Dreaming of a girlfriend’s getaway…

We’ve been having some seriously warm, sunny, summery weather up here in Portland. Which makes me smile – and think of the beach, girlfriends and long days in the water. While a girlfriend getaway isn’t exactly on the books, I’m not above daydreaming about one…

I’m thinking something along the lines of a Wellness Escape. You know, a getaway with fitness, fun and relaxation as the focal point. What a dream! While there are killer no-opt-out fitness programs, I’m less of a follow-their-program gal and more of a choose-my-own-adventure type, so I think I will steer clear of anything too scheduled. Plus, since I want a mix of R&R, fitness and fun, coffee and wine aren’t negotiable. Capisce?

Here are a few that caught my attention. P.S. Fun Fit Friends, we better start saving… these getaways are going to cost us an arm, leg and booty. But since we’re daydreaming here I figure, airfare shmarefare!

Aruba Yoga Retreat with Rachel Brathen

Rachel (@yoga_girl) is a self described “yoga gypsy, island baby, hippy girl, warrior woman”. And, for those reasons, I want to spend a week on Aruba hanging with my friends and taking classes with Rachel. Plus, I have never been to Aruba. So, whose with me? Lynzi?


Tarranea Resort

Some best buds and I spent two nights here two summers ago. Let me tell you, it could not have been better. First off, the nice people greet you with champagne, like right away. No need to drive anywhere, the gorgeous trails, lovely beaches, spacious pools, fitness classes, awesome spa, tons of activities and a number of delicious resort restaurants are all you need. It was truly the perfect place for a girlfriend getaway. I hope to go back soon… is next weekend too soon, girls (you know who you are)?


Montage Kapalua Bay

A few visits to the Spa Montage in Laguna Beach makes me think that a long weekend at it’s sister on Kapalua Bay would be absolutely heavenly. We could craft our own fitness adventure betweens hikes in the Iao Valley, fitness classes, gym time and yoga on the beach. I mean, how can you go wrong with Maui?


The Standard Spa in Miami Beach

If you’ve never been to The Standard Spa in Miami Beach, just google it (which is all I’ve done). It has fun, tipsy girlfriend time written all over it. The fitness class schedule and spa menu makes has me wishing for the riches big time.


The Bodyholiday

This St. Lucia resort is an all inclusive gem offers all the goodies – fitness, food and island perfection. And who wouldn’t want to cycle in their treehouse spin studio?

And if all else fails, there’s always Tara Stiles at W Barcelona! Or we could do a week with Tiffany Cruikshank at Maya Tulum!

But really, we don’t need all that fancy business. I mean, a couple nights at Martini Palms with some Bobbies would suit us just fine. Because what girlfriends really need is each other (sniff sniff).

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  • Reply
    Jana Thune
    07/01/2015 at 9:44 am

    Love this post!
    Get after it,Hippie, warrior women !
    Love those GF adventures👯💓

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    07/01/2015 at 12:02 pm

    Love all of these fun ideas! And love that a weekend at martini palms may just be a realistic option sooner than later…lets get that baby on the books!

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    Fashionable Librarian
    07/02/2015 at 6:40 am

    Reblogged this on Concierge Librarian.

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