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Rancho La Puerta: a Luxurious Literary Adventure with NYT bestselling authors Jane Green and Kate Quinn

May 28 - June 4

Adventures by the Book Retreat at the Ranch

featuring NYT bestselling authors Jane Green and Kate Quinn!

8 days, 7 nights Adventure round trip to Tecate, Mexico

Join New York Times bestselling authors Jane Green and Kate Quinn for an Adventures by the Book Wellness Retreat at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. This world-renowned fitness and spa retreat is in the mountains of Baja California, just over a 1 hour drive from the San Diego airport.

Our book enthusiasts retreat includes all of the Ranch Wellness activities as well as exclusive intimate events with our featured authors. Join your fellow Adventurers for bonding time with like-minded book lovers at an award-winning destination spa.

EARLY BOOKING OFFER:

$200 off per guest for the first 10 deposited guests!

YOUR RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • Daily exclusive intimate events with two New York Times bestselling authors.
  • One 50 minute massage included (other spa treatments available at extra cost)
  • Luxurious casita-style accommodations.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner + snacks and beverages. Cuisine is lacto-ovo-vegetarian with optional seafood.
  • 50+ daily activities such as hiking, yoga, trail running, arts & crafts, dance, and inner journey classes.
  • Complimentary roundtrip shared shuttle transfers from San Diego airport.
  • Use of the fitness and spa facilities including 11 gyms, 4 outdoor pools, a Labyrinth, tennis courts, steam rooms, saunas, and more.
  • Evening programs and lectures feature world-renowned speakers such as artists, authors, doctors, astronomers, philosophers, and other experts.

Junior Villas:

$5,883 per person, double occupancy or $6,765 single occupancy

Villas Studio:

$6,118 per person, double occupancy or $5,059 per person, triple occupancy

Pricing is per person for the total 7-night stay and includes all taxes and resort fees.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER:

Contact Aimee Leon (Avant Garde Travel)

    619-446-6440 or aimee@avgtravel.com

 

About the Authors and Books

 

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.

About Rancho La Puerta

 

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.