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Now here’s a travel planner for the serious jet-setter in your life. The Super Smart Travel Organizer comes jammed with pre-trip and packing checklists, removable budget planning forms, nine tabbed dividers with storage pockets and tab labels, a world map with re-usable stickers for tracking destinations, a pen and 50-sheet pad. Plus, the perky orange cover pairs perfectly with my lil’ book!
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Take a “witch walk” in Salem. Indulge your foodie cravings at a Native American salmon feast in Seattle. Learn to saddle a horse in California. Volunteer to clear a hiking trail in a Texas cavern. Or shop till your feet are bleeding as you find fashion paradise at an outlet mall in South Florida. Written by self-described girly-girl and spa blogger Lisa Kasanicky, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways offers an abundance of travel opportunities for like-minded gals. The first half of the book covers power shopping, antique furniture discovery, weight loss, and luxurious (pricey) spa getaways. The second half makes up for the first by exploring more unique experiences, like photography classes and rock climbing that can be done without concern for fashion or lipstick. You can expect a bevy of shoe advice and women-only tour packages spanning some of the best cities in the United States. You’ll also find useful tips on delegating group travel planning tasks, including splitting costs and maintaining room-sharing sanity. Grab this guide and start at chapter 10 if you’re overdue for some R&R with the gals.
Reviewed by Amber K. Stott
Sacramento Book Review
Creator of ArizonaSpaGirls.com and author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways,” Lisa Kasanicky shares tips on how to plan your girlfriend getaway, stay on budget and pack strategically. She also shares a few fun getaways and ways not to feel guilty about leaving the family.
Ever wondered what it would be like to live the life of a cowgirl for a few days? Well then, hike up those cowgirl boots and dig out the ten-gallon hat because it’s time to hit the road. From “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Girlfriend Getaways,” author Lisa Kasanicky wrangles up two exciting adventures perfect for bonding and kicking back with the girls.
Love that this book included not only ideas but resources, detailed info, and really practical tips. It definitely motivated me to plan an escape for a few days– this brought me back to the reality that it’s easier than I think it is! You can tell a lot of research went into finding the places to go, stay, see, explore, (they’re NOT your typical “first thing you think of” kind of ideas)! The girlfriend-to-girlfriend tips like “Chick Wit” are cute and entertaining– a nice balance with the information and idea packed pages. It was an enjoyable read no matter if I read a few chapters at a time or just flipped through some pages here and there. I think this would make a great present for Mother’s Day or birthdays, and I’m definitely keeping a few on hand for last-minute gifts. (more)