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August 29, 2012 10:36 ET Prescribes a Vacation With the Girls

Lists Its Top 10 Girlfriend Getaways Near and Afar

TORONTO--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2012) - To all the women in need of a break,, the online leader in finding and publishing travel deals, is prescribing a vacation with the girls. Now that summer is wrapping up and the kids are heading back to school, it is now your chance to reward yourself with some quality time with your girlfriends. For some ideas, the travel experts at have created a list of Top 10 Girlfriend Getaways featuring destinations that cover a range of interests from great music to great spas to the great outdoors. Our only requirement -- leave the kids and significant other at home.

For those looking for some R&R, adventure or a little of both, check out these five destinations to make the list:

  • Ecuador - The newest trend encouraging women to fly to South America is the combination Surf & Yoga vacation, a ladies-only adventure that pairs surfing in the morning with afternoon sessions of yoga and meditation. Also thrown in there are activities like cooking classes, hiking and volunteering with local communities -- experiences that are worth sharing with a close friend or two.

  • Tanzania - Long to spend your days photographing lions and giraffes in the wild, then toasting the sunset with a cool glass of chardonnay as you gaze out on the pristine savannah? Then buy yourself a khaki vest, pack a wide-brimmed hat and book a flight to Tanzania with your friends for a photo safari. The sprawling grasslands are home to some of the most exotic -- and endangered -- animals on earth. Your trip can be as high-end as you'd like, with catered outdoor meals and luxurious 'tents' that would make the big game hunters of years passed cry with envy.

  • Bali, Indonesia - What woman wasn't inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love to relocate to Indonesia for a life of simplicity and, euphemistically put, quality bedroom time? And though the island paradise is great for solo travel, it's also a holistic getaway fit for girlfriends, too. Try one of the destination's spiritual escapes, offered through groups like Spafari, that combines yoga and meditation with hiking, snorkelling and other outdoor fitness activities.

  • Banff, Alberta - Nestled in the Canadian Rockies, Banff offers rustic beauty blended with modern luxury. There are breathtaking views in every direction and a plethora of outdoor activities -- hiking, skiing, mountain biking -- if you're feeling adventurous. If you'd rather take in that lovely scenery in a more relaxed fashion, try out one of the getaway's many luxurious hotels, resorts and spas.

  • Costa Rica - Costa Rica has become a popular tropical getaway destination in the last 15 years for good reason: Easily accessible by plane and packed with idyllic beaches and lush tropical forests, it's every beach lover's paradise and burgeoning hub of eco-tourism. And while the Central American country is still technically a developing nation, your stay can be as rustic or luxurious as you want -- there is a plethora of hotels and resorts to choose from.

Rounding out the list of our top girlfriend getaways are great spots for those seeking to indulge in food, fun and festivities: Wine Country, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Piedmont, Italy; Hong Kong and New Orleans, Louisiana. To read the details on these female fun escapes and's complete list of Top 10 Girlfriend Getaways, visit

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