Martha’s Vineyard, MA — With times so tough and many women want to save and forgo vacations, a girlfriends retreat is a perfect way to experience a wonderful place and join with other women while not spending a lot of money. Planning large group respites are becoming more common place as women seek ways to broaden their networks, re-connect with friends and experience environments on their “bucket lists.” Many women love the outdoors, exploring new places, have talents they want to share and want to get away to relax. They are willing to put aside their usual vacation habits and go on a girls’ getaway with friends and strangers.
Host, Connie Portis, shares four suggestions essential to include in planning a girlfriends getaway. Share in a way to invite women to come upbeat and with friendly spirits. Make coordinating a retreat as exciting and relaxing for the host as it is for the guests:
1. Envision what a retreat means to you. Think about your ideal retreat and make a list of what makes it ideal to you.
2. Dissect the list to identify elements you think others would enjoy and select activities that are affordable
3. Plan every day, even if some days and times are “on your own”
4. Arrive in advance leave a little later to give yourself onsite lead time to prepare and post-time to reflect and relax
Make your event special! The 2015 Sisters and Fiends Getaway includes early morning spiritual dips in the ocean, afternoons line dancing, sightseeing tours and off island trip to one of the county’s largest Mall. Nights laughing, playing games, solving the world’s problems, and enjoying good meals and beverages help to create a stress relieving and fun week. Empowerment sessions will be added this year.
One highlighted discussion is “How to Get Your Swagger Back” with motivational speaker and author Brenda Lane Oliver (Create the Million Dollar Leader). The best features include making cross-country connections, it’s affordable, and choosing what to do and when to do it. Sisters and Friends come with no drama attitudes and enjoy a peaceful, relaxing getaway.
If you are waiting to exhale, join Sisters and Friends Getaway today! Space is available for September 13-20. Visit www.sistersandfriends.com for more information or call (412) 391-8208.