Ladies, it’s time to get away!
You just bought a house. Congrats! Since you were smart and worked with a flat-fee realtor, you spent $5K on realtor fees to snag your beautiful $400,000 home instead of the average 6 percent fee. That means you have an extra 7 G’s in your pocket that are beckoning for vacation, or maybe two or three.
Now, it’s time to celebrate with your girlfriends. You’ve all been working harder than dogs and are ready to kick back and have a good time. Where will you go?
Here are our favorite recommendations for all types of vacationers.
The Galvestonian for the beach guru and relaxer.
Head about four hours out of Dallas for a week’s vacation at The Galvestonian, the beautiful condo resort hotel on the beaches of Galveston. For less than $2,700, you and six girlfriends can stay in a three-bedroom condo for a week. A week in Galveston leaves you plenty of time for relaxing at the hotel’s spa, catapulting yourself on the many rides at the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier amusement park, reading on the beach, or swimming in the ocean. Don’t forget the wine; there should definitely be wine.
Wine Country for the tour guide and wine enthusiast.
Speaking of wine, why not just make that the focus of your trip? Head west to California’s Napa Valley for The Getaway Wine Tour at a lovely bed and breakfast boutique inn. Take off for the weekend and enjoy a two night stay at La Belle Epoque, a full day tour to four wineries, a catered picnic, and a relaxing atmosphere. It’s only $550... chump change with that $7K you can save.
Rogue River rafting in Oregon for the adventurer.
Book a 3- or 4-day rafting adventure in one of Oregon’s most popular rafting rivers: The Rogue River. Through Western River, this adventure is all-inclusive, meaning you only have to pack a duffel bag and some adrenaline. Rush down a river bordered by volcanic faces and snow-capped peaks. Then, stay in a lodge each night with delicious meals, plenty of water, and a comfy bed. What else do you need?
You can have all three of these ladies’ weekends this year thanks to the savings you scored by working with Door to buy a home in Dallas.
Now, just refer your friends so they can save money and come along, too!