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After many months in the making, I am so thrilled to invite you to join me on my first blogging retreat! Alongside with Anne Lowrey of Part-Time Traveler, we created Gather + Getaway this year as we both had this deep desire to lead a boutique blogging retreat for women.

Let me share a bit more….

How I know Anne:
First off, Anne & I are two small-town girls (we come from the same home town!) and we connected in San Francisco a few years back. Fast forward to today… We’ve fostered a supportive relationship with each other’s work, danced our way through Cuba, and spent many days brainstorming together. Anne is an award-winning freelance traveler writer and writes her blog Part-Time Traveler that is dedicated to a balance of travel and home. She’s one talented writer and digital strategist (with work appearing in TripAdvisor, BBC Travel, and Eater). So needless to say, I’m incredibly honored to co-lead my first blogging retreat with Anne.

Meet Gather + Getaway: A Boutique Blogging Retreat:

Gather + Getaway is a retreat that will be three nights and four days spent helping female travel bloggers elevate their craft and connect with likeminded creatives. Our first one is on the stunning coastline of California in Carmel on January 17th, 2019.

We’ve designed it to be an intimate space (8 women only) in a destination that sparks wanderlust, fuels your creative tank, and helps you rethink your blogging strategy. We’ll be teaching classes on social media, photography, writing, marketing, and most importantly, how to take your blog to the next level. Alongside the teaching, we will be exploring the incredible destination — imagine hikes on the coast, a photography excursion to Big Sur, wine tasting and exploring the enchanting Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Join Me: A Blogging Retreat for Women

Join Me: A Blogging Retreat for Women


I so hope if you’ve ever considered attending a blogging retreat, that you’ll join me. I am excited to spend time with you, share what I’ve learned along the way, and help you grow as a creative.

You can find all of the information for our first Gather + Getaway Retreat here!

If you have any questions, feel free to email gatherandgetaway@gmail.com!

PS — Are You Booking a Trip Soon? Use My Booking Checklist!

These are the sites I use most to book my own trips. Using the links below is a great way to support Bon Traveler’s travel journalism at no extra cost to you. If you need help organizing your itinerary, get my free travel itinerary template here.

1. Book Your Flights

Use Skyscanner to find the best flights. It searches 100s of airlines and websites across the globe to ensure you’re not missing out on any route options or deals.

2. Book Your Accommodations

Use Booking.com for hotels and guest houses. They have the biggest inventory and consistently offer the best rates.

3. Book Your Tours & Experiences

Use Viator or Get Your Guide to find the best tours and experiences. They are my favorite tour search engines. I always check both as their inventory varies depending on the destination.

4. Book Your Car

Use Discover Cars or Rentalcars.com to find the best car rental deals. I recommend comparing rental agency reviews on Google to ensure you are booking with the best company in that destination, as the reviews are often more accurate than the car rental search engines.

5. Don’t Forget Airport Lounge Access

Get a Priority Pass membership to gain access to 1,400+ VIP lounges and airport experiences worldwide. The Priority Pass app is the first thing I check when I have a layover. I’ve been a member for over a decade, and having a comfortable place to relax before and between flights makes air travel so much more enjoyable.

6. Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

I never leave the country without travel insurance. It provides comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong (ie. illness, injury, theft, and cancelations, etc.). I use it frequently for my travels to stay protected.

My favorite companies that offer the best coverage and rates are:


Xx,
Jessica

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