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What I Do


This is a list of some of the services I offer.


But it's not an exhaustive list (exhausting perhaps, but not exhaustive!)


Ultimately what I do is to help people feel alive or free – often to get unstuck.  But the right escape for one person may be completely wrong for someone else, so if you don't see what you're looking for give me a shout and I'll see if I can help.



Not necessarily literally, but I have been known to just sit next to someone while they put their credit card details in to book a flight and then sit next to them on that flight.  (Their first holiday in 13 years!)  Making the decision and committing to an escape can be nerve racking and sometimes people need a little coaching and hand-holding to take that dream trip.


Planning, booking and/or accompanying people on their escapes.

Sometimes people want me to take care of pretty much everything for them on a trip.  From researching the destination and offering options, to booking flights and hotel rooms.  One of the advantages is that unlike a group tour they only visit the places they want to see and we can even change the itinerary if it's not working for them.  I'm really proud that this allows people to take their trip of a lifetime.


Escape coaching

Whatever is holding you back; time, money, organising holiday insurance, dealing with vaccinations or just those fears (I am not good personally with bugs and heat, but I go on escapes that help me push through those fears) I have a range of techniques to help you get unstuck and get on your escape.



One of the biggest reasons for not going on that trip I hear is financial.  This service is about reviewing finances, setting dream goals and committing to taking that trip when you've saved or earned the money to do it.  I believe that money will always arrive for something that we are meant to do, however we often then just use it for mundane purposes and deny ourselves our dreams.  I believe this actually reduces our incentive to save and earn money and we can often end up squandering it on small "treats" and "rewards" that do not enhance our lives in the same way.


Group coaching and public speaking about escapes including "Pearl Escapes Bad Dating"

I believe we are on a journey to become the best of who we are, and that includes becoming the most loving person we can be through our dating adventures.  (If you are interested in this you may also be interested in my romantic novel "Love and The Perfect Wave".)


Booking and/or accompanying people on spa visits

Although many people cite lack of time or money as a reason not to go to a spa or have a massage, research has shown that the single biggest reason people don't go for spa breaks is that they don't have someone to go with.  I hand select the right spa for the person and/or go with them so that they feel taken care of the whole time.


Group spa visits

I also occasionally my own group spa days or breaks and help people to book the right treatment for themselves.


Group trips

I am currently offering services to help people join the Zumba Cruise (Florida, Jamaica, Labadee – Haiti) in January 2016.


Guide to Spa Treatments, Massage and Healing

Updated annually


Guide to Spa Breaks and Escapes

Updated annually


More books

Including my book about kidney donation and Meditation For Angry People.


Healthy eating

Yes, I am a Plate by Zumba coach.  (Food is medicine and understanding how to eat healthily can help you actually get away on an escape and enjoy it – not to mention that exploring food can be a wonderful escape in itself.  I would love to visit the Hotel Chocolat plantation – not that I'm really a chocaholic!)


Meditation and mindfulness coaching and classes


Zumba Fitness classes

...for all abilities (and I do mean all!)  One of the best compliments I ever had was from a lady from one of my classes said that at the airport on her holiday she climbed up the stairs – not waiting for a lift or a ramp and her husband said "You've never done that before!"  When I first started going to Zumba classes it was so that I could climb Huangshan mountain in China.  It was one of the most physically exhausting things I've ever done (I dropped a dress size in one day!) and I do not know what would have happened if I hadn't trained so hard with Zumba for 9 months beforehand.


And there's even a dance movie if you can't get to a class!




Pearl escaping on a boat to snorkel with whale sharks, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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