The Taste of Happiness

Yes, you can try your hand at the career of your dreams without risking your present job, your next mortgage payment, or your kid’s future. In The Taste of Happiness in the footsteps of Midnight in Paris, you will discover how meeting your rolemodels and spending a few days actually working in the profession you always wanted – can be the first step toward making that dream come true.

Revolutionary and practical, this hands – on travel program from Elvira Semmoh & Peter de Kuster – the founder of the Hero’s Journey will help you mesh your working life with your deepest sense of self as you learn how to:

  • Plan a Taste of Happiness of your own in any career
  • Build the skills and gather the knowledge you will need to embark on your new career
  • Overcome the fear of changing careers
  • Turn a layoff or other involuntary career change into the opportunity of a lifetime
  • Design and create a dream job that doesn’t exist …yet
  • Manage a smooth, safe transition from your present job to your dream job
  • Minimize financial risk as you embark on your bold new life

You can read more about this journey here:

Days 1  — Paris  Introduction in Taste of Happiness

Travel overnight to Paris and settle into our hotel on the city’s Left Bank. Our adventure kicks off with a cruise in a glass-encased boat on the River Seine. Taste delicious French cuisine as we glide past some of the most iconic sites in Paris: the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, and Notre Dame. Elvira & Peter introduce you in the Taste of Happiness story.

Day 2 — Paris  Exploring your biggest dreams, greatest fears, challenges and gifts.

Set out on foot this morning to discover the medieval heart of Paris with Elvira & Peter, your guides. Imagine how artists designed the dazzling stained glass windows at Sainte-Chapelle, and cross over one of the city’s famous bridges to the Île de la Cité, home to the Gothic cathedral of Notre Dame. Exploring the next theme in your Taste of Happiness : Fear.  On the neighboring island of Île Saint-Louis, stop for lunch overlooking the Seine at a lively brasserie. This afternoon, delve into the Shakespeare & Company Bookstore to do research for your dreamjob and find a mentor for you.

Day 3 — Paris  Making your Testdrive in your Dreamjob. The meeting with your Mentors.

Start the day off with a special meeting: a private conversation with a mentor in Cafe Flore. In the afternoon, meet up with your travel guides and companions in Hotel Costes to evaluate your first Testdrive in your Dreamjob.

Day 4 — Paris  Create your Action Plan

On the roof of the Centre Pompidou with a view over Paris create your Action Plan together with your travel guides and evaluate scenario’s about when things don’t go according to plan.  In the evening celebrate your journey in Paris in a restaurant with live opera singing waiters.


This journey is organized every month. Ask us dates by mailing 

Your investment is  Euro 2.495 excluding VAT and excluding hotel nights & diners

The number of travel companions is 4 -8 plus your travel guides Elvira & Peter 

Customized Tour:

The Taste of Happiness is available in one- and two-day formats and as a private tour or 10+ person tour.  It can be delivered directly to client groups by The Hero’s Journey travel guides, or by third-party trainers, coaches and consultants who are trained and licensed by The Hero’s Journey.