For some of us the vision of a retreat includes massage tables nestled under giant banana trees. I'm in for that for sure!
However – though that's an awesome plan for getting away from it all – that's not the only way to have a retreat. By definition, a retreat simply means to pull away from regular life (or the situation at hand.) A working retreat means, then, to pull away from regular life to do some work. While the inclusion of a massage table (and accompanying brilliant massage therapist) under tropical foliage is pretty much empirically both relaxing and thrilling, it isn't exactly what I mean by a working retreat.
And therefore, you don't need to hop a plane to a tropical island in order to experience the fabulous productivity and rejuvenation that can come from a working retreat.
Listen to this video for some tips on how you can afford a working retreat, no matter how small your budget. And please, if you have your own ideas for affordable and awesome working retreat spots – share them with us!