Rules #1 & #2
Rule #1 for a Girls Getaway –
DO NOT invite the Girls who can’t understand the invitation for a “Girls Getaway” (okay…a bit of sarcasm!).
A classic example of a “Girls Getaway Gone Wrong” happened on the Real Housewives of Orange County when Vicky planned a Girlfriend Getaway to Fort Lauderdale… and most of the women showed up with their husbands! To top it off, when Vicky got upset, the other women just didn’t get it! Why?
Seriously, why would Vicky go out of her way to plan a Girls Getaway? (Think real hard now) The answer is -” TO GET AWAY WITH THE GIRLS!” What don’t they get about that? I thought that statement was completely self-explanatory…and I totally thought that they were rude to just ignore it and bring the GUYS.
I was yelling at the TV screen when I watched that episode. I totally understood why Vicky was so mad! There is something very special about “time away with the Girlfriends” that just isn’t the same when half of the group is “couples”. It would destroy the “girly” atmosphere of any Girls Getaway.
Lesson #2 for a Girls Getaway –
Choose the right venue & atmosphere for the Girlfriends Getaway that allows choice, but makes it easy.
The best aspect of Vicky’s Girls Getaway Vicky was that she planned the whole event, day by day, activity by activity…all the way down to dinners. She could easily get away with that & be in total control as she was paying for everything. But that is usually NOT the case when a group of girls travel. Everyone has different budgets, desires and ideas of what they want to do, which can lead to catastrophe!
I recently did a Girls getaway to Los Angeles and the 5 days were filled with “Where do you want to have lunch?” “What time do you want to go shopping?” “We have plans for dinner so you can’t get your hair blown out?” Of course, I was not “the boss” as everyone was paying for themselves…and that led to half of our time spent discussing / debating all of this. Don’t get me wrong, I still had a great time…but “ideally” life would have been easier without having to make plans! AND that could have been accomplished by a change of venue.
The most important factor that goes into selecting the best place to have a Girls Getaway? Go to a place where everyone can be together yet also have space so each girl can do their own thing. It is essential to take the “thinking & planning” out of the equation once you arrive at your destination. Choice is essential, but should be a pleasure, not a major decision! Free time should be spent having fun, relaxing & laughing!
My favorite picks for a Girls Getaway is a Cruise or an All-inclusive Resort. Both offer an easy vacation with a super wide menu of activities all within easy reach. Shopping, Gym, Spa, Dining Options, Pools, Beach, Entertainment and more! And the best is that on any particular ship or at any particular resort there are accommodations to suit every budget…and every woman will STILL be able to participate in the same activities! A cruise has the added feature of being able to satisfy everyone with visits to different ports of call. That is what it is all about Girls, taking the decisions away from the day to day and making it easy!