Thursday, December 27, 2012

Hangover Cures from Around the World

New Year’s Eve is fast approaching, and with it, the inevitable New Year’s Day hangover. Instead of the usual sipping on Bloody Marys (or lying holed up in a dark room), here are six hangover cures that span the globe.

St. Barth
The folks at Sibarth have a St. Barth secret. Don’t go to sleep. Instead, wait until the bakery in St. Jean is opening and beg for a hot, buttery croissant at the side door. Eat it, then walk across to the beach and jump in the sea!

Cape Town
Chef Reuben Riffel of One & Only Cape Town gave us a recipe for a South African concoction – and it isn’t hair of the dog! Mix 1 cup chilled rooibos tea, ½ cup ginger ale, and 1 oz lemongrass syrup and top up with soda water and a dash of angostura bitters.

Santa Fe
Inn on the Alameda has the Southwestern way to start a rough day – a big old green chile cheeseburger! The fat of the burger is a classic method, and the green chile is the local wake up device.

The experts at Nantucket Island Resorts know that whether it’s July or January, nothing cures a hangover faster than a swim in Nantucket Sound followed by a trip to Brant Point Grill for a Lobster Bloody Mary for a little hair of the dog and some sustenance – the 18-inch skewer packed with lobster meat (plus lemons, olives, and heirloom tomatoes) will surely do the trick.

If coffee is the cure, then surely the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world would be the best hangover cure!  Anantara Golden Triangle has just that: Elephant Dung Coffee, or properly called Black Ivory Coffee.  In short, an elephant eats a coffee bean, the coffee bean spends time in the elephants digestive system and then the elephant deposits the bean, which is picked out by the mahouts and their wives (thinking through this part will not help the hangover!). When roasted, the resulting beans sell for around $1,100 a kilogram with eight percent of all sales donated to the Golden Triangle Asian Elephant Foundation. So helping out while helping yourself!

If the epic scenery in the Maldives isn’t enough to cure any ailment, Naladhu’s own coconut grove provides its guests with fresh coconut water.Hydration is key to helping a hangover and often water is not enough. Coconut water however has natural electrolytes and more potassium than a banana!

At Sea
On Crystal Cruises, the best way to rid the body of toxins is to get an Elemis Cellutox Aroma Seaweed Wrap. The ingredients will detoxify, decongest, and stimulate the body systems with or without a full body massage.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

WPCV 97.5 Update with The Getaway Girl®

Thrilled that I got a chance to catch up and chat with my wonderful friend Andrea Oliver, News Director for Hall Radio Communications in Lakeland, FL.  The interview will air on Sunday, December 9th on WPCV 97.5 FM and WWRZ 98.3 FM at 8:00 AM.

Get all the Girls Getaway Guide news about our "12 Days til Christmas" Getaway Giveaway and the Getaway Girl Foundation

To listen online, click here.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

GRAND PRIZE: Win a Girls Getaway to Cancun

Located in Cancun, Mexico, the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort features a vast beach, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, is where the simple elegance of traditional Mexican hospitality shines brightly, reflected in the smiles of guests, the kindness of staff and the exquisite interlaced pools, all among swaying palms, butterflies and tropical blooms.

What Makes Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort Unique?
  • A 27-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.
  • Luxurious Spa with 39 treatment rooms, including a Golden Suite.
  • NOIR Nightclub for up to 300 guests with a VIP section.
  • A Flowrider to try your surfing skills.
  • Wired Teens Lounge.
  • Sky Bar.
  • High-end in room CHI amenities, including bath products, hair dryer and a flat iron in all room categories.
  • Premium spirits including: Johnny Walker (Black label), Grey Goose vodka and Don Julio tequila.
On Dec. 18, the Girls Getaway Guide will give away its Grand Prize for the 6th Annual '12 Days til Christmas' Getaway Giveaway that include a 4-night stay at the all-inclusive Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.  Enter for your chance to win this fabulous Girls Getaway to Cancun valued at $2,368 at Girls Getaway Guide

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Win a Girls Getaway to Clearwater Beach

Feel the warm gulf breeze, gaze out at the azure sea and let the sublime feeling of complete relaxation wash over you as you step into the welcoming lobby of our remarkable Clearwater Beach hotel and resort. Balanced between the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway, the only waterfront Hyatt on Florida’s west coast is inspired by classic yet contemporary West Indies style. Luxuriate in Sandava Spa, golf on championship courses, or relax in exclusivity in one of our 20 state-of-the-art, climate controlled cabanas bordering the pool. The perfect personification of indulgence, each cabana is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access, a high definition flat screen TV and a secluded veranda. When it’s time to retire for the evening, every guestroom is a suite including walk-out balconies with water views and sought-after amenities. Layers of luxury reveal themselves in details like plush pillows and pampering linens on your Hyatt Grand BedTM, and fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The epitome of luxury and world-class amenities await you with Hyatt ambassadors offering authentic hospitality at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Resort and Spa.

A you can win your very own Girls Getaway to the Hyatt by entering to win a two-night stay in a one-bedroom suite valued at $1,500.  Enter online now at Girls Getaway Guide.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Getaway Girl Foundation - Daytime TV Sho

With its mission "to empower women of all ages, cultures and diversity through travel and related opportunities to transform their perspective, self-confidence and quality of life," The Getaway Girl Foundation has been launched.  

Watch this Daytime TV Show segment to learn more. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Win a Girls Holiday Getaway to ICE!

Sun-drenched and spectacular, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center brings excitement to life through world-class restaurants, dynamic on-site recreation, and breathtakingly beautiful gardens under glass. The signature atriums, tropical and lush, recreate three Florida environments, immersing you in the sights and sounds that make the Sunshine State a top vacation destination. From the gently rising mists of the Everglades, to the funky and vibrant island revelry of Key West, to the Spanish-infused, old-world charm of St. Augustine, you'll delight in these unique Florida-themed settings

With more than two million twinkling lights, an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, heartwarming visits with Santa, captivating musical events, and exclusive holiday events and attractions for you and your entire family, Gaylord Palms offers some of the most distinctive holiday entertainment you can imagine.

On Dec. 13, the Girls Getaway Guide's 6th Annual '12 Days til Christmas' Getaway Giveaway will give away a 2-night Christmassy Dreamworks Experience package at the Gaylord that includes 2-night room accommodations, unlimited visits to ICE!, Shrekfeast, character meet & greet and more all valued at $1,000.  Enter now to win at Girls Getaway Guide.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Win a Girls Getaway to Longboat Key

Cedars Tennis Resort, a luxury vacation rental resort on Longboat Key only a few miles away from Sarasota, Florida offers world-class facilities, magnificent beaches and tropical sunsets. Guests enjoy an unforgettable Florida Vacation in spacious town homes perfect for a Girls Getaway. A junior Olympic swimming pool with Tiki bar, fitness center, fishing pier, bicycle availability, provide activities to suit every mood.

The newly renovated clubhouse features a restaurant with full bar for a casual dining experience. For those wishing to venture out can cycle or stroll along beach pathways or explore our gorgeous landscaped grounds and walkways. Nature lovers enjoy kayaking through Sarasota bay. Boat rentals and fishing trips along the gulf coast can be arranged. Sarasota and St. Armands Circle offer some of the finest shopping, dining and cultural places in Florida.

On Dec. 16 we will be giving away a 5-night stay in a one or two bedroom unit plus a $50 gift certificate from Chiles Restaurant Group with nearby locations.  Enter online to win this incredible Girls Getaway package valued at $1,475 at Girls Getaway Guide.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Win a Girls Getaway to Maui

Overlooking the cobalt-blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa on legendary Ka’anapali Beach is the perfect island resort for an inspiring Hawaiian vacation. With its beachfront setting, magnificent aquatic playground with five pools and tropical gardens, this Maui hotel appeals to honeymooners and families alike. From uplifting renewal at the Heavenly Spa to world-class dining in oceanfront restaurants, cultural fun, golfing and watersport adventures - the choices are endless.

Experience two nights of island paradise at The Westin Maui Resort & Spa for two people with fitness classes at the Mind & Body Studio.  On Dec. 15 we will give this fantastic trip away that's valued at $1,300.  Enter online to win today at Girls Getaway Guide.