Finding "We" Time
Gals, listen up: The latest trend in travel is girlfriend getaways. In fact, vacations catering just to women are garnering enough attention for hotels to get in the game. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently began offering a line of ladies-only packages at many of their most luxurious properties. But why leave the plans to someone else when you can customize your own girlfriend getaway? Some women may vacation for a week, while others prefer just one night off. No matter how long you take, the time is cherished. The rules are simple but strict. No children, no husbands -- no exceptions! This girl time is devoted to chatting freely about anything and everything!
No matter where you live or how much money you've got to spend, you can make a date to come together with your girlfriends and celebrate accomplishments, talk of dreams, or just escape. Sometimes the hardest part is picking a date and getting it on the calendar.
The work is worth it. These weekends rejuvenate, renew, and reestablish your sense of self. Plus, they provide that little taste of freedom you may long for with no strings attached. Amazingly enough, a little time off can go a long way. What are you waiting for?
Below are examples of great (and affordable) girlfriend spots around the country. Most of these tally under $150-$200 a day. Remember, the more people in a room, the less it costs. Or, if you have a house, no need to stay in a hotel -- you can keep the cost down by shipping your husband out and inviting the girls in.
We've got ideas for places to get away to and fun activities. For information and pricing on airfare, rental cars, and hotels, check in with your local travel agent or try the big online travel Web sites like Expedia or Travelocity. Or try the airline of your choice -- they often offer air/hotel packages to certain destinations.
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