Looking for an active girlfriend getaway in 2013? Whether it’s high energy, yoga and rejuvenation, or urban pleasures you fancy, here are four fabulous women-only adventures in Costa Rica, Canada, Europe and the U.S. to help get you going. 



Costa Rica Multi-sport Medley with BikeHike Adventures

Why go? Experience Costa Rica’s tropical rainforests, active volcanoes, and white sand beaches in this Women Only adventure vacation. The adventure is the active woman’s dream vacation; combining exciting sports and blissful pampering into nine amazing days. Hike to the rumbling Arenal Volcano, relax in luxurious hotsprings and spas, spend two days rafting the thunderous Pacurare River, and ride on horseback to the mist-covered Monteverde Cloudforest where you can zip through the forest canopy on cables and pulleys. Wrap up the adventure with 3 days on the serene beaches of Manuel Antonio, with morning yoga on the soft sands of the beach. In the evenings return to tasty meals and relaxing accommodations in tropical environments. 

For more information, visit www.BikeHike.com 

Bodacious Girlfriend Getaways with CMH Summer Adventures


Why go? Bodacious = audacious, gutsy, remarkable, sexy, outstanding — the synonyms are numerous.  CMH Summer Adventures offers women nothing less with its aptly named Bodacious Trips. These inspirational and awe inspiring ladies-only trips, geared toward all fitness levels - from strolling and admiring wildflowers to invigorating hiking to challenging mountain adventures and everything in between — are a celebration of all ages and shapes and have become one of CMH’s most popular offerings.  Four women-only trips are on offer in 2013 and all include private helicopter flights to breathtaking mountaintop locations surrounded by glaciers, mountain lakes and meadows ablaze with wildflowers; guided alpine hiking; cozy lodge accommodation; and great food and wine (not to mention a healthy dose of laughter).  

For more information, visit www.CMHSummer.com 



London & Paris Sampler with Serendipity Traveler

Why go? Experience the best of Paris and London on this tour beginning in London and then jaunting to Paris. Immersing yourself in a sampler of London and then traveling via the Eurostar to Paris you will taste the best of both worlds. Whether walking in London or meandering the streets of Paris, you can gather the essence of two of the worlds best loved cities. The Victoria and Albert in London, The Musee de l’Orangerie in Paris, Tea in London, Wine in Paris, Truffles in Paris, Puddings in London, Tres bien in Paris, Cheers in London. Your world will never be the same when you return to the familiar. Memories of London and Paris will linger and add to your collective travel experiences. 

For more information, visit www.SerendipityTraveler.com

Green River Rafting trip with Holiday River Expeditions

Why go? Leave all your worries and your busy lifestyle behind and return to a more natural way of life for a few days on this journey down the Green River. This Utah rafting trip for women combines the peaceful meditation of yoga with the awe-inspiring natural beauty of the Green River. Each morning, relax and breathe in the cool fresh air while reflecting upon the steep walls and lush green forests of Lodore Canyon. Nourish body, mind and spirit with time in nature and the opportunity to relax, reflect and rejuvenate.


For more information, visit www.HolidayRiverExpeditions.com


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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".