I went on my first girls' trip (post kids) a few years ago. My oldest friend & I went to Washington DC for three days. We stayed at a beautiful old hotel on Embassy Row, wandered around the embassies, visited museums, ate sushi, checked out the remodeled Watergate, read, talked about our kids, talked about things other than our kids, and checked out an amazing bakery/coffee shop that a student of mine had recommended. It was the perfect escape, & we're brainstorming for our next one.
Since that trip, I've gone on three trips with another girlfriend. We hit up Epcot's Food and Wine Festival for my 40th, & while we were there, I mentioned that Key West was on my bucket list because I was afraid it wouldn't be there forever (darn you global warming). We decided we'd have to check it out, & went back to Florida a few months later. We did one day in Key West, 1 in Marathon, & a couple where she had a home in Palm Bay. From that trip, we learned that Key West deserved more than one day, & vowed to go back.
A year & a half later, post-quarantine, we gave Key West its due & spent three days there (I highly recommend this affordable hotel, btw). The food, the music, the relaxed atmosphere...I am madly in love with that town (it'll get its own post at some point).
I'm also madly in love with girls' trips. Here's what I've observed about girls' trips that make them uniquely rejuvenating:
Now I don't mean to sell men short, & obviously there are exceptions, but this is my ode to girl trips, so of course I'm going to highlight what's awesome about women as travel companions. We rock, & if you haven't traveled with your gals yet, get to it!
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