I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe that it’s November already. Unlike some people, I don’t dread the start of winter (bring on the snow – all the better to ski on!) but I do struggle sometimes during the holiday season to balance my blogging life and my family life. That’s why today I’m dreaming of attending the inaugural Velas Vallarta Mom Blogger Camp in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. This retreat is going to offer the perfect mix of hedonistic resort luxury, the chance to learn from some top bloggers, and, should you choose, a family vacation. And the timing is ideal – January 5 to 8, 2012. This conference will be just what you need to not only recuperate and relax after the holidays, but to jumpstart your travel blogging or mom blogging resolutions in the new year.
There are several things that make the Mom Blogger Camp a dream-worthy opportunity. Obviously number one is the location. Velas Vallarta offers beaches, pools, snorkeling, fruity drinks, a spa…and all the rooms for are one-bedroom suites that sleep four people, so if you’d like to bring your entire family, you can for only $300 per night – this rate includes not only your room and the conference sessions, but your meals as well. There’s also a kids club with activities for children aged 4 to 12 that’s included in the resort rate.
The second thing that makes me smile thinking about this conference is the chance to learn about everything from monetizing your site to taking better photographs to improving your writing from some top bloggers who are not only experts but really nice people (having been fortunate enough to meet a number of them on other occasions, I can vouch for this fact). In my experience, there’s really nothing like the chance to learn in person from people who are doing it right when it comes to blogging. That this conference will let you do so in a gorgeous setting is an added bonus.
I can’t make it to Mexico in January, but if you’re a blogger who writes about family travel, or just about your family, I recommend checking out this fabulous and very affordable opportunity (see here for more details on the pricing and what’s included).