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Announcing: BlogHouse Scottsdale!

June 6 – 9, 2019 

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PLEASE see requirements below before applying. Serious applicants only.

 

We’re heading to Scottsdale, Arizona for the next Bloghouse!

 

Looking for a unique travel blogging conference in 2019? This summer will mark the 9th BlogHouse. Over the last few years, BlogHouse has really become the small travel blogging retreat that so many travel bloggers want to attend!

We continue to receive wonderful feedback from our attendees and we constantly strive to shape BlogHouse into the most transparent and inclusive event for travel bloggers. Not only do our bloggers learn a ton, they come away feeling inspired and like part of a family.

“BlogHouse turned out to be more valuable than I ever expected. I left the four-day workshop not only bursting with new blogging ideas and armed with practical advice, but with a group of encouraging friends and colleagues who have already been a great source of help and inspiration. I can’t recommend it enough!”

Past BlogHouses have been held in Spain, Toronto, Ireland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, Indianapolis, and Memphis.

Scottsdale Waterfront

Scottsdale Waterfront at night. Credit: David Lemmon for Experience Scottsdale

What is BlogHouse?

BlogHouse is a nearly all-inclusive three-day opportunity to live, work, and learn in a small group environment with experienced mentors and newer, peer bloggers. There are workshops, panels, networking, masterminds, and valuable one-on-one mentoring and advice. We also have some unique surprises, outings, activities, and opportunities for all participants!

“The one-on-one mentorship and intimate setting with other travel bloggers is worth every cost to attend BlogHouse.”

Participants spend time learning from mentors on a large variety of topics such as pitching and working with public relations and brands, monetization, writing, photography, SEO, social media, WordPress tips, and more.

This is a low-stress, sincere environment which results in a unique mentoring experience.

Bloghouse is for you if:

  • You are ready to take your blog to the next level.
  • You take blogging seriously and treat it professionally.
  • You want to make blogging more of a career.
  • You are ready to put in the work!
  • You tend to get more out of small work environments rather than huge conferences.

We pride ourselves on our openness, transparency, and no-judgement atmosphere.

 

Our bloggers have gone on to become some of today’s top travel bloggers. Many have increased their followings ten-fold and won blogging and writing awards such as the National Geographic Traveller Annual Travel Writing Competition and Saveur Magazine’s Top Travel Blog.

“The hands-on learning, personalized site audits and back-end review, and mentorship from some of the best bloggers in the business is absolutely priceless. More importantly though, I came home a member of a close-knit, supportive, community, feeling empowered, optimistic, and excited about the future of my blog.”

THE DETAILS

  • When: Thursday June 6 (early afternoon start time TBA) – Sunday June 9, 2019 (typically wrapping by 12pm)
  • Where: Scottsdale, Arizona at the  Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
  • Fee:  Early Bird: $549USD (apply by January 10!). Regular price: $597
    This covers all workshops/training, most meals, and several other fun activities (see below).
    Accommodation is a media rate of $89 + tax/night at our venue, the Andaz Resort and Spa. This rate will be extended to one day before and after the event!

What’s Included in #BlogHouseScottsdale:

  • 3 days and 3 nights conference
  • Most meals and drinks
  • All workshops, training and coaching by mentors and guest speakers
  • Welcome cocktail reception sponsored by Andaz Resort
  • Experience Scottsdale sponsored evening
  • Exclusive, customized Scottsdale Lunch + Tour
  • Possible Pre/post FAM tours
  • Goody bags full of fun swag!
  • Lifetime membership in our exclusive, private Bloghouse group
  • …and more!

**Requirements for Applicants

We intentionally keep BlogHouse a small and intimate environment with typically 20 attendees maximum. All attendees are hand-picked. Slots are limited so please apply now and tell us why you make a perfect candidate! 

We are looking for advanced BEGINNER (not brand new) to INTERMEDIATE bloggers who want to up their game. Bloggers who take this seriously and want to make more of a career out of blogging and take their blog to the next level. 

  • Your blog must be at least 6 months old.
  • Your blog must be current and consistently updated.
  • You must have a Facebook page for your blog and Twitter and Instagram accounts, all of which are active.
  • Your blog must be in English.
  • You will be required to promote #BloghouseScottsdale and partners on social media channels (mainly Facebook, Insta, and Twitter) plus write at least one blog post about your time in Scottsdale in some capacity. By applying, you are agreeing to this. 

“The relationships I got from BlogHouse far exceeded my expectations. I came expecting workshops, but instead I left with a family.”

Scottsdale

Soleri Bridge & Plaza

Soleri Bridge & Plaza at sunset. Credit: Scottsdale Public Art

 

Scottsdale is often known for its lux resorts, pampering spas, and dining and nightlife. And it does all that so well. Art galleries and boutiques sit side-by-side with some of the state’s most popular chef-driven restaurants. Old Town boasts award-winning craft breweries and wine-tasting rooms. But Scottsdale and the surrounding region offers so much more.

 

Sonoran Desert at sunrise

Sonoran Desert at sunrise Credit: Hot Air Expeditions

Scottsdale’s lush desert landscape offers nearly endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Watch the sunrise from the gondola of a hot air balloon. Explore rolling mountain foothills on a hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Or unleash your inner cowboy and saddle-up for a Western-style horseback ride.

Architectural Photography

Architectural Photography by Michael Baxter, Baxter Imaging LLC

The Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa 

With picturesque Camelback Mountain as the backdrop, enjoy eclectic mid-century modern design inspired bungalows, vibrant dining experiences, and a serene spa. Escape and rejuvenate at our luxury urban oasis and discover the allure of the Arizona desert.

 

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Andaz Resort and Spa has 185 large bungalow-style rooms and suites surrounded by a spectacular desert landscape – including unparalleled views of Camelback Mountain. All rooms feature patios and private terraces, oversized bathrooms and showers, and 65” Wi-Fi-enabled TVs.

And don’t forget your swim suit! The Turquoise Pool is located at center of the resort, just steps from the Guest House. Whether you sit at the Turquoise Pool Bar, lounge in private cabanas, go for a swim or bask in the sun, the poolside atmosphere is quintessentially ‘resort fun.’

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

Credit: Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

Apply-now

Serious applicants only please.

For more Bloghouse info, return to the main Bloghouse page.

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Our Current Mentors and Guest Speakers

 

Lisa Lubin

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Lisa Lubin is an established travel/food writer and photographer, three-time Emmy®-award winning TV producer, video consultant, and travel industry expert. After more than a decade in broadcast television she took a sabbatical and traveled around the world for two years. She’s been blogging at LLworldtour.com since 2006. Her writing and photography has been published by American Way, Hemispheres, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, West Jet Magazine, Sheridan Road, Smithsonian, Malibu Times, Scandinavian Traveler, Luxury Las Vegas Magazine, and American Express. Her book, The Ultimate Travel Tips: Essential Advice for Your Adventures, is available on Amazon. Lisa also owns LLmedia, a video consulting and production business and will be launching her new online Video Production Course in early 2019.

 

 

 

 

Amanda Williams

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Amanda Williams is the award-winning blogger behind A Dangerous Business, a travel blog that aims to inspire people to fit more travel and adventure into the lifestyle they already have. Since starting her blog in 2010, Amanda has traveled to more than 50 countries on six continents from her home base in Ohio, and has been featured by major publications and websites like AFAR, The Huffington Post, and USA Today Travel. In 2018, A Dangerous Business won the Silver Award for Best Travel Blog in the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Competition, hosted by SATW. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theresa Goodrich

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Theresa L. Goodrich is an Emmy-winning author and content creator with a penchant for storytelling and a keen eye. She’s the founder and publisher of  The Local Tourist and author of the Two Lane Gems book series. Theresa has appeared in several Chicago media, including Crain’s Chicago, the Chicago Tribune, Chicagoist, WGN, WLUP, and WCIU. She was one of the founding bloggers of ChicagoNow, was the Chicago Expert for Answers.com, and is a contributor to 1000TravelTips.com. She’s also spoken on marketing, motivation, and entrepreneurship at several panels and conferences and is a featured speaker at the 2019 San Diego Travel & Adventure Show. When she’s not writing or on the road, she’s cooking and planning her next adventure.

 

 

 

 

 

Val Stimac

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Valerie Stimac is a travel writer and blogger based in Oakland, California. She runs two blogs: Valerie & Valise, which focuses on weekend itineraries and packing tips, and Space Tourism Guide, a website focused on astrotourism and space tourism on earth. She also works as an editor and freelance writer, and publishes regularly for Lonely Planet. Valerie is a BlogHouse alum and attended BlogHouse Philly in 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kay Rodriguez

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Kay Rodriguez is a writer and photographer based in Washington, DC. Her blog, Jetfarer, focuses on helping full-time professionals maximize their limited vacation days to see the world’s most beautiful places. Before pivoting to blogging full-time, she worked as a management consultant with Bain & Company and as the Associate Director of Digital Strategy at National Geographic, where she focused on consumer insights, business strategy, and digital marketing. Kay is a BlogHouse alum and attended BlogHouse Toronto in 2013.

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Duffy

 

Jennifer Duffy is the Communications Director at Experience Scottsdale. She has over 10 years of experience in hospitality marketing and communications, including brand development and brand marketing for new hotels and restaurants. Her passion is driving relevant marketing and communications campaigns through consumer and industry research.

 

 

 

 

If you have any questions please contact: Lisa@LLmedia.co

For more Bloghouse info, return to the main Bloghouse page.

Please follow along and share at hashtag: #BloghouseScottsdale.

 

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