**UPDATE – Applications are now closed. Please sign-up HERE for updates on our next #BlogHouse in a city near you!** 

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.”

  • You want to take your blog to the next level.
  • You take blogging seriously.
  • You want to truly make blogging your career.

Bloghouse is for you!

“BlogHouse is a must for intermediate level bloggers looking to up their game, get over a traffic plateau and reinvigorate their site. I loved how open and forthcoming all the mentors were at sharing their skills and experience. It was definitely more valuable than attending a larger industry conference for the openness, the atmosphere and the supportive community spirit of the event.”

Over the last few years we’ve received amazing feedback from our BlogHouses in Spain, Toronto, Ireland, Chicago and Milwaukee. Our bloggers have gone on to become some of today’s top travel bloggers and have increased their followings ten-fold. One of our graduates even won last year’s National Geographic Traveller Annual Travel Writing Competition.

Now, Navigate Media Group is pleased to announce our sixth #BlogHouse in the city of Brotherly Love: Philadelphia.

Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

Photo by R. Kennedy for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

BlogHouse is a four-day, three-night opportunity to live, work, and learn in a small, select group environment with both experienced and novice bloggers. There are workshops, networking, and helpful one-on-one attention and advice. There are also some unique surprises, outings, and opportunities for the participants!

“We have been to other travel blog conferences, but none come close in comparison to what BlogHouse offered. The mentors were great at sharing their expertise with attendees and the small group size allowed for us to cultivate a deeper relationship with other bloggers like no other conference has.”

THE DETAILS:

  • When: 9-12 June 2016
  • Where: Philadelphia, PA
  • What: Four-day, three-night all-inclusive program
  • Cost:  $550USD. This covers all workshops/training, all meals, and several other fun activities (see below). Accommodation will be a media rate of $99 + tax at our venue, the all new Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square.
Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia™

Participants will spend time learning from members of Navigate Media Group on a large variety of topics such as working with public relations and brands, website optimization, photography, social media, video production, writing, WordPress tips, monetization, and more. This is a low-stress environment for a close mentoring experience.

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

“The advice I got and the relationships I made at BlogHouse far and beyond exceeded what I was seeking. I’d recommend it to anyone who is serious about taking their travel blogging to the next level.”

Philadelphia

Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia™

The nation’s fifth largest city is bursting with so much for travelers to experience from amazing food from all corners of the world (not just cheesesteaks!) and renowned museums to the tangible history of the nation’s first capital and walkable, charming cobblestone lanes.

Need more inspiration? Watch this!

From Visit Philly:

Philadelphia surprises people.

It reveals its multifaceted, captivating personality to them block by block, mural by mural, garden by garden, neighborhood by neighborhood.

Here, 100-year-old cheese shops happily live a few doors down from lauded chef-run restaurants. There’s so much art; it’s inside, outside and on the sides of buildings. The corner bar thrives, and just about everyone is a craft beer enthusiast. Clothing design, building design and park design inspire. Creativity bursts from art galleries, modern dance troupes, street performances, story slams, concerts and DJ parties.

Philadelphians count on festivals for any and all reasons, bike trails for fun and bike lanes for transport and people just being themselves.

VISIT PHILADELPHIA invites people to…well, visit Philadelphia.

Sonesta Philadelphia

Sonesta Philadelphia

Sonesta Philadelphia

Our accommodations will have a fresh, contemporary vibe at the all-new Sonesta Philadelphia Downtown Rittenhouse Square. Spacious and modern, we will enjoy luxurious amenities while staying in the heart of downtown and only steps away from Rittenhouse Square. After a day of workshops, you can treat yourself to a tasty bite, cocktails and people watching at ArtBar.

Sonesta Pool

Poolside at the Sonesta Philadelphia

The all new Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square is located in Center City at the corner of 18th and Market just outside the Square, within walking distance of the business district and many popular downtown Philadelphia attractions. All 439 new well-appointed guest rooms offer luxurious bedding, high speed wireless internet access, and views of downtown Philadelphia. The hotel features a seasonal roof top swimming pool with panoramic views of the city, a 24-hour fitness center and a 24-hour business center. The hotel offers a spectacular downtown location just 8 miles from Philadelphia (PHL) International Airport. The hotel is a convenient home from which to explore the nearby historic attractions, professional sporting events, and exciting dining and nightlife the city of Philadelphia and the hotel’s downtown neighborhood have to offer.

Sonesta Philly

What’s Included in #BlogHouse Philly:

  • 4 days and 3 nights Conference
  • All meals + some drinks! (three breakfasts, two lunches, two dinners)
  • All workshops, training and coaching by the senior bloggers
  • FREE membership to Travel Blog Success for all of the accepted applicants (a $397 value)
  • Welcome cocktail reception sponsored by Sonesta Hotel
  • Industry Night networking happy hour
  • #VisitPhilly sponsored dinner
  • Exclusive, customized #VisitPhilly Photo/Instagram Walk
  • Philly excursions
  • Possible pre/post tours
  • Goody Bags, of course
  • …and more!

Please follow along and share at hashtag: #Bloghouse

Requirements:

  • We are looking for beginner to intermediate bloggers who want to up their game. Bloggers who take this seriously and want to make 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 in English.
  • You will be required to promote #Bloghouse and partners on social media channels (mainly Facebook and Twitter) plus write at least one blog post about your time in Philly in some capacity. 

APPLY NOW:

Click on this link to fill out an online application.

Serious applicants only please.

Deadline: Friday April 8th!

If you have any questions please contact: contact@navigatemediagroup.com.

Thanks to our sponsors:

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