Friday, October 17, 2008

Find Fun in a Small Town

Slow down the pace and enjoy life - small town-style with a visit to Flat Rock, NC. Flat Rock is located 22 miles south of Asheville, NC (so it's an easy day trip if you're staying there). Flat Rock is nicknamed "Little Charleston" because wealthy Charlestonians used to escape from the summer heat by retreating to the mountains of NC and to Flat Rock. In town, you'll find "Little Rainbow Row", a collection of shops and eateries in the heart of downtown. Be sure to grab a bite at the Flat Rock Village Bakery or Hubba Hubba Smokehouse - both on Little Rainbow Row. For more details, visit www.visitflatrock.com/Little_Rainbow_Row/index.html

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Great Concerts for Girls Getaways

Concerts are a great excuse to plan a girls getaway and though any concert can serve this purpose, there are some that are just perfectly suited. Visit our concerts page and choose from Alanis Morissette, Cher, Madonna, Celine Dion or Barry Manilow, Neil Diamond and Elton John and other great performers.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

It Won't Take Long to Find the Best Girlfriend Getaway Packages

Aspire, an international marketing and training company, wants to hear about girlfriend getaway packages for its national ranking of the top 20 girlfriend experiences for 2008 so you won't have to wait long to hear about them. We'll try to post a few of our favorites once the list hits the net.

If you offer packages, just provide 800 words or less describing your girlfriend getaway package and promotional photos to contest@aspiremarketing.com or by mail to 2301 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034.
There is no purchase necessary to enter the Girlfriend Getaways Contest and all submissions must be received by Sept. 15!

Be sure to check out the Girlfriend Getaway Packages and other travel deals at http://www.girlfriendgetawaypackages.com/deals.html

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Green Getaways


Fall is a great time to pay attention to Mother Nature. Afterall, she can't exactly be ignored. She'll be putting on a spectacular show so pay her back by planning an eco-friendly getaway. We have ways to green up your getaway and still keep a little green in your pocketbook too.

Women of Faith Infinite Grace Getaways

John 3:16 shirt
If you want to really strengthen the bonds of friendship then add faith to the mix. You'll gain a deeper understanding about what makes your friends tick, where they gain their strength and you might even learn more about yourself as well. At www.girlfriendgetawaypackages.com we've added a new page focusing on the Women of Faith conferences coming up this fall. You can link directly to the WOF page as well as book hotel rooms and get some great travel gear for your trip.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

NC Residents - Buy One Biltmore Ticket - Get One Free


Who doesn't love free tickets to Biltmore? No one I know. And if you are lucky enough to be a NC resident, you qualify for a special offer from Biltmore. From now until Sept. 1st, buy one adult admission ticket online or by phone (877-890-9158) and mention "Summer BOGO" and when you visit August 17–28, (Sunday–Fridays only) you'll get one adult admission ticket free.

For savings everyone can enjoy, be sure to
download Biltmore coupons from Biltmore to save on everything from outdoor activities to wine tastings.
For more info on making the most of a visit to Biltmore in Asheville, NC visit our sister site.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hit the Road this Summer!

This summer save on your vacation and hit the road! Use the hotels.com Road Trip search tool to find great destinations, book your hotel and get city information within a short drive from wherever you are!

Hotels.com Road Trip Tool

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Try Orbitz New Ideal Beach Finder Tool

Use the Orbitz Beach Finder tool to plan your perfect Girlfriend Getaway to the beach. This nifty little tool is fun to use and cleverly done. You start by telling Orbitz who your traveling buddies are - friends, family, a significant other, etc... then you go from there.

With options like casino, dining, shopping, snorkeling, nightlife, culture, fishing and golf you are sure to find something to appeal to all the gals in your group. Next choose your hotel options - adults only, all-inclusive, private beach, water sports, beach waiters, spa and no passport required and Orbitz returns with a short list of resort destinations that fit the bill. You can read on-line reviews of each facility so you'll know right away if something is going to be right for you or not. Visit our beach finder page to try it out.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Hillary Rodham Clinton in Asheville, NC

Okay, so it's blurry. It was 11:30, outside, dark and there were secret service agents ready to murder me if I so much as sneezed in Hillary's direction. So you can't REALLY tell who it is. I know who it is - possibly the next president of the United States, Hillary Rodham Clinton.


Whether you are for or against her, you have to admit that having a girlfriend in the White House would be pretty awesome. Go girl!


Friday, April 4, 2008

My Getaway with George Clooney and Renee Zellwegger!

Photos from filming set in Travelers Rest, SC in 2007
George Clooney was here. The girls in the newest issue of Girlfriend Getaways may have missed seeing George on their recent stalking trip to Italy but I've seen him twice within 30 minutes of MY home!
Want to walk in George and Renee's footsteps? Check out these filming locations in the Carolinas then continue your journey into the mountains of NC and visit Asheville.


  • Leatherheads filming locations in NC
  • Leatherheads filming locations in SC
  • Just last week, George and Renee were in town again to promote this film. Thanks, guys! This photo was taken on the front steps of the Westin Poinsett Hotel in downtown Greenville, SC. Clooney was said to have eaten in many of the local restaurants on Main Street so be sure to stop in and try some of the local fare. Maybe you'll even be lucky enough to sit in George Clooney's same chair!
    George Clooney and fan in Greenville, SC 2008

    Thursday, March 27, 2008

    What Not to wear for a girls weekend - Fashion Don'ts

    This information was just too good not to include. Consider these your tips of what NOT to wear for your next girls weekend or girls night out.


    Wednesday, March 12, 2008

    Celebrate Women's History Month


    Did you know that March is National Women's History Month? You did? Good! Well, in case you didn't know, there are some great places to find more information about this month. A favorite site is Smithsonian Magazine but you can also find great information at the National Women's History Project. This month, let's be sure to celebrate the women in history who made our lives what they are today.

    Monday, March 3, 2008

    Fun in Philly


    Friends Bennie and Ethel (their travel names)just returned from a 40th birthday celebration in Philly. Yes, I thought the same thing - "Fun in Philly in February???" "Yes!", they said. Though cold, there were no crowds at major attractions and no waiting lists at popular restaurants. If you are willing to bundle up, Philly can be fun in February. Items not to be missed include Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the Museum of Physicians (Mutter Museum) if you can stomach it. Read more about Bennie and Ethel's trip to Philly and how you can save on hotels and attractions if you take a trip there at www.girlfriendgetawaypackages.com or learn more from the Philly Visitors Center:
    Independence Hall :: gophila.com - The Official Visitor Site for Greater Philadelphia

    Saturday, February 2, 2008

    Tips for Planning a Girlfriend Getaway

    So you've decided it's time to get the gang together for a bonding trip but you're unsure where to begin? There are a number of ways to go about planning a girlfriend getaway, girls weekend or vacation with your sisters. Here are just a few things to help you start your brainstorming and planning.


    1. Determine the goal of your get-together.

    Is the goal to reconnect with old friends - college roommates or a high school clique? Is it to celebrate a significant event - a 40, 50, or 60th birthday? How about a get together to bond before someone in the group starts chemo, has surgery or even has a baby? Determining the goal is a critical first step in successful planning. Once you have established a goal, you can start to fill in some other blanks.

    2. What level of activity are you interested in?

    If some in your group are looking for adventure while others want to spend the day at the spa, you either need to reach a compromise early or pick a destination with wide-ranging offerings. Ask the members of your group what their ideal getaway would entail and compare notes.

    3. How far are you willing to travel?

    Great escapes can take you on road trips to nearby towns or can encompass planes, trains or ships for longer treks. Are you looking for a destination get-together away from where you all live or would visiting your old haunts and stomping grounds be more fun?

    4. Are you financially on even ground?

    Nothing can spoil a trip faster than stifling or stressing a checkbook. Agree ahead of time who will pay for what, where you will eat and how differing budgets can be handled. Getaways are not the time to flaunt your wealth or chastise a pal for being froogle. This is supposed to be a time for bonding, remember?

    5. What type of accommodation are you looking for?

    Many hotels structure girlfriend packages so you can all share a room. Is that something you are comfortable with? If not, perhaps a cabin or house rental would work - you can hang together in the common areas but retreat to your own rooms for private time.

    6. Don't be discouraged if you don't see packages that fit your needs.

    Many "romance" or "couples escape" packages can easily be adjusted to fit a group of gals. Couples massages,sunset cruises and wine and chocolate don't have to be enjoyed by pairs. These can become wonderful opportunities to slow down the pace, relax and rejuvenate together. So if you see something that piques your interest, shoot an email to the property or pick up the phone.


    Keep checking back for more ideas and tips on planning great getaways and be sure to leave your own comments. Check out my website at www.girlfriendgetawaypackages.com for packages, gifts and more.