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