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Adventure Retreat Leader is a resource for Coaches, Speakers, Authors and Writers, Educators, Practitioners, and all Heart- and Nature-Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals. We offer teleclasses, audios, guidebooks and coaching; all designed to help you lead Outings, Adventures and Retreats in nature as a profitable part of your business.

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Happier...

...Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment by Tal Ben-Shahar

We recommend this book to anyone who is leading others toward new paths in their lives.



"Grounded in the revolutionary “positive psychology” movement, Ben-Shahar ingeniously combines scientific studies, scholarly research, self-help advice, and spiritual enlightenment. He weaves them together into a set of principles that you can apply to your daily life. Once you open your heart and mind to Happier ’s thoughts, you will feel more fulfilled, more connected . . . and, yes, HAPPIER."

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The Tilley Hat

This is the best Adventure hat in the world. Check out my review at The Tilley Hat, The Best Hat Ever. You'll see this hat on my head every time I head for the wood, wilds, and waters.



  • A lifetime guarantee
  • Insurance
  • A great brim
  • A front and back wind cord
  • It floats
  • And a pocket in the crown

Friday, February 17, 2012

A Private One-On-One Customized Adventure Retreat

Many busy clients would prefer to go on Adventure Retreat with you and perhaps their partner, not a group. If you stay in the Adventure Retreat business long enough, sooner or later you will be asked to do this. We've seen requests for 60-minute lunch retreats to day-long birthday adventures to multi-day renewal getaways.

Now is the time to determine your fees for such a request. You don't need to know what the client wants to do or where he or she wants to go to consider:
  • What will you charge per day or half day?
  • How many hours do you consider equal one day? A half day? Be clear about your time with the client(s) and your private time.
  • What is your maximum number of days? Minimum number of days?
  • To where are you willing to travel?
  • What days of the week or weeks of the month or time of the year do you have open and available for this kind of opportunity?
  • What expenses will be the client's responsibility and what expenses are you willing to pay for?
For instance, what if the client wants a customized retreat snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies? What will you charge per day? How many hours do you spend with the client(s) during a typical day? Who pays your expenses to get to the retreat location? Who pays your lodging and snowshoe rental? Who pays for your meals?

I suggest that in the beginning you make it easy on yourself and charge $X per day plus all of your expenses are paid by the client. This way you do not have to scramble to do a breakeven analysis before you get back to the client with your price. Plus, this is very similar to the model many businesses are familiar with when they engage a workshop presenter or a guest speaker.

If you are already offering Adventures and Retreats for groups, you can easily modify your theme and topic to fit one or two individuals.

But you WILL want to think through your pricing ahead of time.

Like many other things in life, as soon as you've planned for this opportunity, you're likely to be asked.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Art of Extreme Self Care

The Art of Extreme Self Care: Transforming Your Life One Month at a Time by Cheryl Richardson is a super winter and Valentine's Day gift idea. Buy it for your sweetheart or how about just for yourself. Just because.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Boomer Chick Adventures

Check out the new line up of 2012 Boomer Chick Adventures

Boomer Chick Adventures are mostly outdoor activities for Baby Boomer women who have a yearning for play, fun and new experiences, while enjoying the company of like-minded adventurers.

  • Wine and Cheese and Mosaics
  • Self-Care Cafe
  • A Pineland's Hike
  • Biking Cape May
  • The Morris Arboretum in Philly
  • Stand Up Paddle Board in Cape May
  • Ocean Kayaking in Cape May
  • Tubing the Upper Deleware
Contact Patt to make it happen for you. A nice Valentines treat to yourself or your sweetheart, I think.