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!)


Emily September 12, 2009 at 8:23 am

Fingers crossed…

David Human September 12, 2009 at 9:07 am

All the way from South Africa and a food LOVER! I just dream, dream….. o come on give us South Africans also a chance to experience your world

Charity September 12, 2009 at 9:13 am

I would absolutely be in heaven to do this!

Samy Chabbi September 12, 2009 at 9:15 am

PLZ Sign me up for the Club Med- I can make use of the material and the amazing panel of experts!!

Yael Even September 12, 2009 at 9:25 am

How I would love to be there!!

maggie September 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

great giveaway!! i hope i win1

Karla Henderson September 12, 2009 at 10:42 am

Pick me.

Lisa P. September 12, 2009 at 11:41 am

Vacations with food bloggers? Childcare? Great food? Count me in!

Mary September 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Que experiencia tan bonita!

Suzy September 12, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I would love the chance to escape the cold for a bit this winter, and meet some really interesting and talented people. Pick me!

Julie L. September 12, 2009 at 12:40 pm

I could really use this trip. Not just because it would mean relaxing in Ixtapa with tons of food and my favorite bloggers. No, it’s my own blog that could really use a jump-start, and this trip would be just the thing!

rachel September 12, 2009 at 2:42 pm

adding to the chorus, i wanna go! :) here’s to hoping…!

roger September 12, 2009 at 2:44 pm

sounds like a great opportunity! i hope its mine!

anneliese zemp September 12, 2009 at 4:16 pm

I would L O V E to join you…and take so many phots of so much food!

Trang September 12, 2009 at 5:11 pm

I hope I will win!

Brian September 12, 2009 at 5:28 pm

Onegai shimasu.

Lara Zelman September 12, 2009 at 5:50 pm

I would love to meet all these food blogging royalty!

Tess Cain September 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I’m ready eager to go to Mexico and learn all I can from the very best of the best food bloggers. Choose me please! I am trying to learn all I can to begin a grass-roots program to teach children in our community the art of making healthy, fresh, delicious food and having fun cooking with their friends friends and family. Your band of bloggers is the funnest group of foodies I can imagine hanging out with. Won’t you take me with? Please?

Lisa September 12, 2009 at 6:16 pm

I would be so much fun to have at food blogger camp!

Michael Collins September 12, 2009 at 7:01 pm

Look like it will be a fun week!

Helen September 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

I would love to go!

Whitney September 12, 2009 at 7:37 pm

Count me in!

Lorrie@ReadNEat September 12, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Dreaming of tacos, pictures and a kick-ass blog. Hope to see you in Mexico!

chris September 12, 2009 at 9:24 pm

Count me in as wanting to be lucky.

New Diarist September 12, 2009 at 9:32 pm

I like blogging. I like Club Med. I like free. Let’s go.

Becky Fusselman September 12, 2009 at 9:45 pm

This looks like a great experience!

Rosemary Mark September 12, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I’d definitely have to say “yipeee-wowwza” if I get picked!!

Lori (A Cowboy's Wife) September 12, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Wow…While the vacation itself would be out of this world (and oh so beautiful to look at), the foodies alone would be such an honor to hang around with. Count this as my entry as I would absolutely love to win. I hope whoever does win is truly grateful for the experience. Good luck to all.

Casey Angelova September 12, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Can’t wait to check it out.

Chaitali September 13, 2009 at 12:18 am

This is so awesome! Pick me!

Mélanie September 13, 2009 at 1:34 am

Hi. I saw that “The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of New York. It is void where prohibited, and in any country outside the United States.” Does that mean that it is only open to US residents? Oh, I wish it is not, I would so much like to go… Thank you anyway for the opportunity, this food blogger camp is a GREAT idea. I love the program, everything seems very interesting (and I would really need the advises!)…

Alice September 13, 2009 at 4:34 am

How exciting! An unusual kind of holiday… I wish Mexico was closer!

Kevin September 13, 2009 at 4:35 am

This food blogger camp certainly sounds like fun!

Amelia September 13, 2009 at 6:25 am

ooh! starving artist over here!

Teressa Harrington September 13, 2009 at 6:28 am

I would so love to win this trip. Thanks for such a great give a way !!!

Southern Grace Gourmet September 13, 2009 at 6:38 am

I would love a chance to win, what a giveaway!

Alta September 13, 2009 at 6:44 am

Ooooh, pick me! :)

Michaele Musel September 13, 2009 at 6:52 am

What an amazing event-keeping my fingers and toes crossed!!

Lori @ RecipeGirl September 13, 2009 at 7:08 am

What a great opportunity! I should be so lucky… fingers crossed!

Vee Wong September 13, 2009 at 7:13 am

Would love to win this and learn from the masters of Food Bloggers. Thanks!

Dominique September 13, 2009 at 7:17 am

I’d love to come with you!

Dave W. September 13, 2009 at 7:30 am

While going would likely be hell on my Weight Watcher-ing gut, I can’t pass this opportunity up.

Brandi September 13, 2009 at 7:50 am

Thanks for the contest!

Rhonda September 13, 2009 at 7:51 am

What a wonderful opportunity!

Yubert Fang September 13, 2009 at 7:58 am

I hope I win! I love photography and food!

Vikki September 13, 2009 at 8:08 am

Would love to go

Sarah September 13, 2009 at 8:11 am

What a great opportunity! Can’t hurt to try to win!

ML September 13, 2009 at 8:34 am

It’s my birthday today–hope I win!

Elyse September 13, 2009 at 8:42 am

I’d love to go! A fab opportunity and a fun trip!!

Courtney September 13, 2009 at 9:05 am

Pick me!!! Pick me!!! So fun… Thanks!

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