Creativity retreat


March 1st - 6th, 2019

Welcome to our creativity retreat to Hawaii!

Discover Hawaii Island (the big island) through the eyes of local and international artists and creatives.

Trip highlights:

  • Learn the art of Intentional Photography with photographer Erin Carnes
  • Experience an inspirational creativity workshop with artist Baron Wright
  • Explore an active volcano and must see sights of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
  • Watch the sunset from the highest point in the state of Hawaii, Maunakea peak (13,802 ft above sea level)
  • Learn the art and history of lei (garland) making from one of Kohala’s longtime master lei makers
  • Be introduced to basic hula steps, hand & foot coordination and learn a fun basic hula
  • Search for sea turtles as you stroll the fine crystal black sands of Punalu’u

Dates: March 1st-6th, 2019

Location: Hawaii Island, Hawaii

Cost: $2999 including all accommodation, meals, workshops, activities in Hawaii

Earlybird special: Six-month advanced membership to Intentional Photography and six-month membership to GOOD Travel Advocates for deposits received by December 6th

Details & Itinerary

Friday March 1st: Aloha and welcome to Hawaii!

On arrival into Kona airport, you will be met by a representative from GOOD Travel and taken to your accommodation. You will have the rest of the day to relax after your journey. In the evening, we'll have a special welcome dinner and trip briefing.

Saturday March 2nd: Photography workshop and Maunakea sunset

After a leisurely breakfast, we will begin the day with an Intentional Photography Workshop led by photographer Erin Carnes. In the afternoon, we will travel up Maunakea (the highest point in Hawaii) for a picnic dinner at the Historic Humuula Sheep Station. We will watch the sunset at the top of Maunakea and sip hot chocolate whilst watching the stars with a telescope.

Sunday March 3rd: Creativity workshop

The morning will be yours to sleep-in after the previous evening's adventures and to relax at the retreat center. In the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to take part in a creativity workshop with artist Baron Wright.

Monday March 4th: Epic Hawaii Island tour

Today will be an epic day of discovery as we wander off-the beaten path and visit Hawaii Island's most awe-inspiring sites. We will visit black sand beaches with basking sea turtles, volcanoes, waterfalls, and more! The day will be a blend of history and culture, set in the splendor of Hawaii’s nature that will change the way you see the island of Hawaii.

Tuesday March 5th: Lei making and hula workshops

The day will begin with the opportunity to learn the art of lei making from one of Kohala’s longtime master lei makers, Kumu (teacher) Audrey Veloria as she takes you on a history of lei making as well as making your own garland of love. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a Basic Hula workshop. Kumu (teacher) Mike Matsu will introduce you to the basic hula steps, hand & foot coordination and a fun basic hula. In the evening, we will have a special farewell dinner.

Wednesday March 6th: Departure

The trip ends here. If you wish to extend your stay in Hawaii, please let us know and we'll be happy to help you arrange this.

What's GOOD about this trip?

Throughout this trip we will be staying at an award-winning eco retreat center designed to be in harmony with nature. From building construction to garden design, they are involved in a range of inspiring GOOD initiatives. The retreat center is staffed by the very best of Hawaii's spa therapists, healers, cultural experts, and outdoor guides. The owners and staff work hard to share the culture and magic of Hawaii with visitors, including through a variety of workshops.

All tours and activities will take place with tour operators that have been recommended to GOOD Travel for their philosophy and values focused on sustainability. In addition, $100 of your trip fee will go towards supporting a local project. You will have the opportunity to learn more about how your donation is being used during the trip.

Trip Facilitators

The trip will be led by photographer Erin Carnes from GOOD Travel and artist Baron Wright. In addition, a number of experienced local guides will be involved in various aspects of the trip.

Erin Carnes

Erin Carnes is the Creative Strategist for GOOD Travel and owner of Intentional Photography. She is an educator, photographer, athlete, traveler, creative and always looking for a new adventure. Erin has led expeditions to South Africa and Iceland with GOOD Travel in 2018. She previously led trips with National Geographic Student Expeditions for seven years, teaching photography to students all over the globe. Erin also worked for four years as a photography instructor at Mid-Pacific School of the Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii. Erin believes that, if we let them, travel, human connection and being fully present are the biggest teachers of our lives.

Baron Wright

Baron Wright is CEO and Co-founder of CreateX Retreats Collective, a life experience company and BaronArts, a leadership and creativity development system. As a Certified Coach with over a decade of experience, he uses creativity to achieve breakthrough results for his clients. He first traveled with GOOD Travel to Tanzania in 2017 where he facilitated an inspirational creativity workshop on the shores of the Indian ocean. He looks forward to sharing this experience in Hawaii with you and making this trip unforgettable!

What's included

The trip cost includes:

  • 5-nights accommodation in twin rooms, sharing with one other participant
  • Airport pick-up on your arrival into Kona airport
  • All activities included in the itinerary
  • A $100 donation towards a local project
  • All meals starting with dinner on your arrival day and ending with breakfast on your departure day
  • A photography workshop led by Erin Carnes
  • A creativity workshop led by artist Baron Wright
  • 10% discount on spa services at the retreat center
  • Exclusive membership in our Hawaii 2019 Facebook group
  • 24/7 support from your trip facilitators throughout your stay in Hawaii

Please note that the following are not included and are your responsibility to arrange:

  • International flights to Kona, Hawaii
  • International travel insurance
  • Airport drop-off at the end of the trip
  • Snacks, drinks, souvenirs

Book Now

There are two options for confirming your spot on this trip and securing the earlybird special. Please note that this trip is limited to a fixed number of participants so we recommend arranging payment as soon as possible to secure your spot.

The first option is to set up a payment plan by December 6th 2018 to pay for your trip over three monthly installments of $1000 each.  Please contact us to set up your payment plan.

The second option is to pay a non-refundable deposit of $500 by December 6th 2018 and then to pay your remaining balance of $2499 by January 1st 2019.

To pay your non-refundable deposit of $500, please click on the pay now button below. Before you make your payment, please make sure you’ve read and understood our terms of service. If there is anything in our terms of service that you’d like us to clarify, please contact us for more information.

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