Explore the beauty & culture of your destination.

Restore your soul. Heal your heart. Leave inspired for years to come.

At Casa Erica Travel, we create unique experiences and travel retreats for curious travelers looking to expand their view of the world. 

We love partnering with people who…

Love local culture just as much, and maybe more, than the big sights..

Are dreaming of creating a truly unique travel experience.

Are looking to design a memorable experience for their group or community.

Crafted Travel Experiences 

From our wonderful travel retreat options to customized travel planning, Casa Erica Travel will allow you to see the world like no one else. With our culturally grounded, historical, and fun trips, you’ll not only see the sights; you’ll have an adventure of a lifetime and return home renewed by the experience. 

Our Signature Travel Solutions

With our travel planning service, we simplify the process and craft unique opportunities that are specially selected for you and customized to your vision. We comb through hotel options, help you find the best flights, and recommend activities to create a truly memorable itinerary. 

This customized service can include as much or as little guidance as you need. So whether you’re planning a family trip, a solo weekend, or a lifetime adventure, no matter the occasion, budget, or party size, we’re here to help you tackle the hours of research and dozens of decisions. 

Travel Planning: $150/hr 

Full Trip Planning
(flights, hotels, activities, itinerary) 
Starting at $1,000 

Travel Planning

All are welcome to join one of Casa Erica's open retreats. From our signature retreats in the Umbria region of Italy to our annual "Go Further" adventures across the globe, you’ll fall in love with our fun, thoughtful, and unforgettable retreats. 

We keep our travel groups small, and you’re able to experience every destination like a local. Check out our upcoming travel retreats and sign up; we can’t wait to adventure with you. 

Starting at $3,450 per person

Open Travel Retreats

From an educational excursion with your colleagues to a life-giving experience with your community, a private retreat is the perfect option to create an unforgettable adventure. At Casa Erica, we work hand in hand with you to coordinate a boutique experience that suits your party's needs. 

Whether it’s a private tour with a local historian or a group activity in the garden of our 600-year-old monastery, the result is a restorative adventure.

Starting at $3300 per person,
minimum of 8 people

Private Retreats

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

- Marcel Proust

- Holly Hadju

Trip of a lifetime! Totally worth it, DO IT! I still rave about my trip and can’t wait to go back!

— Chris Greene

Best trip I have ever taken.

— Wendy and Amelia Underhill

This was our favorite trip ever!

— Kim D’anjou

If you have not been on this trip you are missing out. It is an opportunity of a lifetime!

— Lara Yehl

If you can take this trip, DO IT! The trip of a lifetime with the best people!

What our guests are saying. 


Hello, I’m Heather Deyo

From traveling with my family to far-off destinations to leading NGO initiatives across the globe, I have over three decades of experience leading international trips and events. Now, I love providing a chance for every curious traveler to unlock the beauty and power of their destination with thoughtful planning. I cannot wait to connect and learn more about your travel dreams.

Founder of Casa Erica Travel

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You’ve got the questions, and we’re here to help.

What’s included in a travel retreat?

Everything is included from the time you get to us until the time you leave. That means all lodging, food, wine, transportation, transfers, activities, entrance fees, tour guides, etc. We’ve put a lot of thought into each hour of your retreat, so you can close your wallet and relax. We also schedule a group call six weeks before the trip, where we cover the itinerary and your questions. 

Your airfare is not included.

What kinds of retreats do you offer?

For the last few years, we’ve partnered with The Art Garage to offer our sell-out La Dolce Vita retreats at our family home in Umbria. These retreats include several popular art classes, as well as many cultural excursions and fun activities. They’re a blast! 
Based on their popularity, in 2023, Casa Erica expanded into both private and open retreats, in Italy and beyond. Please see our Retreats page for a description of each experience.

Who comes on your retreats?

Everyone. We’ve had college students, seniors, singles, families, couples, and everyone in between. Our youngest solo guest was 18, and our oldest was 80. Many people come on one of our retreats to mark a time of transition in their lives: graduation, a significant birthday, the end of chemotherapy, a babymoon, a divorce, the death of a loved one, and other life-altering transitions. We rely heavily on choosing places and activities that restore, minister, and lend perspective but feel simultaneously celebratory and uplifting.

What are the private retreats?

Our private retreats are for groups such as family reunions, groups of friends, companies, or school classes. We work with you to create a custom boutique itinerary tailored to your group’s interests. We require at least eight people and, depending on location, can accommodate up to 15. Please inquire for group coordinator discounts. We plan these retreats 9-18 months in advance as spots are limited. 

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes! We require a non-refundable $1000 deposit to reserve your spot. The next $1000 is due 90 days before the retreat, with the balance due 60 days before. With the exception of the deposit, payments are partially refundable until 60 days before the retreat.

 - A passport? Yes. Additionally, your passport must be valid for at least 4 months from the date you leave Italy, and must have at least two blank pages.

 - Prior travel experience? Not at all. Although some of our guests are avid travelers, we are honored to host quite a few guests on their first international excursion.

Do I need: 

Will you tell me how to:

Get to you from my destination airport? 

Once you’ve registered you’ll receive an email with basic guidelines of how to book a ticket into Rome, along with a few hotel and tour suggestions in case you’d like to spend some time in Rome. If you’d like more assistance, please reach out to our dedicated travel agent, Marion Taborda at 904.570.3000 or marion@odysseytravel.com. Marion will be happy to help you with hotel and tour reservations in Rome or throughout Europe. For a small fee, she can also book your international flight. 
We send written instructions on how to take the train from Rome to Orvieto, where we'll pick you up. For a fee we can also arrange private transfers.


Yes! We highly recommend you come with just a carry on. We promise you can do it, and we’ll show you how! 

Get or exchange money? Do laundry? Get phone service and stay connected to home? 

From the best ways to get cash, to phone service and even laundry, we’ll cover all these details and much more for each trip. 

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