Club Med Food Blogger Camp & Biggest Giveaway Ever !

club med ixtapa

Hurry, hurry , hurry. You must not miss out on the biggest giveaway ever in the history of blogging.

Jaden from and the kind folks at Club Med hosted a fabulous food blogger event this spring in the Bahamas. Now they’ve overworked themselves over the last few months to organize another amazing food blogger event, but this time, it’s available for everyone to join!

Food Blooger CampFood Blogger Camp at Club Med in Ixtapa, Mexico will feature workshops focusing on helping you improve and build your blogs to maximum potential. It’s an event open to anyone who is interested in learning more about building a successful blog.  Best of all, it’ll be held on the beautiful beachside Club Med location in Mexico, so we can all have our cocktails and study blogging together!

Seminar’s will be presented by: David Lebovitz, Jaden Hair, Michael & Donna Ruhlman, Matt Armendariz, Adam Pearson, Dianne Jacob, Elise Bauer and Us!

Both Todd and I will be giving a seminar on Multimedia and showing everyone all the different ways to amp up your blog, including a step by step production of a video! Here’s what we’ll be sharing:

  • Building a Better Blog with Multimedia – Learn how to make your blog more interactive and visually enticing by integrating various forms of Multimedia. With applications such as video, graphics, text, and podcasts, readers will be fully immersed in your content through the virtual multimedia experience. Technologies, softwares and applications will be discussed to give a basic understanding of different options to create all the sensory experiences on your blog. Basic tutorials on creating a video and podcasts will be demonstrated, as well as discussion on basic applications of other multimedia forms. Topics on editing and creating an editing workflow with PC and Mac will also be covered. We’ll do a quick demo of video and audio during the sit-down conference and immediately throw them on the editing bay. Participants will get a quick, but informative idea on how to create a workflow for video and podcast.

You can see the full agenda here at the Club Med Site

It’ll be held at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, January 9-16 . Anyone is allowed to come, stay and join us for this amazing and educational week.

There is a special pricing for all Food Blogger Camp participants and it’s based for an all-inclusive stay (activities, food and beverages and a standard room with double occupancy) :

  • 3 nights – $599
  • 4 nights – $699
  • 5 nights – $799
  • 6 nights – $899
  • 7 nights – $999

Direct access to the booking page
Please use the login: blogger  password: 160606  to qualify for the
Food Blogger Camp discount.

For Club Med Insider, participants should enter here: Food Blogger Camp Rules and Regulations


I’ve (Diane)  been to this location previously with Jaden and it’s a gorgeous location that recently underwent a $20 million renovation. Here are a few images to show you how delicious, gorgeous and fun Club Med Ixata is:


Fabulous cocktails, wine and food is plentiful at Club Med

ixtapa 6


There will be a eating and walking tour of the fabulous Zihuatanejo market, where we’ll feast on local taco’s and other amazing street foods. We’ll visit the local fish market and experience the regional flair of the town of Zihua.



fresh produce and seafood plucked hours before from the ocean


plenty of taco’s will be at the Zihua markets and Club Med


For the full experience of what it’s like to hang with food bloggers, here’s a video of the last Club Med Bahamas food blogger trip.


The Best Part – A Free GiveAway for this amazing trip!

One lucky winner will be joining all of us for this amazing week! The Winner will receive a seven-night trip including accommodation at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific, coach airfare from the Continental US and a scholarship to the Club Med Food Blogger Camp in Ixtapa Pacific valid for the dates January 9-16, 2010 only. The Sweepstakes begins on Tuesday, September, 8 2009 and ends on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Enter the contest by making one comment here on our blog, under the Food Blogger Camp post on one or all of seven participating blogger’s post about Food Blogger Camp.

The more you comment, the higher your chances of winning! ***But you will be dis-qualified if you leave more than one comment per blog. So leave one comment below on our site and head over to the rest of the group for another chance at winning!

  • David Lebovitz
  • Steamy Kitchen
  • Michael Ruhlman
  • Matt Armendariz
  • Dianne Jacobs
  • Diane Cu & Todd Porter (our post, right below)
  • Club Med Insider

You can also have an extra entry by following Club Med on Twitter : @clubmedinsider during the contest run dates.

The more places you post, the more you increase your chances of winning. Only one comment per entrant per blog. Entrants who leave more than one comment per blog will be disqualified.
Winner will be randomly drawn by Club Med from all eligible entries received on the participating posts and Twitter on or around September 15, 2009.
The winner may bring a guest at the discounted price of a double occupancy room.
Food Blogger Camp Rules and Regulations

Remember, leave one comment below and good luck! And if you decide to buy a ticket there, we look forward to seeing you all!

– Diane and Todd

Update- This contest is now closed. This giveaway ended on  Sunday September 13, 2009 at 11:59 p.m EST (US). Please check back for the final winner! Thank you for participating!

**Update II** Winner, winner, Club Med Dinner!  The winner has been picked!

We have a winner! Club Med has announced that Casey from is the winner of the Food Blogger Camp scholarship.

Casey’s comment on David Lebovitz’ blog corresponded to randomly chosen number 2222.

Casey has won a coach domestic airfare, accommodations at Club Med Ixtapa Pacific January 9-16 and a scholarship to the Food Blogger Camp.

Everyone please head on over to visit Casey and congratulate her on good fortune.


{ 453 comments… read them below or add one }
  1. Meaghan

    oops, I missed the contest!
    Your dragonfruit blossom photos are tremendously beautiful.
    Thanks again for all the updates from Japan–I felt *almost* like I was traveling along with you!

  2. Eric Raynard

    Hope I win the trip to Ixtapa.

    Sorry Eric. The deadline has passed and the winner announced.

  3. Helen

    This looks like great winter spot for this Minnesotan. The photos are wonderful — yum!

  4. Rachel

    This sounds like such a great trip!

  5. Shelly

    What a wonderful idea. Right on!

  6. Coco Bean

    Wow, what a great getaway from the terrible cold! I would love to be there!

  7. David Dadekian

    Glad to see I can still enter tonight. Thank you.

  8. Joshua Makaron

    My student budget would love to win this. What a great way to spend my last week of winter break. Please enter me!

  9. Kelly

    This would be a fabulous vacation!

  10. Kristina

    This is such a great opportunity, and I hope I can either win or make it some other way.

  11. beth

    wow, i’d love to go!

  12. Katherine

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

  13. cosmic cowgirl

    thanks for letting me play–i wanna go!!

  14. Carina

    Sounds wonderful!

  15. Romaine

    Please enter my name. I’m a new food blogger who is anxious to learn–especially the photography part.

  16. momgateway

    Awesome…hope I win!

  17. Haley J.

    Must you tempt me with all those beautiful pictures of food? I am dying for a little beach time. Must go make a cocktail and lay on back porch dreaming.

  18. Laurie Harrison

    Let’s go!

  19. betty q.

    This would be the BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER to be able to attend the BEST BLOGGING SCHOOL EVER and learn from the MASTERS!!!!

  20. Sarah Olson

    I think I’ll see you there, even if I don’t win!

  21. Tamara

    Pick me, pick me

  22. Kitchen Butterfly

    I deserve to come – purely based on a self-assessment. Don’t ask why – not allowed 🙂

  23. Ricardo

    It just sounds so great! The whole package!

  24. Christina

    Now that sounds like one cool trip.


    I am one of those gals who wins things, and I feel lucky. Pick me.

  26. Jenn

    Keeping my fingers crossed…

  27. Diana K.

    You sold me with the tacos. Seems like so much fun.

  28. Charlotte

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

  29. Jessica

    What a great opportunity! Can’t wait to be a part of it! Sign me up:-) I could definitely use a vacation!

  30. Karen Gill

    Sounds so fun. Mexico and foodies!! Can you include us food video reporters too?

  31. Eliot

    I would love to hang out with you foodies and spend a week in paradise thinking about ways to make eating more fun. And I will do the dishes. 🙂

  32. Alejandra

    This looks amazing! I hope I win!

  33. Laurey Masterton

    Laurey Masterton

  34. amelia florencia

    Great prize!! Let me in, take me, pleasee!!! Amelia F

  35. Cathy

    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!

  36. Stefanie

    I would LOVE to be there…it sounds so amazing! I’ve been thinking for a while to start my own food blog….this event would teach me so much!

  37. Steve-Anna

    Hold my place in the next Calvin Klein photo shoot, please!!!

  38. Helen

    Sounds fun. I’d love to go!

  39. Julie

    I’m feeling lucky!

  40. Courtney

    I think there is a taco down there with my name on it 🙂

  41. Jessica

    What an amazing contest… I hope I win!

  42. Amanda

    I am an aspiring food blogger who needs help learning how to photograph food. Your photos are brilliant. Not to mention I have made your Sriracha recipe, and brought it to the 11th annual Beef Party, and it was a huge hit. I would love to learn from you both at the blogger camp. This is an opportunity of a lifetime…

  43. Elyse

    A fab opportunity – and fun trip!!

  44. ML

    It’s my birthday today–hope I win!

  45. Sarah

    Can’t hurt to try and win!!

  46. Vikki

    Would love to go.

  47. maggie

    Sounds awesome.

  48. Alessio Fangano

    That seems like a great reason for my first trip oversea! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

  49. Yubert

    Please pick me! I love food and photography!!

  50. Brandi

    Those photos make the trip look amazing!

  51. Rhonda

    What a great opportunity!

  52. Dave W.

    I found your blog as a result of this contest… how’d I miss this before? Yeesh. Anyhow, I would love to go to this!

  53. Dominique

    I’d love to come with you!

  54. Connie Wilson

    I think I’m a big smarty pants until I sit down to write for my food blog, and then it’s pretty much a story of fear and loathing. Help! I need some Big Kids to fill me in on how it’s done!

  55. Vee Wong

    Please pick me!!!! Food Blogger Camp sounds so exciting and fun.

  56. Lori @ RecipeGirl

    I’m really hoping to go!

  57. Michaele Musel

    I can hardly believe it! What an amazing event-hope I’m picked!!

  58. Alta

    I’ve never been to Mexico, will you guys pretty pretty PRETTY please pick me? This would be a great first trip!

  59. Southern Grace Gourmet

    I would love a chance to win!

  60. Amelia

    sounds dreamy!

  61. Teressa Harrington

    I dont have a food blog, but love to read them, cook , take photos, and travel. Does that qualify me to enter? What an awesome giveaway.

  62. Kevin

    This food blogger camp certainly sounds like fun!

  63. Mélanie

    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? 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 programm, everything seems so interesting…

  64. Chaitali

    Wow! I would love to go to Club Med and hang out with you guys 🙂

  65. Casey Angelova

    Not only is it exciting to be able to spend time with so many food minded people, but I am hungry already just thinking about the delicious Mexican cuisine!!!

  66. Lori (A Cowboy's Wife)

    Wow…While the vacation itself would be out of this world (and oh so beautiful to look at), the foodies alone would be such an honor to hang around with. Count this as my entry as I would absolutely love to win. I hope whoever does win is truly grateful for the experience. Good luck to all.

  67. Becky Fusselman

    Great trip! Amazing photos!

  68. New Diarist

    I want to attend the seminar. I can’t afford it. Thus, I must win this contest. My logic is inescapable, n’est-ce pas?

  69. chris

    Sounds fantastic! Would love to be there.

  70. Megan Gordon

    Would love such an opportunity! Fingers crossed…

  71. Liz

    love tacos, will travel 🙂

  72. Patti Schumacher

    Wow! What an awesome opportunity.

  73. Lorrie@ReadNEat

    A week with fellow Dragon Fruit lovers? I’m packing my bags now!

  74. Whitney

    Count me in!

  75. Michael Collins

    Looks like it will be a ton of fun.

  76. Tess Cain

    I would be so glad to join you all that if I won, I’d bring along my super-secret cookie recipes to share. That’s how bad I want to win this trip. Please choose me to come along.

  77. meryl

    would love to win

  78. jacquie

    the trip sounds wonderful – the setting, the food, and the people.

  79. Brian

    Free is all I can afford.

  80. Trang

    I hope I will win this trip!

  81. Lin M.

    I don’t know what looks better–the trip or the potential food. Yum

  82. Chrystal

    I need a trip and one to Mexico would let me practice my Spanish.

  83. roger

    hey i learned about this blog because of the competition, but now i’m sure i’ll be a regular visitor! here’s to winning!!

  84. rachel

    as much as i hate to compete with the legions of exited ppl that have commented already… selfishness has kicked in. i would lOVE to go!!

  85. Marilyn Adams

    I would love to eat REALLY good food in an exotic place other than my own kitchen before I am called to the “big oven” in the universe.

    Marilyn Adams

  86. Lisa P.

    What a fabulous opportunity! I would love to go for the bloggers, food, and FUN!

  87. Karen Benson

    Yes, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is it too soon to start packing? Or salivating?

  88. michael hart

    Been to Zihuatanejo 25 years ago and loved it. Wonder how it’s changed. Have fun.

  89. maggie

    would love to win!!! thanks!

  90. David Human

    All the way from South Africa. I am a food LOVER and will bring you something local that you havent tasted yet. O come on give us South Africans also a chance to experience your world

  91. Samy chabbi

    PLZ Sign me up for the Club Med- I can make use of the material and the amazing panel of experts!!

  92. Charity

    Dream come true!!!

  93. Adrienne

    Why do you eat so fast? I want to eat as much as possible before losing my appetite…

  94. Barbara

    Count me in!

  95. Alex

    Thanks for the opportunity. I hope I win!

  96. Kate


  97. Javacurls

    Wow, this sounds fabulous!! I’d love to go!!

  98. rick @ à la mode

    i’d love to go with you guys!

  99. rokh

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

  100. sarah henry


  101. Alisa - Frugal Foodie

    How exciting! I would love to attend this on so many levels!

  102. Helen Castillo

    Pick me, me, me…please?!!!

  103. Isabella

    Wow! food, sun, sand, tasty drinks, people who love food…heaven!

  104. pam

    I get treated lousy by 8th graders all day. This would make it lots better.

  105. Paula - bell'alimento

    Oh my gosh! I would so LOVE to go! What an amazing line up at an amazing location! Would love to soak up all of this food knowledge! Thanks for the opportunity!

  106. Jennifer K

    Sounds like a great camp!

  107. Jane

    Please pick me. I promise to be the best camper!

  108. Julie L.

    Oh, how lovely! I would love some blog help…I’m too embarrassed to even link to it here because I haven’t posted in so long.

  109. Wendy

    Food & fun in the sun… what a wonderful vacation that would be in January! Count me in!

  110. Andrea

    what a great way to start off the year!

  111. Deanna

    I really really want to go!

  112. Dani

    What a great idea!

  113. Janice

    I would love to go!

  114. Mark Boxshus

    Diane…..oops. I meant your Todd. Sorry about that. Talk about egg on your face…….lol


  115. Mark Boxshus

    Diane, to meet you and your David, plus the other David, Jaden, Elise, Jaden, Matt and the others would be the ultimate experience for a FOODIE and food blogger who is still learning, and would kill for the opportunity to spend time with his favorite culinary heroes. I’ll spring for the first round of drinks if you and David cast your vote in my favor. Thanks so much for your consideration. Mark

  116. Anne

    What an amazing prize – sounds awesome! 🙂

  117. Bethany (Dirty Kitchen Secrets)

    Of all the blogs your pics of club med are the most enticing. Club med is big but not my thing, I like off the beaten track vacas. But come jan i’ll be ready for anything!!!

  118. Alicia

    I’m a food blogger from IA with a focus on local foods and sustainability, and would love to see what comes out of me from Mexico, especially in such a vibrant community as Ixtapa! The education and enthusiasm from these participants would be just what the doctor ordered for my blog, and my life. Last year’s coverage made me crazy with jealousy. Please please 🙂

    Also, I’m off for all of January already. 🙂

  119. JanetM

    Here’s hoping you pick me! Thanks!

  120. Lynda

    Sounds fun!

  121. irene

    thanks, this sounds great!

  122. Jenny

    Comment….leaving comment.

  123. Gina E


  124. annalise

    This looks fabulous! Would love to win this!

  125. Starre

    sign me up please

  126. Donna Diegel

    I promise I’ll be the best food blogger evah, and I love food, so it’s perfect! And I’m free that week too, what a coincidence! YES, YES, YES! I’ll have what she’s having!

    Spatulas & Corkscrews

  127. Meg

    Pick me! I’m tons of fun, and I’ll need a post-Christmas escape!

  128. Janna

    Ditto what Megan said, I’d LOOOOVVVE this!

  129. Megan

    I’ve let my blogging lapse a bit, and this trip would be just the thing to kick it back into high gear!

  130. Cheryl Arkison

    Company aside, you are just killing me with the photos! As a Canadian I think we should get two entries because January in Mexico is necessary.

  131. 19thandfolsom

    Would love to attend!

  132. Emily

    This looks fantastic! I’d love to go!

  133. Jan

    Good luck to me (and everyone else). Hope to see you there.

  134. Wendi

    I would love to win this prize.

  135. Kate Eshaghoff

    Club Med Ixtapa and Food…what an awesome combination!! I’d love to go!

  136. Elis

    This sounds incredible! Crossing fingers, toes, eyes…

  137. Sophia

    I would LOVE to go.

  138. Tiffany

    What a great opportunity. I’d LOVE to win!

  139. Amy

    “Hand’s UP, baby, hand’s up” please please please

  140. veggiebelly

    wow..this sounds amazing!

  141. Andi

    Oh man would SOOO love to go/win!

  142. Carla

    Would love to go!

  143. erin

    ohh, i would love to go with you and soak up the sun!

  144. Rachel

    Mexican food would be the best way to blow away the winter blues.

  145. Namita

    Look at those gorgeous tortillas! This is an amazing opportunity – sure to light my tongue on chipotle fire!

  146. corinne


  147. Sally

    instead of getting blogged down by blogging go to mexico!

  148. Jen Carnig

    Winning this would be a dream and a half!

  149. Emily

    My boyfriend and I have been working diligently on getting our food blog started. This would be a great help (and man could we use a vacation!).

  150. Katie Farmand

    What a fabulous idea, sponsoring a blogger to join the fun! I’d love, love, love to attend 🙂

  151. love2bbitten

    Here goes nothin, again.

  152. Carrie V.

    What a great idea! The trip sounds like a great opportunity!

  153. Tokyo Terrace

    Wow. 295 comments on this! What a great thing it would be to win the prize and get to learn from such a great group of people!

  154. Dave Toffling

    sounds like a once in a lifetime trip, sign me up

  155. Shauna from Piece of Cake

    Sounds amaaaaazing!

  156. Laura

    Ooo i want to win!

  157. Kristina

    Looks like there are a lot of entries!!!

  158. Tamar Adler

    My site helps connect people with local farms and buy whole animals directly from them. If I were better at documenting what I do with the parts, nose-to-tail, I think it might instill more confidence in the site’s users.

  159. Melissa Z

    Good luck to everyone! I could use a vacation.

  160. Ted Louie

    See you in Ixtapa!!

  161. Camdon

    This looks amazing! Sign me up!

  162. FabFrugalFood

    Oh please oh please oh please oh please!

  163. Melissa F


  164. Kristina C.

    This is my dream of dreams! Beautiful people, beautiful food, beautiful location! Life does not get better than this!

  165. Guia

    Thanks for the generous prize given to me 🙂

  166. John

    I am new to the food blogging world. Thank you for this opportunity.

  167. Kim

    Yes please! The perfect way to get over the winter blues!

  168. Marcy

    I would love to vacation with you…. please pick me!

  169. Winnie

    This sounds like such a blast- I would love to go to this event!

  170. Gaby

    this is so exciting! I am so excited and I really hope I can meet all of you guys!!!

  171. Dawn in CA

    This fledgling food blogger hopes to win the trip! See you on the beach.

  172. Lee @ foodie plus 4

    I want to learn and sit in the sun while eating great food!

  173. Patty K

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  174. Katie

    This sounds amazing!!

  175. The Duo Dishes

    This is HUGE!!!!! Totally want to go!

  176. Heather Kasdan

    I would die to go to this! Finger’s crossed!

  177. Matt L

    This would be the best vacation ever! I hope I win!

  178. Andrea

    I’m being totally honest when I say I want to attend the camp for the sessions which I know will be amazing, but the mommy in me would also love a week with adults! And beach! And tropical drinks!

  179. Justin

    How exciting!! *fingers crossed*

  180. Marcella Tomlin

    Wow, the pics look fab-o! I sure hope that I win, but I’d be winning anyway, whether I get the free vacation or not :)!

  181. Andrew Baber

    Would love to have the opportunity to be there!

  182. ThatsSoYummy

    I think this is a GREAT opportunity to learn and meet some of the best out there in the Food Blogoshere… Beautiful Mexico, Fantastic Food, and Entertaining Blogging, can you really ask for more!!!! 🙂

  183. Hilary Smith

    A vacation would be divine…a food blog centered vacation would be FABulous!

  184. Shannon

    Please pick me!

  185. Lars @ Grydeskeen

    Mexico, here I come!

  186. Jeanette

    Pick me please!

  187. Radka

    A dream come true.

  188. Jessica

    Yes please!

  189. Cami

    Pick me!

  190. Jill

    Yes please!! 🙂

  191. Sean (takethouFood)

    Sign me up!!!!

  192. Christine

    Getting more and more excited about this with every blog I visit. What a collection of folks! Yay!

  193. Jennifer

    Food bloggers AND tacos? I’m dying to go!

  194. Joanne Siviter

    What a fabulous opportunity! I would love to go for the info, people and weather!!

  195. Arielle

    this is amazingggg!! i’m a college student and am part of a club on campus called the culinary society. i love food and i love club med!! i hope i win!

  196. Jessica

    Just discovered this blog…love your photos.

  197. Jennifer

    I want to win!!!

  198. Julie

    How exciting! I didn’t even know this was going on. And what a great panel list!

  199. Amanda

    I would die for this! Please enter me! Thanks!!!

  200. dougb

    my wife has always wanted to start a food blog

  201. Thuy Vu

    Awesome. I love to cook, but I love to eat more. Count me in.

  202. Katy

    All I can really say is, wow.

  203. Laura

    — a dream trip!

  204. nicolas barengo

    Very good idea. thanks

  205. Julie@CookingwithJulie

    My bags are packed and my key board is at the ready.

  206. Sharon

    Can’t wait to meet all you outstanding food writers!!

  207. Kristen

    oooooh, FUN!

  208. Amber

    Imagining myself there right now!

  209. Charissa Reid

    Pick me! (I’m a lot of fun, I know how to order a drink in several languages, I’m very into my blog and need some help getting it up to standard…and I know some great jokes.)

  210. Shannon C.

    I would pass out if I won this amazing trip!

  211. colleen

    You two are simply amazing!
    You definitely enjoy the adventure of life!!!

  212. amy

    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.

  213. Meg

    I would love the opportunity to join you all!

  214. Sarah

    Thanks for the great chance to win! What a great trip it will be.

  215. Christina

    What a wonderful giveaway! 🙂

  216. Kendall

    I’d love to go.

  217. lauren

    yum yum yum! what an exciting give-away!!

  218. Marvin

    Awesome. I’m keeping my fingers crossed FTW!

  219. devlyn

    Oh man, my site needs to be updated, but I would LOVE to go to this. What fun!

  220. Marvin

    Whoo-hoo! Another ***a-mah-zing*** food blog i’ve added to my reader. Hope to see y’all in Mexico!

  221. Stephanie

    Sounds wonderful!!!

  222. Holly White

    I would love to attend this event.

  223. Katy

    This is a great trip and to meet everyone and attend the seminars would be fabulous!!

  224. Taci

    Would love, love to win this!

  225. Gretch

    I love cam and I love vacations and most of all I love love love food!

  226. Nicola

    Oh that sounds wonderful,,,,

  227. Jasmine

    What a great giveaway! I would love to go!

  228. jutta ervell

    pick me, please!

  229. Woo

    Talk about a dream vacation! And @Julie, thanks for making the non-food Zihuatenejo connection.

  230. Melissa

    Winning this trip would be a dream come true! So fun!!

  231. Jill

    Pick me! Pick me!

  232. Sarah

    Count me in!

  233. Jayme

    I want this so bad!

  234. Chris

    Please pick me! I would love to go!

  235. Jackie

    Mmm, you know how to reel ’em in!!
    Thanks for posting the delectable food pics! 🙂
    Seriously, this opportunity is AWESOME.
    Let it be me!!!!

    Again, seriously, your garden is my biggest inspiration. Someday….

    Devour this

  236. Julie Schaeffer

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

  237. Lisa Redburn

    Please enter myname. I would love the oppty to come

  238. Debbie

    Wow, what a great prize! Please add my name to the list.

  239. Bruce Harlick

    This is a terrific idea. Please sign me up for the contest.

  240. Jess on the farm

    This would be such a great opportunity to learn from you all!

  241. Erica W


  242. laura

    yes please!!

  243. Angie

    What an amazing idea! I hope I can join you!

  244. Elizabeth

    I’d love to improve my foodblogging skills while enjoying the sunny beach. Sounds like the best of both worlds!

  245. Karen

    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 😀

  246. Julie

    Would love to win….I have a 5 month old at home and could use some R and R! Love this blog, by the way.

  247. Michelle Venorsky

    Pick me! Fingers and everything else crossed!

  248. Shahnaz

    The multimedia workshop sounds really useful. It’s like geting an inside peek into the lives of super food blogs. I’d love to be there!

  249. Jason

    This is a once in a lifetime chance for a guy like me… can’t wait to see who wins! /crosses fingers

  250. Kelley Smith

    Please pick me. I would adore going and I’ll be nice I promise!!! :0)

  251. Jen (Modern Beet)

    This sounds so amazing!! sign me up!

  252. patricia

    Mexico. January. Heaven.

  253. Lisa

    I would love to join you all in Mexico.

  254. Deena

    Such a dream….

  255. Kimberly

    ooh, pick me! pick me!

  256. The Cooking Bride

    Pick me! Pick me!

  257. Bri

    Would love to meet you in Mexico!

  258. Vivian

    I definitely could use the help and would love to go to Club Med too!

  259. Amber

    I’d love to come to this!

  260. Emily

    This amateur food blogger would LOVE to go!

  261. Jana

    Love it!! I can’t think of a better time to get out of NYC and get back in the sunshine!

  262. Jess

    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!

  263. Nicole Spasiano

    this really is the biggest blog give away ever!! this would be the best prebirthday week ever! I’m turning 25 on 1/18!

  264. Lauren

    Yes please! I’m trying to come up with a way for this to count towards my degree in Gastronomy…or at least excuse my absences! 🙂

  265. Carol, Simply...Gluten-free

    I think it is time to take a gluten free blogger with you. What a great trip with amazing people. Heck, I will carry the bags 🙂

  266. carmen

    would love to go!!

  267. Rachel

    I do hope I win!

  268. Brittany

    Sounds delicious, you should pick me so I can let everyone else know just how delicious it actually was.

  269. Kerrin @ MyKugelhopf

    What more fun and exciting and informative and delicious vacation could any food blogger dream up ? I haven’t a clue. Fingers are crossed….!

  270. Fuji Mama

    I would die to go, what fun!

  271. Margy

    Ooooh, I would LOVE to go!

  272. lia tumkus

    ME! ME! ME!

  273. kate the bake

    foodie heaven, yes please!

  274. Mary Bouron

    Oooh me me me! Pick me!

  275. alana

    totally dreamy….

  276. Lilian

    Would love to be there!

  277. Louise

    I’m Antipodean, from Australia, and want to be a part of Food Blogger Camp. It would be the best birthday present, and heh, I speak Spanish too.

  278. Yael Even

    Sounds like so much fun!!

  279. Mary

    I hope so.

  280. becca

    fun! thanks!

  281. Barbara: Art and Barb Live in Italy!

    I’d love to join you!

  282. Maaret

    Fingers crossed! It would be the coolest thing to win!

  283. Renee Restivo

    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 know this would be a once in a lifetime op!

    un caro saluto,

  284. sanja

    I should be so lucky!

  285. The Purple Foodie

    This would be so aweosme!

  286. Julia

    Pick me please!!

  287. Jessica Lee Binder

    Free trip to Mexico? I have my fingers crossed!

  288. Nicole

    I am so excited about this!

  289. Hayden

    Food Bloggers + Sun + Beach = Fun!

  290. christa

    What a wonderful opportunity!!! PS more food writing/photos will be posted on my blog soon!!

  291. Christine

    Looks like it’ll be a fantastic trip!

  292. allison y.

    yes please

  293. Jackie

    Way cool – I SO want to participate in this.

  294. Amanda Mae

    I would LOVE this opportunity.

  295. Alexis

    You have no idea how much this would mean to me! So perfect.

  296. andrea in seattle

    would be so delighted to join you for the foodblogger camp. please enter my name… thanks!

  297. Priscilla

    lovely photos! and yes, i would love love love to win and attend this trip!

  298. Amy

    Vacation, education, & FOOD!!! Going to bed with sugar plums dancing in my head…

  299. Andy

    I’d love to win!

  300. Elizabeth - Cake or Death?

    Wow, this sounds amazing! I would love the chance to come, meet you all, and get some great tips for my blog.

  301. Steve Wohnhas

    I want to go !!!

  302. JB

    I”ve been to Club Med many moons ago with kids/sick husband/no sleep/stuck in room. This trip could make up for that bad nightmare!

  303. Marc @ NoRecipes

    Sounds like great fun!

  304. Catherine

    Thanks for the great opportunity!!! I was just hoping for great adventures next year. Would love to learn (and toast 2010) with you all.

  305. JB

    Watch out Julia and Julie….!!

  306. Janet

    Sounds like a fabulous time.

  307. Joyce

    I am so inspired by your cooking, photos, travels and adventures! Meeting you and getting pointers on my blog and photos would be such a treat. Thanks for the contest, here’s to chance!

  308. Erin from long island

    I need help with blogging *almost* as much as I need a vacation!

  309. Rita

    Wow, that’s cool.

  310. Em

    OMG what a fantastic giveaway! I’d love to attend but could never afford it – I hope I win!!!

  311. Betty

    Sun, sand, food and bloggers, what more can a girl ask for?

  312. Lisa C

    would love to join in the fun!

  313. Robbin

    Thanks for having a contest! Count me in!

  314. MollyCookie

    Sounds like a blast! I would love to go.

  315. Nicole

    Hope to see you there!

  316. chef gui

    sounds great. count me in.

  317. Kathy

    oh hells yes!

  318. Jennifer Locke Whetham

    I would love to play! Thank you for this opportunity!

  319. Jean

    I would so love to join you for the week. What fun!

  320. Cookin' Canuck

    A dream vacation for any food blogger!

  321. Stacey Slate

    You’ve answered the question as to what “multimedia skills” means. Thank you for that–now let me learn more from you!

  322. Phoo-D

    Fantastic location with fantastic people, I’d love to win this one!

  323. michelle

    you guys collaborating on awesome opportunity for a lot of people. sounds like a great learning experience!

  324. Erin

    Please, oh please, may I join you?

  325. erica

    Thank you for the opportunity

  326. Amy I.

    What a dream come true this would be! Thanks for the opportunity and hope to see you there!

  327. Robin

    Here’s hoping I can win this and be warm for a week this winter!!

  328. Tracy

    Yes, please!

  329. Findley

    Looks delicious…….mmmm….

  330. eatlivetravelwrite

    Pick me, pretty please????

  331. Nolwenn

    Wow, it’s the best giveaway EVER !
    As everyone, I wish I could be the lucky winner 😀

  332. Laura P

    Sounds amazing! I would love to go!

  333. Kenzi Wilbur

    Please! my blog needs help!

  334. simeon

    Looks yummy!

  335. Amanda

    what a truly amazing give-away! i would do bad things to win this trip. 😉 i mean, bad… but not THAT bad.

  336. Tiffany

    This will be an awesome trip. Somebody’s going to be happy!

  337. Tasha

    How amazing! I’d love to take part in this.

  338. dana joy altman

    Me and White on Rice? In Mexico? At Food Blogger Camp?

    Damn straight.

    Thanks for this fabulous post!

  339. Amanda

    I know I don’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell at winning, but I’m entering anyway! Man that would be so awesome to go. I wish the economy weren’t in the toilet, I would buy my ticket now! Thanks for having the contest, and I hope everyone has a blast!

  340. LadyWild

    Would it be possible to swing on the trapeze while eating gourmet food and getting to know the coolest food bloggers around? Would be fun to try…

  341. Loren Leong

    I follow the two of you on twitter, facebook and your blog. You always have way too much fun and go out of your way to find great place. Keep up the good work and hope to see you in Ixtapa.

  342. Flavia Pantoja

    I need some big time help with my blog… and a little vacation too…:)

  343. Kelly Bone

    Drink drink eat eat

  344. Romney Steele

    oh, yes…I’d be so, so, happy to attend.

  345. Ben

    Me too!

  346. Sue

    Now this would be amazing, thanks for doing this

  347. Meghan

    This would be fantastic!

  348. Hannah

    Crossing my fingers!

  349. Betty N

    I’m packed and ready to go!!

  350. Kim M.

    I would love to meet my favorite food bloggers while vacationing in Mexico…in January! My fingers (and my toes) are crossed!

  351. amy

    Please, please pick me! I would love to meet all of you-not to mention the gorgeous locale. Fingers are crossed!

  352. Nina Lombardo

    pick me!

  353. Kelsey/TheNaptimeChef

    What a fun trip this would be, I love your work!

  354. Gina Girardot Melton

    I can’t think of a better way to spend a week…

  355. J.D. Hollis

    Definitely up for going south in January.

  356. Hélène

    One of the best part of the trip would be to meet all of you :). What a great giveaway.

  357. Justopia

    Count me in and if I win, count me in with a bigger smile than usual! 🙂

  358. Paula

    I would love to go! Food, sun, and fun!

  359. Jamie

    I would love to go!

  360. Dragana

    I love your blog and would looove to meet you!

  361. Jessica

    Sounds like a great trip!

  362. Brent Garland

    Wow! Those photos make the camp event look even more amazing! Now I really want to win the giveaway! Here’s to luck! (And to lunch!)

  363. marshall wright

    Ok, I’d like to win please.

  364. Stephanie S.

    Please put my name in the hat!

  365. Broderick

    Me Me Me!!! I’d love to come

  366. Lesley

    Wow! Thanks for sharing all the details. I was wondering about prices and such. Sounds like an amazing event!

  367. Holly

    This is the chance of a lifetime! Fingers crossed.

  368. Gwen K.

    Food blog camp…in Mexico, in January? Yay!!!

  369. Naomi

    I am an avid reader of your blog and enjoy it immensly. It would be great to meet you and the others, whose blogs I also read, in person at such an awesome event!

  370. Gasparzinha

    I want to go!!! 🙂

  371. Chris Mower

    “I’m in a [Food Camp] state of mind.”

  372. Erika Kerekes

    I will definitely need a vacation by January – and how could a vacation be better than Club Med Ixtapa with a bunch of great food bloggers?

  373. April

    Sounds amazing, who wouldn’t love this?

  374. Shannon T.

    Would love the chance to go!

  375. Sylvie

    Sun, sand, and lots of yummy food – that’s my idea of heaven!

  376. JB in San Diego

    Please count me in! Sounds awesome!

  377. Rami

    Oh, yes! xoxo

  378. Diana

    this sounds great, i would LOVE to go! 🙂

  379. ROSE

    Very exciting!!

  380. Jenny

    Fun in January!

  381. Amanda Bensen

    What a wonderful chance to meet and learn from some of my favorite fellow food bloggers… Hope to see you there!

  382. marcy b.

    I am such a food nut and to be able to be with other food nuts? For free?

    Oh PLEASE.

  383. Jennie Schacht

    With a book coming out in April, and currently working on my new web site (which will include a blog), blogging camp would be just the thing! ‘Specially at Club Med. Pick me! Pick me!

  384. Abbey Thompson

    Ooh, I’d love to win!

  385. Stasi

    Would love to see you there!

  386. Shannon, The Healthy Beach Bum

    Very exciting!

  387. Karen

    Por flavor!

  388. josephine

    sounds like a fab time! would love to participate!

  389. Kim Adams

    Great opportunity! I would love to go – I have much to learn.

  390. Nicole

    This sounds so great, I have always wondered if I’m a winner, now we’ll find out! 😉

  391. Cathy/ShowFoodChef

    Food, Cocktails, Photography, Club Med? So want it!

  392. Brett

    This would be absolutely amazing. Fingers crossed. 🙂

  393. Morgan

    My birthday is that week. I think I ought to win by default.

  394. Candy

    Please pick me! 🙂

  395. Kristin

    Amazing contest! Even if you don’t pick me, sounds like you guys will have an awesome time.

  396. followthatdog

    Pick me, pick me

  397. Christine VB

    Thanks for this fun contest!

  398. Laura S

    Such a lovely idea to include some lucky person in all the fun – I hope I’m the one!

  399. Kevin Shinn

    I am chef/owner of a restaurant called bread & cup and write a food blog. I would love the chance to learn more and improve my writing skills. Sign me up!

  400. Kate F.

    You had me at “fish tacos.”

  401. Marcella

    How fun this would be to attend. You all sure will have a lot of entries to wade through though. Yikes.

  402. Linda

    Count me in!

  403. Tabitha

    Ixtapa and the best ever food bloggers? No contest. It is a contest, and if I win I get to join you? Nice!

  404. A Mabin

    If you pick me, I’ll read all your blogs every day.

  405. mel

    better than girl scout day camp…

  406. Kristin

    What food blogger wouldn’t jump at the chance to win this?

  407. Lara

    Fun, fun, fun! Please sign me up…

  408. Carolyn

    I’d lurrrrve to go for free. Thanks!

  409. amy

    I would LOVE to WIN PLEASE!!

  410. Alyssa

    Um, nothing sounds better than food blogging camp in Mexico in January. It’ll probably be -25 here in Montana then!

  411. l couch

    Throwing my entry into the hat!

  412. Amy Armanazi

    Please, please, please, pick me!

  413. Jen F

    That looks AMAZING. Please pick me? 😀

  414. Nancy Horn

    Hi Guys!!

    I would love to attend and would be a great addition to the learning crowd part of the conference! Please let me know if I’m the winner!

    tastefully yours,
    Nancy Horn

  415. Carla Duclos

    What a great opportunity! I would love to win and go!

  416. Dana McMahan

    Thanks for the mouthwatering photos!

  417. Rachelino

    Oooh, Diane, you really are amping up the anticipation with your photos of the market…and those amazing fish.
    I am grateful to this contest for getting me to appreciate some sites outside my typical stomping grounds.

  418. jenna meyer

    Oh please random picker gods–pick me!

  419. Ronnie

    This is so awesome. Sign me up!

  420. Deb Mele

    I would LOVE to attend!

  421. Danielle

    This is too exciting – I want to win!

  422. Ashley

    this sounds awesome!!


  423. Paula

    Great idea and program! I would love to attend.

  424. Audrey in Oregon

    This sounds like a perfect vacation. I went to this Club Med 20-some years ago and it was a fabulous vacation….

  425. Diana

    I just realized this is during my birthday. C’mon what better present?

  426. Kate @ Savour Fare

    I’d LOVE to go!

  427. Laurel

    This sounds like such a fun trip!

  428. Ian

    I would love to attend this event!!!

  429. Deb Mele

    I would so love this trip as I have have been the #1 food website on Google search for the past 8 years when searching “italian food” but never figured out to make any money from it. I REALLY need help.

  430. Julie

    I’ve wanted to go to Zihuatanejo ever since I saw Shawshank Redemption!

  431. Yotbe

    What a chance this would be. Fingers crossed!

  432. Julie

    This is killing me. After a year in Germany I would give my left arm for a trip to Mexico and some fresh Ceviche. Crossing my fingers!

  433. Lizsie

    I would love to come to this event! Even better, I would love to win a ticket to this event!

  434. Maria

    Fabulous idea, will be a great time.

  435. Kamran Siddiqi

    OMG! Those photos are beautiful. I’ll dream of winning since I know like a lot of people will try to enter to win. But isn’t it nice to dream? I think so. If I don’t get in, I’ll drool over the photos that you’ve taken.

  436. Tartelette

    That sounds indeed like a fabulous seminar – food camp. Great lineup and gooooorgeouuus people!

  437. Rebecca (Foodie With Family)

    Todd and Diane- You have no idea how badly I would love to win this. Mmmm hmmm. Well, maybe you have some idea. Whatever. I want it and bad. Let’s leave it at that!

  438. garrett

    Ooh. Please. Me. Poor graduate student in need of actual sunlight and human contact – plus maybe, somehow, between sunning myself and learning to photograph tequila, I can use the experience in my research. =)

  439. Scott Heimendinger

    Winning this would be a dream come true. I’d even bring geek glasses for all the speakers 🙂

  440. Elizabeth

    I want to go!

  441. Allison Day

    Wow, what a contest! Ever since I first saw Jaden tweet about it, I’ve been wishing I could go. It looks like it will be so much fun, and the seminars look like they’re going to be great!

  442. Whitney

    The photographs are awesome and so make me want to go!

  443. janis

    Me me me!!!

  444. Zahra Duffy

    oh my goodness! Having just left student-dom and entered the real world of bills and non-leisure, I’d be ECSTATIC to go on any kind of vacation, much less one I would give my left pinky toe to be a part of!

  445. Adrienne

    Seriously, this looks like SO. MUCH. FUN. Plus, I live in Boston, so leaving in January to go to Mexico would be freakin’ fabulous.

  446. kristen

    Sounds like fun!

  447. Rachel

    How fun!!!

  448. alice

    I would love to go!

  449. Cari Sanchez

    Wow – count me in!! Fingers crossed!!

  450. Kristina

    I’m sure you know how much I want to do this! 🙂
    I know not only will it be informative, but it’s going to be fun as well!

  451. Tessa

    Wow. I would LOVE to attend this.

  452. Abby

    A free trip sounds great!

  453. Libby

    This looks like a terrific conference, a great lineup of writers in a wonderful location at the perfect time of year (when everyone needs a little sunshine). As a regional food blogger, covering restaurants in my little town, and hoping to expand and grow as the restaurants here get better and better (as the vineyards grow, so comes the cuisine), I’d love to win and learn. Which I obviously need from that huge run-on sentence wouldn’t you say? Give me a chance and I promise I won’t spend every single day sipping mai tais by the pool, but will actually GO to the conference, lol!

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