One of the fastest growing travel specialties is the “Girlfriend Getaway” and it is easy to understand why. After all the stresses of everyday life, there is nothing quite as enjoyable and relaxing as getting away from “reality” with those true friends who allow (and even encourage) you to totally be yourself without fear of judgement. Of course, the same goes for men, although they may not admit it as freely. A few days away with the “buddies” on the golf course can be more valuable than hours of therapy! Here are a few suggestions for creative escapes:
As you consider your travel plans for next year, I wanted to share information on the different types of tours you’ll find when exploring your trip options. They are not a one-size-fits-all travel product. Finding the right one for you can make the difference between an enjoyable getaway and a not-so-fun trip. A travel advisor can help you choose, offering options you may not have considered.
Wondering where you’re able to travel now outside the United States? The following destinations are open to American travelers at the time of this writing. Please, check the individual country websites for the most up-to-date information (links are listed in each country below).
ARUBA US visitors 15 and older are required to fill out a health assessment. You must also have a negative Covid-19 test result with either a test prior to travel, a test upon arrival or a dual-testing process. You must also purchase specific Aruba visitors insurance. Aruba travel requirements
Unless you have had your head buried in the sand for the past couple of years, you are probably aware that Ocean Cruising, with its bellyflop contests and buckets of beer, is slowly giving way to a more “civil” mode of travel –River Cruising. Most commonly thought of in Europe, on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, Douro and even Po rivers, River Cruising is also extending itself to Russia, China, Vietnam & Cambodia and – yes…even the United States (although US River Cruising is a whole different animal). Many of the voyages are “themed”, for special interests such as “wine immersion”, “Tulip Time”, “Jewish Heritage”, a popular “beer tasting cruise” along the Rhine, and the ever-popular “Christmas Markets” cruises during the months of November and December. Here are several reasons why so many travelers are switching to River cruising…and very few of them will ever go back to the oceans!