Wednesday, December 31, 2008
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated morning news program and is one of the fastest growing syndicated shows in America. It is currently carried in 148 markets, encompasses 39% of American TV audiences and is broadcast every weekday morning. For more information, visit http://www.dailybuzz.tv/.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Announcing The Getaway Girl’s™ newest, “must-have” custom shirt, which combines the brilliance of Swarovski crystals, rhinestones and studs and captures the popular phrase “Leave Your Baggage at Home®”. Wear it on your next girls’ getaway, to make a fashion statement or simply as a reminder to leave it all behind!
The shirt comes in black, pink or white and is available in S, M, L, XL. Retail price = $38. Call or email for bulk discounts and wholesale prices. To order, visit www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net in the Store Section.
Friday, December 26, 2008
If you are up for traveling, here are some top New Year's Eve celebration party spots:
·New York City – Times Square & STK
·Miami – The Shore Club & Mansion
·Las Vegas – Palms Hotel
·Seattle – The Indulgence New Year’s Eve Bash
·Los Angeles – LAX
·New Orleans – Jackson Square
Want to stay home (or close to home) and still celebrate the end of 2008? Here are some New Year’s Eve party ideas that are appropriate for all ages:
·Ring Out the Old Year Party – Play up the “out with the old, in with the new” phrase and pick a decade or time in history to represent the nostalgia of years past. Ask guests to dress according the era and decorate accordingly.
·Fortune Telling Party – Invite friends over to predict their good fortunes for the New Year. Guests can dress as gypsies and the party site can be decorated as a gypsy or palm readers’ house. Activities may include a poker table (for anyone who feels lucky), lottery card scratch offs and a hired fortune teller or palm reader.
·New Year’s Eve in New York City – Cannot actually be in NYC for New Year’s? You can still throw a NYC-themed party to help friends and family ring in the New Year. Ask guests to dress up and decorate the location NYC-style. You can also borrow some Sex and the City ideas and serve Cosmos or have a replica of the NYC ball in the room.
·Casino Night – Wish you could be in Vegas for the end of the year? If not, bring Vegas to you and your friends. A very cool New Years Eve Casino Night is a fun way to ring in the New Year. Ask guests to dress in black tie and rent poker tables, dealers, etc and make your party more than just a “roll of the dice.”
Whatever you decide to do for New Year's Eve, be safe and careful and have a great time!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
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Sunday, December 21, 2008
Happy holidays! My girlfriends and I had our annual "Ho, Ho, Ho" Party last night and, as always, had a great time and laughed until our cheeks hurt. It is true, there is nothing like your girlfriends, and I am so lucky to call these great girls my friends.
PHOTOS: Casey, Heather, Traci, Leigh, Gina & Anne. Far right, Anne shows off her tacky gift - a mushroom vase.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
PHOTO: Hildie, Ali & Casey at The Beacon.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Monday, December 15, 2008
Check the blog tomorrow to see who wins the Orlando Premium Outlets & Marriott Village prize valued at $500!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Visit the site today, create your profile, then start chatting with other female travelers about what to do at a certain destination or where you have been. The site is designed to help women share information and experiences about their travels with other female travelers.
It is free, so join today!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
Congratulations to Lisa Ballesteros of Temple Terrace, FL who is today's 12 Days 'til Christmas prize winner. Lisa wins a 3 day/2 night stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista (http://www.orlandoslbvsuites.hamptoninn.com/).
The next Girls Getaway Guide winner wil be selected on Monday, Dec. 15, so stay tuned!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
So...at what age do YOU feel sexiest???
Read more about the study:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
Below is the book's Blog Tour Schedule:
Dec. 1 - Teresa Morrow at Virtual Blog Tours
Dec. 2 - Dominque Goh at Dominqueʼs blog
Dec. 3 - Judy Davids at Mydols
Dec. 4 - Wendy VanHatten at Travels and Escapes & Claudia Meydrech at Ebook & Book Reviews
Dec. 8 - Beverly Mahone at Boomer Diva Nation
Dec. 11 - Heidi Richards Mooney at WE Magazine for Women
For more information, visit Virtual Blog Tours (http://www.virtualblogtours.com).
Thursday, December 4, 2008
If you're going to be traveling solo in a few weeks for round two of the holiday season, worth checking out is the Boarding Project. It's a social service that uses Twitter to help you meet up with others at the same airport. To use it you simply tweet #boarding along with your airport code. It'll send you a reply with a link to the other Twitter users who you can message directly to meet up with.
Boarding's system does not require users to sign up for anything. It also keeps an eye out for any FAA or IATA airport code mentions in public tweets, and will send a reply to that user urging them to check in to see who's there.
The service plans to make money by offering special coupons to travelers, which could be shaped around any contextually relevant information from their Twitter stream.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Daytime is taped in Tampa and currently syndicates to the following markets: Tampa FL, Jacksonville FL, Raleigh NC, Savannah GA, Charleston SC, Columbus GA, Wichita KS, Las Vegas NV, Washington DC, Lexington KY, Panama City Fl, Alexandria LA, Tri-Cities, TN-VA, Columbus OH, Cincinnati OH, Birmingham AL, Providence-New Bedford, Mobile-Pensacola FL, Jackson MS, Augusta GA.
Visit www.DaytimeOnline.tv to find out what time the show airs in your market.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Dec. 8 Gaylord Palms Resort
4 tickets to ICE!
Dec. 9 Zou Zou Boutique Shopping Gift Card
Dec. 10 Emeril’s Tchoup Chop
Tasting Dinner for 2, plus Wine Pairing
Dec. 11 The Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes
On Property, Guided Eco-Tour for Two on Shingle Creek
Dec. 12 Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista
Three day/two night stay
Dec. 15 Blue Tree Resort
Three day/two night stay in 2-bedroom villa
Dec. 16 Orlando Premium Outlets & Marriott Village
Two night stay at Marriott Village, $50 shopping spree and VIP gift bag
Dec. 17 Regal Sun Resort
Three day/two night stay for 2 with breakfast, admission to Mystery Dinner Show
Dec. 18 Baccarat/Lalique at Prime Outlets International Orlando
Frivole Butterfly Necklace made of lead crystal on a silver chain, topaz in color
Dec. 19 Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate
Deluxe Resort Accommodations for 2 with Breakfast each morning
Dec. 22 Crowne Plaza Key West – La Concha
Girls Just Want to Have Fun Vacation Package with two nights accommodations, two-hour Wind & Wine Sunset Sail, breakfast for 2, 2 drink tickets Value: $795
Dec. 23 Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort
Three day/two night stay
BONUS DAY & GRAND PRIZE
Dec. 24 Ocean Key Resort & Spa
Three day/two night stay in Oceanview Boutique Suite, two spa treatments & breakfast for two each day (subject to availability and black out dates)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Getaway Girl: Why did you write this ebook?
Wendy: I have given a variety of classes about writing and travel writing and was asked if I had a reference manual. I decided to put an ebook together for writers to use as one.
Getaway Girl: Who does this ebook benefit?
Wendy: This book will benefit both new travel writers as well as those who have written a few articles. It will also benefit writers who want to break into the travel market. Plus, once again it can be used as a reference.
Getaway Girl: What areas does this ebook cover regarding Travel Writing as a Freelancer?
Wendy: You will get the basics in this ebook. Some highlights are query letters, working with editors, telling your story without telling a story, markets, rights, and other basics of travel writing. Travel writing is different from other types of writing and I give example of how that is.
Getaway Girl: Aside from this ebook, what other products and services do you offer?
Wendy: One service is editing articles for other travel writers. Another one is coaching one on one with writers that are new or established. I also speak at workshops and classes. In addition, I have photos for sale. I am in the process of writing another ebook on success, which will also be available on my website.
Getaway Girl: What did you learn about writing an ebook that you plan to pass along to your readers?
Wendy: As with most writing, I use an outline. Not a “formal” outline…but still an outline. This helps me focus, put things in the right order, and allow the book to flow or make sense. It’s ok to jump around…as long as your audience can follow it! That’s why I use one.
This interview was part of a virtual blog tour.
Yesterday the blog tour was with Going Green Marketplace. And tomorrow the blog tour continues with Cynthia Norris at Original Impulse blog.
You can pick up your own copy of Wendy’s ebook at http://www.travelsandescapes.com/ebook.html.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
PHOTO: Casey Wohl with new friends Janice, Janette & Maria at the Little Black Dress Party at The Kennedy.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Buy any Girls Getaway Guide book and register to win a fantstic Girls Getaway to Key West (a $795 value)! Hope to see you in Winter Haven. For more details, visit www.jlgwh.org.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
The first 100 ladies will receive a signature goodie bag and door prizes all night long. Proceeds to benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. For more information visit www.TheKennedySoho.com or call (813) 259-9669.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
The Getaway Girl™ was thrilled to be interviewed live on Oct. 4 on the Best Life Barb Show. She chatted with “Best Life Barb” and “Sweet Lou” about the importance of girl getaways and revealed exciting news about the “12 Days ‘til Christmas” girls getaway promotion. The Best Life Barb Show is all about the BEST of the BEST whether it be food, drink, products, services, or even relationships. After appearing on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Barb Simon (aka Best Life Barb) helps listeners LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE. For more information about the Best Life Barb Show, visit www.bestlifebarb.com.
Friday, November 14, 2008
PHOTO: Savy Conerly models the "Leave Your Baggage at Home" visor.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
You can check out the full list at: http://girlfriendology.com/1575/top-ten-womens-travel-sites-2/
Monday, November 10, 2008
Be sure to visit the site and read my recent post about a girls getaway to Music City USA!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
As always, Mark Victor Hansen, co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, assembled a fantastic roster of speakers, including author of Life’s Golden Ticket Brendon Burchard, hypnotist Marshall Sylver, movie producer Peter Gruber, marine life artist and conservationist Wyland, NYT best-selling author Andy Andrews, business strategist Christine Comaford, networking guru Keith Ferrazzi, corporate trainer Berny Dohrmann, wealth and lifestyle strategist Chris Howard, motivational/inspirational speaker and best-selling author Barbara DeAngelis PhD, as well as Mark Victor Hansen himself.
Thank you to Mr. Hansen for hosting this wonderful event and to all the speakers for sharing their knowledge. This was one awesome conference!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
PHOTO: Casey Wohl & Wendy Kurtz outside Wyland Gallery.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
PHOTO: View of Pacific Ocean from the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel's backyard. I was sitting in an Adirondack chair soaking up the cool weather and sunshine when I took this photo.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Upon arriving at the Ritz, we were greeted by Deanne French, Director of Public Relations. After checking in and getting settled in our rooms, we met Deanne in ENO, the Ritz’s wine, cheese and chocolate tasting room. We had a fabulous time indulging in all the above! I chose to try to Lasting Laguna Reds wine flight, which included a sampling of three red wines presented in order of lightest to heaviest. My favorite was the Ahnfeldt Merlot, which was perfect. Next, we sampled the cheese flight, which included cheeses from across Europe. I loved the Spanish brie made from goat’s milk…delightful. Shannon was so helpful and informative and an absolute pleasure to have assisting us with our decisions. She recommended we try a sampling of meats as well, which include roasted chicken, ham and shaved pepperoni, along with olives and flatbread. I was thinking that I should not have already eaten dinner! Once again, everything was wonderful and the wine and gal pal chit chat kept flowing. Soon we were ready for dessert, and Shannon presented an absolutely wonderful chocolate flight to our table. The “must try” was the caramel sea salt covered in chocolate cocoa…yum!
Not only is the food and wine at ENO amazing, but the atmosphere is as well. With a full floor-to-ceiling glass wine tower in the middle of the room, and the surrounding high-top tables are perfect for socializing in any size group. In one area, they feature great wine gifts, such as books, glasses and wine-related items.
Of course everything is wonderful at the Ritz, and we had a terrific time chatting with Deanne and gaining interesting information from Shannon. Many thanks to both of them for making our Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel evening spectacular!
I cannot wait to get up in the morning and see the Ritz Carlton grounds and coastline of the Pacific Ocean.