|by Beth Collins||Questions and Opinions, Girlfriend Getaways||57|
The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an article today about a subject close to our hearts: girlfriend getaways. The trend is booming, the article tells us, and not just for 20-something spring-breakers. Women of all ages are deciding to leave the guys and kids at home and indulge in a little girl time. And the types of getaways are as varied as the women: knitting trips, spa trips, surf trips, city trips—you name it, women do it.
Of course, none of this is news to us here at Budget Travel. After all, we’ve been producing our Girlfriend Getaways magazine since 2006. In fact, the response to the first couple of issues was so overwhelming that we’re now doing two issues a year instead of one—and we have a new website, girlgetaways.com.
It’s nice, though, to see that other people are picking up on the trend. As the article mentioned, The Fine Living Network just launched a series called All-Girl Getaways, hosted by Stephanie Oswald, who’s the editor in chief of travelgirl magazine; and Marybeth Bond, author of 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America, has come out with a sequel, Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide.
We can read stats and studies all day about the girlfriend getaway trend, but as always, we'd rather get the scoop directly from you, our readers. Do you have a trip planned with the girls in the next few months? If so, where are you going, and what will you do there?