Retreats

Part press trip, part workshop…a whole lot of fun!

About Our Travel Writing Retreats

Our travel writing retreats are part press trip and part workshop. We partner with destinations to show our travel writers the best their area has to offer, and between fun activities and delectable meals, Noreen and Kristi teach informational workshops that will help you land more paid assignments and all-inclusive press trips.

Each trip is different but every retreat includes:

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Gourmet dining and craft beverages
  • Unique local activities
  • Group masterminding and training sessions
  • Ongoing support in a private Facebook group
 Each of our retreats is customized to fit each specific group of attendees and improve their skills as a travel writer. 

Happy writers

The travel writers retreat is what I needed to continue with travel writing. It was such an inspirational group to enjoy Breckenridge with. The retreat was the perfect combination of learning and experiencing what a FAM trip is. I got out of my comfort zone and came back energised ready to write articles with new knowledge. I’m so ready to see where the travel writers life takes me and I couldn’t do it without the guidance from Noreen and Kristi.

Erin Jones

Noreen and Kristi developed a program designed to build confidence. The retreat content was practical and can be readily used to improve our pitches. The venue was beyond breathtaking, and I developed relationships that will last.  I highly recommend participating and I would happily do it again!

Julie Suman

The travel writers retreat is what I needed to continue with travel writing. It was such an inspirational group to enjoy Breckenridge with. The retreat was the perfect combination of learning and experiencing what a FAM trip is. I got out of my comfort zone and came back energised ready to write articles with new knowledge. I’m so ready to see where the travel writers life takes me and I couldn’t do it without the guidance from Noreen and Kristi.

Kat Anderson

What We Teach

Every trip is tailored to the writers on the trip, so this is only a sample of workshops we’ve taught in the past. 

Social Sharing: How to Use Social Media on Press Trips

Learn exactly what CVBs expect from travel writers press trips and how to over deliver! We’ll also share some inside info on how to grow your following and increase your engagement on Instagram.

Mastering the Subtlety of Creative Writing

Creative writing that draws the editor in is one of the most effective ways of selling a travel story. We’ll teach you our “tricks of the trade” that will have editors clamoring for even more of your stories.

SEO Secrets of Top-Producing Writers

We understandeven just the mention of SEO probably makes your head hurt. But, what if we told you that learning just a tiny bit could greatly increase your paid assignments? It’s true and we’re going to teach you!

The World of Opportunity: Find Out What You’re Truly Capable Of

If you’re looking to establish a career (or second career!) as a travel writer, this session will give you all the tools you need to maximize your efforts and find the jobs that help you make more money.

Workshop: How to Land More All-Inclusive Press Trips

Whether you’ve been on one press trip or many, you’re likely interested in landing even more. In this workshop, we’ll discuss what destinations are looking for, how to approach them, tips for working with multiple CVBs in one trip and more.

Check out an agenda from one of our past retreats!

2022 Retreats

Keep checking back for additional 2022 locations and dates!

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Jan, 2022

Vero Beach Retreat

If you dig the mid-century modern vibe, this is the retreat for you! Between architecture tours and star gazing, we’ll dig in on writing and social media tips, pitching tricks and how to land more all-inclusive press trips.

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April 2022

Tri-Valley Retreat

We’re heading out to California to Tri-Valley Wine Country to combine our love of travel and good wine! Between wine tastings, we’ll be talking social media, pitching tips and tricks, getting into bigger and better publications and more!

13

Oct, 2022

Outer Banks Retreat

North Carolina’s famous barrier islands are a beach and nature lover’s paradise! We’ll stay together in this gorgeous 10 bedroom/11 bathroom home in Duck, NC just a block from the water and enjoy a mix of workshop sessions and fun activities with some delicious local meals in between.

10

Nov, 2022

Bryan, TX Retreat

Southern hospitality abounds in Bryan, Texas! Described as “where refined meets rustic” and “history meets community,” this small town is situated at the epicenter of Texas’s five major metros. We’ll stay at The Stella Hotel, voted #3 Hotel in Texas by Conde’ Nast in 2020. Experience Texas hospitality at its best with fun activities between workshop sessions and the best food Texas has to offer.

Past Retreats

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Aug, 2021

Breckenridge Retreat

Let the altitude change your attitude! Escape to the mountains to learn tips to improve your writing and social media so you can land more paid assignments and more press trips.

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Sept, 2021

Flagstaff Retreat

National monuments and nighttime skies make Flagstaff a magical place to retreat! We’ll talk about how to improve your writing, pitch to bigger and better publications and land more great press trips.

12

Oct, 2021

Palm Springs Retreat

If you dig the mid-century modern vibe, this is the retreat for you! Between architecture tours and star gazing, we’ll dig in on writing and social media tips, pitching tricks and how to land more all-inclusive press trips.

Be The First

Want to be notified when we add new locations and dates? Fill out our travel writing retreat application, and once you’re accepted you’ll be among the first to know!

Author

  • Kristi Dosh is a “recovering attorney” who transformed her career through blogging and social media to become ESPN’s first female sports business reporter. She quickly discovered writing about travel was as much fun as writing about sports. Kristi is a contributor for Forbes and has written for POPSUGAR, AARP, CraftBeer.com, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Glamour, Men’s Health, Woman’s Day, Parents, Golf Digest and more. She is the co-founder of Travel Writers University and also Travel by Vacation Rental, a site where travel writers review vacation rentals. Kristi holds a law degree from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Politics from Oglethorpe University. She is the author of two books and a frequent public speaker.

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