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Las Vegas Girlfriend Getaway Tips

I love visiting Las Vegas…without kids. With kids? Not so much. I mean, it is called Sin City for a reason. With plenty of action, shows and free-flowing drinkies, Las Vegas is a great spot for a quick grown-up getaway. Once you arrive, you’re ready to play without needing to drive much (or at all) for […]

Edmonton Girlfriend Getaway Tips for a Hip Trip in Alberta, Canada

Looking for the perfect trifecta of shopping, spa and splurge-worthy restaurants for your next girlfriend getaway? You’ll find all this and more in Edmonton ~ Canada’s most Northern provincial capital. I went to University in Edmonton, but since I graduated oh-so-many years ago, I haven’t made it back much. There’s a bit of rivalry between […]

Fun Things to Do on Captiva Island and Sanibel Island When it Rains

Captiva Island and its big sister, Sanibel Island, are best known for their shell-filled beaches and Southern Florida sunshine. But what is there to do when your beach getaway gets doused with rain? There’s no need to feel gloomy on these colorful and friendly islands just because the weather is a little wet. Here are five fun […]

5 Phoenix Girlfriend Getaway Activities

In winter months, Canadians flock to Arizona like Real Housewives to Botox. Yet I, The Saucy Travel Mama and hater of Canadian winters, had never had the pleasure. I quickly remedied the situation early in the new year. I got my desert detox during a pilgrimage to this legendary region known for its restorative nature. As the […]

Seattle Christmas Season Fun

During the winter holidays hard-working parents are running off our feet with shopping, school concerts, baking, gift-wrapping…the list of things to do seems endless. We often forget to take care of ourselves at a time when we need it the most. My solution? A Seattle Christmas getaway! Washington’s Emerald City is full of holiday happenings sure to please […]

A Southern-style Girlfriend Getaway in Sevierville, Tennessee

A Sevierville vacation with friends is all about comfort foods, shopping finds, nature’s beauty, big thrills and sweet wine. If you want to bond your besties, here’s why to book a Southern-style girlfriend getaway in Sevierville, Tennessee. Smoky Mountains There are plenty of places you could pick for your girlfriend getaway, but none with better views […]

Malta Girlfriend Getaway

Looking for a girlfriend getaway in Europe? The island country of Malta is small enough to explore over a weekend and offers up oodles of shopping, sumptuous seafood, and gorgeous architecture along with history lessons aplenty. My fellow expat friend, Ace, and I had the extreme good fortune to escape our adopted homes in the […]

Winter Vancouver Girlfriend Getaway

Winter is a fabulous time to sneak away for some relaxation with a best gal pal or two. After the holiday shopping and party frenzy, an all-girls holiday can provide a fresh start to a new year. As a Vancouver resident who recently ducked out for a staycation in my hometown with a travel blogging […]

An Indulgent Girlfriend Getaway at the Oaks at Ojai

I didn’t know the Oaks at Ojai was a serious weight-loss type of health spa when I accepted an invitation to come for a visit. Would I like to lose a few pounds? Sure. But losing weight was not my goal. I invited my friend and neighbor, Sara, to accompany me for a gloriously kid-free […]

Omni Houston Hotel – A Boutique Hotel with Unique Extras

Love fabulous pools and a boutique hotel feel? Welcome to the Omni Houston Hotel! Plenty of nearby shopping and dining options plus its Swan Pond (named for its avian inhabitants) add to the hotel’s allure. My friend, Laurie and I were hosted by the Omni during a girlfriend getaway to Houston to see Oprah’s Life […]

5 Reasons Moms Should Plan a Girlfriends’ Spa Getaway

Moms deserve a spa getaway more than anyone I know. Our days are filled with breaking up sibling fights over who gets the bigger half of the cookie, overseeing homework, and shuttling kids from school to t-ball and tap lessons. To our horror, we often say things like, “Who cut circles out of all the bed sheets?” and, […]

5 Great U.S. Cities for a Girlfriend Getaway

If you’re anything like me, every now and then you crave a little bit of good, old fashioned girl-time. Of course, you love the husby or boyfriend and children dearly, but there’s really something special about getting away for a weekend of non-stop gals-only goodness. I’ve put together a list of five U.S. girlfriend getaway destinations to tempt you and […]

Weekend Getaway in Freeport Maine

Here are some tips to make the most of a weekend escape to the lovely town of Freeport, Maine with your honey, your children, or a close friend.