Cost: $1,280 Discounts for early birds, BCPA alumni, ASMP, & NANPA
(association proof required).
Transportation, lodging, meals, and personal expenses are the responsibility of the participants.
We accept cash and credit card payments through PayPal.
Please e-mail a copy of your completed Application pages
so we can coordinate it with your payment/acceptance.
Trip Insurance: We highly recommend trip insurance that
includes travel health insurance, especially for overseas trips. Travelex
Insurance Services is
Accredited business with an A+ rating, where most of the good companies
rate a mere A or A-. Squaremouth.com,
a leading comparison site, rates Travelex very high amongst
those it lists. There are six plans. For
a lot more information and the name of our contact person, click
here. Meanwhile, suffice
it to say that our travel agent has used Travelex for years.
Please mention that you are with Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures and give them code BCPA 27-6058.
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We are delighted that the Hampton Inn gave us the same discounted 2012 rates for 2014 ... $119/night plus approximately 13.5% tax and a city surcharge of $1/night. This includes breakfast and free parking. To take advantage of this rate, be sure to call and let them know that you are with Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures (or Code BCP - this information may change when we actually get the new contract.). Our block of rooms will be held until TBA, 2013 for the smoke-free
If rooms are available, these rates will be honored just before and after the workshop as long as reservations are made by the cut-off date. It's good to remember that making a reservation doesn't mean you have to pay for it until closer to the arrival date.
For those who miss out on the our selected inn, check other possibilities
in and around Charleston, as well as
B&Bs. And of course, there is always TripAdvisor.com.
The nearest major Airport is Charleston International Airport (CHS).
For those who want help with reservations, we
highly recommend Paula Jaye at Largay Travel in Haverhill, MA. She
is delightful and savvy and has
been a travel agent for [many] years. She also has access to resources
unavailable to us mere mortals and can often find fares that are below the
ones on the Internet. With domestic fares, she does need to charge a fee, but for many, it is well worth it. Call Paula at 978-372-0226 on the east
coast or e-mail her. It
is not our custom to recommend outside travel resources, so this lets you
know how highly we regard Paula.
Please note that in cases where we negotiate special rates with our hotels, you must use our links and make your reservations yourself.
Flying with Photo Equipment:
It is always good to check with TSA and your airline before traveling by air. Currently,
"You may carry one (1) bag of photographic equipment in addition to one (1) carry-on
and one (1) personal item through the screening checkpoint. The additional
bag must conform to your air carrier's carry-on restrictions for size and weight. Please
confirm your air carrier's restrictions prior to arriving at the airport."
They do remind everyone that not all airlines will allow this, so you may want
to select your airline based on thier willingness to work with photographers...
"Air carriers may or may not allow
the additional carry-on item on their aircraft. Please check with your
air carrier prior to arriving at the airport."
If you are a member of a photo association, carry your membership card. It may help
you, but that is not a guarantee.
Always check back with the TSA
website for the latest updates!
Because we stop in locations where the roads and streets may be narrow and parking
minimal, we encourage car sharing. If you are interested in sharing a rental
car with others, let us know. We'll pool those who respond and get you in touch
with one another to make your own plans. We can't guarantee that there will be
takers, so we also recommend that you rent a car, as you can always cancel later.
That way, you won't find your car of choice no longer available.