Every girl needs to relax with her besties every once in a while, so why not get together for an unforgettable girls’ getaway? Even if it’s for just one weekend, the time you spend with each other is bound to help you recharge for your busy lifestyles and schedules. Start planning as soon as possible. After all, just being able to discuss different options and destinations is going to make things more interesting. Reconnecting with nature as you reconnect with one another may definitely be the best option for modern girls such as yourselves, so consider hiking, camping, skiing, seaside adventures and other entertaining outdoor getaways.
Make sure your budgets align
Once you have the type of getaway in mind, it’s important to work out the details and choose the specific destination and accommodation according to everyone’s budget. You’re all friends, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to openly discuss this particular aspect of your trip. After all, the whole point is for everyone to be able to go and enjoy themselves to the fullest, and you can only achieve that if you take into consideration the financial means of every girl in the group.
Choose activities that you all like
A girls’ getaway should be filled with fun times and engaging activities that you don’t have the chance to experience at home. You can probably come to an understanding with certain pastimes, but it’s highly likely that you’ll also have your individual preferences in this regard. That said, make sure to do a thorough research of the destination you’re planning to visit so that you can create a comprehensive itinerary before the trip, which will include something fun for everyone.
Divide and conquer!
You’ll definitely have to bring some essentials from home (aside from your clothes), especially if you want to enjoy the outdoors a bit more. In order to pack efficiently and still have everything you’d need for a great getaway, remember to divide the packing must-haves so that each one of you brings something everyone can use. For instance, one of the girls can bring the snacks and non-perishable foods, one can bring beauty essentials such as hairdryer, stylers, extra towels, etc., another friend can pack rain jackets and umbrellas, and so on.
Combine practicality and style
It’s crucial that you girls don’t go overboard with packing your clothes, especially if you’re planning a shorter getaway. Of course, you all want to look great and feel comfortable, which is why you can all get together before the trip and go through your garments in order to find the versatile pieces that you can easily mix and match to achieve different looks. This is another way to spice things up for your girls’ getaway. Also, keep the accessories to the minimum. When you’re planning hiking, skiing, or a camping trip, and even if you want to stay in a hotel, rocking one of the high-quality outdoor watches will elevate your looks and help you work your way around the day when you can’t use your phones without taking up space.
Relax and enjoy
Make sure to plan as many activities as you possibly can for your girls’ getaway. Don’t focus just on outdoor activities and exciting experiences, though. It’s important that you spend time relaxing and strengthening your bonds through conversation, too. That said, reserve at least one evening for late-night talks, and maybe even look into the possibilities of a nice spa at the location you plan to visit. Just remember to put a veto on complaining! This is your special girly time and there’s no room for heated discussions about work, chores, husbands, kids, and everything else that still awaits you at home.
Bid farewell to stress when planning an unforgettable girls’ getaway! In that respect, you’ll all benefit greatly from pre planning your itinerary and dealing with the packing list accordingly. Make sure that all your documents are ready and throw in an old-school map of the area just in case your gadgets suddenly stop working or the Wi-Fi signal is poor. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t fill your phones and tablets with music and movies that remind you of the years of your friendship!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Claire Hastings is a wanderer and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.
Follow Claire on Twitter @claireahastings