Sunday, December 30, 2007

Author Casey Wohl is New Feature Contributor on

I am thrilled to annouce that I am now a Feature Contributor on the new women's travel website is a travel-based opinion site for women going places. Their goal is to inspire, connect and inform women travelers.
Be sure to visit my section (link below) and read the article about my Girls Getaway to Key West. More articles will be posted each week.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Author Casey Wohl Provides Getaway Tips on Better TV

On Dec. 24, Author Casey Wohl's interview with Better TV aired. Casey provided wonderful tips on planning a girls getaway. Now that the holidays are over, it is time to focus on some R&R. What better way to do that than by going on a girls getaway?
Be sure and visit the link below to see the interview and gain valuable planning tips.
Photo: Casey gets ready for interview at the Better TV studio in New York City.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Girls Night Out in Orlando

What a wonderful surprise to host my mom's college roommate, Donna (pictured far right), in Orlando the day after Christmas. Donna lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia and had not been to Orlando in years. She was delighted to see how Downtown Orlando has grown and developed into such a wonderful city.

Joining us was my mom and Donna's niece, Kerrie (picture far left), who recently moved to Orlando. We started the night with martinis at the Grand Bohemian and ate a superb dinner at Kres Chophouse.

We enjoyed a great Girls Night Out!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

12 days til Christmas BONUS DAY WINNER

The Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" was such a success that a BONUS GIFT was awarded on Dec. 24.

Congratulations to Lori Laye-Wolfe who won the Onyx necklace and earring set, along with a signed copy of the Girls Getaway Guide to Orlando: Leave Your Baggage at Home and the brand new Leave Your Baggage at Home tank top.

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas Winners!

Congratulations to Anne Crate, winner of the Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas Holiday Promotion. Anne won a $620 Girls Getaway Package to the Omni Resort at Championsgate in Orlando. The prize includes VIP escort at the Mall at Millenia, breakfast at Trevi's and much more!

Other winners of fabulous Girls Getaway prizes include:

Dec. 20 - Angela Bruce, Brunch for 2 at The Boheme at the Grand Bohemian Hotel
Dec. 19 - Kelly Lister, UGOH Lady V-tote ($100 value)
Dec. 18 - Pat Stoer, Blue Martini VIP pass ($300 value)
Dec. 17 - Molly Rowe, 1-night stay at the Orlando Marriott Downtown
Dec. 14 - Charlie Hofer, 1-night stay at the Orlando Marriott Downtown

Congratulations to all the winners, and happy holidays to everyone.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Whiskey Park Soho Christmas Party

Christmas was in the air at the Dec. 20 Whiskey Park Soho Christmas Party in Tampa. Given that it was Ladies Night, we had a great time.

This was the last scheduled Book Signing for 2007, but be sure to check the website for future appearance dates in 2008!

Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Frozen Getaway Girl at Gaylord Palms ICE!

The Getaway Girl was frozen after spending the day at the Gaylord Palm's ICE! event on Saturday. Despite the low temperatures, the event was fantastic. If you have not seen ICE!, it is an incredible display of ice sculptures crafted into giant trains, nativity scenes, slides and much more.
Who says there is no snow in Florida? The Gaylord proves them wrong with all of their Christmas events, including an outdoor ice skating rink.
Many visitors were excited to sign up for the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Chrismas" Holiday promotion, which is coming to an end. If you have not yet registered, visit today!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Whiskey Park North - The Getaway Girl Goes to Tampa

The Whiskey Park North event was a blast! In addition to my book signing, the Hillsborough Co. Firefighters were there to sign their 2008 calendar. The WP staff was great, and we all had a good time visiting with friends and dancing.
If you missed the event last week, be sure to visit us on Thursday, Dec. 20 at the Whiskey Park Soho in Tampa (720 Howard Ave) from 7-10 p.m.

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Getaway Girl Attends Orlando Vintage Holiday Party

I was thrilled to be invited to the Orlando Vintage Clothing Company's Holiday Party last week. I love this store and could spend hours looking at all the great vintage clothing. Owner Lisa Marie Smith is a wonderful hostess and has a terrific staff.

Be sure to visit this store, located in Winter Park at 2117 W. Fairbanks Avenue, and you may spot future Getaway Girl Nevaeh (pictured) while you are there.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

More "12 Days 'til Christmas" Winners!

Congratulations to the following winners of the "12 Days 'til Christmas" Holiday Promotion:
  • Dec. 10 - Ricky Telg..............The Spa at Thornton Park (50 min treatment)
  • Dec. 11 - Heather Nedley.....Shou'ture Chocolate Pedicure
  • Dec. 12 - Merideth Kiler.......$50 Redhead Lounge Boutique gift certificate
  • Dec. 13 - Teresa Wheeler.....Dinner for two at Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Six more winners will be announced with the winner of the Grand Prize ($600 Girls Getaway Gift Package donated by the Omni Championsgate Resort) to be announced on Friday, Dec. 21.

Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Martini Madness at the Blue Martini!

The Blue Martini book signing was so much fun! It was a great holiday party with spectacular food and drinks, as well as a great social atompshere.
Many thanks to the BM staff for their gracious hospitality and my best Orlando girlfriend Brandi (pictured) for her wonderful friendship.
I hope to see everyone tomorrow night at Orlando Vintage located on Fairbanks Ave in Winter Park.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Girls Getaway to NYC!

My friend Cathy and I had a great time during our recent Girls Getaway weekend in New York City. We had a terrific trip and, despite our short time there, managed to:
  • Sport the new Girls Getaway "Leave Your Baggage at Home" tank tops in Times Square (pictured)
  • Get the inside scoop on the Heisman Awards
  • Visit Lucky Cheng's (my favorite drag queen bar)
  • Walk more than 70 blocks in one day through the Meatpacking District, Chelsea and Greenwich Village
  • Do some great Christmas shopping in fantastic boutiques, stores and even in Grand Central Station
  • Eat at wonderful places, such as Hamburger Heaven, Jack's, Grand Central Station's Oyster Bar, Empire Diner, Hard Rock in Times Square and Bravo Pizza

What a wonderful time. I cannot wait to go back!

Congrats to more "12 Days 'til Christmas" winners!

Congratulations to the following winners of the "12 Days 'til Christmas" holiday promotion:

Dec. 10 - Ricky Telg...............The Spa at Thornton Park gift certificate
Dec. 11 - Heather Nedley........Chocolate Pedicure donated by Shou'ture

Many thanks to these two fabulous stores for donating such wonderful gifts!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Congratulations to Jenn Reed!

Congratulations to Jenn Reed, winner of the Zou Zou Boutique gift certificate and logo tank!

No prizes will be given away over the weekend. Be sure to visit the Girls Getaway Guide website on Monday for the next winner!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Congrats to first "12 Days 'til Christmas" winner!

Congratulations to Meghan McElhinney who is the very first winner of the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" Holiday Promotion. Meghan won tickets for four to ICE! at the Gaylord Palms Resort.

If you have not yet entered, be sure to visit to register for fabulous prizes!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Featured in Orlando Woman News!

Check out the latest edition of Orlando Woman News. I am honored to be featured in this bi-monthly publication, which addresses issues important to women in the Central Florida area. Be sure to pick up your copy for Tips on Planning a Girls Getaway. For locations on where you can pick up a complimentary copy, call (321) 206-3334.

Orlando Sentinel Blog by Sara Clarke "A relaxed shopper is a happy shopper"

Dear all Girl Getaway Guide Readers,

Please see the blog below posted by Sara Clarke with the Orlando Sentinel.

All the best,

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Urban Think! Bookstore Holiday Book Fair

This week I was honored to be asked by Urban Think! Bookstore to appear in person at their Holiday Book Fair. It was a wonderful event! They provided a great selection of books, gifts and lots of holiday cheer, including live Christmas music.

Many thanks to the Urban Think! staff for all of their hard work to make this event such a huge success.

Don't forget to register at for the "12 Days 'til Christmas" Holiday Promotion. We have lots of great prizes from places such as the Omni Resort at Championsgate, the Gaylord Palms, Zou Zou Boutique, Shou'ture, The Spa at Thornton Park and much more!