Monday, November 30, 2009

Fabulous Trips, Fantastic Girls Getaway Guide Partners

If you haven't yet registered, enter today at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net.
Prizes will be selected beginning Dec. 8. Be sure to check out the wonderful partnering businesses that have donated prizes for the “12 Days ‘til Christmas”:




33 Group, LLC (Las Vegas) www.ThirtyThreeGroup.com
Arizona Biltmore (Phoenix) www.ArizonaBiltmore.com
AVIA Hotels (Savannah or Napa) www.AVIAHotels.com
Charming Inns (Charleston) www.CharmingInns.com
Cranwell Resort (Lenox, MA) www.Cranwell.com
Edgartown Residence Club (Martha’s Vineyard) www.EdgartownResidenceClub.com
Flatpenny Inn (Montana) www.FlatpennyInn.com
Gaylord Palms Resort (Orlando) www.GaylordPalms.com/ice
Hotel Palomar Philadelphia www.HotelPalomar-Philadelphia.com
Hotel Urbano (Miami) www.HotelUrbano.com
Inn On Bourbon (New Orleans) www.InnOnBourbon.com
Neiman Marcus Last Call at Prime Outlets Orlando www.PrimeOutlets.com/Orlando
Orlando Premium Outlets & Floridays Resort Orlando www.PremiumOutlets.com/Orlando
Pinehurst Resort (North Carolina) www.Pinehurst.com

Sunday, November 29, 2009

BONUS PRIZE Shop til You Drop Girls Getaway to Orlando

Shopping, shopping and more shopping. The Grand Prize in the Girls Getaway Guide's third annual "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion is a Girls Getaway to Orlando donated by our friends at Orlando Premium Outlets (www.PremiumOutlets.com/Orlando) & Floridays Resort Orlando. This trip includes a four day/three night-stay in a 2-bedroom Grand Suite at Floridays Resort, $250 Chelsea/Visa Gift Card and a VIP Gift Bag from Orlando Premium Outlets all valued at $775.

The winner of this Grand Prize will be selected on Dec. 25, so be sure and register no later than Dec. 24 at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lucky #13 Win a Girls Getaway to Montana!

Lucky #13 and bonus prize in the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" is a Girls Getaway to Montana, which includes a five day/four night-stay for one person at Flatpenny Inn Adventure Lodge in Livingston, Montana valued at $699 and donated by our friends at BusyBodies Fitness & Adventure (http://www.flatpennyinn.com/).

The winner of this prize will be selected on Dec. 24, so be sure and register no later than Dec. 23 at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/.


Friday, November 27, 2009

Win a Girls Getaway to Philadelphia

Prize #12 in the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion is a Girls Getaway to Philadelphia, which inlcudes a two-night weekend getaway at the brand new Hotel Palomar Philadelphia valued at $649. The winner of this getaway will be selected on Dec. 23. This prize is donated by: Hotel Palomar Philadelphia (http://www.hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com/).

To enter to win, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ and enter by Dec. 22.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Grab a Girlfriend and Go to the Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts

The Girls Getaway Guide is thrilled to announce prize #11 in the third annual "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. This Shop & Spa Getaway for two in Massachusetts includes a one-night stay at Cranwell Resort, 50-minute spa service/person, $65 dining credit/person, unlimited fitness classes, $50 gift card & VIP coupon book for Prime Outlets. It is valued at $620 and donated by Cranwell Resort (http://www.cranwell.com/) & Prime Outlets (www.PrimeOutlets.com/Locations/Lee.aspx).

The winner of this prize will be selected on Dec. 22, so be sure and register at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 21.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Win a Trip to Las Vegas!

Win a fabulous Girls Getaway to Las Vegas in the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. The winner of prize #10 will be selected on Dec. 21, so be sure and register no later than Dec. 20 to be eligible. This trip includes a two-night stay at the amazing Palms Place Hotel in a Studio Suite facing The Strip. This prize is valued at $600 and donated by our friends at the 33 Group, LLC. For more details about the 33 Group, visit http://www.thirtythreegroup.com/.

To register to win this getaway, enter at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 20.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Let The Good Times Roll and Win a Girls Getaway to New Orleans

A Girls Getaway to New Orleans is prize #9 in the Girls Getaway Guide's third annual "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. This getaway will be given away on Dec. 18 and includes a two-night stay at The Inn on Bourbon, valued at $600 and donated by The Inn On Bourbon. For more details about the Inn, visit http://www.innonbourbon.com/.

To register for this prize, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 17 and enter.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Stone Mountain Getaway

We started our drive to Stone Mountain, GA on Friday morning and arrived at the lovely Evergreen Marriott Resort (http://www.evergreenmarriott.com/) around 4:00 p.m. We were greeted by a very friendly staff and enjoyed discovering our next two nights would be in the Crabwell Suite, which was large enough to accommodate a small party.

We woke up Saturday morning to a delicious breakfast buffet at the Marriott, then off to explore Stone Mountain Park (www.StoneMountainPark.com). We drove to the mountain hike base and started our climb up the Walk Up Trail. It was great to see so many people (of all ages) enjoying the morning hike. We finally made it to the top and enjoyed the view of the Stone Mountain area and Atlanta. With a quick stroll around the top to explore the Skyride area, we headed back down the mountain via a new route on the Cherokee Trail, which was beautiful.

We hopped back in the car, but our exploring was not over yet. We drove around the park and found the Grist Mill & Covered Bridge. The area around this 100-year-old mill and bridge is heavily wooded and surrounded by Stone Mountain Lake. We sat here for a while, watched the ducks and enjoyed the serenity.

After all of our exploring, we worked up quite an appetite and lunch at Village Corner German Restaurant & Bakery (http://www.germanrestaurant.com/) was just what we needed. We split a Reuben Sandwich (the menu said “a guest favorite” and it certainly was ours too) that came with German Potato Salad…yum! After lunch all we could say is "GEM√úTLICHKEIT," the one German word that describes the feeling of being at ease, comfortable, and at home.

Due to prior commitments, we were not able to enjoy all that the park had to offer, such as the Christmas shows, laser show, parade and snowfall celebration. We hope to go back again to get a full taste of Stone Mountain.

Many thanks to Evergreen Marriott Resort and Stone Mountain Park for their hospitality. I can certainly see why people enjoy visiting this unique area.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Girls Getaway to North Carolina - Evergreen Escape Spa Getaway

Announcing the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion's prize #8 that will be given away on Dec. 17. Enter today to win a Girls Getaway to Pinehurst, NC. This trip for two includes an Evergreen Escape Spa Getaway, including room, breakfast and spa treatments valued at $550 and donated by Pinehurst Resort. For more information about the resort, visit http://www.pinehurst.com/.

To register for this getaway, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 16.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Girls Night Out to Randy Houser Concert

The girls and I had a great time last night at country music singer Randy Houser's concert in Lakeland, FL. Randy is a true talent and a good friend of mine. A super nice guy, he wow'd the crowd with his gifted vocals and hit song "Boots On."

If you like country music, be sure to check out Randy's CD and concerts. Details can be found at http://www.randyhouser.com/.

Yee - Haw!!!
PHOTO: Angela shows Randy her "purdy pink boots."

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Win A Girls Getaway to Phoenix

Announcing prize #7 in the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. On Dec. 16, one lucky Girls Getaway Guide fan will win a Girls Getaway to Phoenix complete with a one night stay in the Ocattia at the Arizona Biltmore with Club Lounge Access valued at $500 and donated by Arizona Biltmore. For more information about this property, visit http://www.arizonabiltmore.com/.

To register for the fantastic trip, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ and enter by Dec. 15.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Win A Best Friends Getaway to Location of Your Choice

On Dec. 15, one lucky Girls Getaway Guide fan will win a Best Friends’ One-Night Getaway as prize #6 in our "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. The winner will enjoy two rooms for a one-night stay at any AVIA hotel (Savannah, Napa, Long Beach or The Woodlands) valued at $500 and donated by: AVIA Hotels. For more information on AVIA, visit http://www.aviahotels.com/.

To register for this terrific prize, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ and enter by Dec. 14.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Getaway to Fantastic Martha's Vineyard

The Girls Getaway Guide is thrilled to offer prize #5 in the "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. On Dec. 14, one lucky entrant will win a fantastic Girls Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard with a two-night stay in one-bedroom luxury suite valued at $500 and donated by Edgartown Residence Club. For more information abou the club, visit http://www.edgartownresidenceclub.com/.

To win this getaway, register at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 13.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Register for the 12 Days til Christmas and Win a Trip to Charleston, SC

On Dec. 11, we will select the winner of the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" prize #4: The Discover Charleston Package, which includes two nights for two at Fulton Lane Inn, tickets to Middleton Place, carriage tour & tickets to historic Nathaniel Russell House all valued at $489 and donated by our friends at Charming Inns. For more information about the inns, visit http://www.charminginns.com/.

To be eligible to win this great trip, register at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 10.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Win a Girls Getaway to Miami

Win a fabulous Girls Getaway to Miami complete with a two-night stay, two “welcome to Miami” cocktails and breakfast for two, valued at $450. This is prize #3 in the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas" promotion. Many thanks to Hotel Urbano for donating the prize. For more information abou the hotel, visit http://www.hotelurbano.com/.

To register to win this trip to Miami, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 9.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Travel in Style with this Michael Kors Designer Travel Tote

On Dec. 9, we will draw the winner of this fabulous Michael Kors Designer Travel Bag Large Printed Canvas Travel Tote (Style: Joplin), valued at $348 as prize #2 in the Girls Getaway Guide's "12 Days 'til Christmas promotion. Many thanks to Neiman Marcus Last Call at Prime Outlets Orlando who donated the prize. For more details about the outlets, visit www.Prime Outlets.com/Orlando.

To register to win, visit http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ by Dec. 8.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Win ICE! VIP Package


The 12 Days 'til Christmas prize #1 is the ICE! VIP Package, which includes 4 tickets to ICE! & gift bag valued at $250. Donated by: Gaylord Palms Resort. For more details about ICE!, visit www.GaylordPalms.com/ice.



To register for this prize, enter at http://www.girlsgetawayguide.net/ before Dec. 7.

Friday, November 6, 2009

US Airlines Hike Holiday Surcharges

Most of the largest U.S. airlines have increased a surcharge for travel on the busiest travel days to $20 each way, up from $10. As per the information available, Delta, Northwest, American and United have doubled the surcharge they’ve imposed for the busiest travel days around Christmas and New Year’s.

USA Today reported that this week’s increases are aimed at getting as much revenue as the financially battered airlines can on the days people travel most near the holidays. It also highlighted that the busiest travel days ordinarily fall right before Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Before Christmas, it’s December 23 and 24. But this year, Christmas, along with New Year’s Day, falls on a Friday. That can extend the period for outbound travel to the Saturday and Sunday before Christmas, which gives the airlines the opportunity to charge more. But it also can bunch travel on the Sunday after Christmas, December 27 — a day when many of the $20 one-way surcharges will be imposed.

Tim Smith, spokesman for Fort Worth-based American Airlines, confirmed the higher surcharges, reported The AP. He said that although airlines are filing the increases as a surcharge this time, “fares on those peak days have always tended to be higher. It’s a matter of supply and demand.”

Source: Eye for Travel

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Third Annual '12 Days 'til Christmas' Returns to Give the Gift of Travel

Seven swans a swimming, five golden rings, two turtle doves? Everyone has different items on their holiday list, but the current economy may prevent some people from getting their wish. To help people continue to enjoy the gift of travel, the Girls Getaway Guide is pleased to announce The Getaway Girl’s® third annual “12 Days ‘til Christmas” holiday promotion.

In an effort to help people beat the holiday madness and Leave Your Baggage at Home®, the Girls Getaway Guide will host a countdown to the big day. Women everywhere can visit the Girls Getaway Guide online at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net to sign up for more than $7,000 in fabulous giveaways, which are sure to provide welcome holiday cheer during this stressful time of year. The winners will be selected on each of the 12 business days starting Dec. 8 through Dec. 23, with two Grand Prizes selected on Dec. 24 and 25. Each day leading up to Christmas, a terrific Girls Getaway Guide prize will be given away to a randomly-selected entrant.

Partnering businesses that have donated prizes include: 33 Group, LLC (Las Vegas), Arizona Biltmore (Phoenix), AVIA Hotels (Savannah or Napa), Charming Inns (Charleston), Cranwell Resort (Lenox, MA), Edgartown Residence Club (Martha’s Vineyard), Flatpenny Inn (Montana), Gaylord Palms Resort (Orlando), Hotel Palomar Philadelphia, Hotel Urbano (Miami), Inn On Bourbon (New Orleans), Neiman Marcus Last Call at Prime Outlets Orlando, Orlando Premium Outlets & Floridays Resort Orlando, and Pinehurst Resort (North Carolina).

To register, visit www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Girls Getaway to Ocean Key Resort

This month’s girls’ getaway photo was submitted by Shanna Elsberry of Windermere, FL. Shanna writes: “I won last year’s 12 Days ‘til Christmas Grand Prize trip to the Ocean Key Resort and Spa in Key West, FL. We went last weekend, and I had the BEST time of my life!! I went with my two best girlfriends for my birthday. Ocean Key Resort was wonderful at setting everything up for us. The staff was great and really made my birthday experience one to remember. I will be going back there one day! I have enclosed a photo of us on our way out for the evening, as well as the view from our room and that gorgeous Key West Sunset. Thanks again, and I look forward to many more girls getaways!!!”

Pictured (L to R): Shanna Elsberry, Deann Hasbrouck, and Kelly Armstrong all from Windermere, FL.

To submit your girl getaway photos, email us at info@GirlsGetawayGuide.net.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Did You "WIN FREE STUFF?"


Did you Win Free Stuff? If you entered to win our fabulous fall prizes, including Vera Bradley, Barefoot Wine and Ideal Image, be sure to check and see if you won!



Winners were recently posted in the“Win Free Stuff” section of the Girls Getaway Guide website at www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net/win.html where nearly $1,000 in fun and travel-related prizes have been given away.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Join Me For A Girls Night Out (GNO) Friday!

Join me on Friday, November 6th for a fabulous Girls Night Out (GNO) in Winter Haven, FL as we kick off the Junior League of Greater Winter Haven’s (JLGWH) 2nd Annual Merry Market. Be there to celebrate with us from 6:30 – 9:39 PM at the Nora Mayo Hall (500 3rd St NW, Winter Haven). Call (863) 581-1965 or visit http://www.jlgwh.org/ for tickets and details. See you there!!!