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Travel Therapy



Connecting You to Socially Conscious Travel  

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Travel Therapy



Connecting You to Socially Conscious Travel  

leave a positive impact wherever you go

Founder & Traveller Chelcie S Porter 

About Us

Travel Therapy Tours was founded by Pilsen, Chicago artists Andres Contreras and Chelcie S Porter with the mission to provide a unique socially conscious travel experiences that benefits the communities we visit. After the passing of Andres Contreras in 2009 Chelcie began travelling the world to continue this vision. 

The philiosphies of Travel Therapy have been developed from slow travel and first-hand experience. We live with locals. We eat local food, shop at local markets and learn the local language.  This is immersion travel at it's finest and a truly unique and positive experience. After 4 years of wellness training and facilitating retreats around the world we are now offering our services to you ! 
 

 

We use our local connections to provide travel counsultations focused on socially responsible travel and retreat planning services for groups and solo travellers for the following countries: 

Czech Republic

Thailand 

 Kenya 

Tanzania

US Virgin Islands 

British Virgin Islands

Cambodia

India

Sri Lanka 

United States 

 

 

 

 

 Lunch prepared at our retreat house in Thailand 

Lunch prepared at our retreat house in Thailand 

WE ALSO PROVIDE SPACE ! 

 

Kindred Spirit House Thailand is located two hours outside of the city on a private mountain.

Kindred Spirit House Kenya is located in a small village in western Kenya. 

We can connect you with out partners or provide you with our own spaces for your retreat depending on what you're looking for! 

 

Travel Therapy Tours and La Casa de la Artista Retreat in Ghana 

 A lacto-ovo breakfast in Thailand with local fruits and traditional Thai options  

A lacto-ovo breakfast in Thailand with local fruits and traditional Thai options  

MENU PLANS FOR ALL DIETS

The better you eat, the better you feel and we are committed to planning a retreat menu for you. We specialize in vegetarian, vegan and plan-based diets. but don't worry we can accomodate food allergies and even add options for the meat eaters in your group. A series of smoothies, vegetable juice shots and herbal healing teas is also available for you and your attendees.  Our local cooks shop daily for the freshest ingredients . Want to eat only traditional foods your entire trip? No problem! We can make sure that you have the richest meny of must -have dishes from that region! 

 

 

CHARITABLE PROGRAMS

Kindred is our online shop showcasing artisans from around the world that we discover while we travel. Items are handmade, often one of a kind and support women and children in various communities. 

LA CASA DE LA ARTISTA

La Casa de la Artista provides art education programs and workshops to youth in developing communities and encourages art as a therapy and skill

 

Chiang Mai

Thailand

  Massage and meditation workshops                           available

 Massage and meditation workshops                           available

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Kochia Village Homestay

Kochia Kenya 

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Volunteer with us in Kenya !! 

We're looking for volunteers or all kinds to share their skills and work in our village in Kenya! We provide food and accomodation and an opportunity to learn about the local culture! Contact us below. Groups welcomed! 

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Artists & Healers


Meet our staff of creative therapists and wellness professionals 

Artists & Healers


Meet our staff of creative therapists and wellness professionals 

             DoublestitcH

zumba dancers . crochet artists and vegan chefs

 Acclaimed Chicago fit fashionistas and Red Heart Yarn spokeswomen Erika and Monika Simmons of Double Stitch Twins have transformed the crochet world. Their fashions have appeared on TV shows like "The Real" and "The Steve Harvery Show". They are also advocates of a fit lifestyle and teach fitness and healthy eating classes throughout Chicago when they're not traveling with us.  During Travel Therapy Retreats DS Twins offer workshops in crochet, Zumba fitness and healthy eating. Join them for a woman-positive time full of creativity and wellness.

Chelcie S Porter

Founder and director of Travel Therapy Tours, La Casa de la Artista as well as  Kindred Spirt House and Kindred Retail Boutique Chelcie S Porter has always been known as a busy woman. An artist and dancer from childhood she opened her first photogaphy business at 19 and first art gallery at 21 and hasn't stopped since. After the passing of her husband and co-founder Colombian artist Andres Contreras she wa diagnosed with osteoarthritis, and rare auto-immune disease called kikuchi fugimoto in 2010. Already a vegetarian for more than 20 yrs she turned to juicing and reiki to heal herself and began diving even deeper into the world of wellness. She has studied with renowned herbalists and bushmen in the Caribbean and Thailand and has been travelling the world to help others heal since. Chelcie is now a health and wellness and relationship focused life coach, reiki practioner, meditation coach, sex educator and trantra coach and certified herbalist. 

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