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Hit Publish: Cartagena Retreat
October 28-November 2, 2019

This group trip to Cartagena - Caribbean gem - will be hosted by Cassandra T. Le, founder of The Quirky Pineapple Studio, and Andrea Valeria, founder of It’s a Travel OD.

This trip TKTK INTRO

You’ll be happy this workshop is being held in Cartagena. Outside of networking and scheduled time with Cassandra and Andrea, you’ll experience a country in flux and a limitless multiplicity of culture, music, language - and get a chance to interact and exchange with folks who make the city what it is!

Founded in 1533, Cartagena was once the primary Caribbean port for Spanish explorers and was a frequent target by pirates and other countries. Now, the only thing you need to protect yourself from here is the sun and packing it all into 5 days. Warm 365-days a year, Cartagena offers daily history lessons via its architecture and music, dialect and neighboring towns, and is a perfect destination for adventure and relaxation alike. Outside of workshop time, you’ll get to see what all the fuss is about with regard to visiting Colombia during curated experiences with the SMT team, local guides, and a bunch of special guests.

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What’s Included:



  • Private transportation while in Colombia

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • All breakfasts and two lunches

  • Welcome spirits (beverages) and farewell drink

  • On-site (with Sahara of SMT) concierge services available for free afternoons and evenings

  • Full day trip to Islas Rosarios and private walking tour of El Centro, “The Walled City”

  • Workshop experience with Cassandra and Andrea at TuWork co-working space, 1 full day and 2 1/2 days

  • Payment plan options

  • Housing

  • Assistance with booking and best-practices advice for traveling to/from Colombia (Sahara from SMT)

  • Native and bi-lingual guide from Cartagena for group

    Not included:

  • Airfare to and from Colombia

  • Souvenirs or food purchased outside of itinerary

  • Lunch and dinners not listed


Day 1, October 28: Welcome to Cartagena de Indias!
Arrivals + Check-In
Welcome dinner + drinks
Arrive to the crown jewel of the Caribbean. Transfer to hotel. We’ll meet up that night in El Centro to get to know each other. Likely venue: La Santisima!

Day 2, October 29: Full day of Workshops, 1
Breakfast at hotel
Full-day of workshops at TuWork, a co-working space in Getsemani
NetworkingCatered lunch
Dinner on your own
*Free night - Scarlet Macaw Trips on site to offer suggestions

palenquera el centro, cartagena

palenquera el centro, cartagena

Day 3, October 30: Explore Islas Rosarios and the island of Baru
Oh, THAT turquoise water…
Breakfast at hotel
Full day tour of Islas Rosarios + lunch included with Scarlet Macaw Trips (Snorkeling options available. OOP expense).
Dinner on your own
*Scarlet Macaw Trips on site to offer suggestions

Day 4, October 31: Workshops, 2
Breakfast at hotel
9am-2pm workshops in session at TuWork co-working
Coffee break provided
Break for late lunch at 2 pm on your own
Meet up in El Centro for walking tour of El Centro with Scarlet Macaw Trips and the best tour guide in Cartagena
*Free night + dinner. We suggest drinks at Cafe del Mar and then head out individually or in group for local eats

Day 5, November 1: Workshops, 3
Breakfast at hotel
9am-2pm workshops in session at TuWork co-working
Coffee break provided
Break for late lunch at 2 pm on your own
Meet up later for farewell drink in El Centro with the whole team (included)
*Scarlet Macaw Trips on site to suggest last evening suggestions for dancing, dining, and experiencing the best of Cartagena

Day 6, November 2: Farewell!
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to the airport

Your Hosts for Hit Publish: Cartagena Retreat: Cassandra T. Le and Andrea Valeria

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Andrea Valeria

Cassandra T. Le is the founder of The Quirky Pineapple Studio, a copywriting and content strategy boutique agency, and is also a Speaker and Business Developer for entrepreneurs and business owners, helping them create and develop sustainable businesses that work with their dream lifestyles. When she's not working behind her laptop, you can find her exploring neighborhood cafés, getting lost in translation in Spanish, and gallivanting through cobble-stoned streets! 

Payment options:

Payment plans available. 40% deposit of XXX needed to secure your spot. Scarlet Macaw Trips accepts Venmo or PayPal payments. *There will be a 3% additional fee to any payments via PayPal to cover their charges. On Venmo at @Scarlet-MacawTrips. Via PayPal at