A few days ago I mentioned a book for travelers…especially girlfriends traveling together. Read some questions I asked during an interview with the author and take a look at this one.
1. How did you come up with the idea for these books?
During a very tough year both personally and professionally, I came to find a tremendous amount of solace in traveling with my girlfriends. I love the adventure of experiencing new cities. It is almost like a re-birth for me. I also love re-visiting cities, where you can re-visit old memories and create new ones at the same time. Before I traveled to new cities, I would always look for city-specific travel books geared towards fun-loving girls. I could not find any city guides that highlighted trendy hotels, restaurants, spas, shopping, entertainment, cultural attractions, bars, plus provided a calendar of events throughout the year and activities unique to that area.
2. What is your goal in writing these books?
To make it easy for women to get together and have fun during their getaways, so they can “Leave Their Baggage at Home.” Everyone has “baggage.” For me, I went through a divorce and lost my job, so I carried a lot of personal baggage. For some people, just their daily routine alone can wear them down and weigh on them like baggage. No matter what type of “baggage” you carry in everyday life, a fun-filled girls getaway is the perfect way to rejuvenate yourself and spend quality time with your family and friends.
3. How did you get started writing?
I have always enjoyed writing and excelled in this area in school. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, I decided to continue my education and obtain a master’s degree in Communications. I love the writing process and enjoyed my time as a PR practitioner as it gave me the opportunity to communicate my employer’s story through written materials.
4. Why “girlfriend guide books”?
I have always appreciated my family and friends and the important role they play; however, it was not until I went through what was the most difficult year of my life that I realized that my girlfriends are irreplaceable. I don’t have any sisters, so I feel as though my girlfriends are my sisters. Our getaways together provide time for us to connect on a much deeper level and truly be there for one another…through the good times and the bad.
5. Anything else you want to share?
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