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How To Plan an Amazing Girl’s Getaway

There’s no time like the present to get away with your best friends — especially when it’s this easy!

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Ok, admit it. You can be a bit obsessive. Hey, that’s love! It’s not your fault — it hijacks the brain! If you’re like me, you want to spend all your time with your boo. But, is that really healthy?

How To Plan an Amazing Girl’s Getaway

We all hate it when our best girlfriends go MIA after meeting a new squeeze. So why be that girl? It’s important to have your own life, your own friends, and your own interests. Besides, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

So what’s the solution? A girl’s-only getaway, of course! Here’s how to plan the perfect long-weekend away:

  1. Start a Facebook Group and invite your best girlfriends. Make sure it’s set to private so you don’t get randos or non-besties trying to join.
  2. Find a long weekend that works for all of you, to go on a trip together. Make sure everyone comments and confirms! @Tag your friends to make sure they see the most important messages.
  3. Pick a vacation destination. My favorite way to do this is to pick an event, festival, concert, or destination spa and base the trip around that. If you need ideas, here’s a list of the best music festivals.

    How To Plan an Amazing Girl’s Getaway

    Going to a music festival? Buy fun floral accessories and get reimbursed via Square Cash

  4. If you haven’t already, download the Square Cash app and create a custom URL (like cash.me/$YourName). Get your friends to pay you for their flight or their share of the car (or yacht, maybe?!) rental, concert and event tickets, etc. by going to your custom URL (it’s super fast and easy!)
  5. Book the tickets (it’s better to have one person do this so that you can all sit together) after your friends pay you via Square Cash. Trust me, you don’t want people backing out after you’ve already paid for their non-refundable flight and concert tickets!

    How To Plan an Amazing Girl’s Getaway

    Me, getting reimbursed via Square Cash

  6. Then, when you’re on the trip, you can charge meals (and allllll those drinks), gas, or other shared expenses to your rewards-based credit card (or expense it for business) and get your friends to reimburse you using the Square Cash app.
  7. During the trip, get everyone to share photos in the Facebook Group.
  8. Wash, rinse, repeat! (ie. back to step #2.) 😉

What destinations, concerts, or events do you think would be perfect for a girl’s getaway?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Square, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.

A writer, artist and designer since she was young enough to put pencil to paper, Hilary spends most of her time in France, but still considers herself a New Yorker, and visits regularly. Hilary spent the past decade living in NYC and has traveled extensively around the world, looking for hot new topics, destinations, and brands to bring to Urbanette readers.

Reader Discussion: 33 Comments

  1. KEITH RIGGS

    IT’S ALL SO FUN AND COOL BUT ISN’T IT TIME TO LOOK HARD AT OUR CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT OF FLYING AROUND FOR FUN AND STATUS PIN UPS? SURE YOU’VE WORKED HARD AND DESERVE YOUR FUN AND FRIENDS BUT AS A DESIGNER AND LIFESTYLE PERSONALITY I THINK WE ALL NEED TAKE SERIOUSLY THE ENTIRE LIFE-CYCLE COSTS OF OUR ACTIONS TO REDUCE THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF THE PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND PROMOTIONS LIKE THIS ONE. SO PERHAPS ADVOCATE PLAN YOUR TRIPS EARLY AND REDUCE YOUR TOTAL FLYING/DRIVING TIME BY 30% FROM LAST YEAR. 3.6 BILLION PEOPLE THIS YEAR BOARDED A JET AND 60% OF THOSE WHERE TRAVELING FOR LEISURE. IF EVEN A FRACTION OF THOSE PEOPLE LEAD THE WAY TO VOLUNTARILY REDUCTING THEIR CARBON FOOTPRINT WE COULD MAKE MORE OF A DIFFERENCE THAN THE PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT. IT VOLUNTAR BUT IT NEEDS LEADERS LIKE YOU. THANKS FOR YOUR GREAT WAY OF PROMOTING LIFE AND HAPPINESS. SINCERELY KEITH RIGGS

  2. One of the common problems I encounter whenever I try to plan an amazing girl’s getaway is this: someone will cancel at the last minute which makes other people cancel or reconsider going 🙁

    • Sonja Fallow

      We’re in the same boat 🙁 But I always ensure the plan will push through (for friends who did not cancel). Don’t spoil the fun!

    • That’s why this method is so good! If they pay you via Square Cash, in advance, then they won’t cancel 😉

  3. Lynn Hayes

    Love this article! Thanks for the Square Cash idea, haven’t thought about using such an app for a successful girls’ only getaway!

  4. Emily Wentz

    Great advice! I can’t deny the fact that if you’re younger and need to count every dollar, it is very challenging to plan and pursue a getaway…

    • Francis Woods

      Yeah, we need to stretch our dollar as far as possible! Whew!

  5. Colleen Frasier

    Our planning always start with 3Ws: What, When and Where and believe me, I’ve heard ALL the excuses when it comes to why my girlfriends can’t (or don’t want) to plan an “all girls” getaway: lack of money, time or interest in a suggested location. So, I agree with tip number 5 🙂

  6. Daniel Kronengeld

    I’ve used Square Cash and I wanted to share my experience. It’s a very easy way to pay people, except I think the Cash out feature (immediately with 1% fee) is a little deceptive. The app itself (not just the instructions on Google Play) should clearly indicate that this will be charged a fee and that if you wait for the cash to be deposited automatically, you won’t be charged a fee.

  7. Don’t get me wrong, I love my girlfriends and I love going away with them, but I feel frustrated whenever everyone is interested in the idea of going away, but slowly disappear once I started planning…

  8. Shirley Fuchs

    It’s so important to take everything into consideration! 😀

  9. Charleen Washington

    My friends and I often do meetups and out of town vacations at random.

  10. Amirah Mifsud

    I’m always on the lookout for new stuff! Would like to try Square Cash

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