Let’s Get Ready for 2019 – (July, 2018)

2 – Yes 2 – Retreats in 2019

With our 2018 retreat quickly approaching, it will be time to start taking names and applications for 2019 before we know it! The 2018 retreat is going to be packed full of adventure, fun and learning thanks to our sponsors, Universal Orlando Resort and Discovery Cove/SeaWorld Orlando. Our attendees will have an unbelievable time!

When we plan a retreat that requires you go through an application process, we give the sponsoring venue final control/approval over the bloggers invited, asking they keep in mind our original intent of lesser experienced bloggers learning from more experienced influencers. We feel it’s only fair since they are basically footing the bill for accommodations, food, activities, etc. The brand/venue needs to be sure they will get their monies worth when it comes to the influencers attending. We submit a list of applicants, social media numbers and analytics with our suggestions highlighted and it can be a bit of a back and forth before the final list is ready for invitations. Each venue has their own wants, needs and desired type of site.

Our sponsored retreats have itineraries and schedules based on the needs of the brand as well as our vision of bloggers helping bloggers to succeed. We are working hard on 2019’s sponsored retreat and information and applications will be made available as soon as it is all finalized. We can tell you where it will be yet – it’s a secret!

2019 will also bring a second retreat! Woot! That alone is exciting – but the more exciting part is that the second retreat in 2019 will not require applications. For We Grow Retreat 2019 – #2, we won’t care how many followers you have or how many views per month your site has. We won’t care what you blog about. We won’t ask for analytics. We won’t care if you just started blogging yesterday!

The second retreat in 2019 will highlight the “relax and refresh” part of our logo. There will be no schedule full of sessions. We will simply relax and refresh. We will have one mix and mingle meet and greet and the rest of our time will be spent just chilling. Chatting with each other about our blogs (if we want to). Chatting with each other about our kids, our lives, our jobs, or anything else that pops up. Or simply spending time alone to relax and refresh. You can completely unplug from the world for a few days, or post your fun photos on Instagram or tweet to your heart’s content. You decide how much you really want to retreat!

We will have space for 24. It doesn’t matter if all 24 are bloggers. Our cost will be based on double occupancy and only one of the two in the cabin should be blogger. The second can be your husband, your friend, your pal, another blogger or anyone else you would like to travel with.

There is one downside to this type of retreat. There is no venue or brand footing the bill. We will have to pay our own way. We have been working hard to get the very best pricing. Here’s the information we have available for We Grow Retreat 2019 – #2

Carnival Cruise Line Elation – May 18 to May 23, 2019 (so you can get your relaxing in before the kids get out of school for the summer!) Port Canaveral Florida to Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic and Grand Turk.

  • Day 1 – Port Canaveral
  • Day 2 – At Sea
  • Day 3 – Grand Turk
  • Day 4 – Amber Cove
  • Day 5 – At Sea
  • Day 6 – Port Canaveral

Cost per person is $469 for an inside cabin or $539 for an ocean view cabin. Required deposit is $150 per person. Final payment will be required in March of 2019.

Are you ready to set sail, relax and refresh? If you want to secure a spot (space is limited) for We Grow Retreat 2019 – #2, please fill out the form you will find HERE and submit a $25 placeholder deposit via PayPal to: The $25 will be applied toward your $150 per person deposit that will be due in mid-August (exact date will be sent to you next week). Share with your friends too! We must receive your completed form and $25 per person placeholder no later than August 2, 2018.

The 2018 We Grow Retreat is being held September 19 through September 23, 2018 in Orlando, Florida.

We will have morning sessions to focus on growing our own blogs/business. Then we will hit the parks and showcase Universal Orlando Resort with our amazing team of influencers!

Daily Schedule

  • Breakfast 7:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
  • Sessions 8:00 a.m. to approx. 11:30 a.m.

Sept 19-22,2018

  • Universal Orlando Resort – Loews Sapphire Falls Resort accommodations
  • 3 day-3 park tickets (includes Volcano Bay) including Universal Express Pass
  • Halloween Horror Nights Ticket
  • Blue Man Group Tickets
  • Various meals at hotel/parks/City Walk to be included

Sept 22,2018

  • Check out of Universal Orlando Resort and head to Discovery Cove for a full day of VIP treatment. If you have never been, get ready for an amazing and relaxing day. The day will include SeaVenture and Dolphin Swim opportunities as well as a private cabana for the group.
  • Check Into Doubletree at Sea World
  • Closing evening event

Sept 23 ,2018

  • The group will have a ticket for Sea World Orlando to use this day. This is optional.


Are you ready to relax and refresh? I know we are! We hope to see you at one of our 2019 events.