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50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America Paperback – March 20, 2007

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Marybeth Bond is an expert travel writer, consultant, and keynote speaker on women's travel. She has written extensively on the subject in magazines, newspapers, and in her Gutsy Women guides. She has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS News, CNN, Oprah Winfrey, and many other venues. Her many books include A Woman's World, winner of the Lowell Thomas Best Travel Book award. When not on the road, Bond lives in Northern California with her husband and two daughters.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: National Geographic (March 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 142620051X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1426200519
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.7 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,835,283 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By L. Bryan on August 1, 2007
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As a former resident of San Diego, I can name the two most touristy, and therefore useless, shopping venues in the city. And yet, these are the exact two places the author lists in the "shopping" category of the San Diego section. These are places that the tourist buses unload, food prices are jacked up, and the stores hold the same useless "made in China" knicknacks that you can get anywhere in America. Had the author done some research, she would have steered you to Cedros Design District in Solana Beach, home of SOLO and Zinc Cafe, or at least, for those looking for more traditional shopping, to Fashion Valley. When I go to another city to go shopping, I'm looking for something a little different, something I can't find just anywhere. This particular listing in the book makes me doubt the usefulness of the rest of it!
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50 Best Girlfriends Getaways is a great travel guide - but much more. Not only does it recommend places to indulge every kind of interest, from spas to bargain hunting to athletic challenges (and lots of good eating), but it tells the stories of women who have found that traveling with other women - be it a sister, a daughter, a mother, or simply friends - can bring a unique kind of fulfillment. These stories are the sort that define the female experience. Marybeth is a long time expert in women's travel, and her guide is unbeatable for planning that special trip to celebrate a friend's big birthday, a daughter's graduation, or whatever occasion you can dream up.
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I initially read about this book in a "gift giving guide"...so I thought I'd send it to a long-time friend who is always looking for new (and fun) escapes for her and her friends. She absolutely loved it...and the fact that Amazon.com could ship it directly to her made it all the more easy for me to give her a random smile! [She reports that the book is a lot of fun, too!]
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This book is chock full of wonderful suggestions for time away for bonding with your best girlfriends. When I bought the book, I found that I had already covered about fifteen of the trips with one friend or another, so I can attest to the suggestions' being right on the mark. It's given me some great ideas for future getaways. Marybeth Bond knows what things are important to a group of women who want to eat, drink, tour, shop, and enjoy new and exciting (but safe) places -- and know that these things are often best experienced in the company of your good friends. She also recognizes that sometimes you want to embrace nature, sometimes you want retail therapy, and other times you want to just relax and be pampered. She has suggestions, well researched (she must have had a lot of fun researching this book!), for every preference. Highly recommended!
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This is an interesting and informative book. If you need a girlfriend's getaway, you are sure to find the perfect place. I especially like the breakdown of places to go, see, visit, eat, etc. You won't be disappointed in this purchase.
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Bought as a gift. Everything came as expected. Satisfied with purchase and happy with transaction. Recommend item for your enjoyment or as gift.
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