It's time to spread your wings! Join Tara as we migrate to other lands where together we will discover, awaken, evolve and grow.
We each have spirit animals that guide us throughout our lives. Tara's has always been the butterfly. Her destination specialist Niall Leogue's spirit animal has always been the penguin. When Tara decided to create these Transatlantic Butterfly experiences and collaborate with Niall, an expert in the travel industry, she discovered this mother of pearl butterfly which looks like it has penguins on its wings. There are no coincidences!
Awaken the Force in Ireland
May 1-10th, 2023
Tara is taking a small group to the May the Fourth Be With You Festival in Kerry where the latest Star Wars films were made. The festival hosts a number of fun activities including a light saber parade, Yoda Yoga, visits to filming locations, and the unveiling of a new Luke Skywalker statue. In addition to star gazing, Tara will guide you across beaches and cliffs where the movies were filmed, including access to the beehive huts there the Jedi was dwelling like an ancient monk. The journey includes mouth watering menus, castle accommodations, and live Irish music with Guinness on tap.
Daily itinerary and pricing will be listed soon.
Contact Niall Leogue at www.caddietoursonline.com
Tara has been traveling to Ireland since she was one year old. She loves to share her favorite nooks and crannies with people who want to experience the real Ireland.
Tara on a beach in Donegal near her mother's home, another Irish county where Star Wars was filmed.
The Art of Dreaming in Tuscany
April 14-22, 2023
Join Dreamworkers Amy Lloyd and Tara O'Grady as they help you understand your dreams through drawing and writing. No artistic experience is necessary during this self-exploration retreat in Italy on an olive oil farm in the heart of the Garfagnana Serchio Valley of Northern Tuscany. Understanding our dreams is an effective way to begin to know who we are, why we are here, and what we need to do to evolve and grow during our life's journey. As members of the International Association for the Study of Dreams, Amy and Tara will guide you through the symbolic territory that dreams represent. In addition to daily workshops that awaken your creativity, you will visit Florence's art museums, and eat and drink your share of pasta, gelato and wine at nearby vineyards and villages.
Amy is a classically trained, figurative painter and an eternal dream worker.
"I use my dreams as inspiration and cues to create work that expresses the visions and meanings within the dream space, a space that potentially reveals glimpses of the soul and universality. Through dreams, a window to a creative subconscious, the poetic primary imagination is opened. Through my work, I push the continuum between the current and the timeless, the exact and the blurred boundaries, the individual and the shared experience, the real and disrupted real. I strive to push myself to explore and exploit that space between. My art relies on research and experimentation, this freedom is what keeps me passionate about the process."
Tara has been writing her dreams every morning in journals for the past twenty years. They inspire her memoirs and songs. "It wasn't until I started documenting my dreams daily that I was able to make significant connections, solve problems in my waking life, and manifest my reality. A precognitive dream once led me to a small town in Italy where I found a fresco in a church revealing the scene from my dreamscape. The messages I receive in my dreams remind me that life is beautiful and magic is everywhere if we are willing to take notice."