Halley Eavelyn is the co-founder of Las Vegas-based Spirit Quest Tours, which led its first six-day Eat, Pray, Love Bali trip at the end of May. The trip, based on the wildly successful book (and movie) by Liz Gilbert that chronicles her brave escape from her own life choices, has attracted hundreds of women looking to seek enlightenment through strangers' guidance and pizza-eating.
Halley's tour of Italy, India, and Bali closely follows the book's narrative in an attempt to provide its travelers with "life-changing luxury travel" and "spiritual growth."
The tour has become so successful, Halley is planning tours that are based on other popular films as well. Take a look at her new catalogue.
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1. Hurt Locker Tour
Tagline: Disarming a bomb while snipers scan the area will help you to forget about your boring husband's requests for his heart medication!
Tour: 14 days in downtown Baghdad patrolling the streets.
Special: First person to disarm 3 IEDs receives free tickets to Tony Award-Winning play Next to Normal!
2. Philadelphia Tour
Tagline: Have you ever seen a movie and thought to yourself, "I wish that were me!" Now's your chance to become hotshot lawyer Andrew Beckett. Face discrimination with dignity!
- law libraries where you will research your case (and deftly avoid discrimination!)
- hospital ward where you're stay for the duration (with free HIV cocktails!) and
- the courtroom where you'll defend your right to be gay.
Bonus: For $50 extra, we'll enhance the experience by injecting you with AIDS!
3. Weekend at Bernie's Tour
Tagline: Sometimes denial is a funny thing! Take one last getaway with a beloved dead relative and deal with emotional turmoil (and funeral) sometime in the winter!
Tour: Weekend in Cape Cod with the dead relative of your choosing!
4. Shawshank Redemption Tour
: Form the kind of bond that can only occur between two "lifers." Plus, socialize with the Sisters!
Tour: 30 years in Alcatraz prison. Murder charges for unsolved crimes applied for authenticity!
5. Castaway Tour
Tagline: Ever wonder whether you have the fortitude to battle nature and crippling loneliness? Now's your chance!
Tour: Enjoy first class seats on a plane that's set to crash somewhere over the Pacific**.