About Us


We believe that experiential travel is awe-inspiring, soul-stirring, heart-opening, fun, and above of all, life-changing. It’s our passion here at JOTS® to design itineraries that allow us to touch the hearts of others, interact, learn, expand our consciousness, and grow from our connections with other cultures and people. For us, this is the only way we can truly understand and have compassion for others, and in the end, create a peace-filled world.

Perhaps you feel the same way too

Ales and Sheri hope you’ll give them the opportunity to assist you in designing a journey you’ll never forget (read about Ales & Sheri below). All you have to do is go to our Contact us page, fill out the contact form, and we’ll connect with you for your free travel consultation. And do sign up for our free newsletter while you are here. See the box up top on your right? –>


Ales’ Story:

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I have been passionate about travel ever since I was a child. I still remember with vivid detail my very first time on an airplane when I was about 8 years old, and flying all by myself from Germany to Slovenia to spend the summer with my grandmother.

When I finished business college, it was clear to me what I would do. I wanted to serve in the travel industry, and was accepted to take an apprenticeship as a travel consultant in Germany for 3 years.

I realized how important it was to have first hand experience of the different destinations, accommodations and attractions around the world in order to give the highest possible service and best advice to my clients.

For over 20 years I have traveled all around the world and have since lived in a wide variety of places ranging from the Hawaiian Islands and Alaska, to cosmopolitan cities like Frankfurt, London and Vancouver, Canada, which I now call home.

My travels have taken me all across the globe to the most fascinating regions, and my immersion in so many different cultures has forever changed the way I look at life. It is my greatest desire to enrich people’s lives in a profound way by creating unforgettable journeys, and give each of my clients the amazing experiences I have had throughout my travels.

By allowing me to design your journeys, you can be assured that you will be taken care of from the moment I start planning your trip until the moment you return. Contact me and let me know where you would like to go or let me help you find the destination that will give you the experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

May all your travels stir your soul and change your life forever – Ales.


Sheri’s Story:

Sheri Rosenthal My personal adventure began in 1998 when I was going through a challenging time in my life. I realized on some level that I had never been truly happy.

Although I changed: husbands (twice), cities (five moves), podiatric practices (three different offices) and friends (should we go there?), I still had no real joy in my life.

A leap of faith was the last resort – I sold my practice, boy-friend (only kidding), and home – and closed the surgical residency program I was director of (yes, that was a pretty big deal – and yes, the medical community thought I was nuts).

During this time I received a copy of don Miguel Ruiz’s NY Times best-selling book “The Four Agreements®” and decided to go on one of his spiritual journeys to the sacred site of Teotihuacán. The journey was profound – I discovered there wasn’t anything outside of myself that needed changing at all – instead it was what I believed about myself and my world that needed work.

As a result of that journey, I became a student of don Miguel Ruiz for 8 years and later a teacher of this enlightening work that even Oprah was fond of. Learning from don Miguel inspired me to write several books: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Toltec Wisdom, Banish Mind Spam! and the How to Forgive eCourse an online program.

From 2000 to 2002 I had the privilege to design and run don Miguel Ruiz’s journeys and retreats. It was a fantastic opportunity to wander around the world and learn the travel business at the same time inspiring me to give birth to Journeys of the Spirit® in 2003 (and JOTS® Luxury Travel in 2011).

As a journey leader, speaker, and coach for many years now, I have watched people travel to the ends of the earth only to realize that the most profound part of their journey was the internal one – a mysterious adventure of self-discovery that would change their perspective and life forever, and open their heart deeply.