Costa Rica Travel Blogging Expedition
Led by Six-Figure Travel Blogger, Paula Pant
August 4-8, 2015

The World’s Best
Travel Writing Gig

Discover How to Turn What You See and
Think on Your Adventures into Income

(No Editors to Woo, No Publications to Sell to)

 You Just Say it Like You See it… and Get Paid.

SPECIAL DEAL:
Save $300 with this Early Bird Discount Today. Offer good until Friday, April 17 at midnight, or until seats are full. Donít delay! Space is limited.

Join us in Costa Rica this August, and you’ll…

Dear Reader,

Ever had someone tell you that they’re “living vicariously through you?”

As travelers, it’s pretty common to hear that -- and it’s a pretty nice compliment. It means that whether you’re traveling around the world or just living out one of your dreams – they envy you for it.

Join us in Costa Rica this August, and not only will your friends and family live vicariously through your trip to a tropical paradise, you’ll also learn how to make that feeling last even longer and span a much wider audience through your blog.

Blogging is a fun way to boost (or replace) your current income, doing something that you love. You get to choose your own hours… check in from wherever in the world you want… whenever you want…

This works no matter what type of blog you choose to create – cooking, gardening, retiring, sailing, golfing, dating… you name it).

And if you set it up right from the get-go, it can be extremely lucrative. Just follow the lead of our expert blogger -- your instructor -- Paula Pant, who makes six figures a year with her blog, and loves every minute of it.

Join Paula in Costa Rica this August, and over five days, you’ll explore one of the world’s most peaceful and serene landscapes in the company of a professional travel blogger whose sole income is generated from her blog. Now she’s ready to help you cut to the chase and develop a successful blog from the ground up, using her winning formula...

Even if your blog is already up-and-running or you’re still toying with different ideas, you’ll benefit greatly from this expedition.

And you don’t need any previous writing experience to do it. Join us this August 4-8, 2015 in Costa Rica and we’ll show you exactly how it’s done.

Sit Back, Relax, and Explore the Pristine
Beaches and Peaceful Culture of the
Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica…
While You Gain the Skills and Secrets
You Need to Boost Your Blog and Earn a Profit

With gorgeous beaches surrounded by lush, green mountains… monkeys swinging from tree branches as you gaze into the sky… delightfully warm weather with occasional, quick showers that cool the night air, allowing for the perfect outdoor dining experience…

Costa Rica is simply breath-taking.

I can’t imagine a better place to get inspired about travel blogging. There are just so many opportunities… stories beckoning to be told… places waiting to be explored. Like the cuisine, the potential experiences are luscious and bountiful.

You will be guaranteed so many unbeatable blogging opportunities… all the while with Paula right there by your side, guiding you to the best choices for your own blog.

The Woman with a “Dream Job”...
About Your Instructor, Paula Pant

In 2008, Paula Pant quit her job, packed her bags, and traveled across the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. When she returned, she started using a blog to share her travels online.

Today, Paula has been funding her travels with the money she makes from her blog for more than three years. And in 2013, she reached the ultimate goal as a professional blogger: making over six-figures.

Not only is Paula a talented writer and entrepreneur, she’s a phenomenal teacher. With her patience, knowledge, and positive attitude, you’re guaranteed a fantastic trip.

With her help, you’ll enjoy all that Costa Rica has to offer… the excited bustle of a local village… impressive views of a waterfall and volcano in a national park… snorkeling in an exotic bay with a variety of fish and marine life… relaxing on a hammock while you read a good book (or research your next destination)… and more.

Whether you want a peaceful refuge where you can hone your writing and blogging skills… or an exciting adventure through a picturesque landscape, you’ll come away with a great foundation for your blog… and the know-how to make money from it.

Join us in Costa Rica…
And Discover the Adventure and
Romance of a Travel Blogger’s Life

By the time your trip comes to an end, you’ll be so proud of your blog… and your friends will be envious of your experience when you get home.

Attendees of these live workshops boast great successes – and you don’t need a lick of experience to join their ranks. If you love to travel and love sharing your experiences with others, blogging is the perfect opportunity for you.

Paula will give you the very best secrets she’s gathered from her own experience blogging as well as experiences and knowledge from some of the highest paid bloggers around the world. With clear, step-by-step formulas and personalized guidance, this expedition will provide you with the ability to create and profit from a blog of any kind – no need to be an internet wiz or website designer.

Paula will lay it all out for you – simply and enjoyably.

You’ll benefit so much from the unique one-on-one instruction throughout the five days, both during class review sessions and out and about in Costa Rica. Paula will let you know what you’re already doing well and what you can do to improve your blog and bump up your success.

Again, whether you have little experience and limited technical knowledge or you’re already a talented blogger, you’ll benefit from this expedition. It will teach you the tricks that pros like Paula use to run blogs that people love and follow religiously.

After just five days in such a beautiful country, you’ll learn all of the ins and outs you need to start funding your travels from your blog.

Activity Level

Moderate to High Activity. Most of this workshop will be spent outdoors, out-and-about throughout the Costa Rican landscape.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. This workshop is for people of all skill levels and experience, and the concepts discussed are doable by anyone. Please remember to bring your laptop.

Here’s a run-down of what you can
expect August 4-8 

We’ll be based at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, a rustic luxury beach front property along the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica.  

Tuesday, August 4

Arrive in Costa Rica, check into the hotel, explore, put your feet in the sand, and get settled…

Join us in the afternoon for introductions and your first action plan. Paula will walk you through her secret formula for success and detail the differences between a regular, run of the mill travel blog and a lucrative one.  You’ll immediately see the importance of a good, bedrock website and you’ll benefit from her long trial-and-error track record.  When Paula first started blogging three or more years ago, she wasn’t making much money.  It was only after she redesigned her blog (and her mindset) that she was able to grow beyond the six-figure mark in 2013.

You’ll lay the right groundwork for your blog and discuss story and theme ideas if you don’t already have one.

In the evening, you’ll have cocktails and get to know the group while enjoying the sunset on Mansita beach.

Dinner is on your own.

Wednesday, August 5

Stories are important in successful blogs so today, you’ll explore a nearby National Park. We’ll kick off the day with a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Then, we’ll meet in the lobby and head to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.  We’ll take a leisurely horseback ride along scenic forest trails to the Oropendola Waterfall, which spills from 82 feet high into a beautiful blue pool.  We’ll enjoy lunch and you’ll have the opportunity to take a quick dip here if you’d like. 

Then we’ll continue on foot with a private guide on the Las Pailas (“The Cauldrons”) Trail, where you’ll enjoy the best views of the active volcano without having to climb on the main crater.  You’ll also see a variety of wildlife and vegetation.  And some amazing volcanic elements, like steam and sulphur pouring out of natural fumaroles in the ground, clay pools boiling with hot volcanic water, and mud frothing and exploding upward at the “Cauldrons.”

After walking along the trail, the horses will take us back on the forest trails out of the park. We’ll return to the hotel, re-group, and gather in the late afternoon for our second class, where Paula will go over the importance of photography and design when it comes to creating a money-making blog.

Dinner is on your own tonight.

Thursday, August 6

After enjoying your complimentary breakfast, we’ll meet in the morning for our third class with Paula. She’ll go over how to promote your blog on social media (you have no idea how important and lucrative these outlets really are…), and we’ll have time for individual review of your blog ideas.

After class, we’ll head to the nearby town of Tamarindo, which is a local beach-side village with good shopping and great food. We’ll visit the famous Guaitil Pottery Farm, where they make and display an authentic, artistic Costa Rican tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation for over 800 years. In fact, it’s one of the only remaining indigenous crafts still being practiced in Costa Rica.

After the pottery farm, you’ll have time to shop and explore Tamarindo at your leisure.

Then, we’ll return to our resort in time to watch the sunset over the Pacific. Dinner is on your own.

Friday, August 7

Today, we relax. Feel free to sleep in this morning, grab some breakfast at your leisure, and meet for our fourth class at 10am. Today’s topic will be the fundamentals of SEO (search engine optimization) and keywording for your blog, so you can increase your Internet presence. We’ll also have time to review your blog post from the previous day.

Not sure what any of that means? Don’t worry, Paula makes it easy and approachable for anyone.

Then, we’ll head to the beach to hop on the Marlin Del Ray, a catamaran that will take us on a tour of the surrounding exotic bays, white-sand beaches, and tropical jungles by sea. We’ll sip some tropical drinks and scan the water for dolphins, turtles, flying fish, and maybe even a whale…

You’ll have the choice to snorkel or swim when we drop anchor in a peaceful bay. Then we’ll enjoy dinner onboard as we watch the sunset over the glistening water (be sure to bring your camera).

We’ll then return to our resort, happy as a clam.

Saturday, August 8

Wake up and grab breakfast this morning, and then join us for our very last blogging session with Paula. Today, we’re talking cold, hard cash: how to monetize your blog. Once you leave the classroom, you’ll have everything you need to go home and launch a blog that could fund your travels for the rest of your life.

After class, grab lunch on your own and take the afternoon to yourself… relax on the beach, go to the spa, finish a good book, write your next blog post… take some time to reflect on all you have learned over the past few days, and enjoy yourself.

Then, we’ll meet at 6pm for our farewell dinner – on us. We’ll meet at Tamarine, the delicious Asian-fusion restaurant right on the resort, over-looking the beach. Here, we’ll swap stories and enjoy one last meal together on a cool, relaxing Costa Rican night.

Sunday, August 9

Fly home from Costa Rica, or extend your visit in this extraordinary country and do some exploring on your own. After all, it’s time to start blogging.

Note: Our workshop schedules are always subject to change due to weather and construction.  The primary focus of this workshop is on travel blogging and areas that are good for exploring and learning.

Pricing and What's Included:

Full Price: $3,797 per person

Early Bird Discount: Save $300 with our Early Bird Discount when you sign up before Friday, April 17.

This discount is just for those who reply before April 17. After that, the price goes up.

The full price of this workshop is $3,797 but you’ll pay just $3,497* by registering today. That’s a full $300 in savings.

(*Note: Additional discounts may apply. You can click through to the registration form at the link below to learn more.)

Easy Payment Plan: What’s more, if you’d like to take advantage of our easy payment plan, you can register today for just $697 down.

Here’s how it works:

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What to Bring:

Again, this workshop is limited to 12 people only, and these small-group workshops with our pros always sell out quickly, so reserve your seat now.

To register, please click below.

Your discount price of just $3,497 is only good until Friday, April 17, 2015. After that, the price goes up.

What’s more, if your spouse or a guest would like to join you, he or she can do so for just $2,697.

Space is limited to just 12 attendees. I strongly urge you to sign up soon – because these seats are sure to fill up quickly. And I’d hate for you to miss out on such a rare opportunity to blog alongside one of the industry’s best!

So please, register now by clicking below or you can also email me at lori@greatescapepublishing.com.

This is going to be the trip of a lifetime – with plenty of stories and photos to prove it.

Sincerely,

Lori Allen
Director, Great Escape Publishing

Cancellation Policy: All our workshops and expeditions are non-refundable before the event. If, however, you are unable to attend – and you give us at least 30 days notice – we will be happy to apply your payment toward a future workshop, minus a $200 processing fee for overseas expeditions like Costa Rica or Peru or a $50 processing fee for stateside workshops like those in Portland or Denver. Cancellations with less than 30 days notice may be subject to extra fees.

*NOTE: You may qualify for additional discounts on Costa Rica Travel Blogging Expedition if you’ve purchased certain Great Escape products over the last 12 months. Click below on the Register Today button for details on how much you can save.

Meet Your Guide



Paula Pant.
Paula is an award-winning journalist specializing in travel, money management, and lifestyle design. In Costa Rica this August, she’ll be your blogging instructor and travel buddy.

She has traveled to 32 countries, averaging one month in each country. She started her blog in 2008, when she quit her job, packed her bags, and started traveling the world, but she didn't know how to grow an audience or make money from a blog -- so she spent the two years getting everything wrong. In 2010, she finally learned what she was doing and started earning money at blogging; in 2013, her blog-related income passed the six-figure mark. 

Her blog, Afford-Anything.com, draws over 80,000 visitors per month and has 10,000 email/newsletter subscribers. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including MSN Money, AARP Bulletin, Lifehacker, Business Insider, Forbes, DailyFinance, Clark Howard, Inc. Magazine and more.

Having visited Costa Rica before, Paula can’t wait to join you on this beautiful adventure and help you take your blog to the next level.


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