Going on a vacation with your girlfriends is about so much more than just having fun. It’s about escaping daily responsibilities. It’s about the uninterrupted conversations and just doing what makes you happy. It’s about bonding in a place away from home to create memories that will last you all a lifetime. It’s about sisterhood! Planning a getaway with your girlfriends can be as simple or as extravagant as you want. Should you be thinking about going away with your closest besties, here are some tips that may help you along the way:
Begin by picking a destination: You all must agree on a place to go. You can research the most famous destinations online, or you can get together and simply discuss where you all would like to go. Make a case for your choice destination and if you can’t agree on the exact destination, at least discuss the elements you want out of the trip. Now might also be a good time to get your travel agent at Ingenious Travel involved because we might have an idea for you that fits your time, budget and meets all of your needs.
Book flights that arrive at the same time, but if possible book the same flight: In the event you’ll each be traveling from different places, at least try to arrive around the same time so you can share transportation to your hotel. Call us to coordinate your travel times and we can either get you all on the same flight if you’re traveling together, or if you’re traveling separately we can arrange those accommodations.
Go for the suite or at least the nicer room: Many hotels don’t allow more than two adults to a smaller room. Because of this, you might as well go for the upgrade. Come on! You’re splitting the room anyway (unless it’s an all-inclusive resort, but that’s for another post). Do yourself a favor and get a room that has at least a fridge too because you know you’ll want to keep that wine (or vodka!) chilled for late night gab sessions at the end of the day.
Enjoy all activities together: Maybe your girlfriends like hiking but you detest it, but don’t make a fuss. Instead, try and compromise on all the activities you will be doing. And, be fair to each member of the group. For example, if you want to go to the spa and your gal pal wants to visit a museum, but the third wants to tour a winery, try and see if you can do all of the above. The goal is to attempt to give everyone what they want, but the main focus regardless of your itinerary should be to enjoy each other’s company.
If you must, split up: It’s better to keep the peace than force everyone to do everything together. However, at least go your separate ways in pairs never leaving anyone alone on the trip. No one wants to be alone on a girlfriends getaway. Trust us!
Try and get some pampering in: Regardless of your plans for the trip, make sure that you spend at least one day completely focusing on relaxation.
Finally, take pictures, but not too many: Remember that the memories of these moments are more important than spending your entire time documenting the getaway. You don’t want your entire trip to be spent holding a camera! Sure, snap some shots of the really good stuff, but then get back to being together.
Want more tips and assistance planning your perfect girlfriends getaway? Give Ingenious Travel a call and let’s get started!