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50 Best Girlfriends Getaways In North America, 2Nd Edition
     

50 Best Girlfriends Getaways In North America, 2Nd Edition

by Marybeth Bond
 

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Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women’s travel for the growing number of women—young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed—who are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and

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Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women’s travel for the growing number of women—young, old, single, married, divorced, and widowed—who are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and and entice—and suit every occasion, mood, and pocketbook. From fun-filled weekends in New York, Quebec, and San Francisco to festive forays to Las Vegas and Savannah; from adventurous raft trips down the Colorado River to heli-hiking the Canadian Rockies; from high-spirited reunions in Ashland, Oregon, to soothing retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, there is truly something here for everyone. Fresh content reflects the latest trends in women’s travel, including dude ranches, yoga retreats, mountain resorts, and an all-new chapter on the best home and garden tours, as well as a new section on where to take teenage daughters.

The book is filled with practical tips on roommate etiquette, safety, packing, budgeting, and other specific advice. Short, true stories about women’s experiences open each chapter, and quotes from all types of women travelers broaden the appeal—further inspiring readers to pack up their bags, call a girlfriend, and say "Let’s go!"

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"You should hit your bookstore for this paperback before you hit the road."—Palm Beach Post (Florida)

"Bond knows what a woman wants: hotels, restaurants and attractions close enough together for walking, safe neighborhoods, creative food, good conversation, good service, affordable options. Add solid information based on her own and other women’s experiences, and her guidebook lands at the top of the heap."—San Francisco Chronicle

"It’s a travel book with a hook."—Houston Chronicle

"A very personal and unusual travel book, full of great warmth and intimacy."—Chicago Tribune

"What makes this guide so unusual is that it’s organized by theme, not destination."—Newsday

"Chock-full of travel ideas, from golf trips to pampering retreats to the best places to heal when you’ve been dumped."—Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

Library Journal
Women have emerged in recent years as a growing demographic of separate travelers-either individually or in groups-fueling growth in tourism by Americans. These three books, each with a helpful approach, are aimed at women travelers. For the planning stage and for first-time travelers, there is Whitman's (web site publisher, www.forwormentravelingsolo.com) book, which is full of specific details regarding how to pack and how to book a trip. This one is best for the nervous newbie. Williamson (founder, TangoDiva.com) advises the solo female traveler but focuses on where to go instead of how to go. Arranged geographically, the 50 locations she describes are rated by culture, activity, weather, and social events; each includes resources and the top ten experiences, along with suggestions for preparing. There are also photos and anecdotes from travelers. This book will appeal to female travelers with varying levels of experience. Bond's book is similar to Fly Solo, as it also describes 50 travel locations, but it is aimed at groups of female travelers. Bond (Gutsy Women: Travel Tips and Wisdom for the Road) arranges her entries by type of vacation, including "Big City Getaways" and "Pampering Retreats," and limits her locations, unlike the other two volumes, to North America. Descriptions are shorter than in Williamson's book and are specific to the location and type of vacation, e.g., "Best Long Hike," "Best Shopping," and "Pamper Yourself" direct the reader only to Aspen, CO. Bond's title will be of interest to the largest range of readers; public libraries should buy it. Consider Fly Solo as another option for public libraries, and consider Wanderlust and Lipstick for public libraries with large travel collections.-Alison Hopkins, Northwest Territories Public Library Svcs., AK Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426204609
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Publication date:
05/19/2009
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
708,299
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Marybeth Bond is a travel writer, consultant, and keynote speaker on women’s travel. Her books include Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide; A Women’s World; A Woman’s Passion for Travel; and Gutsy Mamas. She currently serves as adventure editor at Travelgirl magazine. Bond lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.

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