Did you know there are actually health benefits to getting away and taking a vacation? It can improve your physical health, lower stress, and boost your overall happiness! Those all sound like great excuses to book a girls trip.
Family vacations are great for reconnecting, bonding, and creating memories that will last a lifetime. While family road trips and planned vacations should always be a priority, you should also try to take a vacation with your friends as often as possible. Without the responsibilities of home, kids, and work, you can truly practice some self-care with your closest girlfriends.
So, do you have your group in mind? Great. Now, let’s talk about what you can do to create the ultimate girls trip experience for you and your friends.
Who, Where, and Why?
Before you get started, you should determine who is going, where you all want to go, and what you want to do when you get there. It’s easy to default to tropical locations but think of the reason why you want to get away in the first place. If it’s to rest and recharge your batteries, laying on the beach might be the best option. If it’s to try something new and to step out of your comfort zone, you might want to travel somewhere off the beaten path with great hiking trails and a quiet, serene setting.
Think about what you really need from this trip, and go with the people who will truly support that.
Build Your Budget
A girls trip should be a treat for yourself. You might consider private flights to and from your destination, luxury hotels, and all-inclusive packages. You don’t want to have to hold back once you reach your destination because you didn’t budget for unexpected fees or things you might be interested in.
So, while it can be tempting to throw caution to the wind and simply enjoy yourself with financial abandon on your trip, you don’t want to come home to realize that your bank account has taken a big hit. Budget out your trip ahead of time, including some flexible spending money. When you know you’re not going over your budget, it will keep you from getting stressed. The whole point of the trip is to relax, after all!
Consider a Tour
Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by what you should do when you reach your destination. Research different tours in the area, whether you want to go wine-tasting, see the great outdoors, or check out some historical sites. Signing up for group tours is a way to experience the most of what your destination has to offer without having to worry that you’re missing out on something important.
So, if you’re ready to break free from the mundane of the every day, a girls trip could be exactly what you need. Don’t be afraid to go all out and make it a special event for you and your closest friends. When you plan for the ultimate girls trip, you might just have to make it a yearly tradition!