Most Americans do not make vacations a priority. Studies show that Americans are earning even more days off than last year. But more than half (55%) of American workers report not using all their days off—totaling 768 million unused vacation days. Americans see vacations as a privilege and not a right. In fact, regular vacations can stimulate positive mental health, physical well-being, and higher productivity at work.
I have found, one of the best kinds of vacations to be girls getaway trips. Women who take girls getaway trips have learned to put themselves high on their priority list. There are several types of a girls getaway trip: bachelorette parties, spa weekends, foodie trips, adventure trips and many more. The beauty of a girls getaway trips is the endless possibilities! If you’re on any type of social media platform you’ll see that women are on the move. According to Travel Pulse, women only travel makes up 19% of travel spend.
Here are four reasons why you need to start planning your next girls getaway trips:
The older we get, the easier it is to lose our identities. We begin to define ourselves by our careers or by our family status...as a wife or mother. When you travel with your good girlfriends, you get the chance to just be YOU. Can you remember the last time you were able to leave your daily responsibilities, that can be isolating and draining, behind? As women we juggle so many things at once and we need the chance to let someone else take over for a while and concentrate only on themselves. In the words of Whitley Gilbert...we need to Relax, Relate, Release.
“Remember that time when…” is an oft-heard phrase during a girls getaway trip. Reminiscing about old times (before work, husbands, and kids) is a great way to have some laughs and reflect upon your life's journey. How have you changed and grown, and where do you see yourself in the future? Women use girls getaway trips to bond and remind ourselves that we are not alone in our experiences, challenges, and triumphs.
A wellness vacation offers several opportunities to work on your body, mind, and soul. These types of girls getaway trips can be all-inclusive at a wellness retreat center or resort and can include yoga, meditation, hiking, organic cooking, and spa treatments. Another advantage to a wellness vacation is the ability to disconnect from technology (back away from the cellphone...) and focus on the relationships that are right in front of you.
Finally, one of the best features of a girls getaway trips is FUN! Lots of laughter, food, friendship, love, and wine are key elements to a successful girls getaway trip. .
But let's be real, girls getaway trips can take a lot of planning; everyone is so busy with work, family, school, and life in general. That’s where I come in. I can help you plan the perfect girls getaway trip. You pick the dates and I’ll do the rest. Contact me to get started.