Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a Signature Retreat, a Photography & Content Creation Tour, and a Entrepreneurship & Wellness Retreat?
Our Signature Retreats are designed for women creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and bloggers looking to learn the skills and strategies needed to succeed in the digital world. During our 7-day retreats, we run workshops on topics like; personal branding, building a community online, social media growth, SEO, email list growth, passive & active income strategies and more. We also teach photography 101 and Lightroom editing 101 – these are basic courses that teach how to use your camera in manual, and basic editing techniques to improve your photos.
Our Photography & Content Creation Tours are specifically designed for women creatives looking to practice their photography skills and create amazing content in a bucket-list destination alongside likeminded women. We’ll be practicing, learning, and creating on location together as there’s nothing like learning by doing! We will focus on practicing photography throughout this 9-day adventure and collaborating with one another. So let’s do this! Join us on an adventure of a lifetime and create photos so beautiful that will make you excited to go home and redecorate your walls with all the beautiful photos you took!
Our Specialty Entrepreneurship & Wellness Retreat is a spin-off of our Signature Retreat offering many similar workshops but with a much heavier emphasis on wellness, mindfulness, and self-love. This retreat was specifically designed for women entrepreneurs who are looking to build their brand through passion and purpose and are craving to lead a happier & healthier lifestyle. This retreat is also special because we are partnering with Deddeh Howard who will be our Main host! Looking to learn new skills, meet like-minded women, and really focus on your mental-health & well-being? This is for YOU!
What is Pangea Dreams & Who are the Retreats for?
Pangea Dreams specializes in empowering educational retreats for women creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, bloggers and more in beautiful destinations around the world. We teach women the skills and strategies needed to succeed in the digital world. During our 7-day retreats, we run workshops on topics like; personal branding, photography, social media growth, women empowerment, wellness and so much more. We have successfully hosted dozens of retreats since 2017, and now have over 135 women in our alumni community from over 25 different countries. If you are looking to meet and connect with like-minded women from across the globe, learn new skills, all the while exploring a beautiful destination – this retreat is most definitely for you!
Do I need to have a blog or Instagram to join a retreat?
No! Our retreats are not just for bloggers or influencers, but are for women creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners or any woman looking to turn their passion into purpose.
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes! We can accommodate most diets, allergies and dietary restrictions, just make sure to let us know. We work hard to serve very healthy, clean and local produce while on the retreat. The food served is predominantly plant based but if you require a protein heavy diet we are usually able to accommodate. Prior to the retreat we will have you fill out a “Pre-Arrival Form” where you can indicate your specific needs.
What do I need to bring?
- An open mind, positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn!
- Camera (if you have one) and any other equipment you’d like to use
- External Hard-drive (big enough for storing photos). THIS IS MANDATORY for photo sharing & storing.
- Laptop (not required, but is helpful to have to transfer photos, follow along for specific workshops etc)
- A pen (to take notes during the workshops)
- Comfortable active wear for morning yoga/movement
- Sneakers for any walking/hikes we may be doing
- Sandals/ Flip-flops & any shoes you like to wear (We would not recommend bringing heals for anything, but if you like to wear them feel free to bring them!)
- Cute clothing and accessories that you will want to shoot in! (there are many opportunities for photoshoots & content creation!)
- Make sure to have the proper plug adapters depending on the retreat location
*Please check each individual retreat page for more location-specific details.
Do I need travel insurance?
Yes we require each participant to purchase travel insurance on their own. This is in order that you are insured should unforeseen complications occur like severe weather or medical emergencies. You may automatically through your credit card, but we recommend World Nomad. Please make sure to research travel insurance companies on your own to make sure that it suits your needs and coverage requirements
Where Can I read your terms & conditions?
You can read our T&Cs here.
Do you have videos from past trips?
Yes! You can watch our recent video from the Bali Retreat here.
Where Can I find Testimonials?
You can find testimonials from many of our 135+ alumni here!
Are your retreats all about taking photos?
Although there is a heavy focus on photography and content creation, our retreats are about so much more than beautiful photos.
We focus on:
- EDUCATION: by offering 7+ workshops on each retreat.
- WELLNESS: by starting each morning with yoga or morning meditation, gratitude, and intention setting.
- TRAVEL: by including multiple opportunities to explore the beautiful destinations & cultures that we visit.
- COMMUNITY: by providing a nurturing and inclusive learning environment for like-minded women from all backgrounds to come together and learn, collaborate, and explore together.
What is the average group size?
This depends on the destination, but we typically have anywhere from 10-20 women on each retreat, including 2-4 retreat hosts.
What is the group age range?
We welcome women of all ages 18+ to join us on the retreats and have had women in their early twenties to late forties. We believe that age is but a number and you can learn and go after your dreams no matter what age or stage of life you are in.
What is included on a retreat?
- Accommodation – 6 nights 7 days in luxury, boutique, or eco-style accommodations depending on the destination
- Daily Meals – 6 Breakfast, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
- Workshop – 6+ workshops offered on each retreat tackling subjects in digital entrepreneurship
- Photoshoots and many opportunities for content creation
- 1-on-1 consulting with retreat hosts
- Transportation while on the retreat
- Professional photos shot by our team
- Yoga and/or Morning movement – 3+ days per retreat
- Daily housekeeping
- An exciting goodie bag – this varies retreat to retreat
- Access to an our exclusive Facebook network of Pangea Dreams Retreat Alumni
- … and more! For specifics, see each individual retreat!
What is NOT included on a retreat?
- Visas + Entry/Exit fees
- Add-on excursions (location based)
- Travel insurance
What does the rooming situation look like?
All accommodations are double occupancy unless otherwise specified. Many accommodations are either a shared Queen or King size bed with your roomie or two single beds depending on the location. If you are joining our retreats with a friend, please let us know in advance so we can ensure to accommodate you according to preference.
How long is each retreat?
Each of our retreats are 7 days, 6 nights.
What does a day on the retreat look like?
Our itinerary is broken into workshop days and explore days so that we can take advantage of both learning and exploring! On workshop days, we start each morning with yoga or morning movement followed by gratitude and intention setting where we share as a group.
We then gather for a delicious group breakfast and jump right into workshops on topics ranging from photography to Instagram growth, before we all have lunch together. After lunch we will continue with another workshop, host one-on-ones with the retreat hosts, and then take advantage of free time to explore the local area, have a group photoshoot or edit photos, write in our journal or connect with your fellow Pangea ladies.
We end the day with a group dinner, and the evenings are free time/relaxation (although they usually end with the girls brainstorming and chatting about everything they have learned that day)!
On explore days we head out to explore the beautiful destinations and local cultures that we visit! This could be exploring the Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Bali, The Salt Mines in Peru, Hiking along the coast in Amorgos Island Greece, or wandering the vibrant streets of Sayulita in Mexico.
What will I take away from a Pangea Dreams Retreat?
You’ll leave the retreat with incredible memories, new friendships and connections, loads of professional photos for your own use, new and extensive knowledge in photography, branding and social media, and so much more!
Most importantly, you will leave with a new sense of self and confidence, like one of our alumni said in her recap of the retreat: “Thanks to this new-found confidence, I have already landed two collaborations with luxury villas in Thailand in just a few short weeks!”
How many followers do the women on the retreat usually have?
It doesn’t matter whether you have 100 or 100k followers. Girls have participated on the retreats with as little as 0 followers (meaning, NO Instagram account!) and up to 30k+ followers! Seriously, we mean it when we say that your followers don’t matter.
When should I aim to arrive and depart for a retreat?
We ask that you aim to be at the retreat property on day 1 anytime before 4pm, if possible. Before the retreat we’ll make sure to get your arrival time from you so we know when to expect everyone.
You can leave anytime on day 7 (the last day), although hotel check out will usually be around 11am.
Why is it only for women?
Pangea Dreams is created by women, for women, and we truly believe that Empowered Women, Empower Women. We are building a community through our retreats where women from all over the world help and support each other both at a professional and personal level.
By keeping our retreats women-only we ensure a comfortable environment where everyone is acknowledged and can find their full potential. There is room for everyone at the top, and the Pangea Dreams alumni help each other climb!
Do you require a deposit? Is it refundable?
We require a $650 USD deposit upon submitting your application for a retreat. This deposit is refundable up to two weeks to give you time to make sure that this is the experience you are looking for!
What method of payment is available?
We use a secure booking platform called WeTravel to process all of our bookings. Through this booking platform you can use a credit card to book and for US citizens, you can arrange a bank transfer to avoid fees. At this time, we are only accepting payment through this platform. You can also choose to add-on one way or roundtrip airport transfers and add-on activities.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We offer custom payment plans tailored to your specific financial needs. We can create a payment plan with monthly payment plans leading up to the retreat, every other week, or every other month depending on your needs! We can split up the remaining balance into up to 10 payments. (Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the retreat start date)
We offer payment plans tailored to your specific financial needs!
We only require a $650 USD deposit upon submitting your application and can then create a payment plan designed specifically for you and your needs. We can split up the remaining balance into up to 10 payments which can be paid monthly, biweekly or whatever cadence suits you best. All you have to do is tell us what you need and we can make it happen for you through our secure WeTravel booking platform! (Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the retreat start date)
Ready to join us on a trip of a lifetime?