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About Us


“It’s only by having some distance from the world that you can see it whole, and understand what you should be doing with it.”

Pico Iyer

Our hectic and hyper-connected lives leave many of us seeking quiet and transformative places to pause, reflect & learn anew along life's path.

We offer salon-like gatherings on Patmos & Iona that feature laid-back explorations, rich discussion, seaside wanderings & festive meals.

Soak-up curated conversations with refreshing minds on a range of topics including writing, literature, poetry, film, music, social innovation & wellbeing.

The GoodWorld Journeys Experience

"GoodWorld Journeys is like coming home. Summing up the experience is both exciting and impossible—building a community, finding my tribe, and having the experience of a lifetime, all packaged into 10 beautiful days on Patmos. I loved it so much."

Chloe Elgar - Dubai, UAE

"Mind-blowing, transcendental, life-altering, relaxing, the best thing I've ever done, hands-down."

Sheree Joseph - Sydney, AUSTRALIA

"Great value. Great scenery. Great food. Great people.
The workshops and evening salon discussions were
interesting and engaging and the teachers & presenters
were accessible."

Reade Brower - Portland, ME

"Our hosts, Jenny and Dan, created a magical and amazing
environment for our journey. Their organization ensured​ ​
a smooth experience. I definitely plan to take another
Journey soon."

Jennifer Margiotta - ​Washington, DC​

"The Patmos Salons were excellent and insightful. The entire GWJ trip was life changing. I would definitely do it again!!"

Megan Larkin - Washington, DC

"This Salon (Cheryl Strayed & Friends) was one of the most significant events of my life. Jenny and Dan, Weezie and Satchel and staff were wonderful. They created the perfect atmosphere for the love, laughter and learning that occurred here. Thank you for a life-altering experience."

Donna Mitchell - Roanoke, VA

"The Yancey-Siegel's are expert at providing an enriching,
nourishing, carefree experience for body, mind and soul.
In their care you will feel "at home" wherever you may be

Donna Petraits - Brownsburg, IN

"Go on this Journey. If you are called, go.
Nothing will ever be the same."

Rebekah Chee - Portland, OR

Who We Are


The Team


My journey as a global traveler to sacred places was launched early in life. I first visited the isle of Iona when I was 6 while living with my family in Edinburgh. Later at 15, I visited Patmos as part of my studies attending a school on another nearby Greek isle.

I learned first-hand, and in the years ever since, that islands are ideal learning labs to help one to step off the grid, reflect & reimagine the world (and one’s role in it). It is also a wondrous way to meet kindred spirits along life’s path!

Jenny Yancey

Navigator of Strategy & Story

As a writer and occasional poet, the light and spirit of the Aegean has served to renew & guide my life. Landing on the Greek isles in 1987 (during our honeymoon), I quickly found a second home in the world.

The nine muses of Greek mythology seem ever alive in a place like Patmos & Iona, inspiring endless artists, poets, writers and musicians to voyage to each isle. Few things are more rewarding to me than opening the gateway to these islands for others to discover — and return!

Dan Siegel

Navigator of Purpose & Prose

The Islands

2016 Journeys

Our Journeys on Patmos & Iona are unique salon-type gatherings that offer relaxed days in beautiful settings, casual social time, meaningful conversations, serendipitous connections and island excursions that slow the pace of life & soothes the soul.

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