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Great Women's Vacations in Woman's Day Magazine!!
Great Women's Vacations has been mentioned in an article in the May, 2011, issue of Woman's Day Magazine. The article, about planning a girlfriend getaway, has lots of tips on how to handle finances, responsibilities, etc - along with plenty of reasons you need to get away with "the girls"! We're mentioned at the end of the article, with other resources for planning your getaway.

Apr 06, 2014

Day Trips from Caribbean Islands

Jan 19, 2014

Caribbean Bargains!

It's still a cold, miserable winter in the midwest, and many other parts of the US.

Wouldn't you love to thaw out on a soft, white sandy beach???

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Jan 07, 2014

The Best Cities to Escape Winter!

Nov 16, 2013

10 Great Day Spas

A spa doesn't have to be a destination in itself; you can enjoy a massage or an afternoon of pampering in the midst of any vacation.

I love taking a "break" from my vacation activitites to get a massage at a local day spa!

Here are a few that are especially nice.....

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Nov 13, 2013

BFF Beach Getaway

Grab Your Girlfriends and Head for the Beach! Beaches Resort Turks and Caicos, that is. Beaches Resorts is having a 4 night BFF Girl's Getaway, with:

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Nov 13, 2013

Find Your Inner Goddess Retreat

January 17 - 22, 2014 Negril, Jamaica Have you lost your inner goddess? The hustle and bustle of everyday life can leave you lost and exhausted, not

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Nov 13, 2013

Archaeological Excursion to France

Visit France and help to unearth treasures buried for over 1000 years! DigFrance.org and the Leymonie Archaeological Project offer the opportunity to

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Sep 15, 2013

Cutting Clutter in your Suitcase

Do you tend to overpack/ (I mean, who doesn't??)

This article has tips to get rid of the clutter and keep only the essentials (hint: think like a backpacker!)

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Sep 09, 2013

Rock Creek Cottage

Located 10 miles SE of Eau Claire, WI in Caryville, Rock Creek Cottage is the area's newest craft retreat. The completely remodeled facility accommodates

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Sep 03, 2013

Fantastic Photos from Solo Travelers

Much as I love traveling with my sisters, I always enjoyed the time I had to wander on my own when I had a day off during a business trip. Sometimes I got lost (but I always got found!), and I've had some great experiences along the way.

Taking the time to go it alone is a wonderful way to get to know yourself better - explore at your own pace, see what you want to see, stop and enjoy a brief repast at a little cafe that you might not have tried otherwise.

Enjoy these photos - and the comments that go along with them. Very inspirational!

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Aug 29, 2013

Time to Plan Your Fall Getaway!

Summer's almost over (boo!!) - but it's almost time for brightly colored leaves, cool,crisp air, and caramel apples!

What a great time for a getaway with the girls. The kids are back in school and family vacations are over, so now it's time you do something for yourself.

FareCompare has six destinations that are perfect for fall - including San Antonio.

You don't even need to fly! There's bound to be a terrific town near you that's perfect for a fall getaway. Book it today!

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Aug 26, 2013

10 Things You Need but Might Forget to Pack

I was actually surprised to find that I already pack ALL of these items (or at least, variations on the theme). But I truly can't travel without most of them - bandaids for blisters, hand sanitizer, extra bags - and, of course, snacks!!!

I would also include a penlight (flashlight) and/or a nightlight for nighttime bathroom visits.

What's on your must-have list?

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Aug 17, 2013

Food, Dogs, and Art!

Come to Vashon Island, Washington for some great weekend retreats in September! Beautiful Vashon Island, WA, is just a 15-minute ferry ride from Seattle.

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Jul 23, 2013

FestiGals

FestiGals (www.festigals.org) is a fabulous weekend getaway, created by women for women, in one of America’s most interesting and culturally rich cities

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Jul 20, 2013

Smartipants Weekends Away Just for Women

Did you know that the company of women improves the health and well-being of all women? According to a Stanford University study, the best way for women

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Jul 02, 2013

Movies and TV Shows that Inspire Travel

Do you ever find yourself watching a movie or TV show and thinking, "I wish I was there!"?

I certainly have - and here are a few that made me want to get off the couch and travel!

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Jun 26, 2013

Tips for Traveling Alone

If you find yourself facing a trip on your own for the first time, this article has some great tips to help you deal with situations you might not dealt with before.

Many of these tips apply when you're traveling with friends, too!

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Jun 10, 2013

Jerking Things Up in Jamaica!

What could be better than food, rum, and sandy white beaches? Join us in Jamaica for all of that - and more! Caribbean Culinary Tours offers an all-inclusive,

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Jun 10, 2013

Yoga and Horses Retreat

Yoga and Horses may sound like a strange combination, but it's really one of the most relaxing getaways you can imagine! The retreat is held at Hippophile

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Jun 10, 2013

Hard Sided Luggage: Travel Concepts Safari 4 Piece Luggage Set

Travel Concepts Safari 4 Piece Luggage Set A 4-piece set of hard sided luggage in a zebra or leopard print - how much fun is that? The hard shell

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Jun 09, 2013

Womens Travel Clothing: TravelSmith Womens Sleeveless Pleated-Bodice Indispensable Travel Dress Red

TravelSmith TravelSmith Womens Sleeveless Pleated-Bodice Indispensable Travel Dress Red Easy to pack and easy to wear! The empire-waist sheath is

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Jun 09, 2013

Take a European River Cruise instead of Touring on a Bus

A European river cruise allows you to visit cities throughout Europe and Russia while relaxing in a floating boutique hotel. Forget the tour bus - take a cruise!

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Jun 06, 2013

Art and Cultural Journeys

Florence awaits you! Whether it’s art and architecture, Tuscan wines, or culinary adventures you savor, Florence is your city. How often have you wished

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May 26, 2013

Grownup Girlz Camp | All-inclusive FUN weekend getaway for women!

Grownup Girlz Camp offers an affordable, comfortable and fun opportunity for busy women to take time for themselves to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect.

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May 15, 2013

Find Your Self in France

Tout Pour la Femme, September 23 - 29, 2013 Taste of Burgundy, September 29 - October 3, 2013 Hi, I’m Alecia Caine, lifestyle and boutique tour design

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Apr 15, 2013

Top 12 Destinations for Foodies

While I'm not a good cook, I am a good eater!

And one of the things I love about travel is tasting local food - whether it's exotic or rustic, I love to learn what the locals eat.

The Independent Traveler has put together 12 fantastic destinations for food-lovers. Put one on your vacation calendar!

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Apr 13, 2013

Top 10 Destinations for Sustainable Tourism

There's nothing like getting back to nature for total relaxation. But all too often, building a resort to bring people to that natural environment damages it.

These resorts are committed to sustainable tourism, and relaxation and pampering of their guests. From Costa Rica to Morocco, check out these resorts - many of which have spas, too!

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Apr 10, 2013

6 Charming European Towns Off the Beaten Path

If you're bored with Paris and London (oh my, how could anyone be bored?) - maybe it's time to get out and explore a few other delightful cities in Europe.

From Provence to Portugal, these 6 towns offer beauty and charm you'd never experience in the larger cities.

Pick one and go! Then tell us about it (with photos, of course!)

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Apr 06, 2013

Camp Ladybug

Who says summer camp is just for kids? This one is just for Women! Pack your bags and come to a week long or weekend summer camp getaway just for women.

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Apr 06, 2013

Girlfriends Getaway in Bolton Landing

Relax the Body, Renew the Mind and Refresh the Spirit in Bolton Landing, NY!! May 10 -12, 2013 What Will We Be Doing? - Wellness Workshops - Yoga,

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Mar 18, 2013

Indulge at one of the Top 10 US Spas!

Looking for a really marvelous spa experience?

Almost any spa can make you feel like a million bucks, but there are a few that really stand out.

According to readers of Conde Nast Traveler, here are the top 10.....

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Mar 16, 2013

Sawgrass Recreation Park

Feel the excitement and learn the history of Florida's most remarkable treasure--the Everglades. As one of the rare subtropical ecosystems, the Everglades

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Feb 24, 2013

Vashon Vacations, LLC

Here's your chance to take a step back in time to a place where the New York Times says Mayberry meets Burning Man. That's a perfect description of Vashon

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Jan 30, 2013

Take the Sporting Our Spirit Challenge!

Faith & Fitness…Take the Sporting Our Spirit Challenge! Need a challenge to build your confidence & prove to yourself (and maybe a few others) just how

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Jan 25, 2013

Girl friends getaway weekend at Camp Ladybug For Women

Best friends Monica and Corey had a great time at Camp ladybug For Women in West Milton, PA. The morning Aquasize class was one of the favorite activities.

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Jan 22, 2013

Looking Forward: Futuristic Spas and Treatments

Would you want to take a spa treatment that plunges you into below-zero temperatures? (All I have to do is walk outside today!)

That one's not for me, but there are lots of interesting spas and treatments out there these days! Architecturally, United Arab Emirates wins hands-down; but there are some really great spa destinations all over the world - pick one for your next vacation!

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Jan 11, 2013

Inexpensive Vacation near Erie, PA?

I'm looking for an inexpensive vacation to take on May 18 2013(one night and two days, around $300 or less) in the Erie-area of Pennsylvania. I have two

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Jan 02, 2013

Top Weight Loss Spas for 2013

If losing weight is one of your resolutions for the new year (and isn't it the top resolution for almost everyone??), maybe it's time to head to a spa.

A week at a weight loss spa can be just what you need to stick to it this time. You'll be removed from temptation while learning new habits, increasing your chances of success.

This list of top 10 weight loss spas is from the readers of SpaFinder - real people who have had real results.

I'm not surprised that The Biggest Loser resorts are the top 2!

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Dec 17, 2012

Womens Travel Adventures

2013 trips for Men and Women OR just women. Morocco 26 days from 6th March till 31st March. 2013 Mongolia Cultural/Camping/Walking Tour 24 Days in June/July.

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Nov 10, 2012

Travel Accessories for Women: TravelSmith CoolMax Travel Blanket

TravelSmith CoolMax Travel Blanket When was the last time you got a blanket on the plane? It doesn't happen often anymore; and even if you are offered

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