Twin Star Travel

annual plant healer tours to Costa Rica, Mexico, Southwest France, Ireland, England & Other Spiritually significant destinations. always off the beaten path, rich in history, culture, tradition and herbal lore.  

all of our trips are fit for all levels of herbal experience. whether you are a beginner or an experienced herbalist, you will deepen your understanding of, and relationship to, the plants, people and land. Each day of our tours will include time with herbal allies, interaction with the local plants & people, ceremony and rituals and free time for exploring the rich history of the sacred landscapes that we are blessed to visit.

MEXICO: ancestral Healing Retreat & day of the dead celebration

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Sayulita, Mexico

November 2019

October 30th - November 5th (6 nights)

Plant Healers Journey Celebrates Dias de los Muertos (the day of the dead) WITH LUPO & FRIENDS in Sayulita, Mexico

Join Lupo on a fun filled sabbatical to sunny and sacred Mexico. The highlight and at the heart of this second annual tour is the Local Day of the Dead Celebration. The annual Fesival Dia de los Muertos will be held on Nov 1 & 2. We will spend time learning medicine ways from the indigenous Huichol tribe as well as visiting various local markets and sacred spots. We will be staying at the stunning Casa Salita in the heart of Sayulita which hosts expansive views overlooking the entire Sayulita Bay, downtown area and distant mountains.

More Information can be found HERE

I traveled to Sayulita, Mexico with Twin Star as a honeymoon after an amazing wedding to my best friend Trevor. We had “front row seats” to unforgettable Dia de Muertos festivities in Sayulita, a lovely little town just north of Puerto Vallarta. On Dias de los Muertos, families construct altars to honor their loved ones who have passed on. The altars are often covered with some of the deceased’s favorite things, maybe pictures of motorcycles, or flower blossoms, or even bottles of tequila! In the US this holiday might be interpreted as a little spooky or morbid, in Sayulita it was a celebration of life. So much color and music and great food! Lupo and hosts Jenn and Jason were fantastic guides to this great little town. Jason recognized that my husband and I were very interested in learning more about the local food scene, and subsequently invited us to come with him to the local fish market and cheese shop. Lupo shared an amazing visit to a Huichol artisan’s studio, where we were able to see his intricate bead and thread work, and could ask questions about the indigenous culture. Our entire group was able to meet some endangered baby sea turtles before they were released back into the sea…super cute! My favorite part of the trip was the ancestral healing journey Lupo led us through. I was able to tangibly connect with my grandmother who I haven’t seen since her death in 1986. It was wonderful to feel her love all around me again. Muchas gracias Twin Star for such a fabulous trip! It won’t be our last trip with you.
— Sarah

COSTA RICA: flower essence Training in the Caribe sur

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Costa Rica

February 2020

Flower Essence Practitioner Training

February 25 - March 3, 2020 (7 nights)

with Lupo & our Friends at Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center (formally Centro Ashé).

Join us in the abundant Talamanca region of Costa Rica for this in depth immersion into tropical plants and essences. While we will be working directly with the beautiful tropical flowers that surround us, and learning from local and indigenous healing traditions. Participants will learn skills that are applicable across the globe. Students will receive a Flower Essence Practitioner certificate after completed additional consultations in their own communities from Twin Star Herbal Education.

Registration information can be found HERE

I’ve always wanted to visit Costa Rica. So when I learned that Twin Star Herbal Education was offering the opportunity to travel there, I knew it was time to check it off my bucket list! Lupo lead our small group into the charming town of Manzanillo, located in the province of Limón. It was the best of both worlds as the town bordered the Gondoca jungle and the Caribbean sea. The reasonably priced travel package included accommodations, medicinal cacao and jungle tours, various herbal classes, many traditional meals, free time to explore and more! The experience provided me with knowledge of tropical medicinal plants, expanded my awareness of the world, gained friendships and offered personal growth and healing. I was hooked and even returned to Costa Rica with Twin Star the following year! Twin Star Travel is amazing! It’s a great opportunity for singles and couples, alike, to join in on a unique travel experience. Next, I’d like to join in on their Ireland trip... or France!
— Melissa

Costa Rica: Astro-Herbalism Intensive

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Costa Rica

March 2020

March 4, 5 & 6 (3 nights)

Stars of the Earth Astrological Herbalism Retreat

with Lupo & our Friends at Wild Ginger Community Herbal Center

Join us in the abundant Talamanca region of Costa Rica (again!) for an introduction to astrological herbalism. This luxurious three day intensive will be spent working with the elements, modes, planets and signs as well as the flowers, leaves, stems and roots of our beloved plant allies. As we honor the ancient dance of both earth and sky, we will be taking what we learn from the jungle and her healing plants and coupling it with the time worn wisdom of the stars and her planets. Working directly with the beautiful tropical flora that surrounds the Caribe Sur we will build a deep and meaningful relationship to this proven pairing.

Registration information can be found HERE

I’ve traveled with Twin Star to Costa Rica on two occasions, in 2016 and 2017. Both experiences were amazing; I felt well taken care of in terms of food and accommodation. Any concerns that I or others had during the trip were met with compassion and dealt with to the best of everyone’s ability. Each activity, field trip, and guest teacher allowed me to feel a greater sense of place, and appreciation of the culture. The love that Lupo has for the places she visits, and the plants that grow there really made this a magical experience for me. What a wonderful way to explore herbal medicine in another part of the world; I highly recommend traveling with Twin Star!
— Haley

France: sacred FEMININE/masculine plant healing RETREAT

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Southwest France July 2020

July 15-22nd (7 nights)

Sacred Feminine/Masculine, Healing Herbs & Holy Waters of Southwest France

Discover the Divine Energies, the Sacred Herbs & the Healing Waters of the majestic Languedoc region. Experience the Magic and stories of the Magdelene with Lupo and Tina. Join us in this special part of France that is well off the beaten tourist-path, tucked away in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains and filled with sacred sites, magic and lore. Traveling the small, winding roads of Languedoc, you will marvel at the beauty as you being to uncover the ancient mystery of this sacred land.

More Information can be found HERE

The journey to France changed my life in a wonderful way. I highly recommend this trip with Twin Star, Lupo, our Stellar teacher and Tina, our tour director, a/k/a the Tour Goddess! We explored sacred ancient sites and French wild and cultivated herbs, made flower essences and immersed ourselves in thermal and free-running healing waters. We heard little-known stories from master story tellers, while eating amazing country French food prepared by our pension hostess each night and gathered at local markets. And the wine! Our tour was intimate, deep in spirit and exploration, delightful, fun, and I met wonderful people all along the way. I will definitely return to the French Pyrenees, and am so grateful this trip opened this gateway for me!
— Linda
Traveling with Twin Star is definitely an experience not to be missed! It is always an intimate and supportive group of people that soon become your good friends. It’s a combination of a lot of laughs as well as learning. You will interact with herbs very intimately as it is a very spiritual and conscious experience. It is quite a special way to visit foreign countries through studying the flowers, trees and herbs while integrated with ritual and the spirit of the land they inhabit. Our guides, Tina and Lupo, are both super knowledgeable about the land and the experience feels like a time traveling journey to another part of history. Our teacher Lupo knows how to bring the energetic of the plants to life and the herbs that are meant for you always finds its way! Don’t be surprised by the quick stops on the side of the road to experience and gather the most amazing herbs or plants to later make into a necessary potion. It is a fantastic experience!
— Isabel

Ireland: The Emerald Isle Plant Spirit & Wild Roots Retreat

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Ireland

September 2020

The Emerald Isle Plant Spirit & Wild Roots Retreat

September 9-16th (7 nights)

Come, join us and explore the Sacred Emerald Isle with Herbalist and Flower Essence Practitioner Lupo Passero and Spiritual Tour Guide Tina Hartzell. We are excited to share Lupo’s great grandmother’s birthplace with you and to explore the ancient lands of magic, lore, druids, goddesses, sacred waters, tombs, music and more!

Join us for this adventure of a lifetime & discover for yourself the magic of the Emerald Isle.

2019 Itinerary can be found HERE

Twin Star trips have a very special place in my heart. After traveling to various countries throughout the world I have come to realize the Twin Star trips provided something very unique and life changing. The gift of the wisdom passed on from the courses, the beautiful people traveling with us and the freedom for us to step outside of our daily grind and see a way to create a better life for ourselves and those around us. I haven’t experienced this anywhere else. There is such peace of mind found when going to a foreign place that one has never been to before and having all of the logistics taken care of ahead of time. Transportation, accommodations, the food, etc. all well coordinated. And the food - always delicious and nourishing! Where ever we have stayed in Europe or South America it has been clean and comfortable. The itinerary is set at just the right balance of daily activities and individual freedom. It’s that whole first time doing something... that fear of riding a bike or jumping off the rope swing, whatever it may be in life, the reward is always worth it... like taking the chance to go on a Twin Star trip!
— Denise

England: Journey To The Essence of Avalon

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England

Summer 2021

Journey To The Essence of Avalon

Plants, Stones, Sacred Waters + Flower Essence Retreat

From London we will travel to the English Countryside to visit and learn from the legacy of the Father of Flower Remedies at his former home and study, the Bach Centre. Flowing two days of classes and training, we will head off to the sacred wells of Glastonbury, and to the stone people of Avebury & Stonehenge. In-between we will spend group time making essences & remedies and sharing in plant spirit rituals. Receive certification through Twin Star Tribe and a Level 1 certificate from the Bach Center. Join us for this adventure of a lifetime & discover for yourself the magic of England’s floral heart.

Dates TBA (7 nights)

2019 Itinerary can be found HERE

Traveling with Twin Star was an amazing experience and so unique!! It was like traveling in a time machine, experiencing hidden treasures of knowledge. A very relaxed and friendly group of soul seekers to learn with. Lupo and her fabulous staff of loving and kind individuals will safely guide you while you are discovering. The daily meals were top quality! Sign me up again!!
— Charlene