Seeking travel inspiration.
I’ve got the itch to travel again.
Last September was a whirlwind of beautiful places and loved ones’ faces. After a little pre-wedding girls’ night out with my friends from Cali, my best friend and I traveled up the coast to spend a magical weekend in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Glorious gardens. Quaint little shops. Amanda’s first raw oysters. And the stunning central California coastline as the backdrop to it all. Such a special time!
Less than a week later, I was tucked into the steep mountains of Ridgway and Ouray, Colorado on another girls’ getaway. The golden aspens were going off- autumn in the San Juans is serious business. There was hot tub soaking and a gorgeous hike and a very large sombrero. There were margaritas and spa treatments and let’s not forget our mascot, Pancho. I left these trips inspired by not only the beauty around me but also the company of some really incredible women.
The following weekend, John and I spent time in what has become one of my favorite towns: Charleston, South Carolina. Our dear friends, Ali and Bright, are generous hosts and we always have a ridiculous amount of fun together. This visit started with a fundraising party with all of their friends. There was girl time shopping and sipping wine, and boy time fishing. An afternoon on their boat, scouring the shore of Shark’s Tooth Island with their twin boys. The endless Bloody Maries and mimosas at High Thyme with friends and a gaggle of kids. John and I splurged on a night at the Wentworth Mansion, and took a bike taxi through downtown Charleston to possibly one of the best meals of my life at McCrady’s.
And this was all before the love-fest of our wedding week!
This year, we’ve stayed close to home, finding local adventures. But I’ve got the green light to skip town for an upcoming weekend, and I think I’ve got a partner in crime on board. All I need now is a destination. I’m seeking inspiration for a fun girl’s weekend, somewhere new- nothing too exotic, nothing requiring a passport.
Maybe these funky cottages in Healdsburg’s wine country.
Maybe retro desert fun in Palm Springs.
I’ve been hearing amazing things about this bohemian escape in Ojai.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Austin, Texas? Having so many fabulous options makes it hard to pick just one. I want to relax, rejuvenate, soak in a little adventure, and be inspired by my surroundings- and, of course, by my company.
Do have a must-visit spot that would be perfect for a girls’ weekend? Have you stayed somewhere fantastic and can’t wait to go back? Help me out! Please share your suggestions here, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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