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Girls Getaway to Nashville

This month's Girlfriend Getaway photo was submitted by Natalie DeSimone.
nashville dress She writes: 

"Bags packed, car loaded down, spurs on, and go-panties strapped on. This was only the beginning of our 4th of July Nashville trip with good friends, Brandi Godwin, Ricki Albritton, Kayla Griffin and myself. There's something about packing girls in a car for 12 hours and the bonds that grows between them. There was never a dull moment but instead a trip filled with nonstop laughter, and concluded with a lifetime of beautiful memories. Ricki is a summer intern for CMT, so first thing we did was take a tour and explore behind the scenes where 'this day in country music' takes place.  We ate at famous Pucketts Grocery and Restaurant in downtown Nashville. We toasted to margaritas from a mason jar and enjoyed dinner while listening to the Volunteer String Band. After dinner we boot scootn boogied over to Hellenback, a rooftop bar where we had reservations to watch the 4th of July Fireworks. The fireworks were some of the best things our little eyes had ever seen, perfect with what sounded like Disney world music playing in the background.  A trip to Music City would not be complete without a visit to the Grand Ole Opry. We tried to use our southern charm and cowgirl boots to work our way back stage, but let's just say it's no Highlands County Fair. We listened as legendary Little Jimmy Dickens recited his famous jokes "Look there goes Mighty Mouse in his pajamas" and sang along front row to Darius Ruckers 'Thank God for all I missed because it led me here to this.'  The night ended perfectly with a drive through downtown Nashville, hanging out the sun roof singing 'We don't want this night to end.'  

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As we cruised the streets of Music City one last time I realized this city has a such an alive feeling and character to it like no other. With all the aspiring singers playing in the street, laughter from the crowd, and bar music it's no wonder so many flock to this city as a getaway. It was truly a blessing with these girls and our 4th of July Music City getaway to remember!

 

Upcoming Events  
 
September 7: Daytime TV Show
On Sept. 7, The Getaway Girl Casey Wohl will be on 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.
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With Labor Day weekend behind us, you might think your travels are on hold.  Contrary to popular belief, the Fall 'Shoulder Season' (the time between summer vacation and holiday travel) is a fantastic time to travel and find some great deals.  For ideas, visit the Girls Getaway Guide website.

We announced the winner of the Girls Getaway Guide's Back to School Getaway Giveaway....was it you?  Find out at the Girls Getaway Guide Blog. 

         
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 (deadline to register is Sept. 20).

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