Whether you're looking for a personalized trip for a special occasion like a honeymoon or birthday, or are wanting to have an adventure of a lifetime with fellow like-minded travelers, Live Laugh Love Tours is your "go to" tour company. We are currently finalizing our group tour dates for 2019 so stay tuned for more info soon! In the meantime, if you would like us to organize a private tour for you to any of our destinations, please don't hesitate to contact us .
Live Laugh Love Tours was founded in 2009 by Melina Lillios. Melina has been conducting tours throughout the world since 1985. She directed educational bus tours throughout England and Southern Europe for 5 years as well as worked as a tour director for Contiki Tours which took her all over the United States, Canada, the Bahamas, Australia, and New Zealand. Melina first came to Hawaii to open up a worldwide office for Contiki in 1989 and then went on to become operations manager for the world-wide travel companies Globus Gateway and Cosmos Tours.Melina has travelled to over 50 countries in the past 30 years and has created tours around some of her favorite worldwide destinations.Her heartfelt passion for travel, culture, and adventure will be sure to add to any trip you take with her !
We pride ourselves on giving you a most personalized trip with plenty of free time to explore with many options of day and evening activities to choose from. You will feel welcomed every where you go as our hotels and vendors have all been working with us for over 10 years. And you can be rest assured that you will return home rested and rejuvenated with wonderful memories of exciting adventures and new friends made.
Experience the many wonders of the bustling city of Bangkok, dive into the crystal clear waters of the tropical island of Ko Lanta, swim in the famed waters where the movie "The Beach" was filmed, trek with elephants in the jungle, enjoy a yoga class or a beach-side massage, take a cooking class or learn how to scuba dive. Then onward to Phuket for another fun beach-side experience and a night to get your rest before flying off to home in the morning. Combine this week in Thailand with a 7-day trip to Bali if you truly want a complete Southeast Asia experience !
Come fill your senses with the artistic traditions and natural wonders of this magnificent Hindu island. We will stay in Ubud for 4 nights in a wonderful traditional Balinese hotel where you will be surrounded by the tranquility of rice fields and the incredible warmth of our hotel staff. Our last two nights will be spent near the beach in the trendy ocean-side town of Seminyak. Here will enjoy the luxury of staying in our own private villas with pools. Combine this week in Bali with a week in Thailand for the full Southeast Asia Experience !
Visit the birthplace of drama, philosophy, and democracy in Athens,swim in the crystal clear blue Mediterranean waters of Milos (home to the Venus de Milos), explore tbreath-taking caldera views on Santorini, and be awed by the majestic ruins and beaches of Crete. In Greece, you will find the perfect mix of culture, history, and beauty everywhere you turn. Come join us for a trip of a lifetime ! 2019 trip prices TBA. Itinerary for 2019 here
Whether you want to trek the majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro or take an adventure-filled safari across the Serengeti, Tanzania is a must-see destination to enjoy so much of what Africa has to offer. Enjoy free time exploring the city of Arusha, with many options of taking classes in dance, art, and cooking. The warmth of the Tanzanians will win your heart the moment you arrive !
If an exotic tropical island escape is what you're looking for, look no further than Zanzibar ! Here you will find all the rich history and culture in Stonetown, a UNESCO heritage site as well as some of the world's most beautiful clear ocean waters in Nungwi. Currently our tours there are being created around the exciting African music festival of Busara which occurs for 4 days in early February.
Come join us for a trip of a lifetime to the world's most renowned "Land of Happiness". Enjoy 10 nights and 11 days of touring some of the most amazing cities, villages, and sites in one of the most beautiful,"untouched" countries in the world. Our trips are always planned around one of the countries yearly festivals which is a "must see" for anyone visiting this beautiful country.
For a detailed itinerary of what we have seen and done in previous tours, click HERE
"As I ponder the experience of Melina's Live, Laugh, Love Tour of Thailand and Bali 2013, all I am reminded of is the Chinese Proverb: "When love and skill work together, you have a masterpiece." No words resonate more truthfully as Melina's skill as a first class tour leader, combined with her complete knowledge of the places we were taken, along with her infectious love for the people and cultures we visited, proved to create one helluva a masterpiece.
This is not a tour for those who want to hide on a bus and not participate, but for those who are seekers and want to experience and soak up the local color, culinary delights and welcome the opportunity to be exposed to an entirely new way of life and thinking. It was the vacation, no I'll rephrase that, an experience of a lifetime. I dare you not to come back with a new spirit. Thank you Melina, so looking forward to our next adventure! "
Melina is the most unique combination of laid-back yet super-energetic, highly organized yet non-militant and concerned/caring yet free-spirited.
She was equally attentive to everyone, answered all questions, addressed all needs and wishes and made sure everything was checked off of our individual bucket lists. The professional guides she used were awesome and I returned learning more than I anticipated. !
My 2-week trip to Greece was truly the most educational, relaxing, seamless, stress-free, fun-filled two weeks I could ever hope for. Did I mention it was in GREECE?? Daily, you would say to yourself or overhear someone say, “I am living in a post card!” My only regret is that I have to wait to save up money until I can travel with Melina again. "
“I am overwhelmed by the planning and care Melina put into our Greece tour this past summer to pull it off so seemingly effortlessly !
Melina’s attention to ferry tickets, hotel reservations, and great guides was outstanding. And her uncanny ability to find and work with local vendors just made our tour all the more enjoyable.
And yes , everywhere we went, we were welcomed like family thanks to you, Melina. The wonderful rapport with everyone you work with was so apparent to all of us and made us always feel so at home wherever we were.
The greatest gift of the tour was meeting and getting to know the people attracted to Melina’s travel group. Never have we traveled with kinder, more curious and educated travelers- all very fun-loving yet very respectful of one anothers’ privacy and interests. It was a great blending of souls on a vacation that turned into an affirmation of the goodness of strangers and the agelessness of friendships..
My new motto is : “Life is Short ..Jump in !!”
"Thank you so much ! These past 2 weeks have been the most amazing experience of my life. I feel so blessed to have had this opportunity to travel with you and meet all these amazing people. This was my first time out of the country and I now I have the travel bug! This trip has opened my eyes to so many things and has inspired me to do so much more with my life. Words cannot really express how grateful I am or how this trip has changed me. Thank you for everything. You are amazing !"
"Ever wanted to go away on a dream vacation ? My dear friend Melina is the best tour guide you can ever hope for! She took my group to Thailand and Bali last year, and I cannot recommend her enough to anyone else looking to explore new parts of the globe.
"If you ever want to see the world come do it with Melina and Live Laugh Love Tours ! I promise she is the most well traveled person you will ever meet. Melina is an AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL person that worked her ass off (with a smile) to make sure we were all happy, comfortable and having the best experience possible. I consider Melina a dear friend that I WILL see again very soon. You will not regret traveling with someone that knows each country you visit like the back of her hand! "