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Information for Along the Oregon Coast Photo Workshop

September 3-7, 2017, Sunday noon through Thursday at 2:00

Cost:   $1,280 w/ discounts available. See also Two-fer pricing when combined with Palouse, Echoes of Tuscany. Two-fer Pricing when combined with Palouse, Echoes of Tuscany - see PayPal page  

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Payments:
We accept cash and credit card payments through PayPal. Please e-mail a copy of your completed Application pages, so we can coordinate it with your payment/acceptance.

Trip Insurance:
We highly recommend trip insurance that includes travel health insurance, especially for overseas trips. You don't want to be cut off if you get sick before or during a trip and find that you have no recource or support. Click here for a link to a page we have written specifically on travel insurance.

You will want to make sure that the company you select is a BBB Accreduted business with an A+ rating. Links for this are here.

Our travel agent, Sharon Erickson, is savvy and finds the best rates for you depending upon your needs. When you contact her, please mention Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures.

Accommodations: (Links require pop-up windows.)
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We will be based in Bandon at the very convenient and non-smoking

      Inn at Face Rock, Best Western
      3225 Beach Loop Drive
      Bandon, OR  97411
      800-638-3092
      541-341-9441

2016 prices were $155/night + $10.85 for a double queen, but the hotel is under new management, and we are negotiating 2017 prices.

In order to take advantage of this discounted rate and get one of our already-blocked rooms, you will need to call one of the numbers above and say you are with Barefoot Contessa Photo Adventures. Online reservations will not work, as you may be told there are no rooms left! And it is always best to book early and have to cancel than to book late and find there are no rooms left. If you have problems, ask for Bruce.

IMPORTANT:
In cases such as this workshop location, the room rate actually includes our daily imaging room. Normally, that room incurs a hefty fee. So unless you are local, please join the rest of your fellow participants. Otherwise, expect to pay a surcharge of up to $75. This obviously will cost a lot more than a few dollars saved with Expedia or other booking sites. Besides, it is more fun and more practical for carpooling if we all stay in the same location.

Many people join us for dinner after the workshop, so you may want to consider staying over that last Thursday night.
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Airport: The nearest major Airport is Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH) in North Bend, a hair over a half hour away. The airport is served daily by flights from Denver, San Francisco and Portland. There is also Mahlon Sweet Field Airport in Eugene (EUG), approximately 2-1/2 hours away.

Travel Agent:
Navigating the maze of overseas flights can be daunting, totally frustrating, and time consuming as we all search for the best fare.  We have two travel agents that we can highly recommend — Cheryl Darwell or her associate Sharon Erickson at Cheryl-CruisePlanners.com in West End, NC. They are both also American Express agents. They are both well traveled and are very savvy in so much more than just cruises. They have access to resources unavailable to us mere mortals and can often find fares that are below the ones on the Internet.

With domestic fares, she does need to charge a fee, but for many, it is well worth it. Call Paula at 978-372-0226 on the east coast or e-mail her.  It is not our custom to recommend outside travel resources, so this lets you know how highly we regard Paula.

So, particularly for help with international air, train, and travel-related questions, call Cheryl or Sharon at at 877-693-4535 (East Coast) or e-mail them as noted above.

Please note that in cases where we negotiate special rates with our hotels, you must either book through our travel agent, or use our links and make your reservations yourself. This information is noted for each workshop under Accommodations above.

Flying with Photo Equipment
It is always good to check with your airline before traveling to make sure you are complying with their current rules. Alas, TSA no longer has guidelines and passes consumers along to their airline of choice. Be prepared to do some deep digging.

We NEVER check our camera gear; nor do we ever check our laptops. The airlines will not cover these, and even if they did, you would be up a creek without those items. Common sense dictates that you allow plenty of extra time should TSA ask you to empty your bag and sift through each item one by one.

You may also want to select your airline based on its willingness to work with photographers...

Remember, you may have to check your bag plane-side before boarding smaller aircraft. We have done this numerous times over the decades without any problems ... knock on wood!

If you are a member of a photo association, carry your membership card. It may help you, but that is not a guarantee.

Finally, too many people bring too much gear. The less you worry about your gear, the more you will see what is around you.
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Rental Cars:
Because we stop in locations where the roads and streets may be narrow and parking minimal, we encourage, in fact insist on, car sharing. It is also friendlier to our environment.

If you are interested in sharing a rental car with others, let us know. We'll pool those who respond and get you in touch with one another to make your own plans.

We can't guarantee that there will be takers, so we also recommend that you rent a car, as you can always cancel later. That way, you won't find your car of choice no longer available.




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