May 21, 2008

Planning a Group Getaway

All over the web there are recommendations for a girls' getaway. The best way to plan a group getaway (all girls or not!) is to follow some of the same tips.

An MSNBC article lists the top 10 girls getaway locations (and what you should do there):
1. Florence, Italy (art-viewing)
2. South Beach, Florida (club-hopping)
3. Provence, France (eating & cooking classes)
4. Las Vegas
5. New York City (shopping & shows)
6. Sedona, Arizona (spirituality & spas)
7. Bali, Indonesia (paradise... surfing!)
8. London, England (theater-hopping)
9. Sonoma, California (wine tasting)
10. Costa Rica (eco-tourism, adventure, and yoga)

The host of All-Girl Getaways, Stephanie Oswald, offers a video and article with tips on planning. Some of her ideas include:
-Pick a group with similar interests and travel styles
-Find a reason to celebrate
-Give everyone a task so they feel part of the planning
-Meet in person, via computer, or by conference call
-Choose a group leader
-Have each person pick 3 good dates, and then decide on one everyone can do
-Do something new
-Do your research
-Save money with package deals/all-inclusives

Of course, with today's economy and gas prices you might want to stick close to home or pick affordable destinations - that's where Asheville comes in to play!

Don't forget! Catch an ALL NEW All-Girl Getaways "Blue Ridge Retreat" tonight at 9pm on the Fine Living Network.

Other showtimes include:
Tonight @ 1:00 AM EST
Next Wed, May 28 @ 9:30 PM & 1:30 AM EST


Shellmo said...

These are all great ideas - I'm thinking Sedona appeals to me with the spas....

Keri said...

definitely. i like the florence idea... except i'd go to some teeny tiny towns in italy instead!