Our Collaborative Travel Process

What's your "Return on Life?"

Just as your financial advisor ensures your return on investment, we ensure your Return on Life.

Virtuoso Benefits for You!

We follow the Virtuoso "collaborative planning process" in working with you as our client.


And through that "collaborative planning," we can also leverage our relationships and connections across the Virtuoso network, with "feet on the ground" experts around the world, to orchestrate your travel dreams.

When we work with you as our client, we are able to negotiate VIP perks and other extra benefits for you.

We call it our "collaborative travel planning process."

Let me curate your travel dreams.

We work with you to orchestrate your travel dreams.

 Sheila and her team work with clients on bucket list, adventure, and luxury travel trips.

We follow a "collaborative travel planning process."

Our process is very deliberate. We work with you to orchestrate your travel dreams.


Discover - we delve into your travel preferences, interests, and must-haves 

Collaborate - we draw upon our experience and industry connections to present you options

Design - we work with you to craft an itinerary that is customized to you

Reserve - we finalize your selections, and ensure the pieces of your trip come together 

Experience - while you are experiencing your dream holiday, we still work behind the scenes ensuring all goes as planned

Share - when you return home, we want to hear about your travels, and how to build on that for future vacations

Upcoming Events and Adventures

Amazon River Cruise

Join this trip - Nov.16-25,2018 - Visit the Lungs of the Planet

Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna Cruise

Join this trip - Dec,16-20, 2018

Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna Cruise

Baja California - Wellness Cruise

Join this trip - Expedition Cruise into the New Year

Base Camp Espiritu Santo

Biking the California Wine Country

Join this trip 

Here's a neat trip to bike the California Wine Country.
KC Hoppe of Backroads talks Biking California Wine Country
KC Hoppe of Backroads talks Biking California Wine Country
Want to go next April?
Choice of titanium bikes, or electric assist!  Bike in the morning (even getting a choice of routes) and drink wine in the afternoon. Sound good?


Walking the Prosecco Hills

Join this trip - June 1-8, 2019

Want to walk the Prosecco Hills - walk in the morning, drink prosecco in the afternoon.
Here are the details for this June 1-8th, 2019 trip.


Touring - Rocky Mountaineer

Join this trip - Sept.22, 2019 

Some Past Events and Adventures

Blue Footed Booby,






Andean Highlands, Ecuador

Lizard Island,

Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Grand Canyon,




Fogo Island,


Snorkelling in Galapagos

Recent Posts

About: Sheila Gallant-Halloran

Bucket List, Adventure & Luxury Travel Advisor -Vision Travel/ Lush Life > "Happiness Actuary" Maximizing Return on LIFE

The concept I'd like to promote to you as my client is to live a LUSH LIFE. I focus on bucket list, adventure, and luxury travel. I believe that travel helps us all become better global citizens, and by getting to know the world, we get to know ourselves. I like to inspire people to explore and care about the planet,
and I embrace sustainable tourism. I am a proud VAST (Virtuoso Active & Specialty Travel) member. I craft travel experiences that contain magic and wonder for each family - whether you travel solo, as a couple, or as a part of a large multi-generational family. I've been doing this 10+ years, but before that I was an actuary for 20 years. I dealt a lot with conventional return on investment (ROI) before, and I deal hourly with RETURN ON LIFE (ROL) now. It's as if I went from being a true actuary to a happiness actuary!
I use all my business experience, training, and attention to detail to ensure your precious vacation time and dollars are invested wisely, and your vacation is done right the first time. Your most precious asset is your time with your family, and I help safeguard that investment of time.What I love most about my whole role as a travel advisor is BUILDING MEMORIES.
Whether it's a Galapagos expedition, a safari through Kenya and Tanzania, walking on the 7th continent after visiting the Falklands and South Georgia, an Italian walking & wine trip, a cycling trip around Myanmar, a Madagascar wildlife adventure, diving in the Arctic, a New Zealand self-drive holiday, a Danube river cruise, a Tahiti and Cook Islands cruise, a 7 bedroom villa in Jamaica with a cook, maid, and butler; or maybe just a "fly and flop" beach holiday; my focus is always about the experience, and
ensuring you do something unique and memorable for your family.
With my focus on bucket list, adventure, and luxury travel, I help you plan lush life memories. As your travel advisor, I give you my 4 A's :
1.) advice,
2.) access,
3.) advocacy, and
4.) accountability.
Travel writer Pico Iyer says, "luxury is not about what you have, but what you don't have to worry about." I take away your worries. I deliver exceptional service, and help you maximize your Return on Life by leveraging my 10,000+ hours (a la Malcolm Gladwell) of working in travel, and leveraging relationships I've built
with the "best of the best" partners.
Family Travel Specialist
Family Travel Specialist
Lush Life on the Beach in Anguilla
Lush Life on the Beach in Anguilla


Sept.6.18 - Northern Lights in Iceland - info session on group trip (group trip March 3-8, 2019) https://www.facebook.com/events/2101257986806438/

Sept.17.18 - Viking River Cruises in support of the Great Canadian Theatre Company https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/travel-with-lush-life-viking-cruises-and-support-the-great-canadian-theatre-company-tickets-48519502137

Oct.2.18 - Explore Machu Picchu - info session on group trip with G Adventures/ National Geographic (group trip July 6-13, 2019) - details to be confirmed this week, but Heart & Crown Byward is the plan https://www.facebook.com/events/458571747988016/

Who is Sheila? - Introduction from a recent event

Contact me...

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My Process