Beverley Howarth Tours: Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

Beverley Howarth Tours: Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

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Join renowned energy healer and Egyptian mysteries expert Beverley Howarth on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to hidden sacred sites and temples

See the end of this article for a discount offer from Beverley Howarth, exclusive to The Loftus Guides

The phrase “once-in-a-lifetime-trip” is thrown around quite a bit in the travel world, but we can certainly say that Beverley Howarth’s Alchemical Masters Nile Journey has earned the right to use the phrase.

Step back in time and radically transform your consciousness with this tour through some of Egypt’s most sacred sites. This small, select group of like-minded journeyers is headed by Beverley Howarth, a healer and guide who will lead you through Egypt’s Nile and temple regions on this unique tour.

Beverley Howarth Tours Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

You will be accompanied by two guides at all times: an Egyptologist and a docent who handle absolutely every detail, from meeting you at your arrival all the way to the airport dropoff for your return home. You will be amazed by the closeness formed within the group as the trip unfolds.

With an emphasis on personal growth and spiritual development, this trip will put you in touch with the universal spirit in all of us. Click here to see the full description of the tour on Beverley’s website, or read on for our breakdown of this remarkable tour.

About Beverley Howarth

Beverley hails from Brisbane, Australia, where she has been honing her expertise on ancient Egypt, its rituals, and its gods and goddesses for many years. She has led people on tours for the past 12 years, and is an esoteric healer with a graduate degree from the Barbara Brennan School of Healing. Her profound compassion brings her clients and students to new heights and understanding, and many report this tour as being a profound and life-changing experience.

Dates for the 2018 Tour

  • When: 15 October 2018 – 25 October 2018
  • Travelers meet up and depart from Cairo, Egypt
  • You are fully escorted from your arrival at Cairo airport to your departure at the airport
  • You can find a full itinerary with trip location photos here: https://beverleyhowarth.squarespace.com/schedule

Some Itinerary Highlights

  • An intimate, comfortable 7-day Nile cruise on a traditional dahabeya sailing boat
  • 5-star accommodations
  • Fine Egyptian and Middle Eastern cuisine
  • Private temple visit at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx enclosure
  • Camel Ride on the Giza Plateau
  • Overnight Camping in the White Desert
  • Shopping in Cairo

Beverley Howarth Tours Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

You’ll Learn About:

  • Sacred Geometry
  • The Relationship to the Divine Heart of Compassion
  • Energy Portals and Opening the Heart Chakra and Merkaba
  • Activation of the Elements

The Philosophy:

Here’s a breakdown of the philosophy behind Beverley’s technique.

A Merkabah is a divine light used to connect with the higher realms. “Mer” means light, “Ka” means spirit, and “Ba” means body; so a “merkabah” is a spirit and body surrounded by fields of light that connect your body to a higher dimension. Beverley explains that our merkaba is our light body, a star shape that looks a bit like two three-cornered pyramids that help us move between realities. Beverley’s trip harnesses the energy portals that travelers visit, connecting you to energy portals on the River Nile and surounding areas. Developing and nourishing your own sacred geometry (your light pyramid) is a deeply personal experience that can help you access the Divine, both during your tour and beyond!

Beverley studied Unified Physics, which looks at the world from the point of view of a connected universe. It asks questions about how we relate to each other and to the earth, and how our views impact everything, from our creativity to our potential. From black holes to Spacetime, Unified Physics presents and elegant answer to some of science’s unsolved questions.

If you want more information, you can read Beverley’s fascinating book.

Sights to Write Home About

On this unique tour, you can expect to see some of the world’s most ancient, scared, and fascinating sites during your journey. Here are a few of the stops you’ll make on this trip, along with some historical context. 

Day 2: The Sun Temple of Niuserre at Abu Ghurab

One of only two surviving sun temples, the Sun Temple is dedicated to the sun god Ra and features eight alabaster basins used during offering ceremonies by ancient Egyptians.

At Sakkara, you’ll visit Djoser’s step pyramid. Built in 2667–2648 BC, this is the earliest large-scale cut stone pyramid. The temple is associated with the North Stars, and although the tomb was robbed and the burial chamber emptied, five pointed stars were once carved into the ceiling: symbols of rebirth and eternity.

Beverley Howarth Tours Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

Day 4: El Kab

At El Kab, you’ll visit a prehistoric Egyptian settlement featuring rock-cut tombs and temples from the Early Dynastic period. The village was dedicated to Nekhbet, a goddess who took the form of a white vulture.

Day 7: Hathor Temple

Hathor, the Egyptian goddess of love, joy, and motherhood, had her religious center at the temple complex at Dendera. Hathor’s temple is the largest and most impressive structure at Dendera, and her temple is one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt. Carvings, hieroglyphs, and colored statues await your exploration!

Day 9: The White Desert

A few hours outside Cairo, the White Desert features unique calcium rock formations. The landscape looks almost lunar, and the tour spends the night camping among these naturally formed sculptures. Sunsets there are beautiful, and the calcium formations look different depending on the time of day.

Beverley Howarth Tours Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

What Beverley’s Previous Guests Have Said:

Curious? Here’s what some past participants have said in this video from a previous trip.

  • “This trip is totally life-changing.”
  • “It’s an amazing mix of experiences of friendship and of myself. A journey of history with some profound awakenings.”
  • “I can feel the change in me personally. It’s an effortless, gentle transformation.”
  • “Bev is an amazing being, so quiet, so peaceful, but so much strength. And sometimes to really push you where you need to go.”
  • “She’s got the tools to change your life.”
  • “We gather around a sacred place, and we set the intention to bring greater consciousness to the planet and then we surrender to what unfolds.”
  • “Everything is organic. It just happens. you don’t make anything happen.”
  • “During the whole process of this ten days of journey through Egypt and the activations, I’ve felt totally absolutely safe and held and supported. I couldn’t ask for more than that.”
  • “This journey has opened a door for so much more.”
  • “If you feel called, please give yourself a gift of this journey.”

You can read more statements from past attendees at Bev’s website’s testimonial page.

Beverley Howarth Tours Alchemical Masters Nile Journey

Send Beverley an email:

This trip is highly focused on personal and spiritual development, so you may want to reach out to Beverley yourself to decide if it’s the right tour for you. She’s a lovely person, and you can contact her at this email address: bevhowarth@me.com

Beverley is a registered travel agent, and you can rest assured that you will be in safe and capable hands on your journey. She works exclusively with a registered agency in Egypt where she knows everyone very well, and can vouch for every aspect of the trip.

Registration

Beverley’s site is easy to navigate, and you can find even more information direct from the source! Check out her website to learn more or register! This tour has just six spots, so if you’re interested, it’s in your best interest to reserve early.

Special Discount For Readers of The Loftus Guides 

We have a special gift for you, which Beverley has generously offered to our readers: receive $200 off the cost of your tour!

Simply mention The Loftus Guides when you book the tour to receive your discount. This is a time-sensitive offer, so be sure to get in touch with Beverley to lock in your spot and discount.

 

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Easy Remedies to Ensure A Healthy Trip

Susan Repetto, of Nutrition House in St. Catharines, Ontario, is an expert on keeping healthy and knows how important it is to keep the germs at bay while traveling. We have the inside scoop thanks to Susan, who was happy to give us her top tips to avoid getting sick while traveling.

Susan has traveled with her family, (which includes young children) to Cuba, Jamaica, Italy, on cruise ships, and to Disneyland– and none of them has ever been sick, she says!

Read on to find out how to use natural supplements and remedies to help you stay well during your upcoming travels.*

Take these powerhouse natural supplements

First up on the list? Oregano oil! This is Susan’s “go-to” remedy: she refers to it as “the medicine of the gods”.  If you had to choose just one natural remedy, Susan advises, your top choice should be oregano oil.

It can be taken orally as an antibacterial aid, but also makes a superb spray. Just mix a few drops into a spray bottle to cleanse the air around you (of course, you need to do this with care!)– and voilà–  you’ll effectively create own personal germ-free bubble. This solution can also be used to cleanse surfaces. According to Susan, this is a crucial precaution to take whenever traveling by plane.

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Susan’s next recommendation is to take probiotics for intestinal “stamina”. If you take these regularly, just carry on with your usual regime. If not, add them to your daily routine for your trip. She recommends a supplement that contains a minimum of 10 billion live bacteria, in tablet form since these are more convenient for travel. With a higher amount, you will receive additional beneficial strains that may even help prevent unpleasant ailments such as food poisoning.

Typically, you will find that some high-quality probiotic formulas are indicated and labelled for special needs– labeled as especially beneficial for travelers or seniors, for example.

The third natural remedy Susan recommends for your adventures away from home  is activated charcoal. To be taken in tablet form this literally acts like a “sponge”, according to Susan. She recommends 2 or 3 tablets for the most unpleasant of travel experiences: diarrhea. This remedy can also be useful in helping to ease the symptoms of a hangover, she adds.

Her next recommendation is for travelers to take flax seed (ground or whole) during your trip. You can easily sprinkle it on your food and can add  it to anything, really– from yogurt and cereal to salad. Flax has a great nutty flavour, and is full of nutrients, including fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids.

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Delicious, soothing tea, anyone?

Next, Susan says, bring along a good detox tea in your suitcase. She refers to drinking beneficial herbal teas as “cleaning house”, and something that just makes everything “work better” in the body. She recommends an organic tea called Teatox, and notes that you can use the same teabag 2 or 3 times. This mini-cleanse will be helpful to liver, kidney and colon alike. Enjoy your tea hot or cold, depending on your preference.

Eat more fermented foods

Last but not least, try to eat fermented foods, such as kimchi and yogurt with live cultures, if you can during your travels. Again, this will act as a friend to your digestive tract, and help you to stay well.

Susan’s parting words? As an experienced traveler, she notes that we spend so much money to go on holiday. It’s worth it to spend a few more dollars to create your own “health kit”– avoiding getting sick and instead having the time of your life!

Tips to Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

A word of warning:

We suggest that you not order anything supplements or other consumable products from Amazon. There are no ‘international’ control or standards applied to products ordered from Amazon; therefore, there exists a possibility of purchasing knockoff products without intending to.

Just about everyone has a reliable health food store in their neighbourhood or town where they can pick up these recommended items. You can also order online from Susan’s corporate website (her store is a franchise).

We’d also like to recommend this great article from Mary Elizabeth Dallas of Nutrition House with more great tips for beating jetlag.

Here’s the list of Susan’s recommendations, for easy reference:

  • Oregano Oil
  • Probiotics
  • Activated charcoal tablets
  • Flax seed, ground or whole
  • Detox tea
  • Kimchi or other fermented foods

With thanks to Susan Repetto for her helpful recommendations. If you’re in the Niagara Region, you will find Susan at her store, Nutrition House, located at the Fairview Mall in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Do you have your own favourites? Drop us a line in the comments field below.

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The International Agatha Christie Festival: A Must For Fans of the Legendary Writer

The International Agatha Christie Festival: A Must For Fans of the Legendary Writer

Are you a fan of the “whodunnit” genre — or of Dame Agatha’s books, in particular? It was  at the tender age of 12 that I began reading them; at the time, I think there was an appeal for just about everyone. My voracious reading routine included many of her books, which were hugely popular in the England of the early ’70’s. My French godmother used them as her primary resource for learning English when she took up residence in London as a young woman around 1950.

Read related: 5 Mystery Novels to Get You in the Mood to Travel 

If you’re a devotee of Dame Agatha and her work, you may be interested in attending the annual International Agatha Christie Festival in South Devon, England. Scroll down for more details and dates. Before you do, though, let’s review some of the classic titles– and iconic chraracters– that gained Christie her legions of fans in the first place.

Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple:

Enduring and endearing, these much-loved characters have been portrayed over time in several incarnations for television and film. Most recently, one of the most popular works – Murder On The Orient Express, with a star-studded cast and an enormous budget – is on film once again. Deeply anchored in the life and style of western culture of the early and middle twentieth century, Agatha Christie’s enormous legacy sails into the twenty-first century with nary a ripple.

British authors Sarah Phelps and Sophie Hannah were interviewed recently on the BBC’s Front Row. Sarah Phelps had the following to say when asked about Christie’s enduring popularity:

We enjoy watching people lie! – Sarah Phelps, BBC’s Front Row

Sophie Hannah, acclaimed crime writer in her own right, has given us new Poirot plots to enjoy with all the blessing of the Christie heirs. Heavily plot-focused inside narrow confines with two dimensional characters – or brilliant study in human nature and the nature of evil? For Phelps and Hannah – it’s the latter, all the way. With opinions like – “Best crime writer – ever, one can’t help but be intrigued!

FUN FACT

Agatha Christie was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1971.

FUN FACT

Poirot is the only fictional character to date to be given an obituary in the New York Times!

FUN FACT

British author Sophie Hannah will follow up her two successful Poirot books, with two more books

FUN FACT

Christie never put them both in the same story- quoting the possibility of a strong dislike from Miss Marple!

FUN FACT

Agatha Christie was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1971.

FUN FACT

According to the Guinness Book of World Records – Christie is the best-selling novelist of all time, second only to Shakespeare’s works, and the Bible.

Did You Know?

Every year, thousands of people flock to the lovely coastal town of Torquay in South Devon, in the beautiful and sunny area known as the English Riviera – for the International Agatha Christie Festival, as well as for the regular tours of her favourite haunts and settings from her childhood and married life.

Many of these have been featured in her novels, offering a wonderful blend of fiction and reality. Take a tour to find out which ones are drawn directly from Christie’s true-to-life experiences.

Even if you can’t make it for the festival itself, you can take a self-guided or guided tour of the Agatha Christie Mile along the Torquay seafront: there are seven information plaques along the way to illuminate the places that held particular importance in the author’s life.

Festival Details:

Visit the Official Agatha Christie Festival website to learn more about being involved, current projects, and up-to-date festival information The next annual festival event will be a one-day celebration of Agatha Christie’s birthday in Torquay on Saturday, 15th September 2018. The next 5Day Festival will take place 11th -15th September 2019.   This may seem far away now, but I’m going to guess that attendance will be very high! Be sure to let us know if it’s on your radar!

For more information on the Agatha Christie Literary Trail

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Staying in a Lighthouse: Is This Your Dream?

Staying in a Lighthouse: Is This Your Dream?

What is it about lighthouses, anyway?

What is it that makes lighthouses so iconic, mysterious and romantic? Why are they such powerful symbols in our culture?  And why is the idea of an overnight stay in a lighthouse such a compelling and enticing one?

There’s no simple answer to that question, of course. Most lighthouses no longer work the way they once did: they’re often unmanned, and some are no longer used at all. They’ve either been automated, or simply aren’t needed anymore, as we now have all manner of satellite and GPS technology.

Is it the bygone era? Is it the romanticism of heroic acts?

Perhaps lighthouses appeal to our romantic and literary sensibilities. Does their wonder come from their ability to snatch men and women from the dark clutches of the sea? After all, there’s nothing like a real or symbolic saving light in the darkness, to stir the soul and the imagination…


The Cordouan, Versailles of the Sea

Lighthouses commonly stand where the meeting points between the land and sea are at their most dangerous and violent: places that threatened humans as they ventured more and more to explore the oceans and colonize new lands. They represent danger in a certain sense– and human victory over that danger. There’s a sense of redemption in the image of a sea-battered old lighthouse sending out beacons of hope to lost seafarers.

Who hasn’t seen dramatic old pictures of Brittany’s great lighthouses – and attempts by the ocean to completely swallow them? These iconic lighthouses in France remain compelling tourist destinations, many situated on the “Finistère” coastline that meets the Atlantic Ocean.

Both the Atlantic and Pacific coastlines abound with these stirringly beautiful architectural structures, isolated on their stunning rocky outcrops and peaks. No wonder they inspire artists, photographers and travellers of all kinds to visit and admire them.

Perhaps the queen of these is Cordouan, at the mouth of the Gironde Estuary, near Bordeaux. Also known as the Versailles of the Sea owing to its sheer scope and grandeur, it was built under the reign of King Louis XIV, and is the oldest lighthouse in France.

Ways to Visit the Cordouan Lighthouse

You can visit this iconic French structure by boat – and it’s most definitely worth it! This active lighthouse is also home to an onsite  museum. There are three departure points for the ferry, all within close reach of Bordeaux. This is an adventure that’s perfect for the intrepid experiential traveller. 

Drop us a line below if you would like more information, or Contact Us by clicking this link.

What About Staying Overnight?

Some lighthouses have been retired from ‘active service’, however– luckily for us curious travellers– they’ve been put back into service as rental holiday cottages or bed and breakfast style guesthouses. These are just a few examples of lighthouses where you can stay overnight, all located in the UK and Ireland. There are plenty more, however: sign up for our forthcoming guide below to learn about some of the world’s most magical lighthouses to lodge in. 

 

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8 Travel Photography Tips to Learn Now

8 Travel Photography Tips to Learn Now

Rebecca Northcott’s Top Advice

Rebecca Northcott

Rebecca Northcott

Guest Photographer

Rebecca originates from Yorkshire, England. She specializes in portraiture of families, individuals and couples. Since traveling to Canada 10 years ago she has become a lover of travel, sampling local delights and meeting new people from every walk of life.

GUEST POST by Rebecca Northcott, a professional photographer based in the UK. We asked her for her top tips, and she’s been generous enough to share them with you!

Traveling means one thing for your social media feed: lots and lots of pictures. Whether it’s boasting your latest tan at the pool or the cool features in your hotel room, there’s always the perfect excuse to take and share a snap. Photographs also lock in the memories that are made when traveling, no matter where you are going. Here are some helpful tips to hopefully make your clicking fingers snap happy.

1. Before you go, get prepared!

Just as you make sure all your luggage is cleared out and organized before you leave, and remove that old chewed up gum out of the front pocket that was from last year’s trip, you should always, always charge the batteries of your camera and if you can, carry spares.

A helpful tip for those of you who love the rapid fire option on your camera: be sure to take more than one memory card with you – you won’t forgive yourself if the card you used to capture your partner’s pool dive suddenly dies. You can get memory cards now for dirt cheap anywhere from 2-20 GB. Your safest bet is to take at least two with you

2. Off you snap!

You will want to capture all the details from your trip, be it on the way to the airport, the pit stops during the car trip, the pending rainstorm, or your kids “am I there yet” frown.

The most important thing is to snap those spur-of-the-moment instances. That pack of chips your kid is eating will change branding within the next ten years and you will look back and have a giggle how funny the font was.

I know this from my own family photos. These shots may seem random or boring to you, and I don’t encourage you to go about taking photos of every chip packet known to man, however if it’s something important to you or someone you care about, you may just want to take a photo of it. Remember, this moment won’t happen ever again.

 

3. I’m so excited! (Get the big attractions)

Are you going to a popular tourist spot? Make sure you get a photo with all the big attractions or statue or tower.

Whatever it is, take full advantage of it.

To help you photographically, please always follow this rule: Be sure the attraction in the photo isn’t behind your head; Always place the person to the side of it.

Trust that this will save you the grief of regretting that one shot.

 

4. Don’t be a party pooper

While you’re on vacation, don’t always be the one taking the photos: make sure you get in some as well!

We all know you take the best photos in your group, but hey, we need to see that you were there, too. Set your camera on auto and let someone else snap some of you (or there’s always a self timer). Run rabbit run!

Remember, you are there for a holiday, after all. Enjoy it!

5. The posing guide

Silly faces and gestures are funny– but only when it’s appropriate.

This can apply to serious posing toothere’s a time and a place for it. If you want to imitate a puffer fish at the aquarium, go for it, we will all giggle along with you, but doing the same face everywhere else gets a bit monotonous. You may just want a nice sunset photo that’s relaxed where you just look happy.

Change it up, get a variety of shots with and without you in it.

6. Get creative

Don’t be afraid to use props, hide behind parts of a building, or pop out from behind an object.

Taking pictures is all about getting creative and having fun. Spend a few minutes finding an interesting angle or perspectiveshoot upwards, downwards and any other position that will produce a unique photo.

Give your photo some depth. If you are struggling with low light or shooting when it’s dark, don’t forget to use your flash.

Also, try to make sure you are at least a few feet away. No one wants their eyes closed in a shot because you’re blinded by the camera’s flash.  

 

7. I’m tired and I wanna go home

We’ve all heard it and know it to be true- sometimes we need a vacation after the vacation.

Before you get home and upload your 500 odd photos to Facebook, go through your images and delete them on the go.

Unless you are a real camera geek and enjoy spending hours sifting through images, you will probably not have the time or energy to go through them when you get back. Another tip is simply to take less photos.

The less you have, the easier it is to go through them, even on a daily basis and delete the ones you don’t need. This is faster and saves you time in the long run.

8. The most important thing: keep your perspective

If these tips seem overwhelming and you just want to take a few snaps on Instagram, then this last tip is for you. Put down the camera. Yes, you heard right. Sometimes it’s best to just let your eyes and mind actually enjoy the view.

Seeing things with your own eyes rather than through a camera lens enables you to looks at things with more depth. If it’s hard for you to put the camera away when on vacation, think of it as a challenge for at least one day.

One day where you simply enjoy the view and not worry about snapping that perfect shot. It will revitalize you. The image you take with your own eyes will surely capture that memory forever, more so than any picture you have to search for and look back on.

Do something different with your time- share it with your loved ones or just sit and soak it all in. Take time for you.

Hopefully these tips have helped you. Vacations are to be enjoyed so take these suggestions with a pinch of salt. Do what works for you, and most of all, have a great holiday!