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What is The VIVE Society?

VIVE is a group of travelers that love the luxury lifestyle, aren’t afraid to visit the far ends of the globe, experience new cultures, party till the sun comes up and find time for yoga & wellness in the midst of it all.

The VIVE team understands that most people don’t have the time or energy to plan exotic trips and often don’t know where to begin. Husband and wife team, Michelle & Nelson Ruiz, created the company with the “soul” intention to create once in a lifetime moments for travelers while making sure they feel well taken care of every step of the way.

Most Travel Companies simply add you into a “travel bundle” generated online by budget suppliers ( cheap, tacky hotel rooms and crappy flight itineraries! ) or choose to host their trips at a retreat center where the center plans the trip and the organizers “just show up.” What sets VIVE apart is the customized planning done with love by Licensed Travel Planner, Michelle Ruiz.

Whether you are a first time traveler or seasoned globe trotter … VIVE is guaranteed to take you to places you never thought possible. Join the family of like-minded travelers and start making your biggest travel goals come true!
Connect with Vive Society here or on Facebook and Instagram to see where they are headed to next! If you don’t see a trip that matches up with your schedule, you can request a custom trip to be designed for you or your own group.

The Founders of VIVE Society

Meet Your Hosts

Michelle Ruiz is a full time E-RYT500 Yoga Instructor who leads Teacher Trainings, large scale events and workshops in the state of Florida and beyond. Having traveled to over 15 countries, her passion is providing once in a life time experiences for others. She believes travel is our greatest teacher and the number one way to reconnect with our selves when we feel we have lost our way. She fell in love with travel at a very young age.  A visit to West Africa at the age of 14 is what jump started her love for travel and she hasn’t stopped since. 

After many years as a yoga teacher, this Global Goddess has intertwined her love for yoga and travel by creating luxury retreats that provide her guests the opportunity to experience new cultures, spoil themselves with life’s luxuries and in the process, become a more beautiful , refined version of themselves.

She says that sharing the mindset & beauty of the Eastern world is truly the greatest gift she can pass on to her students and friends. You can read more about her here and on her personal website

Nelson Ruiz is a former U.S. Marine. Having traveled to 17 countries and counting, we like to think of him as our bilingual bodyguard. After meeting him once, you will feel you have made a life long friend.

Together they lead retreats that involve cultural exploration, education, high quality yoga experiences, plenty of nightlife and moments you will hold in your heart for a life time.

Feel free to contact Michelle with any questions or special requests when booking. Email: or (813) 205-8807

What is the Vive Society?

Our Core Values

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Cultural Understanding

We believe that our world is a brighter place from living in each other’s shoes. Getting off the tourist path and interacting with locals is at the top of our priority list. Our hope is that each traveler returns home with a new found knowledge and love for the countries we visit.

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After a long day of playing with elephants, cooking bread in a bedouin village or dancing in the desert sand dunes at night … we understand that a warm shower, foot massage or Netflix binge is in order. Many of our travelers wait all year for this trip of a life time. We are dedicated to make it everything you’ve dreamed of. 

No retreat centers or dorm rooms here! We only book 5 star Hotels for our retreats. This means you will have complete privacy during your travels as well as all the modern amennities that these hotels provide. We find it important to have a doctor on site, concierge service, laundry service, gym, pool, sauna, spa, free wifi  and reliable transportation for every where you wish to go. 

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Whether you are a first time traveler or seasoned explorer who simply doesn’t have the time to plan out an exotic vacation, we are here to take care of every last detail for you. 

Once you’ve booked, our exclusive Traveler Dashboard allows you to customize your trip, keep track of flights, excursions, passport info and payments on your computer or mobile device. 

Our certified travel concierge handles all the details and special requests. Just log in to see your customized trip.

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