Review: Start Packing! Get a Copy of Girlfriend Getaways
I was bitten at an early age. By the travel bug, that is. It all began when I was old enough to become my motherâ€™s traveling companion and tour the world.Â
Post college years, I perfected the cheap weekend getaway with a group of girls that were just like me, struggling in the big city.
Today, it’s not just us we consider in our daily lives. We now have husbands, children, stepchildren and grandchildren. It seems that not only do we feel the need to relieve the stress from our added responsibilities, but we also want to regain the female relationships we had in our younger days.
Well ladies, help is here!Â In The Complete Idiotâ€™s GuideÂ® to Girlfriend Getaways,Â travel writer Lisa Kasanicky takes her girlfriends and other women readers on the trip of a lifetime.
The guide provides the following:
- Â A crash course in getaway planning â€“ what you need to know and how to prepare those you leave behind.
- Choosing a getaway to meet budgets and expectations
- Packing tips
- A plan to determine all modes of transportation necessary; be it planes, trains or automobiles.
- First-hand accounts of themed getaways including shopping, spas, culinary, adventure, and of course Vegas!
As a freelance writer who has written spa and travel guides for the Arizona Office of Tourism, The Arizona Republicâ€™s lifestyle publications, and as a regular beauty columnist for several national and Phoenix-based publications, itâ€™s safe to say that Lisa knows her stuff and suggests getaway ideas in her book that can get anyone off the couch.Â
If youâ€™re a Phoenix local, you might also be familiar with ArizonaSpaGirls.comÂ a girlfriend-to-girlfriend online guide for spa enthusiasts.Â Lisa is the creator of ArizonaSpaGirls.com and a well-renowned go-to-gal for wellness spas and beauty.
My favorite getaway she suggests is included in the chapter titled â€śReal Cowgirls Donâ€™t Wear Stilettos.â€ťÂ The Giddy-Up Gals GetawayÂ is a kind of City SlickersÂ meets Annie Oakley,Â which describes me to a tee (irony implied).Â What attracts me to the getaway is that it is an immersion into ranch lifestyle with basic education in horse and tack, riding instruction and herding steer at the Ranchos de los Caballeros in Wickenburg, Arizona.Â If youâ€™re a frustrated cowgirl like me just busting to get on the range, then this trip and others are right up your alley.
The Complete Idiotâ€™s GuideÂ® to Girlfriend GetawaysÂ provides all the necessary tips and tidbits for making the most of your getaway.Â Lisaâ€™s writing is witty, entertaining and makes you want to jump on a plane.Â The way she describesÂ each getaway allows you to envision yourself at that spa, ranch or festival wanting to soak in more.Â She provides all the important details for each excursion right down to whether or not meals and beverages are included which can greatly affect each travelerâ€™s budget.
Not only does she provide the nitty gritty of each trip she offers encouragement to the weary traveler who refrains from a retreat simply because they feel guilty for taking â€śme time.â€ťÂ She reminds us all that no matter our budget, family or work commitments we all deserve to getaway.
With over 75 destinations across North America for shopaholics, adrenaline junkies, spa goddesses, and wild and wacky gals, (plus more than 50 other ideas to explore) she gives you an excuse to leave town.Â Purchase a copy todayÂ and be the one that your girlfriends praise for planning a fantastic, bonding adventure.
****If youâ€™re planning a girlfriend getaway, tell us about it!Â Make a comment on this post and you may win an autographed copy of Lisaâ€™s book.****
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