Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Tiffany Allen Wins Girls Getaway to Crowne Plaza Key West - La Concha

Congratulations to Tiffany Allen of Orlando, FL for winning a Girls Getaway to Key West donated by the Crowne Plaza Key West - La Concha (

Everyone who purchased a Girls Getaway Guide to Key West: Leave Your Baggage at Home in 2008 was entered to win this fabulous vacation. Tiffany and a friend will enjoy a two night stay, a 2-hour Wind & Wine Sunset Sail, breakfast for two and two drink tickets, all valued at $795.

Many thanks to everyone who purchased books and the Crowne Plaza Key West - La Concha for partnering with us on this great prize....and congratulations again to Tiffany!

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Daily Buzz was a blast!

Appearing on The Daily Buzz was so much fun today! Everyone there is very nice and a lot of fun to hang out with. If you don't watch this should! Hopefully, I will get the video clip soon so I can share it with everyone (I haven't even seen it yet). I shot two segments: 1) tips for saving money while you travel and 2) tips for New Years Eve.

PHOTO: Casey Wohl with Andrea Jackson of The Daily Buzz.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Casey Wohl to Appear on Daily Buzz on Dec. 29!

Girls Getaway Guide series author and travel expert Casey Wohl, known as The Getaway Girl™, will appear on the nationally syndicated morning show, Daily Buzz, on Dec. 29. With the girlfriend getaway market representing four percent of all U.S. travel spending (about $200 million), the media interest in this topic and Wohl’s unique story is no surprise. This will be the author’s second national television appearance this month as she also appeared on Daytime on Dec. 4.

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

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Leave Your Baggage at Home® Crystallized Fashion Tee Available

Grab Your Girlfriends and Go (in fashion)!

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 in the Store Section.

Friday, December 26, 2008

What Are You Doing For New Year's Eve?

Now that Christmas is over, it is time to focus on the next holiday....New Year's Eve! It seems that the day after Christmas, the most popular question is: "What are you doing for New Year's Eve?" In an effort to help all Getaway Girls answer this question, here are a few ideas from The Getaway Girl herself:

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

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to everyone from the Girls Getaway Guide!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Shanna Elsberry Wins Ocean Key Resort & Spa Getaway

Congratulations to Shanna Elsberry of Windemere, FL who is the Grand Prize Winner in the Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas holiday promotion. Shanna won a 3 day/2 night stay in an Oceanview Suite at the Ocean Key Resort & Spa (, two spa treatments and breakfast for 2 each morning, a prize valued at $1,500!
Thank you to everyone who entered the 12 Days 'til Christmas promotion and all of the generous businesses who donated fabulous prizes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

12 Days Winner Stephanie Grinmanis Wins a Girls Getaway to Disney's Swan & Dolphin Resort

Congratulations to Stephanie Grinmanis of Melbourne, FL who won a Girls Getaway to Walt Disney World's Swan & Dolphin Resort ( in Orlando for a 3 day/2 night stay valued at $900.

Tomorrow we will announce the Grand Prize Winner to be sure and check the blog and website!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Congratulations to Allison Sferrazza of Melbourne, FL Winner of a Girls Getaway to Key West

Congratulations to Allison Sferrazza of Melbourne, FL who won today's 12 Days 'til Christmas prize today. Allison won a "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" vacation package that includes 2 nights' accommodations, a 2-hour Wind & Wine Sunset Sail, breakfast for 2, and 2 drink tickets all donated by the Crowne Plaza Key West - La Concha (

The prizes just keep getting bigger and better. Tomorrow's winner will receive a 3 day/2 night stay at the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort, a $900 value. Check the blog tomorrow to see if you won!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ho, Ho, Ho Party

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

Happy Birthday Ali!

We had a great time celebrating Ali's birthday in downtown Orlando Thursday for a Girls Night Out (GNO). We started with sushi at Shari and them went to The Beacon. Happy Birthday Ali!!

PHOTO: Hildie, Ali & Casey at The Beacon.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Anissa Bradley Wins Omni Orlando Resort Getaway

The winner of Day #10's Girls Getaway Guide 12 Days 'til Christmas prize winner is Anissa Bradley of Riverview, FL. Anissa won Deluxe Resort Accomodations for Two with Breakfast at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate (, a $658 value!

Check back next week when prizes 11-13 will be given away!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Congrats Angela Lamson!

Congratulations to Angela Lamson of Savannah, GA for winning the Frivole Butterfly Necklace valued at $625 donated by Baccarat/Lalique at Prime Outlets International Orlando ( Angela was Day #9 winner in the Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas promotion.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Regal Sun Resort Girls Getaway Winner: Ivonne Cobo

Congratulations to Ivonne Cobo of Sebring, FL who is today's winner of the Regal Sun Resort Girls Getaway valued at $600, which includes a 3 day/2 night stay for two with breakfast and admission to the MurderWatch Mystery Dinner Show in Orlando. Ivonne is the 8th winner in the Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas promotion.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Elisha Ellis of Brooklyn, NY Wins 12 Days 'til Christmas Prize #7

Congratulations to Elisha Ellis of Brooklyn, NY for winning today's 12 Days 'til Christmas prize - a $500 value that includes two night stay at Orlando's Marriott Village and a $50 shopping spree and VIP tote from Orlando Premium Outlets (
Tomorrow's winner will receive a 3 day/2 night stay at Regal Sun Resort valued at $600!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Today's 12 Days til Christmas Winner is Carreen Krapf

Congratulations to Carreen Krapf of Oviedo, FL who won today's Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas Prize. Carreen won a 3 day/2 night stay in a 2-bedroom villa at Blue Tree Resort in Lake Buena Vista ( valued at $350.

Check the blog tomorrow to see who wins the Orlando Premium Outlets & Marriott Village prize valued at $500!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Join Getaway Girl Connect Today!

The Getaway Girl, Casey Wohl, has recently launched a brand new social networking site just for women travelers called Getaway Girl Connect (
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

The "Sky" is the Limit

I had so much fun visiting my friend Erin in the Ocala area this week. Erin and I have been traveling together since 2001 and have many wonderful and hilarious stories (massages and bikinis just to name a few) to share when we get together. Erin is also the owner of The Market Place (, the marketing agency that is the genius behind my website.

After an afternoon of strategizing and planning for 2009, Erin and I went to SKY for dinner. This new Asian fusion restaruant has a location in Ocala and The Villages. Leigh Gallups, the General Manager, was awesome. We even got to sample some of the sakis they are interested in carrying.

As always, Erin and I reminisce about where we have been in life, where we are today and where we plan to go. If you cannot share this with your girlfriends, who else is there? Our final decision about the future - the "Sky" is the limit.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Today's 12 Days til Christmas Winner is Lisa Ballesteros

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 (

The next Girls Getaway Guide winner wil be selected on Monday, Dec. 15, so stay tuned!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Laura Nelson Wins Ritz-Carlton Prize

Congratulations to Laura Nelson of Brighton, MA for winning today's 12 Days 'til Christmas prize - an on-property, guided eco-tour for two on Shingle Creek donated by the Ritz-Carlton, Grande Lakes (

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jennifer Nelis Wins Emeril's Tchoup Chop Tasting Dinner

Congratulations to Jennifer Nelis of Orlando who won the third prize in the Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas Getaway Giveaway Promotion. Jennifer won a Tasting Dinner for Two, plus Wine Pairing at Emeril's Tchoup Chop ( in Orlando.

What Age Do You Feel Sexiest?

A new study has found that women feel most sexy at the age of 34. Researchers have based their findings on a survey of over 1,000 women who were questioned about their sex lives - the majority of respondents said that it was at the age of 34 when they had felt more sexy. what age do YOU feel sexiest???

Read more about the study:

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sylvia Rodriguez Wins $100 at Zou Zou Boutique

Congrats to Sylvia Rodriguez of Miami for winning a $100 gift certificate for Zou Zou Boutique in Orlando. Sylvia was the second winner in the Girls Getaway Guide's 12 Days 'til Christmas Getaway Giveaway Promotion. For more information about this fabulous boutique, visit

Monday, December 8, 2008

Congrats to Kate Bruce, Winner of ICE! Tickets

Congratulations to Kate Bruce of Jacksonville for winning 4 VIP tickets to see ICE! at the Gaylord Palms. Kate was the very first winner of the 12 Days 'til Christmas Getaway Giveway Promotion. For more information about ICE!, visit

Friday, December 5, 2008

Girls Getaway Guide to Key West on Tour!

The Girls Getaway Guide to Key West: Leave Your Baggage at Home is currently on tour! That's right, the book is on its very first blog tour!

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 (

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Boarding Project Set to Help Ease Air Travel

I haven't used this yet, but thought I'd go ahead and pass it along since so many people wil be traveling for the holidays:

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

Casey Wohl to Appear on Daytime Dec. 4!

I was thrilled to find out that the nationally-syndicated morning show, Daytime, has asked me to appear on their Dec. 4 show.

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 to find out what time the show airs in your market.