If you’re feeling kind of lackluster, it’s time to grab your girlfriends and take a vacation together. A little shopping therapy, some decadent desserts, and you will feel yourself recharging.



Maybe you just can’t get enough of the beach and the sand, even when the weather turns cold. Cruising is a wonderful way to get to tropical beaches that are still warm and sunny. Imagine sunbathing in January somewhere in the Caribbean. Your fair-skinned friends can stay on the ship and enjoy massages, dancing, or hanging out in the hot tub. Shop to your heart’s delight in the shipboard shops that sell opulent perfumes, designer handbags, and nautical wear. If you feel confident, head into port to haggle with the locals on trinkets, straw hats and fans, and even jewelry. In the evenings, don your best attire and eat in the main dining room where waiters cater to your every need. If you want to be casual and comfortable, the buffets offer a plethora of cuisines to fit every taste.


Feel Lucky?

Pack a bag and be sure to bring your poker face for a weekend that includes cards, dice, and the smile of Lady Luck in at a casino resort. This is the opportunity to show off those new heels and that stunning dress while you try your hand at the slots or the roulette table. For those who don’t want to gamble, the casino bar and grill is a great place to relax with friends. Live entertainment at many casino resorts includes singing, dancing, comedy acts, and acrobatics. Have a drink, eat, dance, watch, or throw the dice. The luck is with you.


Theme Park Resorts

Maybe you don’t have time to go out of the country for a girl’s weekend. That’s okay. Many theme park resorts allow you to stay and play in the same spot. Get silly with your friends and don your mouse ears for pictures. Ride the coasters. Splash and play in the indoor waterparks while the snow flies outside. Head down the waterslide if you dare. Relax in the heated pools. When you’re finished, you can all gather to watch movies and eat popcorn while you talk about your latest interests or that fabulous pair of heels you found on sale.


Wine Tours

Who doesn’t like to wine and dine from time to time? Come and stroll through vineyards where lush hills are covered with vines that bring forth grapes that will be delicious wines one day soon. You and the girls can join in the wine tastings to sample flavors like the sweet muscadine wines or the dry red wines. These parties are hosted in homes where you are likely to run into the owners. Chat with them while nibbling on cheeses, olives, and other appetizers. Be sure to purchase a bottle or two to savor when you get home. You could even find one of the ‘wine trails’ to wander, stopping every few miles at another vineyard, laughing your way up the trail.


Cabin Fever

Being stuck at home can make the walls shrink in around you. Renting a vacation home for the week is a perfect way to enjoy time with your friends. Mountain cabins can be rustic or luxurious. Sink into a hot tub and watch the stars. Make your favorite meals in the well-appointed kitchens. Gather in front of the fire with a good book.


Getting together will rejuvenate your spirit and strengthen your friendships.