There is no such thing as just ‘going to London.’ I learned that only a couple of months ago on my first trip to the city, an extended layover on the way to India. There is so much to do, so much to see, so many things to eat – with only 2 and a half days to explore, we had to make some tough decisions!
There is the type of trip you take with your significant other. There is the type of trip you take with your family. There’s even that type of trip you take by yourself. But the kind of trip you take when you really want to have a blast?
That’s the one you go on with your girlfriends. We have all done a girl’s night out and know how much fun that is! Why not experience a girl’s week out, a full 7 days to relax, rejuvenate and re-connect.
For many women, this is usually last on the list and usually the one that once you end up taking, becomes the trip of a lifetime. With no one by your side by caring confidantes and kindred spirits, you are free to experience travel on your own terms.
That means, when girls are involved, plenty of shopping, dishing, wine drinking and indulging!
Some of my very best memories from the past ten years of Delectable Destinations trips to Italy, Paris, Spain and India are from those girlfriend getaways. I love that women feel confident and at ease coming with me.
I take care of everything so they don’t have to. I love how it allows them to forget about the details and just enjoy. With everything taken care of, and no spouse or kids to think about, a week away with the girls becomes a happy, healing experience.
I’m not just speaking from the point of view of an organizer- a few years ago, one of my oldest friends came with me on my Amalfi Coast trip. It bonded us even closer together and gave us memories that will last forever.
It’s why I’m dedicated to catering this experience for other women.
Wherever I go with my girlfriends- because once we’re on the trip together, that’s what we are!- we are welcomed warmly. I have established such close relationships with local restaurateurs and chefs, vineyard owners, exclusive shops and hotels, private tour guides and local artisans, it is always a pleasure to share my discoveries with my new, and long-time girlfriends. Each and everyone of them are gems, that allows me to truly uncover the essence of Italy, Spain and India. How wonderful it is to share all of this during our culinary trips, whether it is to Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Malaga or Delhi.
Opening Delectable Destinations up to India brings a whole new meaning to the spirit of girl bonding I like to foster on my trips. In this rich, exotic land, the spiritual connection you will develop with your friends is second to none.
Really, no matter where you go with me, the only obligation you have is to free your mind and open yourself to the magic that unfolds. With trips designed for small groups of four to seven people, the atmosphere is personal and intimate.
Every detail from the time of arrival to departure and everything in between is handled so all you really have to do is relax your shoulders and create lasting memories.
We even have some groups of women who make Delectable Destinations their annual girl’s getaway… why change a good thing?
Spoil yourself, make it a goal, check off the tics on your bucket list and contact us for your culinary adventure!
Carol Ketelson is the owner and operator of Delectable Destinations LLC. Dedicated to planning, co-ordinating and curating customized group tours to hand-picked destinations. As an experienced travel planner, Carol’s customized itineraries, specialized tours and off-the-beaten-path experiences create memorable journeys for her small groups of singles, couples, divorced, widowed and solo travelers seeking exceptional trips into the culture and cuisine of destinations around the world. Spring and Fall bookings invite travelers to taste delectable local cuisine, culturally rich traditions and mesmerizing sights. For over 10 years, Carol’s tours have captured the true essence of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Puglia, Spain, Ireland and India.