This evening, I’m boarding a red-eye flight to Atlanta to spend a long weekend with one of my dear friends Lauren who also happens to be a blogger. We met years ago through blogging but developed a deep friendship that goes beyond blogging.
She's one of those friends you chat with all the time, face time while your little is playing soccer chat about all the topics under the sun. A friend you lean on when days are hard. Having friends like that in my life is so crucial. We started taking girls trips together a few years ago, and I’m happy we did! We both live on opposite sides of the country; she's on the East Coast, and I'm on the West Coast. Living so far apart makes it taking a few days to connect so special. We’ve even created a few city guides, aptly title The Girlfriends Guide + City We Visited
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Life is full and busy, but my life is always feels enriched with I’m around my girlfriends that inspire me, push me outside my comfort zone and laugh with me. The day-to-day of life can be so busy; we often forget to make time for our friends beyond texting, quick phone calls and meeting up for coffee. And as seasons in life shift, friends move and live farther away in different time zones; it's even more crucial to nurture those friendships face to face. Having close friends that live near and far, made realize taking the importance of taking girls trips. Not only is it good for your friendship its good for your souls. In need of affordable plane tickets for your upcoming Girls Trip, this post is for you! Sharing all my tips for finding affordable plane tickets.
FIVE REASONS TO TAKE A GIRLS TRIP ONCE A YEAR
ONE: DEEPENS FRIENDSHIP & LOTS OF GIRL TALK // Let’s be real, girl talk is essential. We all have friendships, where we text daily, chat on the phone daily, but its not enough. Friendships deepen when you have face to face time,and not just Face-Time, although I’m grateful for the invention! Girl talk without a time limit is the best. That’s when big laughs happen, and you finally get to her all those crazy day to day life stories you’ve been forgetting to mention.
TWO: CREATE NEW MEMORIES TOGETHER // Nothing make makes happier than laughing at old joke with friends or telling old stories. Even better than old stories, creating new memories together is fun. It’s fun to trip plan with a friend and discover a new place together!
THREE: GET AWAY FROM IT ALL // Leaving the day-to-day life grind is so good for your friendship, you can stay up late in the hotel, binge watch movies a recent favorite of mine is Girls Trip, if you haven’t seen it you need to its hilarious! And beyond all the craziness of the movie, its core is about friendships and not taking them for granted.
FOUR: TRAVEL SOME PLACE UNEXPECTED // If you typically take a beach vacation with traveling with your family, switch it up on your girls trip and visit a city or a stay a long weekend near a lake. When Lauren and I trip plan we usually share a list of places we’ve been longing to visit and select the location we’ve been curious about checking out. You don’t even need to hop on a plane to visit somewhere unexpected, a weekend girls trip driving to a new-to-you destination is always fun, road trips with your bestie is always a must. its like Thelma and Louise without the crazy ending! Create a playlist for your road trip, turn the music up and have fun!
PUSHES YOU OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE // Being around friends makes you curious about trying new things, that coffee drink that sounds interesting, she’ll push you to try it! Friends that push you out of your comfort zone help give you that confidence boost to just go for it! There have been so many times, I’m reluctant to try something new until one of my friends, gives me a gentle, I’m always grateful for the experience, even if I find out a certain food or activity isn’t for me.
When was the last time you’ve taken an Girls Trip?