Travel Fees

Travel Costs

All classes & workshops over 80 miles from St. Paul, or engagements further than 30 miles requesting multi-day class sessions, require a minimum 2 day commitment unless classes are offered as part of an area tour.

Actual travel costs will be added to the final invoice, estimated costs will be included in the letter of agreement for budgeting purposes.

Travel fees will be based on one of the three following criteria, to be mutually agreed upon between the instructor & the venue:

  • $.55/mile travel fee from St. Paul, MN
  • Round Trip Airfare + transportation to/from airport, venue & accommodations
  • Round Trip Airfare + rental car costs (not including gas)

Accommodation Costs

For venues farther than 80 miles from Saint Paul, MN, accommodations will need to be provided.

Actual accommodation costs will be added to the final invoice, estimated costs will be included in the letter of agreement for budgeting purposes.

I am happy to make my own accommodations, and will assume that I am to make hotel accommodations unless a venue specifies otherwise.  I will get the best rate possible, my goal is to be cost effective for both the venue and myself.

Sometimes venues have agreements with local hotels and can arrange cheaper rooms than I can.  I’m very happy with a mid-level hotel (Holiday Inn, Hampton Inn, Drury Inn, etc.) as I find these most comfortable and well-priced.  I no longer stay in private homes unless I know the host very well.

A private room in a smoke free hotel with internet access (and elevator if room is above the ground floor) must be provided

  • each night before and after each full day of classes
  • each night that classes end after 8:00 pm

Cancellations

If a shop cancels 1 month or more before the scheduled class date, 1/2 of the fee is to be paid, travel & accommodation fees will be waived unless non-refundable airfare has been purchased.

If a shop cancels within 1 month of the scheduled class date, full fee is to be paid, travel & accommodation fees will be waived unless non-refundable airfare has been purchased.