, and I'll be back again this year! These adventures have become a touchstone, a centering influence in my life, and fun... So much FUN! If you are looking for adventure, friendship, and laughter, here it is!"
WOW Tour: Kenya 2011, Mediterranean Cruise 2009
"Going on TUT adventures has opened up a whole new world to me. I have travelled to places I never thought I would go, like Kenya, and met the most amazing likeminded people from around the globe. Today, most of my closest friends are fellow TUT travelers."
WOW Tour: Bali 2015
"I guess you could say this Tutter’s Bali trip captured the true essence of Namaste for me: “The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you” - a knowing that we are all made from the same One Divine Consciousness. With great appreciation and a joyous heart, I bow in gratitude for an unforgettable, inspirational and beautiful experience."
WOW Tours: Mayan Cruise 2011, Tahiti 2010, Hawaii 2008
"I have had the pleasure of attending 3 of the WOW tour adventures! During these amazing adventures, I met people from all across the world whom I now call my friends. Mike and the whole staff were amazing and I'm looking forward to my next adventure with TUT!"
WOW Tour: Norway 2015
"Loving this adventure! I want to thank everyone for making it so special and bringing your unique energy to the mix."
WOW Tour: Bali 2015
"So grateful for the chance to be on this amazing trip of a lifetime. Such great souls to share the experience with. I am still in such a state of bliss. My heartfelt gratitude to all of you for making it such a wonderful adventure."
WOW Tour: Peru 2014
"Since coming back from this trip, I doubt any of us are the same. I look at the earth differently and want to honor her as the Incas did. I'm grateful for the art work I brought back and the many other things which remind me of Peru. I am truly grateful I was able to make this trip and for all the people I met!"
WOW Tour: Peru 2016
"I thank you, Mike, with all of my heart and soul!! My journey to Peru with you, Andy and all of the beautiful TUTTERS resulted in a fundamental shift in my attitude, energy and life outlook. I have no more fear! And I can't wait to see what's next! My gratitude has no bounds."
WOW Tour: Peru 2016
"I cannot believe I almost backed out of the trip to Machu Picchu as I hated the thought of being in debt. Fortunately, I've been playing the matrix for some time now and decided to trust the process. After sharing the most amazing trip of my life with fantastic new friends, I came home to discover my apartment had sold after being on the market for 7 months! THANK YOU UNIVERSE."
Designed to recreate the character and charm of an Andalusian beachfront village, the Hotel Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa is set in a relaxing subtropical oasis of fountains, waterfalls, and lush gardens in the heart of Marbella's famous "Golden Mile."
White stucco buildings with terracotta rooftops open to Marbella's blue skies and the majestic Mediterranean Sea offering a peaceful refuge with privileged accommodations. As a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, the Hotel Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa houses spacious and elegantly decorated rooms featuring compositions inspired by renowned interior designer Andrew Martin.
A fusion of the local culture combined with touches of charming playfulness permeates the interior spaces that mix high glamour with Spanish traditions – creating an easy living style with features like air-conditioning, a private balcony or terrace, direct-dial telephones, hair dryer, satellite color televisions, personal safes, high speed internet connection via any power point, and a mini-bar.
Click here to the hotel's independent website.
Built in 1870 as the private residence of Count of Valencas, The Olissippo Lapa Palace is the crown jewel of Lisbon’s quiet embassy district. Views of the Tagus River complement the pretty skyline surrounding this stately hilltop retreat where such dignified environs carry out to the extensive grounds. Tranquil garden vistas dotted with ornamental fountains and streams lead to the palm-shaded outdoor pool for a pleasant place to lounge.
Lavishly decorated in the traditional style of Portugal’s King João and Queen Maria, the marble stucco, richly patterned azulejos tiles, antique carved woods and embellished interiors feel regal, yet inviting and comfortable. Gracefully appointed guest rooms have their own unique design and feature rich ornate accouterments with beautifully carved reproductions of period furniture and a spacious marble bathroom, which reflects the Lapa Palace’s overall sense of historic grandeur.
Click here to the hotel's independent website.
Travel, alone, is mind expanding and invigorating, but when you add to the mix fantastic itineraries, in exotic locales, great conversations, and super-cool people... NOTHING ELSE COMPARES! I’ve been on every one of our WOW Tours, and they’ve quickly become the highlights of my year. And during each trip, I have this feeling, "YES! This is it! Life is so awesome! I HAVE TO SPREAD THE WORD to all our fellow TUTTERS how truly awesome these adventures are!" So needless to say, I’ll be with you throughout the entire trip, at the center of the action, a part of every moment and experience! AND in addition to the adventure aspect, I’ll be delivering casual, unplugged talks about the nature of reality, life, dreams, and happiness.
Andy will be there with us throughout the adventure! He will host several talks, including morning "Body and Soul Wake-up Sessions" to set the tone for most days! And his signature program, Vibration Activation - designed to take the mystery out of manifesting. Andy is a life coach and he'll also be offering free one-on-one talks, as will Mike!
Vibration Activation is the art and science of activating a positive vibration within yourself that becomes your new point of attraction. My clients have attracted loving relationships. They’ve manifested large sums of money, new clients for their business, better jobs, and lost weight! The results have been amazing. Most importantly my clients have come into alignment with their purpose and passion. Best of all, it’s FUN! - ANDY
Co-founder of Benchmark Incentives, a 20 year old company that specializes in planning and operating group travel programs to the corners of the globe. Chris’s role for TUT includes physically scouting out all of the hotels and tours we choose, usually a year in advance, and then joining us each and every day to ensure everything happens to plan. Chris also oversees local travel hands to ensure that wherever we are in the world, there’s a TUT Travel Help desk so that none of us ever has to fend for ourselves. His masterful knowledge of adventure logistics and people moving, makes him the savvy traveler and a warm and instant companion for everyone in our groups.
A non-refundable deposit of $1500.00 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due by December 3, 2018. If final payment is not received, BenchMark Travel Services/TUT reserve the right to consider the booking as cancelled by you, and charge you any cancellation fees that may apply, unless alternative arrangements have been made. Please note that this trip has limited availability and reservations will be held on a first-come, first-served basis. To review all Terms & Conditions of the trip, please click here.
|Twin Accommodations||$6,209.00 per person|
|Single Accommodations||$7,135.00 per person|
|$5,264.00 USD per person for a double with air only included from Malaga to Lisbon|
|$6,190.00 USD per person single with air only included from Malaga to Lisbon|
Outbound Flights: April 6
Depart Newark (EWR) at 5:45 PM on TAP Air Portugal #202 to Lisbon (LIS) arriving at 5:35 AM (April 7) and connecting to TAP Air Portugal # 1134 departing Lisbon at 7:50 AM and arriving Malaga, Spain (AGP) at 10:20 AM.
Return Flights: April 14
Depart Lisbon, Portugal (LIS) at 12:55 PM on TAP Air Portugal #201 to Newark (EWR) landing at 3:50 PM.
All rates are per person and single accommodations are limited. If you book your own flights and arrive at a different time than the group flight, arrival/departure transfers are NOT included. If your flights arrive before or at the same time as the group flight, you may join in the transfer.
Contact BenchMark Travel Services at 1-866-535-8600 or [email protected]
If you do not sign up directly through our travel agent, BenchMark Travel Services, you cannot be considered part of the TUT group and take part in the TUT activities. Sorry!
BenchMark Travel Services strongly recommends the purchase of Travel Guard travel insurance* before any TUT trip! Travel insurance offers travelers coverage for unforeseen problems, from a cancelled flight to a serious illness—or in rare cases, even an act of terrorism or the financial default of a travel supplier. If you miss a travel connection, even for reasons beyond your control, you are NOT necessarily protected from financial loss unless you have travel insurance. For example, if you encounter mechanical problems, flight delays, or inclement weather that causes you to miss connections, the airline carrier might re-book you, although in many cases (such as bad weather) it is NOT guaranteed (in which case you may either have to purchase an entirely new round-trip ticket or forego the entire prepaid trip without any reimbursement). Travel insurance can cover new flights or provide trip cancellation coverage (for a covered loss), as well as emergency medical expenses and medical transportation. Travel insurance also provides 24 hour "911" emergency travel service, in case a traveler has to change a flight or a hotel room, in addition to assistance with emergency cash transfers, lost baggage, and pre-trip consultation services (travel advisories, passport requirements, inoculation information, etc.).
*Please note that Travel Guard insurance is only available to U.S. and Canadian residents at this time. If you live elsewhere, please check for such coverage within your home country from independent providers.
HOW TO PURCHASE TRAVEL INSURANCE: You can obtain travel insurance from Travel Guard International. You have two options to purchase travel insurance: 1. U.S. and Canadian residents may call Travel Guard directly at 1-800-826-1300. 2. Visit Travel Guard’s website at www.travelguard.com to process the insurance yourself. In this case you will be asked for a travel agent code, please give Travel Guard the code 22735731 as this code will identify your booking with BenchMark Travel Services. Please be sure to read all policy information thoroughly.
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