Close your eyes, sit back, and imagine yourself sitting by the pool at a world-renowned fitness and spa retreat in the mountains of Baja California with a favorite New York Times bestselling author and other literary-minded Adventurers, indulging in healthy meals organically grown on-site, and enjoying literary related activities custom designed especially for our Adventurers.
Now, open your eyes, because that dream is about to become reality with our Rancho La Puerta Literary Retreat featuring not one, but two New York Times bestselling and perennial favorite authors, Jane Green and Kate Quinn.
To learn more, join us at a private San Diego residence for our live and in-person Sneak Peek Adventure. Enjoy wine and delectable appetizers, provided by the Rancho La Puerta Spa, as event coordinator Aimee Leon from Avant-Garde Travel showcases a special sneak peek presentation about our upcoming Rancho La Puerta Luxurious Literary Adventure. And, enter the raffle at the live event for a chance to win an extravagant Rancho La Puerta Spa gift basket! You won’t want to miss it!
To register for the live event, simply select the FREE Event Ticket admission below, and the address to the private San Diego residence will be provided 3 days prior to the event via email.
YOUR RETREAT INCLUDES:
*Contact Aimee Leon (Avant-Garde Travel) at 619-446-6440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
*Visit Avant-Garde Travel’s event website page HERE.
*Check out the Spa Retreat’s event flyer HERE: Adventures by the Book – Retreat at The Ranch – Sept 2022
Jane Green is published in over 25 languages and has over ten million books in print worldwide. She has been part of the ABC News team covering royal weddings, has had her own radio show on BBC Radio London, and has made regular appearances on TV and radio. She contributes to a number of newspapers and magazines and is a graduate of the International Culinary Institute in New York.
Jane is an avid cook, amateur decorator, and passionate gardener. She is also a regular storyteller for The Moth. Her first story for The Moth, Greener Grass, was videotaped and subsequently went viral on Facebook, with over three million views.
In her first novel inspired by a true story, Sister Stardust, Jane re-imagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s
From afar Talitha’s life seemed perfect. In her twenties, and already a famous model and actress, she moved from London to a palace in Marrakesh, with her husband Paul Getty, the famous oil heir. There she presided over a swirling ex-pat scene filled with music, art, free love, and a counterculture taking root across the world.
When Claire arrives in London from her small town, she never expects to cross paths with a woman as magnetic as Talitha Getty. Yearning for adventure and independence, she’s swept off to Marrakesh, where the two become kindred spirits. But beneath Talitha’s glamourous facade lurks darkness few can understand. As their friendship blossoms and the two grow closer, the realities of Talitha’s precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter Claire’s life forever.
Kate Quinn is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of historical fiction. She has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network, The Huntress, The Rose Code, and The Diamond Eye. All have been translated into multiple languages.
A native of southern California, she attended Boston University where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. Kate and her husband now live in San Diego with three rescue dogs.
Her latest novel, The Diamond Eye, is an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. In the snowbound city of Kiev, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son until Hitler’s invasion of Russia sends her on a different path.
Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.
Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC—until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.
Rancho La Puerta is a Wellness Resort and Spa located at the base of Mt. Kuchumaa in Baja California. The Ranch’s 4,000 acres include 40 miles of hiking trails, 32 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, and an organic farm with a cooking school. They have eleven gyms, four pools, a running track, as well as tennis, Pickleball, basketball and volleyball courts. There are three full-service holistic spas.
Guests stay in 86 individual casitas peppered throughout the resort. As you walk winding brick paths, you’ll happen upon a wine bar, juice bar or art studio. There are countless indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, as well as WiFi lounges for dedicated screen time.
As you wander further, you’ll discover a labyrinth, reflexology path and three dozen hammocks slung between the oaks. The Ranch is more than a resort; it’s a retreat. It’s not only exercise; it’s a lifestyle. It’s fellowship that leads to friendship.