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No blogging experience? No worries!

The Blonde Abroad and The Institute of Code (IOC) are excited to announce an incredible all-inclusive blog mentorship retreat in Bali! Have a blog but looking to grow your audience and social media following? Learn the fundamentals of wordpress blogging and social media strategy so that you can gain the skills and confidence to grow.

Based on a short questionnaire evaluating your experience and goals, we will be personally inviting select applicants to one of our 10-day retreats lead by Kiersten of The Blonde Abroad and The Institute of Code. As an award-winning travel blogger, Kiersten will be sharing her expertise in SEO, brand development, brand partnerships, social media strategy, business development and web optimization. We'll also dive into editing programs like Lightroom and Photoshop to better your photography and graphic design skills. She will be joined by 6 other mentors with expertise in content strategy, photography, coding, and design.

The difference between our blog mentorship retreat and other blog courses is our team’s comprehensive approach to your education. Working one-on-one daily with a team of experts will ensure you have a deep understanding of blogging, a clear strategy on how to effectively tell your story and a plan on how to better connect with your audience.


  • + Wordpress fundamentals
  • + Wordpress blog design
  • + SEO Optimization
  • + Content creation
  • + Social media strategy
  • + Instagram strategy
  • + Using Pinterest to gain targeted followers
  • + Video as a social platform and business
  • + Lifestyle and Travel Photography tips & tricks
  • + Photoshop and Lightroom tutorials
  • + How to Gain Exposure

all the essentials of blogging

Canggu Bali

This immersive retreat will be hosted in IOC's private pool villa in Canggu, Bali. We'll be nested in the rice paddies but close enough to all the action. Canggu is a hip surf town with boutique cafes and cool bars, but it still manages to maintain it's Balinese charm.

Our Villa

This stunning private villa will be your home for the 10 days, and likely the backdrop for your next profile picture! We'll have workshops during the day, and then hang out by the pool with a cocktail prepared by our in-house bartender or watch the sunset from one of the rooftop balconies.

The Food

We know that when you are nourished with great food you are better able to focus and learn, so all Institute of Code courses include meals prepared by an in-house chef team. They'll serve up instagram-worthy meals, fresh fruit smoothies and cold ice-lattes to keep you on point.

Daily Yoga

Anyone who has tried it before knows that yoga is good for the mind and soul. We start our day with a sunrise yoga class and mindfulness meditation before we begin class. In the afternoon we will have either high-intensity training or afternoon yoga.

Included Activities

Let's explore Bali together

Every second afternoon will head out from our villa to explore all that Bali has to offer. Join us to wander through exotic markets, explore ancient rainforests, hit the surf or just relax with a cocktail by the pool. We'll visit the monkey forest and traditional art market in Ubud, wander through the Tegalalang rice terraces, watch the sunset at La Laguna, visit a beautiful water temple and more.

Testimonials on blog mentorship with Kiersten

"I completed Kiersten’s mentorship program when I was first started my blog, and it was the smartest decision I could have made as an aspiring entrepreneur. Kiersten helped me develop my brand into what it is today, and I attribute much of my success to the advice I received from her at the very beginning. When I started with her I had no clue what I was doing. She broke it down into a series of actionable steps, and taught me exactly what I needed to know about blogging, social media, graphic design, and running an online business. Now I’m proud to say that over 100,000 people visit my website every month, and my blog has grown into a financially viable online business with a small team of people behind it."

- Kristen Bor, Advanced Mentorship Client, Bearfoot Theory

Let's Do This Register NOW

Access to this course is by invitation only, if you are interested in coming along, tell us a little about yourself and we'll send through more details soon.

How to use wordpress

How to work with brands and destinations

How to grow your following

How to nail social media

How to earn money with your blog