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.
We will be based at the lovely Cranmore Mountain Lodge with charming hosts Frederique (Freddie) and Thierry Procyk. Please be sure to tell them you are with Barefoot Contesa Photo Adventures when you make your reservations!
$137-182/night + tax, depending of the choice of room or suite. If several couples are travelling together, the inn also hase a two-bedroom suite with kitchenette that is $237/night + tax for up to 4 people.
If the Cranmore Mountain Lodge is full, they made arrangements for you to book across the street at:
Please tell Jessica or Bruce that you are with Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures and are based across the street at Cranmore Mountain Lodge.
Hotels, B&Bs and inns fill up quickly, so we highly recommend making your
reservations early if you are even considering joining us. At this time of year, hotels have no need to negotiate.
If you miss out on any of the above, try TripAdvisor for other choices. Take advantage of the long weekend to return to some of your favorite workshop locations or explore others.
The nearest major Airport is Portland, ME (PWM, about an hour and a half away). Other possibilities are Manchester, NH (MHT, two hours and twenty minutes minutes to the south) or Logan Airport in Boston, MA (BOS, about two and three-quarters hours away).
For those who want help with reservations, we
highly recommend Paula Jaye at Largay Travel in North Andover, MA. She
is delightful and savvy, has been in the business for over 25 years, and has traveled extensively in the US and Caribbean, as well as in Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. 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. Those cases will be noted under Accommodations above.
Flying with Photo Equipment:
It is always good to check with your airline before traveling to make sure you are complying with their current rules. Alas, TSA no longer has guidelines and passes consumers along to their airline of choice. Be prepared to do some deep digging.
We NEVER check our camera gear; nor do we ever check our laptops. The airlines will not cover these, and even if they did, you would be up a creek without those items. Common sense dictates that you allow plenty of extra time should TSA ask you to empty your bag and sift through each item one by one.
You may also want to select your airline based on its willingness to work with photographers...
Remember, you may have to check your bag plane-side before boarding smaller aircraft.
If you are a member of a photo association, carry your membership card. It may help
you, but that is not a guarantee. Rental Cars: