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Back to School Getaways - Daytime TV Show  

daytime -cyndi pic Looking for one more round of family travel fun before everyone heads back to school? From history to river cruises to fun scientific learning, check out these recommendations from The Getaway Girl®, Casey Wohl.  To watch, click here.        

 

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Sometimes travel days are not fun.  What was my worst travel day ever? How can you survive your own travel day disasters?  Find out in this  AmEx OPEN Forum article.
  

Thursdays & Sundays: Heartbeat Radio for Women 

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As the Travel Correspondent for
Heartbeat Radio for Women, Casey Wohl takes radio and online listeners on a journey every Thursday at 9:30 AM (EST) and every Sunday at noon (EST).  Be sure to listen for great travel trips, tips and ideas during her twice weekly features.  
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Girls Getaway to Destin


Anne Yasalonis, of Lakeland, FL,  submitted this photo (taken at Red Bar) of her fantastic Girls Getaway to Destin, FL.
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She writes: 

"A group of my college girlfriends and I met up in Destin to relax and reconnect since it had been a long time since we were all together. Our locations range from Baltimore to Tampa and it was actually a really easy location for all of us to fly in to. 
We stayed at the Silver Shells right on the beach. It was a quick walk from the condo, we could rent chairs and relax by the pool.  We went to Seaside and over to the Red Bar Friday night!"
Upcoming Events  
 
Now-August 20: Back to School Getaway Giveaway
As summer draws to a close, it's almost time to head back to school. To enjoy one more summer vacation, The Getaway Girl® is offering a chance to win a Back-to-School Getaway to San Antonio.  For information, click here.

September 5: Daytime TV Show Taping - Tampa
The Getaway Girl Casey Wohl will be in Tampa taping several travel segments for the Daytime TV Show, where she serves as Travel Correspondent.  The Daytime TV Show is a nationally-syndicated lifestyle and entertainment show that air in 100+ markets across the U.S.  Celebrity guests include Tim McGraw, Cindy Crawford, Dolly Parton and more!

September 27-30: Leave Your Baggage at Home® Girls Getaway to Seaside
As The Getaway Girl®, Casey Wohl, launches "The Getaway Girl Foundation," a non-profit dedicated to empowering women and girls in need through travel, she plans to kick off the Foundation with the inaugural "Leave Your Baggage at Home®" Getaway to Seaside, FL September 27-30, 2012 with limited space for a few lucky ladies to join.  For information, click here.

Every Thursday & Sunday: Listen to Heartbeat Radio for Women
As the Travel Correspondent for Heartbeat Radio for Women, Casey Wohl takes radio and online listeners on a journey every Thursday at 9:30 AM (EST) and every Sunday at noon (EST).  Be sure to listen for great travel trips, tips and ideas during her twice weekly features.
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As summer draws to a close, it's almost time to head back to BTS San antonio school.  To enjoy one more summer vacation, The Getaway Girl® is offering fans a chance to win a  Back-to-School Getaway Giveaway to San Antonio, Texas that includes three-nights/four-days and passes for four people to the city's most popular attractions.

Enter to win a trip to San Antonio on behalf of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau by visiting the Girls Getaway Guide website by August 20.

 

         
As The Getaway Girl®, Casey Wohl, launches "The Getaway Girl Foundation," a non-profit dedicated to empowering women and girls in need through travel, she plans to kick off the Foundation with the inaugural "Leave Your Baggage at Home®" Getaway to Seaside, FL September 27-30, 2012 with limited space for a few lucky ladies to join.

Why Seaside?  
beach chairs This is where the idea for Foundation started, back in 2010, when The Getaway Girl® took Sondra and two of her girlfriends on a getaway.  Sondra's only son died of cancer and, then two weeks after the funeral, her husband left her.  With her birthday approaching, Sondra needed a new lease on life and that's when the value of life-changing travel was discovered during a trip to Seaside, FL with Sondra, two of her friends and The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl.  To read about our adventure, click here.
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This idyllic community is situated in Northwest Florida on the Gulf of Mexico along scenic highway 30A and amidst the white sand beaches of South Walton County. This region is known throughout the world for beautifully pristine waters framed by unspoiled coastal lands. Thirty years ago the town of Seaside beach chairs was carefully planned and established.  It is charming and romantic, beautiful and graceful, diverse and eclectic, authentic and unpretentious, alive and vibrant. You may even recognize it as the set for the 1998 Jim Carrey movie "The Truman Show."  The dream for Seaside was the dream for life itself. Simplicity, grace, elegance. The town reminds so many people of what is truly real in life. What is truly significant. A simple connection to family and friends and the beauty that abounds in this special corner of the world.
beach chairs Seaside is not a cookie cutter beach resort. The town has pools and tennis courts and other beach resort amenities, but Seaside is more. It is an experience. It is an experience that not only changes the way a vacation is lived, it changes the way a life is lived. Seaside helps us all live a dream of a simple, beautiful life.  And isn't that what a "Leave Your Baggage at Home®" weekend is all about?
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What's Happening in Seaside?
  • Town Center features 50+ boutique-style shops, cafés and bistros
  • Beachside shopping features open-air market, fine and casual dining
  • Ruskin Place Artist Colony has fine & folk art  
Thursday, September 27:
TBD         Check-In & Welcome Event

Friday, September 28:
            Breakfast on Your Own
8:30 AM     Baggage Busters - Welcome & Introductions
9:30 AM    Coffee Talk - Casual Conversations with bud and alleys logo Extraordinary Women Over Coffee
Noon        Fashion Show & Lunch
2:00 PM    Get to Know Seaside Tours   
7:00 PM    Flip Flop Dining Crawl & Progressive Dinner

 

Saturday, September 29:
            Breakfast on Your Own
8:30 AM    Beach Yoga & Farmers Market Stroll
10:30 AM    YOLO Demonstration
Noon-2:00     Culinary Demonstration Lunch with Celebrity chef tim creehan Chef Tim Creehan
2:00        On Your Own: Relax & Rejuvenation Afternoon - Beach, Shopping, Spa, YOLO
TBD        Sensational Sunset Cocktail Hour
TBD        Bodacious Baggage Buster Dinner

 

Sunday, September, 30:
Breakfast on Your Own
Enjoy Seaside, the beach during free time.  Depart as necessary.

Accommodations
The official lodging partner is the Cottage Rental Agency CRA logo (CRA) that is offering 30% off regular rates if you mention you are with "The Getaway Girl's" group (ID #703).  In addition, each registered guests of CRA will receive complimentary one-day use of a bicycle.  As the provider of the best Seaside rentals for decades, CRA represents an amazing collection of 240 rental cottages, townhomes, an inn and penthouse suites. Each rental is individually owned and represents the tastes, personal preferences and style of the owner. Sizes vary from cozy beachfront honeymoon cottages to spacious homes that sleep up to 22. From quiet, wooded areas to beachfront and town center properties, guests have a wide variety of options.

 

As the premier on-site rental provider in Seaside, guests of CRA receive the following with their stay:
  • Access to swimming pools, tennis courts, fitness center
  • Complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Welcome beach tote with souvenirs
  • Complimentary DVD rentals
  • 15% discount on all bicycle rentals
To book a fabulous vacation home for the Leave Your Baggage at Home® Girls Getaway to Seaside, please contact the CRA directly (use Group ID 703) at (866) 976-7990 or www.CottageRentalAgency.com.  Your registration for weekend events and travel to Seaside must be booked separately.

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Registration
Your registration for this weekend will include two private tours, a culinary demonstration/lunch, fashion show/lunch, yoga session, YOLO demonstration, welcome reception, two dinners and a cocktail hour, as well as participation in the Coffee Talk sessions.  Your accommodations and travel to Seaside must be booked separately.
  • Register by September 1: $275/person
  • Register September 2-20: $295/person
  • Registration ends September 20 

Ready to register???  Click here!  

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For a detailed Schedule of Events, Trip Information, Frequently Asked Questions and Registration Form, visit www.GirlsGetawayGuide.net/Seaside.html.
Thanks for reading, and we hope to see you soon.  Safe travels!    
Sincerely,    
Casey Wohl, The Getaway Girl®
Author of the Girls Getaway Guide series, as well as
Travel Correspondent for the Daytime TV Show & Heartbeat Radio for Women