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Affordable Sunny Getaways - Daytime TV Show

aff sunny Looking to book an Affordable Sunny Getaway this summer? The Getaway Girl Casey Wohl has some sun-filled, price savy destinations to share on this Daytime TV Show travel segment.

Off the Beaten Path Art Getaways - Daytime TV Show 
art getaways pic Watch this nationally-syndicated Daytime TV Show travel segment for some Off-The-Beaten Path Art Getaways where you can have a hands on experience, walk in the footsteps of the masters, have fun in the sun and explore your inner cowboy! You'll be amazed where some fantastic art is hiding.
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Upcoming Events

June 9-11: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
A glamorous girls getaway in...Wisconsin? Yoga, facials, cooking classes, wine and more await girls looking for the perfect escape at the Grand Geneva Resort & Spa this getaway.

June 14: Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce's Fourth Annual Women's Work-Life Symposium
The Getaway Girl, Casey Wohl, will serve as a speaker at the Fourth Annual Women's Work-Life Symposium sponsored by the Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce on Friday, June 14 from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM at Florida State University-Panama City.  She will speak on "Career Reinvention: Find Your Inner Getaway Girl."
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It's Back!  'Win Free Stuff' Returns With More Free Prizes
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.

We have three great "Dive Into Summer" prizes:
  • The Happy Hour Effect: 12 Secrets to Minimize Stress & Maximize Life' Book
  • PADI Open Water Diver eLearning Gift Pass
  • Aqua Lung Women's Line "Details Prize Pack"
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 may as well be you!

The Happy Hour Effect: 12 Secrets to Minimize Stress & Maximize Life' Book
happy hour The Happy Hour Effect provides easy, fun, and powerful solutions to minimize your stress and maximize your life. Kristen's voice is inspiring, motivating, witty, funny, and down to earth, and her book provides specific and actionable steps to stress less now. It isn't hard. It isn't confusing. It's a simple, straightforward, fun approach to stress relief.  Each chapter includes inspiring quotes, the timing to implement each secret, the level of effort it will take, the expected results, and QR codes and links to supporting materials online that will make the respective chapter come to life.
Value: $14.95/each
Donated by: Kristen Brown, Author
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PADI Open Water Diver eLearning Gift Pass
padi Welcome to the World of Scuba Diving!  PADI is the world's leading scuba diving training organization.  With more than 40 years experience, over 136,000 PADI Professionals and more than 6,200 dive shops worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere.  Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centers and Resorts can help transform your life through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation.
Value: $130
Donated by: Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI)
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Aqua Lung Women's Line "Details Prize Pack"
aqua lung Aqua Lung, the world's leading professional and recreational dive equipment innovator, recently launched of Details, the first-of-its kind dive line designed by women for women. The new collection features a wide range of products developed specifically to meet the needs of women, with shapes, sizes, color and fit designed exclusively to meet the preferences of female divers. Aqua Lung's new Details line offers a full range of gear to revolutionize the scuba experience for women, including the items listed below, which we're giving away to one lucky Getaway Girl reader.

Aqua Lung Details Dive Line Package
-Details hooded long sleeve shirt, $48
-Twilight Rashguard, $39
-Twilight Zypher snorkel,$35.50
-Twilight Shot FX fins, $169
-Twilight Linea mask, $90
-Twilight Ellie boots 5mm, $53
Donated by: Aqua Lung
Value: $435
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Summer is here and that means travel time!  If you still want to book that fantastic trip, there are some great Affordable Summer Getaway options available.  Just watch the Daytime TV Show clip below for ideas that will save you money! 

Girls Getaway to Cannes
Cannes is a city located in the French Riviera.  It is a busy tourist destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.  It features incredible shopping (from Versace to Gucci) and is no wonder that the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) was one of the first modern resort areas and is still a popular vacation destination.  Located on the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France, Cannes is the perfect place for a Girlfriend Getaway. 
hotel martinez
On the famous Boulevard de La Croisette in the heart of downtown Cannes, next to the beautiful sandy beach is the iconic Hotel Martinez, which was our luxurious home during our stay.  Stars such as Eva Longoria, Benicio del Toro, Tim Burton, Woody Allen, Javier Bardeem, Naomie Watts, Meg Ryan, Lionel Richie, Pharrel Williams and Mila Jovovitch have all stayed at the Hotel Martinez, so (of course) we felt right at home in our suite complete with an outdoor terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
The Hotel's own private beach, Zplage, is just steps across the boulevard from the front door and evokes a laid back atmosphere in the daytime with sun loungers on the pontoon, as well as delicious food and drinks.  On summer nights, Zplage turns into a Cannes hot spot with music (focusing on disco and seventies), cocktails and a tapas menu.  

After lunch at Zplage's waterfront restaurant, spa we enjoyed spa treatments.  I chose the one-hour Lancaster Facial Absolute Oxygen Sensation.  For most facials, you must chose either moisture or anti-aging.  However, with this treatment option, you no longer have to choose. This beauty ritual does it all, responding precisely to what your skin needs with in-depth re-oxygenation and regeneration of the skin. After the spa, we enjoyed a relaxing afternoon at the Zplage Beach Club with our own sun loungers on the pontoon and a bottle of rose wine. I discovered in the French Riviera, they don't ask you if you want wine, they simply ask you what color wine you want.

Our evening began with champagne at the hotel bar, Bar l'Amiral that features live music and both indoor and outdoor seating, and was followed by dinner at the Bistro Le Relais Restaurant.  We all turned in early as we were still trying to adapt to the time change.  
group on boat
The next morning we left the hotel's pontoon, boarded our private boat and made our way to Saint-Honorat Island, which is located off the Bay of Cannes, opposite the Martinez Hotel.  In the year 405 on this parcel of land in the middle of the sea, a monk named Saint Honorat established a place for the monastic life.  In 1869, the island saw the arrival of the first Cistercian monks from the monastery of Senanque.  Today, about 20 monks still reside there are maintain a vineyard, Lerins Abbey, which produces 40,000-50,000 bottles per year.  The monks of Saint-Honorat (or Monk Island as I called it) are earning acclaim for their wines.  We were fortunate enough to enjoy a private wine tasting while at the island.  
group on pontoon
After working up an appetite tasting wine, we enjoyed lunch at the island restaurant La Tonnelle, which involved more wine, then returned to Cannes by boat.  The French Riviera is a major yachting and cruising area with several marinas along its coast, so the boat ride provided close views of some incredible yachts. The Riviera hosts 50% of the world's super yacht fleet, with 90% of all super yachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime.

Once back, we toured the old town of Cannes "Le Suquet" with its interesting history, lovely narrow streets and amazing views from the top of the Musee de la Castre.  After a hotel tour (including the 10,700 square foot suite; one of the largest in Europe), we enjoyed a delectable dinner at La Palme d'Or Restuarant, a two-star Michelin restaurant featuring Chef Christian Sinicropi.  This was one of the most appetizer decadent meals I have ever eaten with the presentation just as spectacular as the food.  In fact, the chef and his wife make all of the  serving dishes by hand so they create the exact type of presentation for each entree.  We started with the Dublin Bay Prawn, marinated and roasted, as a tartare seasoned with sour and smoked flavors with splits of black truffle, purple Hollandaise sauce, basil leaves and combawa citrus fruits, and a cubic of beetroot gazpacho.  Our entree was The Cheek of Veal, preserved and served with young carrots with mimosa seasoning and zests of citrus fruits.  After that, we were presented with a selection of cheeses, a pre-dessert, then the restaurant's signature dessert, The Chocolate 'Palme d'Or' that is creamy and crispy golden Jivara chocolate with a Tonka bean ice cream.  And if that was not enough, we enjoyed herb tea steamed right in front of us after the herbs were hand cut from the plant.  To top it off, we enjoyed fireworks over the Mediterranean Sea thanks to a Russian wedding reception that was taking place on the beach just outside our table's balcony. Then, on our way out of the restaurant, we received a parting gift....more dessert!
end of trip
After dinner, a few of us made our way to La Chunga, a piano bar/club located just across the street from our hotel, for a night on the town.  After all, we were in Cannes on a Saturday night.  One minute we are outside with our cocktails, the next minute we are inside and someone is pouring us champagne out of a huge bottle that is on fire.  Welcome to the party!
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
Travel Correspondent for the Daytime TV Show