Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, and filled with an abundance of art and architecture.

This retreat is a real cultural treat as we enjoy the Medieval Placa del Rei, the  Gothic Quarter and all of the wonder left by Antoni Gaudí.

Lonely Planet's online travel guide describes this sunny Mediterranean location as "an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene.”

This said we will also take to the waters for a catamaran tour.


Vancouver, Canada.

Consistently named as one of the top five worldwide cities for livability and quality of life, you will immerse yourself in the language while enjoying all the extremes of this unique location.  From island life and whale watching to mountain life and witnessing the bears come out of hibernation. Also known as being the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in Canada will also enjoy the city life and all it has to offer.


Berlin, Germany


Berlin is not only the capital of Germany but probably the most well-known city as well.  This city that is so rich in history it is the perfect location to improve your German.

Reminders of the city’s turbulent 20th-century history include its Holocaust memorial and the Berlin Wall’s graffitied remains. Divided during the Cold War, its 18th-century Brandenburg Gate has become a symbol of reunification. The city’s also known for its art scene and modern landmarks.


La Loire

June 9-14 French

Our home for this retreat is nestled in the Loire Valley.  We will revisit history as we explore some of the most beautiful castles in France.  You will also discover why France is known for it’s food and wine.


Hamburg, Germany - Closed

June 15-20 German - this retreat is full, but you can always send us a request for future dates.

A few words used to describe Hamburg have been vibrant, colorful, interesting, alive and enlightening.

After moving to Germany, I have asked nearly every one of my clients was their favorite city in Germany is and at least 80% reply with Hamburg.

They say it is a city that is breathtaking with its many canals, lakes, old architecture and harbor.

 To make things even better, this city is very green and has many parks. The side streets and old houses are painfully adorable. The city has so much history and we will get a sense of it as we walk around the streets.


Alicante, Spain

August 2-10 Spanish

What better place to learn Spanish than Spain?

We will be in Alicante.  Its old town, Barrio de la Santa Cruz, has narrow streets, colored houses, and a wonderful nightlife scene. 

Here we do everything from hiking and kayaking to eating, drinking and dancing!