Announcing Food Blogger Camp at Club Med in Ixtapa

Do you dream of idling away on a sunny beach in the middle of the winter?

Do you want to meet other food bloggers from all over the world?

Do you want to spend your vacation with me?

The Blogger Bunch

Ok, you don’t have to answer that last one. But if you do, I’m going to be a featured participant at Food Blogger Camp, taking place January 9-16th, 2010.


While camp is in session, each day there will be a seminar by my favorite food bloggers, food stylist, and photographers.

Participants include Diane Cu and Todd Porter, Michael and Donna Ruhlman, Matt Armendariz and Adam Pearson, Dianne Jacob, Jaden Hair, and Elise Bauer.

elise diane

Seminars will include everything from how to style and snap the perfect food shot, what to do when the book agent comes a knockin’ on your door, and plenty of tips to dial up your blog and get the love and respect that you and your blog so richly deserve.


As for extracurricular activities, there will be a walking tour of the colorful Zijuatanejo market, we’ll taste tacos and tequilas, visit a fisherman’s market, and meet with local farmers and talk about their sustainable agricultural practices.

To sign up, visit the Food Blogging Camp booking page.

1. At the bottom of the page, click where it says Click Here to Book

2. Use Login: blogger, Password: 160606, to get the special Food Blogging Camp discount price of $599 to $999 US based on double-occupancy for this all-inclusive trip.

3. There will be a drop-down menu so choose ‘Ixtapa‘, and type in the dates: January 9-16, and 7 days for length of stay. You can come for fewer days, or all of them. (3-day packages are $599.)

The booking page will open showing the discounted price just underneath the regular price. Please note that that price shown will likely be for a single-booking option: the $999 price is based on double-occupancy. There should be a special price shown, which notes that it’s the ‘Food Blogger Camp’ price.

Should you have questions or wish to book, contact 1-888-Web-Club.

jaden hair cosmopolitan

Please Note: This post previously contained information about a contest, with a winner chosen from the comments. The contest is now closed and the winner will be notified. Thanks to all for entering!

Not all people shown in the top photo may be participating in the event. That photo was taken from a previous trip.

If you wish to sign up for the trip, you can do so at the links above, or by calling Club Med directly at 1-888-Web-Club

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  • September 11, 2009 6:02pm

    Oh, wow, this sounds awesome – I’m crossing my fingers! :)

  • September 11, 2009 6:09pm

    I’ll mark my calendar!

  • September 11, 2009 6:11pm

    Me me me! That sounds great!

  • Janice
    September 11, 2009 6:56pm

    Take me with you!

  • September 11, 2009 7:11pm

    Wow–this sounds incredible!

    I’m an aspiring food writer, and I’ll finish journalism school in December. This would be an amazing next step!

  • Denise
    September 11, 2009 7:31pm

    Y’all look so dreamy! (Well, the landscape does too!)

  • Deanna
    September 11, 2009 7:45pm

    I want to go!

  • Kat
    September 11, 2009 8:08pm


  • September 11, 2009 8:10pm

    When I grow up, I want to be paid to speak at a “camp” like this. Holy cow, life can be so very good. Pick me! Pick me!

  • Jane
    September 11, 2009 8:44pm

    Please let me win! I was a camp counselor during college. I will be the best camper!

  • Sara
    September 11, 2009 8:55pm

    That sounds seriously amazing! And my birthday is Jan 14!

  • Minh Le
    September 11, 2009 9:01pm

    We take more pictures of our meals than each other on vacations!

  • September 11, 2009 9:20pm

    What an incredible opportunity! I would be THRILLED to be able to attend this event & soak up all of that fabulous food knowledge! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Woo
    September 11, 2009 9:54pm

    Even though it decreases my chances, I’ve sent links to this giveaway because it’s THAT cool!

  • September 11, 2009 9:55pm

    Would LOVE to be able to attend!

  • September 11, 2009 9:56pm

    Special ed teacher by day, food blogger by night. I need this vacation!

  • September 11, 2009 10:07pm

    Done. My bags are already packed and waiting by the door. Waiting for green light.

  • barbara ann
    September 11, 2009 10:37pm

    Is there room for a late-bloomer? Here’s my entry- what a great opportunity!

  • September 11, 2009 11:21pm

    Aw, man, this Food Blogger Club Med sounds too awesome to be true! Thanks for the freebie opportunity!

  • Helen Castillo
    September 11, 2009 11:30pm

    Pick me, me, me…please?!!!

  • September 11, 2009 11:55pm

    pick me! pick me!

  • shila
    September 12, 2009 12:06am

    David, I would vacation with you anyday. Food blogger camp or not ;)

  • September 12, 2009 12:32am

    I really need to do this! So, please take me with you :)

  • Mary Ann
    September 12, 2009 12:35am

    I have always dreamed of going to Club Med! I love David’s blog also, so great combination! Thanks for giving readers the chance to win.

  • September 12, 2009 1:10am

    So many entries already … but I must throw my name in the hat!

  • September 12, 2009 2:07am

    Let’s roll the dice! Monkey, monkey, monkey!

  • September 12, 2009 2:17am

    wow…who knew there were so many food bloggers?

  • September 12, 2009 2:30am

    We’re in! We can’t wait to meet you!

  • September 12, 2009 3:37am

    if i ever get picked, i would be a seriously truly happy food blogger :)

  • Connie
    September 12, 2009 4:00am

    I’ll give it a try!

  • September 12, 2009 4:35am

    oh my, this would be awesome!

  • Stephanie Council
    September 12, 2009 5:47am

    pick me! pick me!

  • September 12, 2009 7:01am

    why not to try?

  • September 12, 2009 7:48am

    Sounds fabulous! Loved to go!

  • September 12, 2009 7:55am

    My husband and I used The Sweet Life in Paris as our guidebook when we were there last week.

  • September 12, 2009 8:03am


  • September 12, 2009 8:57am

    check. beaching with fellow food bloggers :)
    check. fishing for comments. :)
    and multi-check. learning to blini and blintz the media.
    still. waters run deep.
    count moi in.

  • September 12, 2009 9:23am

    Thanks for the opportunity. I hope I win!

  • September 12, 2009 9:36am

    Oh yes David, au soleil ;-) Only because you are there, of course! :-)

  • September 12, 2009 9:57am

    Ohhhh, I so want this, please, please pick me!!!

  • September 12, 2009 10:49am

    What do cats call mice on skateboards? Meals on wheels…

  • September 12, 2009 11:03am

    Looks like an amazing event!

  • September 12, 2009 1:08pm

    hi david, love your site and “sweet life in paris.” i hope i win!

  • September 12, 2009 1:57pm

    Would LOVE to join in the fooderific fun! Sign me up…

  • September 12, 2009 2:33pm

    I would love to be there! I’ll start ratcheting up my food triatholon training with copious amounts of chocolate, wine and butter immediately.

  • Lisa P.
    September 12, 2009 2:38pm

    What an exciting opportunity! I would love the chance to attend. Time to get a new fancier camera….

  • Suzy
    September 12, 2009 3:28pm

    Would be great to win this trip! So cool, love your site

  • Marilyn
    September 12, 2009 5:20pm

    I would love to eat GREAT food made in an exotic place besides my own kitchen before I leave for the “big oven” in the universe.


  • rachel
    September 12, 2009 5:34pm

    count me in!!! (i hope…)

  • Amanda
    September 12, 2009 6:02pm

    This sounds like a dream!

  • Lin M.
    September 12, 2009 6:21pm

    Fabulous. It sounds lovely.

  • Becky
    September 12, 2009 6:50pm

    I want to go!

  • Anne Marie
    September 12, 2009 7:59pm

    Count me in.

  • Trang
    September 12, 2009 8:09pm

    I hope I will win!

  • Brian
    September 12, 2009 8:23pm

    I love food. I also love winning.

  • September 12, 2009 8:35pm

    Oh lordy! Looks like good times! Pick me, pick me! (please).


  • September 12, 2009 8:47pm

    How fun! It would be great to meet all the fun food bloggers out there!

  • Tess Cain
    September 12, 2009 8:55pm

    Brilliant idea! What could be better than fun with foodie friends, the best bloggers and the beach? Having me join you all. I’m a serious student when it comes to ice cream making and baking lessons. Please choose me!

    September 12, 2009 9:05pm


  • September 12, 2009 9:30pm

    How awesome! Here’s to hoping I’ve got the lucky number

  • Michael Collins
    September 12, 2009 10:04pm

    Looks like this will be a fun week!

  • September 12, 2009 10:52pm

    Dreaming of tacos, waves and learning from the masters!

  • September 13, 2009 12:04am

    How wonderful! Count me in (fingers crossed).

  • September 13, 2009 12:22am

    Count me in too!

  • New Diarist
    September 13, 2009 12:30am

    Me! Pick Me!

  • September 13, 2009 12:43am

    This looks like fun!

  • September 13, 2009 12:48am

    Definitely want to vacation with you, David!

  • September 13, 2009 2:02am

    Sounds like an amazing educational and culinary adventure in Mexico! Count me in!

  • Chaitali
    September 13, 2009 3:25am

    This is so awesome! Pick me!

  • September 13, 2009 4:31am

    Hi. I saw that “The Sweepstakes is governed by the laws of the state of New York. It is void where prohibited, and in any country outside the United States.” Does that mean that it is only open to US residents? It would not be fair to exclude the one from Paris ;-)
    Oh, I wish it is not, I would so much like to go… Thank you anyway for the opportunity, this food blogger camp is a GREAT idea. I love the program…

    As mentioned, it means that if you live outside the US, you are welcome to enter, but you will be responsible for getting yourself to the US. Club Med will cover the winners airfare from the continental United States to Ixtapa. -dl

  • September 13, 2009 7:32am

    This food blogger camp certainly sounds like fun!

  • September 13, 2009 8:36am

    I would love to win a trip to Blogger Camp! Thanks!

  • Amelia
    September 13, 2009 9:28am

    yes and yes.

  • September 13, 2009 9:33am

    I would love the chance to win, what a wonderful giveaway!

  • Teressa Harrington
    September 13, 2009 9:41am

    I would love to attend, what an awesome give away!!!!

  • Michaele Musel
    September 13, 2009 9:47am

    Keeping my fingers crossed, what an amazing experience!!

  • Vee Wong
    September 13, 2009 10:06am

    It’ll be wonderful if I could win this scholarship!

  • Rhonda
    September 13, 2009 10:13am

    What a great opportunity!

  • September 13, 2009 10:14am

    I’d love to come with you!

  • September 13, 2009 10:23am

    Oh, how I’d love to win!

  • September 13, 2009 10:24am

    Choose me! My fingers are crossed and posed over the keyboard.

  • September 13, 2009 10:30am

    I’ve got about a million lovely food reflections, countless thoughts about meals to come and meals past, and armies of amazing food artisans I’d love to showcase. Help me uncork my inner pent-up blogger!

  • September 13, 2009 10:31am

    Sweets and heat do mix well, so enter me for the contest if only for the cocktails!

  • Dave W.
    September 13, 2009 10:34am

    Oh, I’m so all over this. I admit, I’m not a food blogger myself, but I sometimes chime in with my opinions for someone else’s, so this could be a great boon to me getting off my butt and doing my own.

  • September 13, 2009 10:47am

    This looks like a great opportunity. Thanks!

  • September 13, 2009 10:55am

    What a great contest! I love food and photography! So I hope I win!!

  • September 13, 2009 11:01am

    That seems like a great reason for my first trip oversea! :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

  • September 13, 2009 11:02am

    I never win anything!

  • Vikki
    September 13, 2009 11:06am

    Would love to go.

  • September 13, 2009 11:06am

    Dear Mr. Random Number Generator, Please pick me. kthanxbye. Oh… PS- I heart David Lebovitz.

  • September 13, 2009 11:06am

    Sounds pretty incredible.

  • Michael
    September 13, 2009 11:07am

    This trip would be awesome; maybe even a reason to start blogging again.

  • September 13, 2009 11:10am

    What a great opportunity! Can’t hurt to try to win!

  • September 13, 2009 11:33am

    Sounds like an amazing event :) Excited to be able to sign up! Sincerely, CC

  • September 13, 2009 11:35am

    Would love to win a trip!

  • Elyse
    September 13, 2009 11:40am

    A great opportunity – and a fun trip!

  • September 13, 2009 11:43am

    Would LOVE to attend and get tips on how to make my little blog better!

  • September 13, 2009 11:49am

    If I win this contest, I’m bringing a redhead, a box of wood chips and a grill pan!

  • Courtney
    September 13, 2009 12:03pm

    Thanks for the chance to win….do I need a vacation!!! :-)

  • holly
    September 13, 2009 12:06pm

    Pick me, Pick me!! I’m a single mom in need of some food and fun vaca! Love your Twitter updates…XO. H.

  • Karl Worley
    September 13, 2009 12:17pm

    Oh, I do hope I win!

  • Julie
    September 13, 2009 12:39pm

    I’m feeling lucky!

  • Helen
    September 13, 2009 12:44pm

    Sounds fun. I’d love to go!

  • Jacqueline
    September 13, 2009 12:57pm

    I would love to go…I need a vacation!

  • September 13, 2009 1:01pm

    Food Blogging Camp?! Now that’s what I’m talking about! How I would love to meet all of these amazing bloggers face-to-face and learn the ways of the food blogging world!

  • Steve-Anna
    September 13, 2009 1:16pm

    I want to get back in on the action!!! Pick me, pick me!

  • Amelia Florencia
    September 13, 2009 1:37pm

    Great food, great peolple and wow place!! Please let me go….Thanks for sharing…Amelia F.

  • September 13, 2009 1:37pm

    Enter me!

  • Cathy
    September 13, 2009 1:49pm

    I would love to be selected!! Looks like a fabulous time. I have admired Jaden Hair, Elise Bauer, and David Lebovitz for a long time now. Such inspiration!

  • September 13, 2009 1:55pm

    Laurey Masterton

  • September 13, 2009 1:58pm

    I would love to join you guys!! It looks amazing.

  • Jessica
    September 13, 2009 1:59pm

    All I can say is wow! What a dream vacation! Sign me up:-)

  • September 13, 2009 2:08pm

    Sound like a little heaven. How about including a food video reporter?

  • September 13, 2009 2:29pm

    We were just thinking of a vacation in January and this woud be the perfect itinerary!

  • Naheel
    September 13, 2009 2:54pm

    takka takka takka takka :-) so excited!

  • Sarah
    September 13, 2009 3:13pm

    Yeah! I’m in, can’t wait:)

  • TJ
    September 13, 2009 3:39pm

    yes, please!

  • September 13, 2009 3:50pm

    How fun! Would love to join you. Keeping my fingers crossed…

  • September 13, 2009 3:53pm

    Nice cocktail shot! Seems like a great camp.

  • September 13, 2009 4:13pm

    I would be thrilled to win, honored to spend time with everyone.

  • Tamara
    September 13, 2009 5:08pm

    Sounds great

  • September 13, 2009 5:22pm

    This sounds great, I am looking forward to it!

  • September 13, 2009 5:52pm

    I have terminal pale skin. Help me overcome my malady this winter and get me some sun! :)

  • Laurie Harrison
    September 13, 2009 5:53pm

    I’m ready!

  • Kiara
    September 13, 2009 6:23pm

    Mexico, food blogging, learning, eating—yes, sign me up

  • Heather Westenzweig
    September 13, 2009 6:43pm

    I come armed with packets of Lipton Onion Soup Mix.

  • September 13, 2009 7:26pm

    Awesome…hope I get lucky!

  • September 13, 2009 7:30pm

    How cool to give away a trip! Please enter my name. I have a lot to learn.

  • September 13, 2009 7:52pm

    Sounds wonderful!

  • Gillian Rekem
    September 13, 2009 8:33pm

    I love your blog and I would love to take this trip!

  • September 13, 2009 8:35pm

    thanks for letting me play–i wanna go!

  • Katherine
    September 13, 2009 8:42pm

    Now *that* sounds like fun! Apparently a lot of other people think so too. :-) Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Beth
    September 13, 2009 8:50pm

    I’d love to go!

  • September 13, 2009 8:53pm

    I would love to win this!

  • stacy caputo
    September 13, 2009 8:54pm

    Pick me!!! Pick Me!!!! Puh-lease!!!!!

  • Kelly
    September 13, 2009 9:30pm

    What a great vacation this would be!

  • September 13, 2009 9:36pm

    My student budget would love this trip for the end of winter break. Please add me to the list!

  • September 13, 2009 10:05pm

    Can I come with you? How about my cat?

  • September 13, 2009 10:38pm

    What a wonderful idea. Right on!

  • September 13, 2009 10:58pm

    Count me in – as long as I can leave the kids behind!

  • September 13, 2009 11:27pm

    This sounds like so much fun!

  • September 14, 2009 12:09am

    The contest has now ended and the winner will be notified shortly. Best of luck to all and thanks for entering!