National Geographic: 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America

| January 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

mbbBKSgetawayThis fun, information-packed guide presents ten categories for women to go with girlfriends, sisters, or mothers. The wide-ranging chapters have something for everyone. “Best City Getaways for Girls Who Just Wanna Have Fun” focuses on San Francisco, Miami, Quebec, New York City, and New Orleans. “Where to Celebrate Big Birthdays” suggests Las Vegas, Northern California wine country, and Savannah.

“Best Places for Adventure Escapes” includes rafting the Colorado, heli-hiking the Canadian Rockies, and kayaking or canoeing in Maine. “Best Bonding Vacations” recommends Ashland, Oregon, Rocky Mountain National Park, Chicago, and Lake Chatauqua, New York, while “Best Places to Heal When You’ve Been Dumped” sends you to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and to Big Sur, California.

Other chapters offer suggestions for golf getaways, pampering retreats, artsy getaways, and great retail therapy. The book is filled with practical tips on roommate etiquette, safety, packing, budgeting, and other specific advice for the growing number of women—young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed—who are hitting the road. Short, true stories about women’s experiences open each chapter, and quotes from all types of women travelers broaden the appeal—further inspiring readers to pack up their bags, call a girlfriend, and say “let’s go!”

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Marybeth Bond, National Geographic author, writer. Twelve books, explored overed 100 countries on 7 continents. Featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show and founder of She has been featured over 1,000 times on TV, radio and print. She is a Contributor to National Geographic, Yahoo Travel, Travelgirl Magazine, CNN, CNN Airport Network. Speaker, spokesperson, author, travel expert, Marybeth, the Gutsy Traveler walks the talk. She's an adventurer; biked 3,200 miles, two months across the USA, traveler to over 100 countries. Media travel expert for CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, NPR and National Geographic.

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