The Getaway Girl® in the News
Travel Tips - Daytime TV Show
Here are some suggestions from The Getaway Girl® during her recent Daytime TV Show segment. To view, click on image above.
Fifth Annual '12 Days til Christmas'
This is our fifth year helping women beat the holiday madness, as the Girls Getaway Guide hosts a countdown to the big day. Women everywhere can visit the Girls Getaway Guide online to sign up for fabulous vacation giveaways, which are sure to provide welcome holiday cheer during this stressful time of year.
The winners will be selected on each of the 12 business days starting Dec. 1-19. Every day leading up to Christmas, a terrific Girls Getaway vacation prize will be given away to a randomly-selected entrant. So just when you thought there was no such thing as a free vacation, we are here to prove you wrong. Be sure and register today!
Prizes include trips to Arizona, Orlando, New Orleans, Santa Monica, St Pete Beach, Sandestin, Cabo San Lucas, and the Turks & Caicos, as well as the Grand Prize to Cancun!
GRAND PRIZE: Girls Getaway to Cancun, Mexico (With Airfare & Tours)
Flights for two to Cancun, Mexico plus three-night stay for two at the all-inclusive Beach Palace Resort Cancun with Selvatica Tour and Underwater Museum Tour.
Donated by: Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau & Palace Resorts
November 11-13: Lux Delux Premiere - Las Vegas
Lux Delux provides exclusive, invitation-only memberships for those who want to experience all that life has to offer. Lux Delux Premiere conference is by invitation only. Invitees include taste-makers and early adopters who have an appetite for cutting edge ideas and social web trends. Launched in Las Vegas by industry veterans of Google, YouTube, Zappos, and Amazon, Lux Delux will be expanding into other cities. https://luxdelux.com/
November 15: Daytime TV Show Taping - Tampa
Daytime TV Show is geared towards daily lifestyles and entertainment content. Each day get ready to live, laugh and learn about new things that will make you smile. Celebrity guests include: Oprah, Cindy Crawford, Jay Leno, Donald Trump, Jane Seymour and Dolly Parton. The Getaway Girl® will be in studio to tape three travel segments....stay tuned! www.DaytimeOnline.tv
November 17: Harvest Getaways - Daytime TV Show
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for what life has provided and celebrate with an abundance of food. And while many people will go to the grocery to buy their food, there are some incredible Harvest Getaways that allow you to get "up close and personal" with your food and where it comes from. The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl's travel segment on Harvest Getaways will air on November 17. To check dates and times in your city, visit www.DaytimeOnline.tv.
November 25-29: Girls Getaway to Aspen, CO
Aspen is known for being the Rocky Mountain playground of the rich and famous, but this authentic mountain town offers far more than just glitz and glam. It is consistently rated one of the world's top ski areas by ski and travel publications, and ski-in, ski-out lodges are the norm. Follow our adventures on Facebook and Twitter as we uncover everything Aspen has to offer.
A recent study that was featured in USA Today found that 'the most optimistic women have an inner circle of anywhere from 4-12 friends who "have their back" and will drop everything to help in a crisis. The study showed that younger Boomer women fall back on the greatest booster of their optimism - strong social support and girlfriend circles. It isn't the number of friends they have; it's the quality and consistency. Bottom line: Girlfriends are our bedrock, so don't forget them!
Speaking of your girlfriends and optimism....if you are feeling optimistic, then be sure and register to win a Girlfriend Getaway in our Fifth Annual '12 Days til Christmas' promotion. For more details and to register to win, see the information below or visit Girls Getaway Guide.
Girl Getaway to Michigan
Michigan's "Little Finger" and "Tip of the Mitt" region is a year round recreational wonderland, where world-class golf and winter sports have replaced the logging operations that brought settlers to the area.
In July, I made my way to Gaylord, Michigan, which is home to Treetops Resort. I went to Detroit to Traverse City, MI by plane, and then on to Gaylord which was a 75-minute car ride northeast from Traverse City.
During the drive to Gaylord, I saw Lake Michigan, as well as the rugged natural charm and gorgeous landscapes that resonate so well with the state's tagline: Pure Michigan. I was surprised by the abundance of locally-produced fudge shops in the area...these people must REALLY love their fudge here. Plus, I had one of the best shuttle drivers ever...Pat Sheridan. This guy had me laughing the entire car ride...what a comedian! I'll never forget him.
I arrived at Treetops Resort, which is situated on 3,500 acres of pristine Michigan soil. The property is beautiful. In fact, when Travel Michigan filmed the Pure Michigan Campaign they came to Treetops. The resort boasts 81 holes of championship golf designed by golf greats Robert Trent Jones Sr., Tom Fazio and Rick Smith. Treetops is home to a full-service spa, conference and meeting facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools, along with a variety of dining and accommodations options, and award-winning children's programs with a fully-certified daycare facility on site. Plus, they are well known for their winter ski programs for families.
My first morning in Michigan was spent rafting on the Sturgeon River. Three of us were sent off on our inflatable raft with some oars and a half-concocted plan as to how we'd work together as a team. Much to my and Chelle's surprise, we actually did pretty well. The river was relaxing enough for us to take in the natural beauty but provided enough action that kept us entertained. Many thanks to Big Bear Adventures for a fun morning.
After our rafting expedition, I served as cart girl and beer opener as the others played Treetops Resort's Threetops Course, which is considered the Best Par-3 Course on Earth by some. Designed by Rick Smith, his first par three course received national recognition since it opened, and it consistently ranks as the #1 par three course in America by Golf Magazine, Golfweek and Golf & Travel. It's perhaps the most recognized par three course in America. For a number of years, Threetops hosted the ESPN Par 3 Shootout.
Later that evening, we made our way to Downtown Gaylord to attend the Gaylord Alpenfest, which has been one of Northern Michigan's most unique and fun festivals for 47 years. This annual Swiss-themed festival is held in July with live music, Queen's Pageant, parade, carnival, food and drinks. Why Alpenfest? Gaylord's sister city is Pontresina, Switzerland, which is a tourist community of about 1,800 people. This 850-year-old village is located at the foot of the majestic Bernina Peaks. With live entertainment and wacky contests (Ladies Best Ankles and Men's Best Knees), Alpenfest is great fun!
After a relaxing morning at the resort and a wonderful massage at the spa, we were ready for some fly fishing on one of Michigan's gorgeous rivers. We met up with Phil Croff from CC Guide Service so I could try my hand a fly fishing. Just putting on the waders proved challenge enough for me, but with my new fashion statement (waders are sexy), I was ready to catch some fish. We ended up with no fish (although I had a big bite), but we had a great time fishing until midnight under a full moon in one of Phil's handcrafted row boats that was beautiful.
I quickly realized that my trip to Northern Michigan was too short. Treetops is currently undergoing a massive renovation, so I will be anxious to see the final result. If you are looking for summer or winter time fun in Northern Michigan, be sure to check out Treetops. Summer rates (one night, one round of golf and breakfast) starts at $97/person and winter rates (one night, ski and breakfast) starts at $79/person. Both rates are based on double occupancy and based on availability.
Many thanks to everyone who made my very first trip to Michigan a memorable one!
|Thanks for reading! Wishing you safe travels! |
Sincerely, Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl® &
Author of the Girls Getaway Guide series