“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world…”

~Pico Iyer

JOE provides services to design and coordinate retreats. These growth and development opportunities take place in many destinations near and far.

We have collaborated with executive teams, educational associations, small businesses and membership based organizations, planning and developing various experiences.

Retreats are small strategic gatherings.

The JOE development team works closely with clients on these critical, quality oriented, inspirational and focused experiences.

A Few Suggested Venues

Paris, France 

Paris is considered one of the world’s most enchanting cities. The City of Light has cemented its reputation as a first-class hostess.

JOE  is based in the US with a broad network of resources in Paris. We bridge the relationships across geographies, language, currency and cultural business differences. We have the ability and experience to guide the selection process, travel planning and event coordination to achieve results that are consistent with the desires of our clients.

Napa Wine Country

JOE has partnered with an exclusive and wonderful full service Inn based in Napa, California. Coordination of a professional  gathering includes experiences in the culinary arts and wines of the regions. Packaged and made possible for retreats of between 6-12 people.

 This destination experience can include a gastronomic tasting at one of the only Michelin four star restaurants in the valley. A 12-18 course meal prepared with or without wine pairings is an event not to be missed. Guests travel from around the world for this incredible experience.

Low Country Charleston, South Carolina

Beauty, History and Southern Charm. JOE has organized some exceptional retreats conducted with access to resources of great natural beauty. Charleston offers first class regional and international cuisine, historic architecture, numerous arts and cultural resources.

“Paris of the South” Asheville North Carolina

Foodie capitol of the South along with a major emerging visual and performing Arts culture have earned Asheville the nickname Paris of the South. Not withstanding its local french population…this location makes for a wonderful retreat venue. Read more from HuffPost Travel about the Paris of the South!


Second to none, let JOE design and coordinate an inspired retreat to fill the mind, reward efforts and please the senses.

Contact us today with your desires info@journeyofeight.com or Call 888-791-9916


“Experience is the teacher of all things” 

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