Monday, August 30, 2010

Girls Getaway to St Lucia

As seen on ABC’s The Bachelor, St Lucia is a tropical island paradise and the perfect place to spend Labor Day (or any long weekend).

Join The Getaway Girl in St Lucia as she visits the Coconut Bay Resort & Spa ( for some R&R, as well as some kite boarding lessons.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Win A Girlfriend Getaway with Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl

Ladies! Here’s a getaway just for you – grab your best gal pals and enjoy some "girl time," in Orlando. Join me...Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl®, on the ultimate girlfriend getaway. As the author of Girls Getaway Guide to Orlando: Leave Your Baggage at Home®, I will be your hostess for a fabulous three-night getaway, October 7 – 10, 2010.

Just send us a photo of you and two girlfriends and tell us why traveling with them is a great way to strengthen your friendship and you could win!

Prize Details:
·Roundtrip flights for you and two girlfriends
·Full size rental car
·Deluxe accommodations at the new Waldorf Astoria Orlando
·VIP tickets to La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, and a meet and greet with an artist
And more!

To enter, click on the banner or visit Hurry....the contest ends September 14th!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Getaway Girl Provides Budget Travel Tips on Daytime TV

See the most recent Daytime TV Show travel segment with The Getaway Girl® on the topic of Budget Travel Tips. To watch, visit

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Submit Your Girls Getaway: Lake Tahoe

This month's Girlfriend Getaway photo was submitted by Teresa Wagner of Dallas, TX. She writes:

"While attending a conference in Reno, we needed a mini-getaway and set out for Lake Tahoe. About 45 miles of some winding roads and beautiful views later, we arrived at the Lake. It was as gorgeous and clear and picture perfect as I had ever heard it described. We quickly found a nice public beach area where they held Shakespeare on the Beach that had a lot of nice trails and quaint settings.

After wondering the trails a little while, we climbed some rocks that lead from the trail to the Lake and allowed us to peer down into the clear water watching small fish swim by as the seagulls did the same with the intent to catch the fish. Soon, we tired and became hot so we quickly shed our shoes and waded from the beach area into the clear, but cold water. It felt great against our feet.

After all of that activity, we enjoyed a cool beverage and climbed back into the car. Wandering a little further on North Lake Blvd, we happened upon what appeared to be a shack of a local restaurant but turned out to be a real gem called Jason's Beachside Grille in Kings Beach, CA. The atmosphere and service were anything but shack-like and we enjoyed a variety of fare from my Teriyaki Chicken served with baked potato, Mary's Seafood Pasta and Sara's Turkey Burger. Sara and I shared a strawberry topped white chocolate cheesecake that was definitely homemade and to die for. They also had a huge salad bar with everything from pickled beets to cold spaghetti salad. Our stomachs full and our spirits light, we headed back to Reno and returned to our real lives. It was a great day and a great time spent getting away with girl friends."

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tampa's No Boys Allowed Program Extended Through Fall

Tampa’s International Plaza and Bay Street are offering amazing rates on their “No Boys Allowed” girlfriend getaway packages through the end of fall.

Hotel rates start at $129 and include a $20 International Plaza Gift Card, along with resort-specific amenities. Whether you are looking for a beach resort or in-town experience, these special summer rates are sure to guarantee a great time with the gal pals.

For more details, visit

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Conchtoberfest Offers Special Rates for Girls Getaway Guide Readers

Looking for one last summer getaway? Hawks Cay Resort, located on Duck Key in the Florida Keys, is hosting Conchtoberfest, a three-day festival Sept 17-19 celebrating all things conch. Enjoy the laid-back lifestyle of the Florida Keys, along with live island tunes, regional cuisine and the awesome activities Hawks Cay has to offer (spa treatments, fishing, water sports, dolphin training, kiteboarding and tennis). To get a special Girls Getaway Guide booking rate starting at $149, visit or enter Girlfriend when you register at

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Lobsterfest 2010

Lobsterfest 2010 was a blast! Mini lobster season in Florida is always the last Wednesday and Thursday in July (and also happens to be the week prior to my dad's birthday). All he ever wants for a gift is for everyone to be in the Florida Keys for this annual family event.

Lobsterfest begins early (4 AM) Wednesday morning as we board the boat and head out to the Gulf of Mexico in pitch black. This is so that we can arrive early and perch over our pre-determined lobster spots and wait for the sun to come up so we can find the lobsters (aka Bugs). Once the sun comes up, the divers go down to get our daily 6 bugs person limit.

Although I don't dive to get the bugs, my job is very important. I serve as "VP of Lobster Quality and Quantity Control" as you can only have legal-sized lobster (each one must be measured carefully) and no more than 6 per person.

I'm not sure if it's the quality time with my family or the fact that this is a yearly trip we've done since I was a child (or both), but I will always have fond memories of these lobster-induced trips. I will always make sure I am in the Florida Keys every year at the end of July. It doesn't get any better than this!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Special Pinkberry Offer for Girls Getaway Guide Readers

Girls Getaway Guide readers who go to the Orlando Pinkberry Preview night, Thurs., Aug. 19, can enter to win a $100 gift card. Just take a photo of yourself or friends enjoying your first Pinkberry at the Thursday preview and post it on Pinkberry or Girls Getaway Guide on Facebook and you may win a $100 gift card. Please reference Girls Getaway Guide in your photo posting and write about your first experience with Pinkberry. Photo needs to be posted by Friday, Aug. 20 by midnight. Winner will be announced on Monday on both Facebook pages.

Pinkberry, the premium frozen yogurt that started the tart yogurt craze, is opening the first Orlando -- and Florida store -- at 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Marketplace at Dr. Phillips on Fri., Aug. 20. If you want a sneak peek, Pinkberry is hosting a Free Pinkberry Preview on Thurs., Aug. 19 from 6-10 pm, with free yogurt and toppings, music, prizes and more.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Getaway Girl on

Looking for America's Best Little-Known Museums? In a recent article, The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl was quoted about a tantalizing Miami museum you may not know about. Read all about it at