Thursday, December 11, 2008

BOOK REVIEW ~ Girl's Getaway Guide to Key West by Casey Wohl

This week I had the opportunity to read the “Girl’s Getaway Guide to Key West: Leave Your Baggage at Home” by Casey Wohl. This is Casey’s second book in the Girl’s Getaway Guide series after her much acclaimed Girl’s Getaway Guide to Orlando last year. I was VERY excited to read this as my girlfriend’s and I had been talking about doing a getaway for quite a while now and living in South Florida, Key West is one of the locations that is on our “to do” list.

Casey has left no stone unturned in this travel guide that is not only appropriate for girlfriends, but singles, couples and families will find it JUST as useful. From hotels to dining out to spas,shopping, and even pilates classes, everything that you could want is included. Ms. Wohl has presented prices, amenities and how to get from one place to another easily in this well organized easy to read guide. Even the various Key West neighborhoods are covered here.

There are tips about what to do, as well as what NOT to do, like: “Driving a car on your own is not recommended in Key West. This is mostly due to the parking headaches.” Of course it wouldn't be a GIRL’S GUIDE without her personal recommendations – and WHAT a list it is. I’ve been to Key West a couple of times and there were places that I wasn’t aware of before reading this book. It’s one of those books that will be dog-eared and well used by the end of your vacation.

Whether you’re looking to travel the Champagne Living way or have money to burn, Casey Wohl has it all covered. Her secret? Although she’s traveled the world (18 countries to be exact), she’s a native Floridian and has spent LOTS of time there, so you’re not reading a book that was written by a one-time vacationer. Casey says: “I've been going to this colorful city since I was a child and have watched its transformation from a cheap, touristy town to a vibrant destination filled with art, culture, outdoor activities, water sports, history, beauty, charm, shopping, dining, nightlife and so much more.”

So, start planning that getaway with the girl’s today. You might even see me sitting at the Hog’s Breath Saloon drinking a Rum Runner when you get there.

You can get a copy of Casey’s book at Girls Getaway Guide.

This book review was part of a blog tour and yesterday the blog tour stopped at Heidi Richards Mooney at WE Magazine for Women. The url for this site is
This is the last stop on the blog tour however, if you can stop by the other blogs and check out what others had to say about Casey's book.

December 1st - Book review at Virtual Blog Tours
December 2nd - Dominque Goh at Dominque’s blog
December 3rd - Judy Davids at Mydols
December 4th - Wendy VanHatten at Travels and Escapes and Claudia Meydrech at Ebook & Book Reviews

December 7th - Debba Haubert of Girlfriendology

December 8th -Beverly Mahone of Boomer Diva Nation
December 9th - Wendy VanHatton of Travels and Escapes
December 10th - Interview with Casey
December 11th - Heidi Richards Mooney at WE Magazine for Women

You are invited to enter The Getaway Girl’s™ second annual “12 Days ‘til Christmas” holiday promotion. In an effort to help all girls beat the holiday madness and Leave Your Baggage at Home™, the Girls Getaway Guide will host a countdown to the big day. Women everywhere can sign up for more than $6,500 in fabulous giveaways, which are sure to provide welcome holiday cheer during this stressful time of year. The winners will be selected on each of the 12 business days starting Dec. 8 through Dec. 23, with the Grand Prize selected on Dec. 24. Each day leading up to Christmas, a terrific Girls Getaway Guide prize will be given away to a randomly-selected entrant.

Partnering businesses that have donated prizes include: Baccarat/Lalique at Prime Outlets International Orlando, Blue Tree Resort, Crowne Plaza Key West – La Concha, Emeril’s Tchoup Chop, Gaylord Palms Resort, Hampton Inn & Suites South Lake Buena Vista, Ocean Key Resort & Spa, Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate, Orlando Premium Outlets & Marriott Village, Regal Sun Resort, The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Zou Zou Boutique.

You can get ALL of the information including the ENTRY at The Girl’s Getaway 12 Days ‘til Christmas Holiday Promotion.


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