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Hollyhock Goes Global

November 5 - 14, 2017 | Charles Steinberg

Experience up-close encounters with the natural world on this adventure-filled journey to the Galapagos Islands. Swim with sea lions, snorkel with exotic fish and observe giant tortoises in one of the world’s richest wildlife hotspots.

FOR MORE INFO and to register visit: www.originalroutes.com/galapagos-photography

Hollyhock Goes Global: Journey to the Amazon

November 15 - 24, 2017 |

Travel deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon and be welcomed into Kichwa ancestral territory. Learn about medicinal uses of plants and gain insight into the daily life, wisdom and traditions of a community known for being proud defenders of the rainforest.

Julian Griggs

Alchemy of Group Facilitation – Vancouver

November 20 - 22, 2017 | Julian Griggs

Finding meaningful and enduring solutions to real-life problems demands engagement with multiple interests across many lines of difference. Bringing out the very best from a diverse group of individuals can be challenging, and requires a subtle mix of compassionate support, sensitivity and insight. The facilitation needed in such settings involves alchemy – part science, part art, perhaps even a dash of magic – to transform divergent viewpoints and competing interests into agreed upon solutions and alignment on next steps.

Hollyhock Goes Global

December 9 - 21, 2017 | Soña Hernandez

Experience meaningful cross-cultural exchange with a traditional Tharu community followed by a low-altitude trek amid spectacular mountain views of the Himalayas. Mindful travel, morning meditations and yoga are woven throughout with Yoga Instructor, Soña Hernandez.