CostaBaja™ Resort and Spa to host Writing Conference For Travel Writers


Have you ever dreamed of becoming a travel writer or a successful published author? Make your dreams come true this year at the gorgeous CostaBaja Resort and Spa, La Paz the capital of Mexico’s Baja California. This jaw-dropping resort will be the inspiration for your new book, memoir or travel article. Join renowned travel writer and multiple published author Perry Garfinkel from April 14- 16, 2016. Guests can take advantage of Early Bird Specials until March 1, 2016, priced at $2,508 for single occupancy and $2,139 for double occupancy. Enjoy five-days and four nights in a Seaview room plus delicious meals and use of the resort amenities.

Garfinkel’s writer’s retreats are highly personalized. He shares his secrets to success that he’s honed over the years as a regular contributor to National Geographic Traveler, Saveur, Yoga and Departures Magazine, plus he’s been a fixture at the New York Times as a contributing editor since 1986.
“CostaBaja is at the cutting edge of one of the hottest trends in the wellness spa movement recognizing that creativity should be a fundamental part of the resort spa experience,” explained Garfinkel.  “Writing is both a creative form of self-expression and a vehicle for self-discovery.  And what better place to give your creativity wings than at the pristine beauty of CostaBaja Resort and Spa?”
Testimonials on Garfinkel’s writer’s retreats:
  • The setting of the resort was a perfect backdrop for the various topics of focus we covered in our writing assignments, from architecture, to food to yoga and the spa – my personal favorite!
    ~ Shaffali Miglani
         Your straightforwardness about what can realistically be expected of big magazines – what they want and advice on how to break into them – was priceless. ~ Genna Marie Robustelli 
What guests can expect:
         Find the soul of their story
         Sources for new ideas
         Research in the field
         How to conduct interviews
         How to pitch editors
         A personalized marketing and social media plan
         How to make a business of writing
         Accompanying materials that focus on writing well at all levels and developing strong personal voice and style
         In-class writing exercises, “assignments” on-site and expeditions off property
         Editorial brainstorming sessions
This retreat is being offered by Retreats Unlimited. To make a reservation, review this itinerary or for additional informationt visit Retreats Unlimited or call 312-961-3280. Join Retreats Unlimited on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for upcoming retreat announcements, promotions and discount offers.
About Perry GarfinkelA journalist for some 40 years, author of three books, co-author of four and ghostwriter of four, Perry Garfinkel has been a regular contributor to the New York Times since 1986. He’s also written for National Geographic Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, and others…plus Huffington Post. His 2007 book Buddha or Bust (Three Rivers Press), a spiritual travel adventure memoir, was a national bestseller. Arthur Frommer called his book, Travel Writing for Profit and Pleasure “the definitive work in the field.” It will be updated and reissued soon. He has been teaching adult writing workshops, specializing in travel, for some 30 years.
About CostaBaja Resort and Spa: This all-inclusive CostaBaja Resort and Spa is just 10 minutes south of downtown La Paz, the capital of Mexico’s Baja California.  The resort, unmatched in the region, is set on the magnificent Sea of Cortez overlooking a 250 slip marina and a white sand beach.  It is nestled like a jewel within 550 acres of environmentally protected costal lands.  Just north of the hotel lies Isla Espiritu Santo, a designated UNESCO World-Heritage bio-reserve, and adjacent waters that offer the best sport fishing in Baja Sur. CostaBaja offers exclusive access and preferred rates at Mexico’s only Gary Player-designed golf course; the tranquil Espiritu Spa featuring locally-inspired treatments and full spa services; three pools and multiple dining options.