50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America, 2nd Edition

Big City Getaways, Spirit Boosters, Birthday Blowouts, Family Bonding, Adventure Escapes, Friends Reunions, Best Places to Heal, Golf Outings, Retail Therapy

Publisher: National Geographic
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!"


"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)