In just 163 days, some of my friends and I – all WordPressers – will be getting on a Carnival Cruise ship – headed to Ensenada for three days. It takes off on Thursday afternoon and arrives back on Sunday morning – just a day longer than many of the WordCamps I've been to.
Only, this is no WordCamp. There will be no sessions. Instead, it's all, 100%, complete hallway conversation time. You know, the kind where you get to hang out, ask questions, chat about life, business and your plugins.
Are you ready for a WP Cruise?
While not for everyone, cruises can be an incredible value – because you get your room, unlimited amounts of food (way too much!), and tons of social time – all for a ridiculously low price. Even when I go to relatively local WordCamps, I end up spending a night or two in a hotel, and when I add the price of gas, I spend more than this cruise will cost you.
But it's not just about food, or even a low price. It's about hanging out – with a lot of amazingly fun WordPress people (and their spouses and kids, if they want).
Our trip to Disneyland was awesome…
Last year we coordinated a little trip to Disneyland and it was fantastic. But it was just one day.
Now we're talking about taking the show on the road – into international waters and across the border.
I want you to join me. I really do. This is an open invitation to all of you.
Even if you're just getting started with WordPress. Even if you just want an excuse to tell the rest of your family or coworkers why you'll be gone all weekend.
In fact, I want you to join me so much, that I'm going to give away a $350 Carnival Cruise gift card to one of you.
The winner is Jason Tucker!
Details (please review closely):
3 day to Baja Mexico cruise on Carnival
Sailing on: Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Returning: Sunday, August 24th, 2014
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Departing: Los Angeles, CA
This is not a WordCamp and there are currently no educational sessions planned during the cruise.