Girlfriend Getaways


Once it was confirmed that Jules was moving back to Seattle, one of the things we were most excited about was all of the glorious vacations we would be able to take together. No more struggling to find a destination that was equidistant for both of us! No more suffering through boring cross-country flights by ourselves! Basically, all our dreams were going to come true. We immediately shifted into trip-planning mode and came up with our top picks for weekend getaways to sprinkle throughout the year – here’s what made our short list. (All domestic destinations. We’re not Rockefellers!)

San Diego, California


Less than a three-hour flight from Seattle is the laid-back, beachside paradise of San Diego. From surfing (or if we’re feeling lazy, sunbathing) in La Jolla to museum-hopping in Balboa Park, there’s no shortage of fun ways to fill a weekend. Plus, there are cute boutiques galore if a shopping mood should strike (it usually does).

Austin, Texas

Austin collage

Sources: Afar, Fathom


Like Seattle, Austin boasts a killer music scene – at some point we really want to cross Austin City Limits and South by Southwest off our music festival bucket list! But it’s also got year-round sunshine and amazing BBQ, which is more than enough to lure us there for a long weekend.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston collage

Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4


In terms of pure picturesque charm, Charleston is off the charts. Voted the top city to visit in the U.S. for the fourth year running, it’s heaven for foodies, history buffs and anyone who appreciates being surrounded by beauty (that’s us)! And oh yes, we can get our beach fix there too. Fun fact: Charleston is where Jules got engaged!

Do you travel with your friends? What’s your favorite destination for a girls’ trip?

β™₯ Mil


11 responses

    • Aw, you shouldn’t feel bad! I’ve only been to one out of three (San Diego). And I fully agree, any excuse to plan a trip πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

    • Thanks, Karen! I would love to visit Dublin someday…Jules just went this summer and I was SO jealous. Next time you go you should do a post about it–I’d love to see pics ❀

      • I really should, and you should too as I think you’d like it πŸ™‚ My usually spot is Belfast as I live up north – I love my home city so so much but it’s nice to throw a few bags in a car and take in a road trip now and again, Dublin is so handy for that as it’s only a few hours away πŸ™‚ Will definitely attempt a ‘Come Along With Me’ post next time tho!! X

      • Please do! I would also love to learn more about Belfast…I’m a sucker for vicarious travel. Bring on the pics!! xo

  1. Thank a lovely article, Mil! Those pictures are so stunning. πŸ™‚
    There’s nothing better than a get-away with a best friend. πŸ˜€

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