Experience Pilgrimage

Take travel to another level

Welcome to Illuminated Journeys

We are in our 24th season of designing and leading pilgrimage experiences that we affectionately call Illuminated Journeys. In 2025 we will celebrate our 25th and final season. These years have been filled with surprising transformations, incredible people and deeply satisfying adventures. We invite you to join us in this meaningful and reflective world of pilgrimage travel. If you’ve been thinking of traveling with us, now is the time. 


Our lives are filled with moments of brilliance often overlooked. Meaningful travel illuminates those moments.


An affirmation that our life is a journey both inside and out.

Outer Action - Inner Meaning

Through the exploration of outer landscapes we uncover deep and soulful inner meanings. With intention the outer action of our journey can be filled with inner meaning.

What is Pilgrimage?

“A pilgrimage is a ritual journey with a hallowed purpose. Every step along the way has meaning. The pilgrim knows that life giving challenges will emerge. A pilgrimage is not a vacation; it is a transformational journey during which significant change takes place. New insights are given. Deeper understanding is attained. New and old places in the heart are visited. Blessings are received and healing takes place. On return from the pilgrimage, life is seen with different eyes. Nothing will ever be quite the same again.”

– Macrina Wiederkehr, Behold Your Life, p. 11

You Are Invited to Join Us

Don’t worry, we’ll fully prepare you to enjoy this unique, sacred travel experience. Our pilgrimage ‘tours’ take us to fabulous places such as Ireland, Scotland, The Republic of Georgia, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and France. The difference is that we prepare our groups to listen deeply to the experience and we carefully choose where we go and where we stay to build an itinerary that lets us discover the magic of ‘Thin Places.’ We also resist the temptation to heap experience upon experience before we have time to process, through journaling and group reflection, the themes that bring it all home to us.

About Us

We provide people the opportunity to step deeper inside themselves by stepping out in Pilgrimage.

Experience the inner contemplative awareness
of the outer sacred journey.

“Illuminated Journeys takes the time to ensure that each pilgrim understands and experiences the inner contemplative awareness of the outer sacred journey. Brad’s passion for pilgrimage is contagious.”

– Wally, Middle School Teacher, Denver CO

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