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Top Travel Spots for 2013 - Daytime TV Show  

With the popular new James Bond movie, Skyfall, it's no surprise that Istanbul is showing up on the list of top destinations for 2013.
Where are some other top places to visit this year?  The Getaway Girl®, Casey Wohl, shares her picks on this TV segment.     


Road Trip Travel Tips - Daytime TV Show  

Someone once told me that road trips are like childbirth.  Done right, they can one of the best things you will ever do.  Done wrong, and you are trapped in your own personal hell screaming "Whose idea was this?"  The Getaway Girl®, Casey Wohl, shares some tips for making sure your next road trip is a good one. Click here.     


Ensemble Online Magazine 

The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl shares her Orlando travel tips with Dutch online magazine.  Read here.  
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 $14,000 in Vacations Given Away During "12 Days 'til Christmas

To help people enjoy the gift of travel, the Girls Getaway Guide® held The Getaway Girl's® sixth annual "12 Days 'til Christmas" holiday promotion.

Many thanks to the following hotels, resorts and destinations that donated vacation prizes:
Arizona Tourism Travel Center           
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina - Bahamas
Cedars Tennis Resort & Chiles Group - Longboat Key, FL 
Costa d'Este Beach Resort  - Vero Beach, FL        
Gaylord Palms Resort - Orlando, FL
Grove Park Inn - Asheville, NC
Hotel Caravelle - U.S. Virgin Islands               
Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa
Ocean Club Resorts - Turks & Caicos
Orlando Premium Outlets      Orlando Rosen Centre
Palace Resorts - Cancun
Quality Inn & Suites Lake Havasu - AZ
Rosen Shingle Creek - Orlando, FL
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa - Idaho                             
Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali Beach - Hawaii

To  see the list of winners, visit

Happy New Year! During the 6th Annual "12 Days 'til Christmas" Getaway Giveaway we were thrilled to give away nearly $14,000 in travel prizes.  To see a list of lucky winners, visit Girls Getaway Guide.     

Winter Travel Deals

Now that the holidays are over, are you ready for a real vacation?  Whether you are looking for snow or sun, nature or adventure, The Getaway Girl® Casey Wohl shares her top picks for Winter 2013 Travel Deals. 

Bahamas for $65 + $300 Airfare Credit
atlantis The Caribbean in January? No better time to escape the cold weather!  Atlantis, Paradise Island will be kicking off the New Year with a winter 2013 offer with rates as low as $65/person/night. Perks will include a Kids Eat Free (ages 6 and younger) promotion & up to a $300 air credit!  Book by February 4; travel through June 19 (some blackout dates apply).  Atlantis offers amazing experiences for the entire family at any age.

Crested Butte, CO....Fly, Ski & Stay for $699
Book your visit to Colorado's Last Great Ski Town by  crested butte Feb. 1 and save big!  Fly into the conveniently located Gunnison/Crested Butte airport on American Airlines, ski three days on the legendary slopes of Crested Butte Mountain Resort and stay four nights at the most popular lodging option in Crested Butte, The Grand Lodge (200 yards from slopes), starting at $699/person, which is a 36% savings.  Upgrades are available to other lodging properties.  Call Crested Butte Vacations (800) 600-2803.

Amsterdam....Winter Luxury Package 20% Savings
It's no secret that the best way to see Amsterdam is by amsterdam canal. This winter, The Dylan Amsterdam offers travelers a new way to experience the historic channels, on ice skates. In 2013, the Dutch capital celebrates the 400 year anniversary of its canals and to help kick-off the festivities, the 40-room luxury boutique hotel introduces the "Winter in Amsterdam" package inviting guests to explore a winter wonderland of rich Dutch history and culture. Available through Feb. 3 and rates start at approximately $1,000, double occupancy, the package includes:
*Two nights in a double room w/daily breakfast buffet
*"Lunch Plate" for two + winter cocktail
*Use of ice-skates

*Amsterdam City Pass for two allowing free admission to museums and free public transport throughout the city.

Crystal River, FL...Swim With Manatees, Save $100+
manatees Swim with the Manatees on Crystal River, the only location in North America where you can legally swim and interact in the wild with up to 350 endangered West Indian Manatees.  Manatee tours are offered year-round, but in the winter time guests are guaranteed to see these gentle giants in year round 72 degree water of Florida's largest spring system. This winter, the newly-renovated Plantation on Crystal River is offering a chance to swim with the manatees, and fully experience the resort, with prices starting at just $224 for two people. This special manatee package includes:
*One-night stay in garden view room w/breakfast for 2
*Welcome bag with plush manatee toy, fun facts and manatee interaction guidelines
*Manatee snorkeling tour for two + equipment

New Hampshire...Learn to Drive Dog Sled for $185
dog sled What could be more fun (and worth every penny) than learning to drive your own team of sled dogs?  Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel is in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest and home to over 100 rescue and second chance sled dogs.  In order to generate the revenue required to provide the level of care these dogs deserve, the kennel offers year round dog sledding adventures. Winter dog sledding experiences range from 2-50 miles and include workshops where guests can try their own hand at mushing starting at $185/person.  This half day experience provides guests with a crash course in dog sledding and then lets them put the #1 rule in dog sledding to good use "Never Let Go!" Participants will spend time meeting and greeting rescue and second chance sled dogs, learning how to harness and hitch a team and of course driving! Guests traverse snow covered trails and experience the Narnia like beauty of the woods at adrenaline inducing speeds.
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