One of the fastest growing travel specialties these days is the "Girlfriend Getaway" (or Guyfriend, I wouldn't want to be sexist). With all the stress of everyday life, getting away from "reality" with true friends who enable you to totally be yourself without fear of judgement is most enjoyable and relaxing. A few days away with the "buddies" on the golf course can be more valuable than hours of therapy! Here are a few suggestions for some great escapes:
1. A little Retail Therapy?
Most women love to shop, so for the girlfriends, why not combine a weekend in the "big city" with great shopping, dining and entertainment options? New York City, Chicago, maybe even London or Paris are a few of the many amazing options available that are served by convenient airports. Also a great option for the guys, maybe without the retail therapy...
2. Why not consider a Spa or Yoga retreat for a wellness weekend? Another one more likely for the ladies. A little pampering never hurt anyone, and it my even be beneficial enabling some new healthy habits, and maybe even some lost pounds...both potentially good things!
3. "What happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas"...you know that old tagline! In addition to gambling, Las Vegas (not my favorite place, but it is for many others) not only offers gambling but also has amazing dining, shopping and live entertainment...and most resorts have great pools and spas too! Las Vegas works well for both genders.
4. A few days spent wine tasting or possibly signing up for a culinary boot-camp (or great cooking school) are fantastic options for getaways because good wine and good food are ALWAYS a great idea!
5. A sports-related trip works well for both girls and guys too! What about a fitness retreat for those who love to exercise? Or a golf weekend at an amazing resort with tee times daily? Or a scuba diving trip in the Caribbean? Or even tickets to a sporting event of some sort? All it takes is a shared interest and some planning!
6. All-Inclusive Resorts and Cruises are a natural fit for this type of travel, where all you really need to decide is whether to order champagne, a beer or a martini...or whether to sit by the pool or on the beach. Why not consider some mental "down time".
So, try to think what YOUR idea of the best getaway is and who you want to spend some time with? Most of us have folks in our lives who we are long-overdue for a meaningful visit. Why not let me help you plan that all-important trip soon...
One of the best quotes from Buddha is:
"The Trouble is...you think you have time"