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Ten information-packed chapters make up this engaging guide to women's travel for the growing number of womenyoung, old, single, married, divorced, and widowedwho are hitting the road. The guide covers everything from fabulous birthday getaways to the best places to heal, shop, and bond with friends and family. The trip choices range widely and and enticeand suit every occasion, mood, and pocketbook. From fun-filled weekends in New York, Quebec, and San Francisco to festive forays to Las Vegas and Savannah; from adventurous raft trips down the Colorado River to heli-hiking the Canadian Rockies; from high-spirited reunions in Ashland, Oregon, to soothing retreats in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, there is truly something here for everyone. Fresh content reflects the latest trends in women's travel, including dude ranches, yoga retreats, mountain resorts, and an all-new chapter on the best home and garden tours, as well as a new section on where to take teenage daughters. The book is filled with practical tips on roommate etiquette, safety, packing, budgeting, and other specific advice. Short, true stories about women's experiences open each chapter, and quotes from all types of women travelers broaden the appealfurther inspiring readers to pack up their bags, call a girlfriend, and say "Let's go!"
Marybeth Bond is a travel writer, consultant, and keynote speaker on women’s travel. Her books include Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide; A Women’s World; A Woman’s Passion for Travel; and Gutsy Mamas. She currently serves as adventure editor at Travelgirl magazine. Bond lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.