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Check out what people are saying about Pat Tallman and Quest Retreats!

“I’ll never stop telling people that the whole thing really exceeded our expectations.”

Vic Polites

Dario about to fly over a waterfall on the zipline in Hawaii!

Dario about to fly over a waterfall on the zipline in Hawaii!

Quest Retreats Hawaii gave me a vacation unlike any I’ve ever had. I got to hang with actors from my favorite sci-fi shows, I swam with turtles and dolphins like Aquaman, soared over a waterfall like Boba Fett, and confronted my inner demons like a Jedi. I made friends too. Real friends. Pat Tallman was like Malcolm and we were like the crew of Firefly – all different, yet somehow working together and having fun. It was a nerd’s dream come true. Would I go again? Hell yeah!

Dario Salcido

Getting to know the folks in the group was so much fun. Seems like everyone was smiling all of the time! I feel that I have made special friends, and beautiful memories that I shall never forget! Thank you for all your hard work in putting the tour together with all the little special extras! May all of your tours be as Blessed!”

Rowan Wensley

The Quest retreat was the most invigorating experience of a lifetime and I am looking forward to joining additional adventures! Pat is

Darcy in the helicopter flying over the molten lava in Hawaii!

Darcy in the helicopter flying over the molten lava in Hawaii!

truly one of the kindest individuals I have encountered. It’s a wonderful life improvement retreat. The individuals selected were all from different walks of life and I really appreciated learning and getting insight from these people; truly an eye opening experience. The best part of the retreat though you ask? The ADVENTURES, as in Plural Adventures!

Another beautiful thing was morning meditation: not “mandatory” by Pat, but highly recommended. I had never meditated before and various ideas and tools were provided in order to teach myself to still my chaotic mind. Plus, she had coffee and snacks ready for us !

… it was a great,  emotional experience  I didn’t have to worry about a thing! I highly recommend a quest retreat, best vacation ever, best week of my life!! I believe Doug said it best “we came as strangers, left as friends”…. and we STILL keep in touch!!

Darcy Curnutt

Doug in Epcot in Florida!

Doug in Epcot in Florida!

For me the benefits of Quest Retreats began before the retreat itself. The thought of spending several days with Pat and the group, a series of interesting and fabulous events during those days, made for an impossible to resist urge to get out of my comfort zone and make some significant changes. I began to see some new possibilities for how to approach my own future and achieve goals I had not dared set. It was also incredibly fun. Pat is a genuine, sincere person who puts aside her celebrity and makes every effort to engage the group, and everyone she meets for that matter, on a personal level. She went above and beyond to make sure everyone in the group was well taken care of from arrival to departure. So, if you want a terrific adventure with a smattering of soul searching, great people around you, and a great tour guide, this is your quest!

Doug Bonomo

Auddie in the sunset glow as we head out for our night Manta Dive!

Auddie in the sunset glow as we head out for our night Manta Dive!

Pat Tallman was an excellent guide on the retreat, not only in having planned out the logistics well, but also being available to help us process our experience. A couple of us met her every morning to meditate, and every now and again everyone met up to discuss what was going on and what impressions were coming up for us. But Pat was not some distant figure but was willing to discuss her own experiences openly and honestly to put her perspective into context, which I found helpful and admirable. I would certainly go on a Quest Retreat again.  I would highly recommend Quest Retreats!

Auddie Hungerpiller

The Quest Retreats adventure was a blast! Zip lining, snorkeling, seeing Manta Rays up close, traipsing through a rain forest, and doing

Kevin in a group selfie on the beach in Hawaii!

Kevin in a group selfie on the beach in Hawaii!

all this with science fiction stars too, it was more fun than I could imagine in a trip! Pat impressed me with the preparation she put in before-hand. We were well informed what to expect, and what we needed to have with us. The pacing of events was spot on, and things went off flawlessly. The choice of events was stellar! The outings were complemented with morning meditation, and deep conversation. … it helped me appreciate the outings more and helped me connect with my fellow questers. We still regularly keep in touch, and I count them amongst my friends. Fortunately, an excess of fun isn’t usually fatal, and I’m going to do it again. Next stop: England!

Kevin Wilson

“If you want to have the most enlightening, fascinating, and enjoyable experiences on your next travel adventure, you need to connect with Patricia Tallman and Quest Retreats. Pat will go above and beyond to make sure that you will have fun, relax, learn something new, and get the most out of your trip. She did all of that for us, and she can do it for you too!

 

David and Pat Westbay

“For me there was wonder around every corner and the people in our group made it all just that much more special! Everyone showed love and understanding and were just so kind to everyone else in our group including the extras when they joined us for the various tours! You picked a lovely group of people and it all combined to make one of the most marvelous experiences of my life! I can’t wait to do another tour with you and any or all of our London group!

You were so sweet when we met at the hotel for the first time and you greeted me like a long lost friend. You took care of the check in issue and were so open and honest that I did indeed feel like we’d been friends for a long time.

I enjoyed exploring the tubes, switching trains, and meeting the local group that joined you for the walking tour that first Saturday. I’d been on a plane all night with no sleep, but you kept things exciting and I was able to enjoy everything despite no sleep! Getting to know the folks in the group was so much fun. Monica’s sense of humor and wry faces when we would take her picture! Kevin’s quiet way of sharing things in a humorous way, Doug’s quiet presence, always with a camera in hand. Seems like everyone was smiling all of the time! I could go on and on, but I feel that I have made special friends, and beautiful memories that I shall never forget! Thank you for all your hard work in putting the tour together with all the little special extras! May all of your tours be as Blessed!

Rowan Wensley

“The excursions with celebrity guests in Hawaii allow for such a personal fangirl/fanboy experience in an overwhelmingly beautiful place. Once in a lifetime adventure on so many levels.”

 

Amanda Sims

“I had such a blast making little Go-Pro movies, acting goofy, posing for funny pictures, being dramatic, and so on. It’s things like this that make Quest Retreats so damned unique and fun! I literally crave these types of activities and fellowship!”

 

Glenn and Dario

“Something very special did happen there though, I came away with the start of a much happier soul, and it has been growing ever since. I feel I have found something I have been hoping to find for a very long time and it feels terrific. London is a special city, full of itself perhaps, but it is the heart of what was, not long ago, one of the largest empires the world has known, and all of that cultural influence and inclusion can be found in that one single city.”

 

Doug B

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