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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  • my
    September 10, 2009 2:59am

    I need a good trip anywhere…

  • angela
    September 10, 2009 3:02am

    ooo! count me in!

  • September 10, 2009 3:07am


  • Kari
    September 10, 2009 3:12am

    Ohhh, sounds fantastic!

  • September 10, 2009 3:39am

    I would share a room with you! no problem!!!!! you are so funny! just adore your blog.

    what a fabulous idea! the food bloggers who are participating in this program are some of the BEST, and what could be better than meeting for such an exciting program at Club Med?

    i am launching a blog about cooking in Sicily and Italian regional foods soon, and this is just the kind of program that could help me make it a success.

    un caro saluto,

  • Tracey
    September 10, 2009 4:00am

    Would be a dream trip!

  • Anne
    September 10, 2009 4:21am

    Wow! I’m in!

  • junglegirl
    September 10, 2009 4:43am

    Love to go! Thanks!

  • September 10, 2009 4:50am

    Mexico in January, AND all this amazing talent? Wow!

  • September 10, 2009 6:03am

    fun! thanks!

  • Mary
    September 10, 2009 6:13am

    Count me in… if I win..

  • Eva
    September 10, 2009 6:46am

    I’m not pretty in the morning either ;)

  • September 10, 2009 6:50am

    Pick me – pretty please ;)

  • Angie
    September 10, 2009 6:58am

    Oh, I would love to go!

  • September 10, 2009 7:09am

    me! pick me!

  • September 10, 2009 7:15am

    Ohhh me me me! Pick me.

  • lia tumkus
    September 10, 2009 7:38am

    ME! ME! ME!!!! Love you :)

  • September 10, 2009 7:42am

    what a dream! To escape a big cold (yes! COLD) bakery in an english winter for a week of foody heaven in mexico? that just sounds too glamourous to be possible!

  • September 10, 2009 7:52am

    Umm, I am due January 16th, with a baby girl. If I win, that wouldn’t be a problem right? JK

  • September 10, 2009 7:59am

    This trip sounds like the perfect antidote to the January blues!

  • September 10, 2009 8:03am

    Ooooh, how I wold love to go!

  • September 10, 2009 8:09am

    This is simply genius ! I’ll have my fingers crossed from now until the 15th then…

  • September 10, 2009 8:12am

    Wow, what a fantastic idea! I can’t think of a better group of people to hang out with: People who love to eat? Check. People who love to cook? Check. People who love to talk about food? Check. People who love to take pictures of their food? Check.

  • sonya
    September 10, 2009 8:12am

    let me be the 521st person to say i’d love to go to warm climes with a bunch of food bloggers (esp. d.l.) in the middle of winter!

  • Karen
    September 10, 2009 8:33am

    That sounds AMAZING! I would love to go!

  • September 10, 2009 8:43am

    Send me to food blogger camp, David! :-)

  • SML
    September 10, 2009 8:59am

    This would make Club Med even more fun than I remember.

  • September 10, 2009 9:13am

    Count me in! Sounds like a great place for the Muse to do some musing with new friends and old friends. Count me in, David!

  • September 10, 2009 9:20am

    Would love to win!

  • Janie Zekkou
    September 10, 2009 9:22am

    Feeling a little like Charlie in Willy Wonka trying to win the golden ticket!

  • September 10, 2009 9:28am

    What a fab group of people and a wonderful opportunity! Would love to cocme and give the gluten free point of view!

  • Tania Pereyra
    September 10, 2009 9:30am

    I would love to win.

  • September 10, 2009 9:40am

    In this case it is not true that the more the merrier as the chances of winning decrease, but here it goes, I can’t not try to win this amazing trip.

    And I would love to spend my vacation with you, talking chocolate and ice cream non stop ;o)


  • Jess
    September 10, 2009 9:43am

    Want! This trip sounds amazing – I’d love to win. And it would be great to get out of the New England weather in January!

  • September 10, 2009 9:49am

    If I don’t meet you in Paris this coming week 9/14-9/21, then I would love to meet you on a sunny beach at food camp!

    Thanks, Stacey Snacks

  • Kristi
    September 10, 2009 9:51am

    Oh My Gosh, this would be the best vacation!

  • September 10, 2009 9:55am

    This amateur food blogger would LOVE to go!

  • Kimberly McClish
    September 10, 2009 10:06am

    ooh, pick me! pick me!

  • September 10, 2009 10:08am

    Oh, how I do want to spend a vacation with you! :)
    After reading your latest awesome book that had me laughing out loud on the subway and salivating on the page [the ones with the recipes, not about you and your underwear at the dr.’s office, haha].
    This is one heck of an awesome opportunity for a lucky food blogger winner. Thanks!!

    Devour this

  • September 10, 2009 10:12am

    I want to go. Please please please…

  • Kelley Smith
    September 10, 2009 10:24am

    I wanna go, pretty, pretty pleeeeeease!

  • Jan
    September 10, 2009 10:26am

    I would love to win, even though I’m only dreaming about being a food blogger! Thanks to you and Club Med for the opportunity.

  • September 10, 2009 10:33am

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • September 10, 2009 10:38am

    Help, I need foodblogger bootcamp.

  • September 10, 2009 10:43am

    About half of my posts involve food (the other half deal with politics, religion, weird things that catch my eye, and chickens) and I would love to find out how to best take photos of my food. And chickens.

  • Rachel
    September 10, 2009 10:46am

    Ooooh, sunshine and tacos. I’d love to get picked out of the cyber hat.

  • September 10, 2009 10:46am

    What a fantastic concept! I would love to go.

  • September 10, 2009 10:52am

    Food, fun, good company, beautiful setting, what more could you ask for? If I could afford it, I’d just sign right up, but hey, maybe I’ll win anyway :D

  • September 10, 2009 10:57am

    Sounds amazing!! It would be a dream come true!!

  • September 10, 2009 11:00am

    Amazing! Can’t wait to hear more about this

  • September 10, 2009 11:04am

    yes please!! sounds amazing.

  • Anna Schachtschneider
    September 10, 2009 11:13am

    Hello, I tried your carnitas recipe the other day – it was the best I’ve ever had. Thank you!

  • Kim Jackson
    September 10, 2009 11:17am

    please please please….It would be a dream vacation for me!

  • September 10, 2009 11:18am

    yes! what a dream.

  • Jaime
    September 10, 2009 11:19am

    What an amazing opportunity!!!

  • September 10, 2009 11:19am

    Please, sign me up! This sounds like a great time.

  • Chris
    September 10, 2009 11:24am

    Pick me! Pick me! I need a vacation in the worst way – and if anyone can teach me how to take great pictures; even better!

  • September 10, 2009 11:43am

    No need to ask me twice. Your photos looked like so much fun, it would be a dream to go!

  • Lisa Redburn
    September 10, 2009 11:46am

    mon reve…

  • kathy brodersen
    September 10, 2009 11:51am

    I would love to win this trip. I am an unemployed accountant so can go on the trip. Thank you george w bush for my unemployment

  • September 10, 2009 11:55am

    I would love to attend. I can only imagine how amazing it would be!

  • September 10, 2009 12:04pm

    Why of course I want to go to Ixtapa and hang out with you and learn to be a better food blogger! Yeah for sun in January!

  • September 10, 2009 12:06pm

    Let’s put the lime in the coconut and shake it all up! What a great opportunity to learn from the best.

  • September 10, 2009 12:14pm

    oooh if ever there was a contest I’d want to win, it’s this one!!

  • September 10, 2009 12:23pm

    Sounds awesome!

  • September 10, 2009 12:28pm

    wow this is like the father of all food competitions!!!

  • September 10, 2009 12:28pm

    Pick me! Pick me!

  • September 10, 2009 12:34pm

    Winning a foodie trip would be a dream come true!!

  • Deb
    September 10, 2009 12:39pm

    My bags are packed! I can’t wait to meet my favorite food blogger in person.

  • September 10, 2009 12:42pm

    I can’t imagine a better way to get back into blogging.

  • Kim
    September 10, 2009 12:44pm

    Yes, my god please, throw my email in the lotter box! xoxo

  • Teal
    September 10, 2009 12:50pm

    Heh. sounds rad. and it’d be super fun to hang out with the food blogger glitterati.

  • September 10, 2009 12:59pm

    oh good gawd…this would be a total dream come true!!!

  • September 10, 2009 1:01pm

    This sounds awesome. Count me entered!

  • Gretch
    September 10, 2009 1:04pm

    I think this is what heaven is supposed to be like…

  • Jasmine
    September 10, 2009 1:05pm

    Wow, thanks David! Here’s my entry!

  • September 10, 2009 1:05pm

    Do you think that this will be the highest grossing post you’ve ever written, comment-wise?

  • September 10, 2009 1:08pm

    Here’s my entry! I would love to go!

  • jutta ervell
    September 10, 2009 1:08pm

    pick me!

  • Steph Y
    September 10, 2009 1:29pm

    They didn’t have these types of camps while I was growing up! Sounds like a blast!

  • September 10, 2009 1:40pm

    Sounds great. Will you be bringing chocolate?

  • September 10, 2009 1:43pm

    So glad to hear of this promotion. I’ve added all these new blogs to my feeder. My Crackberry will be busy. Hope to see you in Mexico!

  • Stephanie
    September 10, 2009 1:43pm

    Sounds wonderful!!!

  • nancy
    September 10, 2009 1:46pm

    Looks beautiful. I would LOVE to win!!

  • September 10, 2009 1:51pm

    I want to go!

  • September 10, 2009 1:52pm

    I’m in!

  • September 10, 2009 1:57pm

    I’d like to go.

  • lauren
    September 10, 2009 2:00pm

    yum yum yum! what an exciting give-away.

  • September 10, 2009 2:03pm

    Awesome giveaway. Hope I win!

  • amy
    September 10, 2009 2:15pm

    That would be so wonderful! I love to cook and take photography. Plus the dates is on our wedding anniversary. A honeymoon that I never had.

  • Shannon C.
    September 10, 2009 2:19pm

    Oh geez, that would be the ultimate trip!

  • September 10, 2009 2:25pm

    I have been following you on Twitter. It would be so cool to meet you in person. I find you so humorous, insightful, talented, and entertaining. Pick me please!

  • September 10, 2009 2:25pm

    Let’s see…

    WARM WEATHER in January.

    GOOD FOOD and CONVERSATION (preferably about, but not limited to GOOD FOOD)

    The beach. (need I say more)

    Umbrellas in cocktails and…

    YOU, dear David.

    How lucky could a girl get?

  • Jan Morten Oien
    September 10, 2009 2:27pm

    Me, me, me!

  • Kristen
    September 10, 2009 2:34pm

    Oooooh, fun!

  • September 10, 2009 2:36pm

    Have been dying to meet you since I bought The Perfect Scoop and began creating Perfect scoops!

    Thanks for the giveaway…


  • Laura
    September 10, 2009 2:50pm

    …a trip of a lifetime…

  • September 10, 2009 2:56pm

    All I can really say is wow.

  • dougb
    September 10, 2009 3:02pm

    my wife has always wanted to start a food blog!

  • Thuy Vu
    September 10, 2009 3:05pm

    Love it. Great idea.