The Getaway Girl® in the News
Spring Break Travel Deals - Daytime TV Show
Here are some suggestions from The Getaway Girl® during her recent Daytime TV Show segment. To view, click on image above.
Inside Polk Magazine Inside Polk is proud to be Polk County, FL's magazine that offers exciting stories and out-and-about features that you do not want to miss. Check out the feature travel article in the February issue. To read the full article, click here.
Daytime TV Show Taping
As the weather gets warmer it is time to think about the Best Beach Getaways and some fabulous Memorial Day Vacation Deals. The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl will tape these two segments for the Daytime TV Show.
Daytime TV Show Airs
Whether you are think about a last-minute Memorial Day Getaway to a Beautiful Beach Vacation, tune in to the Daytime TV Show on March 21 for information!
March 24-April 5
Girls Getaway to Italy
There's nothing like a tour of Italy's finest to rev your taste buds and help you find your inner Italian chef. With Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice on the list of places to visit, we are sure to have one amazing trip!
Girls Getaway to Queensland, Australia
PADI, the world's largest scuba diver training organization, is hosting a trip to dive the Great Barrier Reef. To get scuba certified, we'll complete eLearning and confined water dives locally, and will be able to complete open water dives on the trip. In addition to diving, we will participate in other activities such as Jungle Surfing, spa treatments at Palm Cove, and a Dreamtime Walk through Mossman Gorge in Daintree National Park. G'day, mate!
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Girlfriend Getaway to San Diego
Angela Newell submitted this photo of her special Girls Getaway to San Diego.
She writes: "The Sole Sisters - Angela Newell, Kim Hancock and Jennie Walker - participated in the 2011 Susan G Komen 3 Day for the Cure in San Diego from Nov 17-20. Our Families met us at closing ceremonies and we all spent Thanksgiving on the Pacific Ocean! A journey and experience we will never, ever forget. We walk because we can. We walk because we believe. We walk because Everyone deserves a lifetime."
Win Free Stuff Returns
It's back! By popular demand....the Girls Getaway Guide's Win Free Stuff! That's right, everyone loves to Win Free Stuff, and the Girls Getaway Guide helps ladies win free stuff that will make their next Girlfriend Getaway even better.
This Spring, we have three prizes:
1) Sex and the City Hotspots Tour From On Location Tours
2) A "YourNovel.com" Personalized Novel
3) Costa Rican Adventure Excursion
All you have to do to enter to win is visit Girls Getaway Guide website and fill out the form. Someone is going to win these great prizes...it may as well be you! |
In this issue.....Win Free Stuff is back, guest writer featured during this month's Girls Getaway article and three ladies celebrate their Girls Getaway to San Diego in a very special way!
Girl Getaway to Aspen
By Guest Writer: Teresa Wagoner
After several busy months at work, I finally have some time off to start blogging and what do I do but take a trip! The thing that is special about this trip is that I am with Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl®, who writes travel books for women and takes women who are recovering from a catastrophic illness or event in their lives on trips to help them get away from it all and figuratively, "Leave Your Baggage at Home®".
So, Casey and I met in Denver, CO and drove four hours to my brother's condo in Aspen, Le Mazot (petit chalet). On the way, we stopped in Vail at a cantina for a small, inexpensive dinner that was just the right thing but definitely more of quaint, quick place than anything fancy. However, the guacamole was tasty and the soft chicken taco was good. On the way, I got to hear Casey's stories of women and trips that she had taken this year who had survived betrayal, divorce, breast cancer, death of a son and other life changing events and the wonderful places she has taken them such as Canada and France as well as within the U.S. We had previously taken a trip to Santa Fe together and I had gotten to see her in action using her social media network to promote and report out on various activities during the experience. Now, it was my turn to take Casey on a trip so she could relax and recharge.
We arrived in Aspen and eventually found Le Mazot...if you are ever interested in staying there just contact me and I can refer you to my brother. It is the cutest, quaintist little condo decked out in every nook and cranny with collectibles that make the experience unique and homey. It has one bedroom and a small bath so perfect for a couple, individual or small family to get away. There is also a really nice pull out sofa bed, where I slept, which was comfortable. My brother's partner has gone to great detail to ensure that the guests have every possible need fulfilled. We were both exhausted after our trek to Le Mazot, so we headed to bed. Tomorrow, we will be exploring Aspen Village to see what it has to offer.
We starting the next day with a workout at the Grand Hyatt Aspen where my brother also owns a time share.
After, we went to lunch at the Red Onion which was a down-to-earth sports-type bar with tables in the back for a more family type atmosphere. The Red Onion was born at the height of the silver boom in 1892 when Tom Latta built the two-story structure on Cooper Avenue. The saloon's business came from men interested in sports of the day. Prize fighting, wrestling & cycling. Local legend has it that the upstairs operated as a brothel. At the time it was a standalone building and one of the three places in Aspen to get a meal. Casey had the Mediterranean Steak Salad and I had the Sedona Chicken Sandwich which was spicy and delightful especially with their spicy fries. Next, we shopped around a bit and had ice cream at the Paradise Bakery.
We then spectated a few runs of World Cup Skiing which happened to be taking place while we were in town. By that time, we were pretty exhausted from the walking and the altitude so took a brief nap until dinner time. We dined at La' Hostaria where Casey and I shared some exquisite Bruschetta and Homemade Spinach Pasta with Meat Sauce which was wonderful as well. From there, we caught the Cowboy Mouth concert on the Gondola Plaza and fireworks afterwards from the top of the Grand Hyatt with our newfound friend, Captain John. We met a lovely couple from Florida who told us stories of their world travels and were so gracious to take us into their suite to watch the fireworks. One thing is for sure, Casey has never met a stranger. After the activities of the night, we were again exhausted and headed back to Le Mazot for bed.
The next day we focused our efforts on skiing at Aspen Mountain. After picking up our equipment from the super friendly and over-the-top helpful crew at Incline Sports, we headed up the mountain in the Gondola. We happened to be riding with a young man who quickly inserted his iPod into the player and serenaded us with music on the way up. He shared that his faves are Katy Perry, Lady GaGa and Black-eyed Peas. A couple of runs in, we needed sustenance and stopped off at Il Miluno slopeside for a small feast of Club Sandwich and Soup Sampler. All were uniquely crafted with the sandwich featuring a twist of fried egg in place of the usual ham and the lentil soup, egg drop soup and tuscan soup all outside the usual ingredients. After lunch, we sat and soaked up the sun as the weather was perfect with very little wind and not a cloud in the sky. Oh and I guess I should mention here, the flourless chocolate cake that I had for dessert that was more like a piece of fudge and just a little less than a slice of heaven! Content and relaxed, we just hung out for a while and then, headed up the mountain for one last run before returning to Le Mazot for some relaxation in the comfort of our own place. After another nap, we pulled ourselves together and headed out for more shopping and exploration. We ended up at Jimmy's for dinner and ordered from the bar menu which is more than ample. I chose the Oven Roasted Pork Tenderloin and Casey had the Southwest Ahi Tuna Salad. I substituted Mac & Cheese for the grits that accompany the pork which was an excellent choice as the Mac & Cheese is to die for!! After dinner, we headed back to Le Mazot and had a quiet evening watching movies and packing up for our expedition back to Denver tomorrow. Our final day in Aspen and after tidying up Le Mazot, we headed out to the Aspen shopping center for lunch at Poppycock's where I had a breakfast burrito (they serve breakfast all day...open until 2pm) with fresh fruit and Casey had the Turkado from the lunch menu. This was basically a TurkeyLT add avacado and swiss, which Casey thoroughly enjoyed with a side of chili. We then wondered down to the Aspen Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory where I purchased a Macadamia Bear Claw...enough said. The shops in Aspen are high-end sporting a good representation including Burberry, Prada and Ralph Lauren with some specialty and gift shops as well. After wondering about and enjoying yet another windless, sunny mid-day, we headed east on our trek back to Denver for Casey to fly to LA the next morning. On the way, we stopped in Glenwood Springs for a little more shopping and found some fun, eclectic shops including Confetti Design, Personality Clothing, Lavender Rayne and Treadz. A couple of hours shopping and we were back in the car and on the road again back to Denver.
En route, we got hungry again and stopped at Dam Brewery in Dillon, CO. We split a delicious chicken and sausage pasta served with salad and bread. Definitely, a homey, lodge-type atmosphere with a friendly waiter named David. We finally made our way back and called it a night and a successful and fun Girls Getaway with The Getaway Girl® and my good friend, Casey Wohl!!
|Thanks for reading! Wishing you safe travels! |
Sincerely, Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl® &
Author of the Girls Getaway Guide series