COVID-19 Update (26 July 2021):
Prior to the onset of COVID-19, Katie and I, with our friend and
professional tour operator Grzegorz (Gregory) Poplawski, were planning a
number of wonderful tours to exciting locations. Regrettably, they have had to be
postponed. We are working now to reschedule them. Once they are rescheduled,
we will post notice on this page and send information to those on our private
mailing list (see the Contact page of this website
if you would like to be placed on it).
If the pandemic subsides, it is our plan to
move forward with these two tours in late May / early June of 2022.
Regarding the tours to Easter Island, Peru, Israel and Jordan, Armenia and Lebanon,
and India, we are working to reschedule them. We look forward to traveling with you as soon as it is safe to again do so.
Please stay safe and well in these difficult times.
Egypt and Turkey:
Prior to the onset of COVID-19, Katie and I, with our friend and professional tour operator Grzegorz (Gregory) Poplawski, were planning a number of wonderful tours to exciting locations. Regrettably, they have had to be postponed. We are working now to reschedule them. Once they are rescheduled, we will post notice on this page and send information to those on our private mailing list (see the Contact page of this website if you would like to be placed on it).
If the pandemic subsides, it is our plan to move forward with these two tours in late May / early June of 2022.
Regarding the tours to Easter Island, Peru, Israel and Jordan, Armenia and Lebanon, and India, we are working to reschedule them.
We look forward to traveling with you as soon as it is safe to again do so. Please stay safe and well in these difficult times.
Additional information, as it becomes becomes available, will be posted above.
Below are a sampling of past tours.
Egypt Tours – May and June 2019
Katie and I, working for the first time with our ORACUL partners, put together two tours to Egypt this year (a May 2019 tour initially, and then a June trip after the May tour filled quickly). We were so pleased by the public's response. Both tours were filled to capacity -- and what fun we had on them! Thank you to all the guests for their participation. We do have some new tours in the works and we'll be announcing them soon, so if traveling to Egypt, Turkey, Easter Island, or elsewhere interests you, please drop Katie and me a note (see my Contact page for how to do this) and let us know you would like to be on our personal mailing list. There are times, for various reasons (such as with space limitations), when Katie and I only announce trips privately.
Cruise to Chichen Itza – July 2019
I was invited by Mike and Wendy Migliore at Holiday Maker Travel to cruise to Mexico to see the ancient ruins at Chichen Itza, and along the way give presentations on my research, which I did. Katie and enjoyed the sites as much as the guests traveling with us -- and, of course, the presentations by the other guest speakers. I was not the organizer of this tour; just a participant, but it was a pleasure to do so. Our thanks to the Migliores.
In June of 2018, Katie and I, along with our friend and tour organizer Andrea Mikana-Pinkham, hosted a week-long tour of the ancient megalithic sites of the Emerald Isle. Together we visited places that harken back to extreme antiquity. We took in the beautiful countryside, shared meals (organic and non-gmo) and conversations, as we journeyed across the island together. I gave two formal presentations about my overall research into the extreme antiquity of civilization, and Andrea gave two presentations on her work as well. Our thanks to so many who made this a wondrous adventure.
The Ancient Enigmas of Malta
In March of 2017 I was thrilled to lead a 7-day tour of the wondrous Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The trip was organized by Andrea Mikana-Pinkham and Sacred Sites Journeys. Malta is home to some of the most mysterious sites and structures of the ancient world, including megalithic "temples", the world famous and deeply problematic "cart ruts" preserved in solid stone, and more. It is my hope to conduct another tour to Malta again soon. Please let me know if this should interest you or a group of 20 or more of which you are a part.
Peru, Bolivia, and Easter Island Tour
In January of 2017, as in years past, I led a two-week tour to Peru and Bolivia, with a 3-day add-on to Nazca prior to the main trip and a 3-day add-on to Easter Island afterwards. Katie and I again teamed up with our friend and colleague, tour organizer Gregory Poplowski, for this wonderful adventure. For those who missed it, please let us know and perhaps we can organize another one.
Turkey Tour – 2012, 2013, and 2015
I've had the pleasure of leading (as guest speaker) a number of tours to Turkey with my friend and colleague, Grzegorz ("Gregory") Poplawski. His company, The Time of a New Era, takes care of all the logistics for the tours (he is the official organizer). I speak on site, give lectures during selected evenings, and explore the ancient wonders of Turkey together with our guests (there is always something new to learn!). If you and your group (of 20 or more) would like to arrange a tour like this especially for yourselves, please feel free to contact me.
Over the years I have led many tours to Egypt, and plan to do so again in the future (I am tentatively working on organizing one for possibly next year). As an example of one of my previous Egypt trips, for the very special December 2012 holidays - including the Winter Solstice, Christmas, and New Year's - our trip included visits to the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Coptic church of the Holy Family, and a Nile cruise, with stops at Karnak, Luxor, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Temple of Edfu, Abu Simbel, and much more. We even visited the pyramid and labyrinth area of Hawara.
I lead Egypt tours quite regularly, with different organizers, so if you would like to join me on a trip, please let me know.
Comments from Katie
Tours are like tapestries, woven together by the sites visited, the travelers
participating, the emotions generated, and the climate of all combined. No two are
alike, but in our view all have been wondrous. We meet new people,
expand our community of friends and supporters (which we so very much appreciate),
and often consider the adventures magic carpet rides to and through the ancient
wonders of the world. Thank you to all who have joined us and, in doing so,
graced our days on this beautiful Earth.
– Katie (Catherine Ulissey)
The photo: In 2012, our group enjoyed sunrise at the 12,000-year-old archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. It was one of the most magical (and profound) moments in all of our travels: spontaneous, stunning, and spiritual to the point of sacred.