Learn, Live, Experience the life of a Sponsored Traveler!


Discover How To


While Exploring Tuscany


August 31st to September 7th, 2020



As a digital nomad, you probably already KNOW that having a blog and social media channels is the key tipping point that will allow you to leverage your blog, market to your social media followers, and attract sponsors (owners of accomodations, restaurants, tour companys, and any travel related business) to build your brand. You’re already doing the work to bring attention to them.

You’ve probably also heard that media influencers are who travel brands turn to for advertising.


Join me in magical Tuscany


Where you can discover how to



Leading you to connect with valuable partnerships, paying clients, marketing connections and all sorts of exciting and unexpected opportunities that add new revenue streams to your blog and business.

This is not your typical run of the mill retreat.

This is a business, personal, and life altering transformational retreat that will create the radical results you are seeking.

“There is a powerful driving force inside every human being that, once unleashed, can make any vision, dream, or desire a reality.”

~ Tony Robbins

Why come to Tuscany with me?

For Knowledge, Transformation and Fun!

Imagine gaining the valuable knowledge and confidence to pitch and receive almost every sponsorship you desire and even profit from for the rest of your digital nomad career.

Envision learning the strategies behind everything you do, but more importantly, possesing a meticulous, step-by-step, project plan that leaves nothing out and takes nothing for granted as you implement it.

Now imagine achieving all this knowldege while you sit outside in a gorgeous villa surrounded by olive orchards and vineyards, sipping on cappuccinos, wine, and eating the most glorious homemade Italian food.

  • Are you tired of feeling lost and confused about what you want next for your blog?
  • Are you ready to redefine how the world sees your brand and start feeling excited and passionate about life?
  • Do you get stuck in the “I’ll never get a sponsorship” trap and can’t get yourself to take action towards your next sponsored trip?
  • Do you ask yourself often, “Are my social media channels big enough?” “How can I stand out from the crowd?”
  • Do you feel like you will never make money from your blog?

Wouldn’t it be exciting to find out how you can travel longer and farther, build a digital nomad life while exchanging your expertise for accommodations, meals, tours, and more anywhere in the world?

Wouldn’t it be thrilling to discover how you can collaborate with sponsors all across the globe and convert them into paying clients!

Of course it would and that is what this retreat is all about! Through my powerful 7-day in person training, you will discover the exact process to take to attract sponsors that sets you apart from the other bloggers in your niche.



Is the first program of it’s kind that…


No filler. No unnecessary modules, and no extraneous or premature strategies that look sexy on the surface, but do nothing but overwhelm you and sabotage your progress.

Durng this retreat we will FOCUS ON THE “NITTY GRITTY”.

Since Mastering Sponsored Travel is an implementation program, you WILL be getting your hands dirty with marketing. Not only do I make it dead simple, but I take nothing for granted, and really go step-by-step to make sure you build your brand and pitch to sponsors with confidence.

Each morning, surrounded by the beauty of Tuscany, we will work together to walk through my A-Z Project Implementation Plan for Confidently Receiving Your First and Multiple Sponsorships.

I’ve taken everything I’ve learned from my 6 + years of traveling on sponsorship (with over $110 THOUSAND + DOLLARS in sponsorships) and channeled it into a comprehensive, step-by-step implementation program that not only teaches you the high-level theory but the actual EXECUTION of how you can do the same.

This retreat is PERFECT for you if…

You are a new digital nomad and want to make sure you absolutely NAIL IT right out of the gates by using only the most powerful, easy-to-follow, “what’s working now” strategies to get sponsorships.

√ You’ve been a digital nomad for months or even years, but you haven’t attracted the sponsors you were hoping for.

√ You’re ALREADY investing time and energy doing things like research, engaging on social media, writing epic blog posts, and other things you keep hearing you “need” to be doing. Only problem is, without a clear strategy that ties them all together, you’ve experienced nothing but discouraging “why the heck do I even bother” results, followed by crippling overwhelm around what to do next.

√  You’re aware of all the profitable doors that will open up once you have an engaged and constantly growing website and social media following. You know…profitable marketing partners, connections to other travel businesses and opportunities to monetize your blog.

How would it feel to have a clear vision and set roadmap for your blog and business?


Awesome is how it will feel!


While we are in Tuscany we will dive deep into what’s working and not working for your blog and social media channels. We will also be working on transforming the limiting beliefs that keep you in confusion. You will get clear about what brings you joy and how to reset your mindset to achieve your blogging goals. It all starts with belief in yourself! 

“The closer you come to knowing that you alone create the world of your experience, the more vital it becomes for you to discover just who is doing the creating.”

~ Eric Micha’el Leventhal

It won’t be all work and no play…


I have some incredible activities in store for you!


If you’re worried that we’ll be doing nothing but work, don’t. I’ve collaborated with some of my past sponsors and have put together some awesome things to get up to while in this beautiful part of Italy.

Think…wine tasting, art and culture tours, cooking classes, and more!


Read on to see the full itinerary…

Our Magical Accommodations


Surrounded by beauty we will explore our theme

Travel The World of Sponsorship

Podere Patrignone

This gorgeous traditional Tuscan villa is a beautiful historic 14th Century (possibly even older) farm estate or ‘podere’ which has been lovingly and tastefully restored.

Patrignone is set on top of its own hill reached by a long, winding private road through 150 acres of forest, olives and vines, with uninterrupted 360-degree views over the Tuscan landscape and valley below.

It is the perfect setting for peaceful walks, sunbathing, cycling and exploring. It has a lovely pool with one of the best vistas in Tuscany, and a peaceful Koi pond surrounded by cypress trees that keep it shaded and cool.

It also has the large Terracotta Terrace where we will sit each morning for our sessions and where we will enjoy a welcome and farewell banquet.

There will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy a glass of local wine and watch the amazing sunset over the towers of San Gimignano and the snow-capped Apennines on the horizon.



I’m ready for my Tuscan Adventure!


 Our Experts

Ilyse Craft

Ilyse Craft

Ilyse Craft will be joining us during our retreat and sharing her years of insights of the online business world.
She is a Life & Business Coach who decided, after a health scare in the late summer of 2018, that she was going to have an On-Line Coaching Business and leave her Corporate America job behind.
She buckled down, turned off the t.v. & turned on everything she knew she was capable of.
She was “all systems go”, as she rolled up her sleeves and learned to navigate the land of having an On-Line Business in a way that she truly loves.
In under a year, Ilyse was able to replace her high multiple 6 figure salary + bonus+ stocks+ benefits and say “Bye Felecia”!
Now she coaches other Coaches how they can do the same.
With over 25 years’ experience Coaching and Mentoring, Ilyse brings a full heart, quick wit, intuition and is truly a “Compassionate Messenger”.
Her programs create a life changing transformation that allow women to lead themselves in the way she led herself through financial , employment, body freedom ( losing 40 lbs in under a year without a diet) and up-leveled and deepened the connection to those she loves most in her life. She coaches her Clients on the ability to live a dream life on their own terms.
Simon & Verity

Simon & Verity

Simon & Verity are the owners and operators of Podere di Patignone the 14th century villa we will be enjoying during our retreat.

They took the business over in September 2007 from Simon’s mother Carla, who still helps out in the kitchen and the garden, and have been successfully maintaining the high standards that are synonomous with what visitor’s expect of the Tuscan region. 

They will be discussing with us what they look for when they say “Yes” to a request from a digital nomad/blogger for complimentary accommodations and other services in exchange for exposure and marketing.

This is a perfect opportunity to get the “nitty gritty” from the source! An opportunity like this is an excellent way to learn how to approach a sponsor and how to negotiate and ultimately convert them into paying clients!

Our Tuscan Itinerary


The juicy details…

Day One 


√ Meet at JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York) for our flight

√ Private van pick up from Florence Airport (Aeroporto di Firenze-Peretola)

√ We will enjoy a beautifully scenic drive to Podere di Patrignone.

√ Stop for lunch at a scenic restaurant

√ Arrive at Patrignone, take time to settle in, take a site tour, and prepare for an evening welcome dinner.

√ After dinner we can all enjoy a liesurly evening and an early night to prepare to jump right in the next moring!

Day Two 


√ Module 1 – Sponsored Travel 101 Morning teaching session with traditional Tuscan breakfast

√ Private Van pickup and scenic drive

√ Wine tasting and tour of a vineyard

√ Medieval village tour and dinner

√ Return to Patrignone 

√ Evening Prosecco or Wine

Day Three 


√ Module 2 – Preparing For Your First Sponsorship Morning teaching session and breakfast
√ Private van pick up and scenic drive
√ Lunch at Risotro di Lamole 
√ Tour and dinner in a scenic village
√ Return to Patrignone
√ Evening Prosecco or Wine

Day Four 


√ Breakfast on the Veranda

√ Private Van pickup at 9:00 am and a scenic drive to Siena

√ Private guided tour of Siena

√ Private tour of Villa Trasqua winery and wine tasting

√ Lunch in Castello di Monteriggioni

√ Tour and dinner TBD

√ Return to Patrignone 8:00 pm

Day Five 


√ Module 3 – The Perfect Pitch Morning teaching session and breakfast

√ Cooking class at Patrignone and lunch

√ Private coach pick up for tour and dinner

√ Return to Patrignone

√ Evening Prosecco or Wine


Day Six 


√ Private Van pickup at 9:00 am and a scenic drive to Florence.

√ Private guided tour of Florence including 

  • Accademia Gallery, the City Center
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Piazza San Giovanni
  • Piazza della Repubblica
  • Palazzo Strozzi

√ Lunch at a restaurant between Tornabuoni and Santa Maria Novella

√ Gelato making workshop and dinner

√ Return to Patrignone 8:00 pm

Day Seven 


√ Module 4 & 5 – Landing Your First Sponsorship & The Follow-Up Morning teaching session and breakfast

√ Business Lesson by Ilyse Craft of Ilyse Craft Coaching

√ A free day to relax

√ Optional trip into a nearby village for lunch

√ Prepare for departure

√ Farewell banquet


Day Eight 


√ Early morning private van pickup and drop off at Florence International Airport for return to JFK 

What’s Included and What’s Not…


What’s Included:



  • Round trip airfare from JFK International Airport to Florence, Italy
  • Villa accommodation as listed, single or double-occupancy
  • Airport transfers at arrival and departure
  • Daily breakfast
  • Lunches & dinners as listed in itinerary
  • Welcome dinner at Podera di Patrignone
  • All tours and entrance fees for activities listed in itinerary
  • Private driver and guide for tour days, including tip
  • Mastering Sponsored Travel course materials
  • Lifetime access to the online course and the VIP Private Student Group
  • Traditional Tuscan farewell dinner at Podera di Patrignone

What’s NOT Included:


  • Airfare from/to your home city to JFK (John F. Kennedy International Airport) 
  • Meals not listed on itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages or drinks not part of planned menus
  • Personal expenses: souvenirs, laundry, phone calls, extra services, taxis for personal use, any activities/tours not listed that you arrange on your own
  • Trip, personal, or medical insurance
  • Tips for meals you purchase on your own


Your Investment…

$4,995 USD per person double occupancy

$5,995 USD per person single occupancy

$350. USD Non-Refundable Deposit is Required to hold your spot.



I am SO ready for thisTuscan Adventure!


Meet Marie…


It took a nano second…one cruel act and I found myself jobless, homeless and 10 thousand miles away from family…to throw my life into a tailspin.

Starting over at 50 was terrifying. Self-defeating thoughts of failure, fear, and ageism paralyzed me and I felt helpless.

I was faced with a choice…remain were I was feeling sorry for the hand that was dealt to me or use my situation as fuel to create the life I wanted.

I chose the latter. I embraced my passion for travel and created Seriously Travel.

Not only do I travel perpetually on sponsorship but I help others realize their travel dreams, turn them into reality by monetizing their blogs, traveling on sponsorship, and living life to the fullest.

Travel changed my life and I’m hoping that together we can help it change yours.

So…dare to dream, set your intentions, and be inspired!


$200 Value

A few weeks before we head out on our journey together, you will receive a guide that will prepare you for the work we’ll do together in Tuscany! This will be filled with ideas and tips to get the wheels turning!

$300 Value

We will gather together virtually before we take off to build connection, support, and cheerleading as we prepare for our Tuscan Adventure!


As soon as you register you will be part of our MST Tuscany 2020 FB group where you can begin connecting with your fellow travelers, look for your roommate, share photos and build excitement for our journey together!



Take me to Tuscany!