immersive writing retreat

Trust And Travel

Explore Your Creative Potential

October 10th-15th • Yelapa, Mexico


Trust and Travel is an immersive writing retreat designed to unlock your creative potential and support you in producing work that you love. All you need is a desire for connection and a curiosity for the creative side of life.

We are a curated combination of creative and travel writing workshops, yoga, meditation, and of course - adventure.

Tickets starting at $2100. Click below to learn more.

Fall 2019 • Mexico

image: Laura Austin

image: Laura Austin

What We Offer…

Your time with us is designed to restore and inspire you, helping you reconnect with your creative self and nurture the voice that is already within you.  

This is a balance between learning and exploring. We start with morning yoga or a meditation and then journaling to create internal space. Immersive writing workshops follow to hone our craft. Deep discussions to understand ourselves and the business of writing make room for growth. Day trips and excursions in nature will be implemented to writing sessions.

We offer a safe space for you to share your stories, have your work reviewed, experiment with your writing, and ask the hard questions. We will nourish the mind, body and soul while pushing our creative projects forward.  

We offer the trip of a lifetime. 


The Setting … Verana

Sometimes beauty needs to be felt and touched to become real. And nothing transforms feelings into creative potential more than traveling to exotic lands.  

Verana, a handmade hotel situated in Yelapa, Mexico, does just that. Aesthetically stunning, this boutique hotel is even more special when felt. Verana oozes appreciation for nature while also encouraging exploration, adventure and human connection. Designed and crafted by a couple in love, Verana was handmade to inspire.

Here we will play and learn, dine and sleep. Organic three course meals are prepared daily by incredible chefs, coffee delivered to your door every morning, and the exquisite outdoors are always there to remind you that you are dreaming awake.

With this mind we must also remind you… this is an ADVENTURE. You will be asked to push yourself. There is a steep hike up from the beach. There are bugs. We are on the tail end of rainy season so there may be rain. We feel that any adventure worth taking asks you to be uncomfortable at times. We welcome all of this and we hope you will too.

image: Taryn Anderson

image: Taryn Anderson

image: Laura Austin

image: Laura Austin

Reserving A Spot

Our tickets are reserved on a first come basis. There are only ten spots on this retreat in order to allow us to give individual attention to each participant. Ticket price varies based on accommodations selected, they range from $2,100-$2,700 (early bird pricing all of June!)

All tickets include:

  • A 5 night/ 6 day stay at Verana Resort

  • 3 organic meals a day + morning coffee and tea

  • Morning yoga or meditation sessions

  • Travel & Creative writing workshops (see Fall ‘19 for details)

  • Poetry jam and open mic night

  • Invitation to publish on Trust and Travel Blog

  • Boat transfer to Verana from Puerto Vallarta

*Airfare and alcohol are not included


Your Hosts. Leaders. Teachers. Fellow Writers…


Jade Moyano

“Risk everything, love everyone, watch the magic unfold. We are not meant to make it out of here alive, my love.”

Jade spent the early days of her writing career in the non-profit sector,  becoming immersed in contemporary efforts towards social change. She believes the main benefit of travel is to educate through pleasure, and that this cultural education holds the key to a more holistic society. As a widely published writer and editor, she has spent most of her days in the past 7 years building creative and editorial strategies for high-speed start-ups, traveling extensively all over the world, teaching yoga in exotic locations and writing for publications such as Monocle, Conde Nast Traveller UK, Passion Passport and Uproxx Travel.

She currently lives around the world, always deepening her knowledge of yoga, meditation, eastern philosophy and life.


Erin Rose Belair

“I’d like to spend part of my life writing stories & the rest of it making them.”

Erin Rose is multi genre writer. Her focus, regardless of her medium, handles the intricacies of how to live with a broken heart. Her fictional short stories have been widely celebrated, winning awards and publications in Glimmer Train, Narrative, The Greensboro Review, and more. She is currently trying her luck at writing her first novel.

She received her MFA in fiction where she also spent years teaching creative writing, and has gone on to teach in writing workshops around the world since graduating.

However, it is the raw honesty in her nonfiction work, which she shares daily on Instagram, that has lead her to where she is today.


Please Join Us…

We are so grateful you are interested in joining us. Please fill out the form and we will be in contact shortly.

Thank you!

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