For the past two years my former college roommates and I have planned a girl’s trip. It is a standing appointment we make for the the end of July and I have to say that it’s one of my most anticipated events each year. Throughout the year we make plans and communicate via our “girls trip (bikini emoji)” group text. After arrangements have been made and tickets from our respective cities have been booked, we meet up, catch up, and relax. Now that we have a few girl’s trips under our belts, I wanted to share some secrets to how we keep the girl’s trip tradition alive. It is my hope that you will feel inspired and plan your own annual girl’s trip with your favorite gal pals because it’s just good for the soul! Here are 4 keys to planning the perfect girl’s trip to help you get the ball rolling.
Happy New Year! This year I decided to make a conscience effort to be intentional about making the hopes that a new year brings, a reality. I do believe there are ways that you can meet the hope of a better year with actions to turn that hope into daily reality. Here are 4 ways to start the New Year fresh and keep it fresh all year long.
I have a friend named Paula who goes on girl’s trips like it’s her job! I find myself scrolling through her pics on social media often looking at all the fun they are having. Paula’s girl’s trip crew coordinate outfits when they go out and always kick off their trips with a matching shirt and matching PJ’s. One day I was looking at pictures of their recent trip to Miami and said to myself “why don’t I do that instead of living vicariously through Paula?!” And here we are, summer is just about over and I will have 3 girls trips under my belt! My cousin recently visited to Houston from Atlanta and made the mistake of telling my sister and I to “come visit anytime”. My sister and I got our wheels turning and after 4 enthusiastic yes’s from our girlfriends we booked our flight and were Atlanta bound.
Now that my baby is a little older, I am ready to get my travel on again! Right now I am focused on “weekenders”. These are trips you can go on and for 2 or 3 days and then come back ready to take on the real world again. I have compiled my list of 2018 quick getaway trips that I am set to go on this year or am looking into that won’t break the bank, but will feed the need for a much needed getaway or two.
I absolutely love New York City. I totally get that it’s not for everyone though. The way New Yorkers drive down narrow roads weaving in and out of lanes to the point where you just don’t look out the window, the waft of urine that hits you every 3 to 4 blocks or so, the people pushing past you as you speed down the cross walk. It ain’t everybody’s cup of tea, but it’s SO mine. If it weren’t for the lack of sweet tea in restaurants, the lack of ice in drinks at restaurants (weird), and the lack of Whataburger, I would move to NYC in a heartbeat. With recent business trips I have gotten to re-live the glory days and much more. Here are a few highlights and also some tips if you are planning a trip to New York from a New York enthusiast!