Summer thoughts turn to summer camps that are ACE

Last year, Angela Ritchie launched her ACE camps and connected with me to write a couple of press releases to spread the word.

The first workshop was with Sabrina Ward Harrison in the Baja. The response was incredible. The adventure, outstanding.

By the surf breaks of the Pacific Ocean, adventurers were led by the 34 year old journal-artist and creator of Spilling Open – The Art of Becoming Yourself, Brave on the Rocks – If You Don’t Go You Don’t SeeMessy Thrilling Life – the Art of Figuring Out How to Live, and The True and the Questions – A Journal, in the making of a personal journal.

This year, Angela Ritchie’s ACE camps have gone to blazing guns, kicking off with an August 1-8 travel writing retreat in Reykjavik, with master of vagabonding, Rolf Potts.

Why go to Iceland for a travel writing retreat?

First, ROLF POTTS has reported from more than fifty countries for the likes of National Geographic Traveler, the New York Times Magazine,, Conde Nast Traveler, Outside, The Believer, The Guardian (U.K.), National Public Radio, and the Travel Channel.  Who better to practice the art of storytelling under?

Second, the sun does not set in Iceland during the summer, which effectively means one gets 10 days worth of writing retreat for the price of 5…  (Sleep when you get home.)

Finally, Ritchie’s ACE Camps draw inspiration from Pico Iyer: We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves… to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more… to keep our minds mobile and awake.

Sounds like an invitation to step up.

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  1. Thanks for this, Lisa. I just noticed it. The workshop in Iceland with Rolf Potts was excellent. I’m pretty sure you would have liked it – great people, great lessons and a lot of fun with Rolf.

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