Announcing Food Blogger Camp & Free Trip Give-Away!

by Matt on September 9, 2009


I’m going to try not to use words like “Yipeeee!” and “wowwza!” to describe how excited I am about this. Some food bloggers, a few you may know, have teamed up with Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico for the first ever Food Blog Camp.

This event in January includes Diane Cu and Todd Porter, Michael and Donna Ruhlman, me and my partner-in-crime Adam Pearson, Dianne Jacob, Jaden Hair, Elise Bauer and David Lebovitz.

Seminars include Food Writing With Your Senses, Best Blogging Practices, Building A Better Blog with Multimedia, From Blog To Book, and even Food Photography and Food Styling.  You can read more about them on the Club Med Insider site here.

In addition to the seminars there will also be some pretty nifty activities like a walking tour of the Zijuatanejo market, a visit to the fisherman’s market, as well as meet-and-greets with local farmers to talk about their sustainable agricultural practices. I’m pretty sure there will be some gorgeous sunsets thrown in there for good measure, too.

Hope to see you there! And make sure to check below to find out how to win a trip to the Food Blogger Camp!

To sign up, visit the Food Blog Camp booking page.

1. At the bottom of the page, click where it says Click Here to Book

2. Use Login: blogger, Password: 160606, to get the special ‘Food Blog Camp’ discount price of $599 to $999 US based on double-occupancy for this all-inclusive trip.

3. There will be a drop-down menu so choose ‘Ixtapa’, and type in the dates: January 9-16, and 7 days for length of stay. You can come for less days, or all of them. (3-day packages are $599.) The booking page will open showing the discounted price just underneath the regular price. (It will say “Best Available Offer: Food Blogger Camp”) A slightly-higher price may be shown if you’re basing your search on single-occupancy. The $999 US 7-day price is based on double-occupancy.

Other questions*? Call 1-888-WebClub

Win a Free Trip!

Club Med is giving away a place free to one participant. Included will be all seminars, room, meals, and beverages. Airfare from anywhere in the continental United States is included. To enter, all you need to do is to leave a comment here, and if you wish, at any of the websites of the other participants listed below, and/or by following Club Med Insider on Twitter.

The more sites that you post on, the more your chances are of winning. Although you can comment at each of the sites, only one comment per site. Entrants who make more than one comment per site will be disqualified.

(Please note that due to time differences, the various participants will be posting their entries at various times. Kindly be patient and when they do post, you’re welcome to leave a comment there to enter the contest.)

The contest begins now and ends on Sunday September 13, 2009 at 11:59 p.m EST (US). A winner will be drawn at random from the participating websites and the Twitter followers on or around September 15, 2009. Winner may bring a guest for the discounted price of a double occupancy room. Their airfare is not included.

This event is open to all food bloggers and the winning includes attendance at all the seminars. When you leave your comment, please leave a link to your blog in the URL.

Please read the contest rules before entering. If you do register and end up being the winner, your payment will be refunded.

For more information, check out the Food Blogger Camp website.

And please note that due to the number of entries I won’t be able to answer any questions personally about the contest. For booking or other questions, please call 1-888-WebClub

(and the photo above was taken earlier in the year in the Bahamas and isn’t representative of who will be in Mexico. Although it’s pretty darn close!)


Seth Chadwick September 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

This would be an incredibly opportunity to enhance my blog and my skills. I greatly appreciate the opportunity to enter and good luck to all participants. Best wishes.

Julie September 13, 2009 at 9:40 am

I’m feeling lucky!

Helen September 13, 2009 at 9:45 am

Sounds fun. I’d love to go!

Stephanie Lang September 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

Food Blogging Camp?! I’m so there!

Stefanie September 13, 2009 at 10:34 am

I would LOVE to be there…it sounds so amazing! I’ve been thinking for a while to start my own food blog….this event would teach me so much!

Amanda September 13, 2009 at 10:35 am

This conference would really help me get my blog off the ground. To enter the discourse with chefs of this caliber would be priceless. Even if I don’t win I’d love to hear all of the wonderful advice given…please send updates!

Amelia Florencia September 13, 2009 at 10:39 am

Wowza!! Let me in!! Great prize!!! Thanks for sahring….Amelia F.

Cathy September 13, 2009 at 10:52 am

I would love to be selected!! Looks like a fabulous time. I have admired Jaden Hair, Elise Bauer, and David Lebovitz for a long time now. Such inspiration!

Laurey Masterton September 13, 2009 at 10:58 am

Sounds fun.
Laurey Masterton

Eliot September 13, 2009 at 10:59 am

Please take me. I’ll do dishes.

Alejandra September 13, 2009 at 11:02 am

Oh wow! What a great trip. I’m hoping I win!

Jessica September 13, 2009 at 11:03 am

Wow! What a great opportunity! Can’t wait to be a part of it! Sign me up:-)

Charlotte September 13, 2009 at 11:26 am

We were just thinking of a vacation in January and this woud be the perfect itinerary!

Naheel September 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm

takka takka takka takka :-) so excited!

Jenn September 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm

Would love to join you! Keeping my fingers crossed…

Angela@spinachtiger September 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Would love to win. Hope I do, so I can bring my husband and learn a lot, make new friends.

Kitchen Butterfly September 13, 2009 at 1:58 pm

I want to come. I wanna win. I want to meet you. Please pick me

tamara September 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm


Sun Drawn Sarah September 13, 2009 at 2:28 pm

I hope to make it, win or not!

Laurie Harrison September 13, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Sign me up!

Haley J. September 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

I will refrain from using those words, too, unless I win. In that case, all bets are off.

Romaine at Salad-in-a-Jar September 13, 2009 at 4:23 pm

How exciting would it be to win?!!!

momgateway September 13, 2009 at 4:37 pm

Awesome…hope I get lucky

Julia Hidy September 13, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Great program you’ve set up! I’m going to try and clear my schedule…would be such a fab event. Thanks,

Carina September 13, 2009 at 4:55 pm

Sounds wonderful!

cosmic cowgirl September 13, 2009 at 5:37 pm

thanks for letting me play–i wanna go!!

Katherine September 13, 2009 at 5:46 pm

Now *that* sounds like fun! Apparently a lot of other people think so too. :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

Beth September 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm

I’d love to go!

Kristina September 13, 2009 at 6:02 pm

I would love to win this.

Kelly September 13, 2009 at 6:31 pm

What a great vacation this would be!

Joshua Makaron September 13, 2009 at 6:41 pm

My student budget would love to win this. What a great way to spend my last week of winter break. Please enter me!

Ana Correa September 13, 2009 at 6:48 pm

What a great opportunity to learn from the best in a fabulous location.

David Dadekian September 13, 2009 at 6:55 pm

Glad to see I can still get in an entry this evening. Thank you.

Coco Bean September 13, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I would love to go! P.s. I love your site!!!

Rachel September 13, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Sounds like a great time!

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