Writers’ Expeditions

Extraordinary Expeditions 2019 and 2020

Temple of the Four Winds, at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.
Temple of the Four Winds, at Castle Howard, Yorkshire.

Decency Be Damned, 2020 – SEE FULL ITINERARY

Writers of any genre of fiction and nonfiction: You are invited to leave your safety nets at home and join us for a rollicking week of writing across Yorkshire, where you’ll be encouraged—and enabled!—to go beyond the bounds of decency. You’ll acquire techniques and exercises used by actors on the stage and apply them to the page. With your pen or keyboard, you’ll improvise, method act and perform dangerous feats. Inspiration will be gleaned from the activities we’ve planned and places we’ll stay. We’ll brave a ghost walk in Europe’s most haunted city, devour an orgasm of chocolates, and hunker down in the very hotel where Agatha Christie hid during the national manhunt for her. We’ll plot mayhem at the Guy Fawkes Inn, sample beer made by sixth generation brewers, and feast on the exploits of the Vikings and Romans—of course, all the while, delighting in English countryside, seaside villages, and stately homes.

Writer’s block be damned! Decency be damned! This workshop is a daring adventure of storytelling and writing!

Maximum group six is just 10

Expedition Dates: May 25 – May 31, 2020


Writers' Expeditions annual Vlad Dracula Halloween expedition cover photo 2019

The Annual Vlad Dracula Expedition – Romania – Halloween – 2019 – SEE FULL ITINERARY

Maximum group size 12  (we were sold out but had a cancellation and can take just one more – if you are travelling as more than one and you’d like to be put on the waiting list in case of a cancellation, please just let us know. We’ll be running this adventure again in 2020, as well.)

The Dracula Expedition 2019 (a seven-day Halloween party in Romania)

You’re invited to join the Writers’ Expeditions annual Vlad Dracula Expedition – a seven-day dinner party through Romania celebrating both Halloween and then Day of the Dead, as we explore the life of Vlad the Impaler!

Expedition dates: October 28th – November 3rd, 2019

 We’ve made the reservations–you just need to pack a costume and your inner child (or demon) for this howling Halloween party across Romania. Our seven-day (small group) expedition includes dining on October 31st in the chambers where real-life Dracula, Vlad Drăculea (known as Vlad the Impaler), was born in 1431. We’ll be sleeping that night, across the street, in an inn of similar vintage, inside the (UNESCO) medieval walled city of Sighisoara. We were the first to ever host a dinner party in the room where Dracula was born, last Halloween, and our group didn’t even make it through cocktails before we were regaling each other with spine tingling experiences from our lives. We’ll also be guests at the ultimate costume party at Bran Castle (known as Dracula’s castle, built circa 1377) which was owned by Vlad’s grandfather (Mircea the Old) and was possibly attacked by Vlad in 1460….  Full itinerary: http://kirstenkoza.com/expeditions/vlad-dracula-expedition-romania-halloween-2019/ 


Petra candles at night, Jordan. (Photo by Christopher Campbell, Writers' Expeditions)

Raiders of the Last Platter – Jordanian food adventure – SEE FULL ITINERARY
Maximum group size 12 – SOLD OUT
Expedition dates: November 6-13, 2019
We’ve made the reservations, and you just need to bring your appetite for our epic epicurean adventure crossing the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, from the Dead to the Red Sea and back. Petra, Indiana Jones, Wadi Rum desert, Lawrence of Arabia, jeep tours, camping with Bedouin, night photography, camels, a hot air balloon ride, floating in the Dead Sea (you couldn’t sink if you tried), scented spice markets, an orgasm of food, hookah pipes, wine & something far stronger–this is just a taste of what you’ll be experiencing. See full itinerary: http://kirstenkoza.com/expeditions/raiders-last-platter-jordanian-food-adventure/
Decency Be Damned 2019: (SOLD OUT)