By now you have to be living under a rock if you haven’t heard of or seen the new box office hit, Girls Trip, featuring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish, and Regina Hall. The movie is hilarious from start to finish and centers around a group of college friends who reunite on a girls trip to the Essence Festival in New Orleans, Louisiana. You can only imagine the debauchery that ensued. Now I won’t ruin the movie for you, but let’s just say that by the time the movie was over, everyone wanted to plan a girls trip of their own. There is some important criteria necessary for an epic girl’s trip such as easy on the wallet, good looking men, lots of activities, good looking men, good food, good looking men, and a great location. Oh, did I mention good looking men? I love that this movie has inspired so many women to plan a girls trip but I also know people often talkabout traveling and for whatever reason never go. To help jumpstart your planning, here’s a list of 7 perfect locations for your next girls trip:
If you know me, you know that I’ve been obsessed with Cuba all of my life. It’s why I went twice in 6 months and still feel like I’ve barely been. But my personal obsession with Cuba is not the reason I put it on this list. It’s such a great location for a girl’s trip because it’s cheap, full of culture, and a variety of things to do. The island nation has so much variety between the different major cities that it’s impossible for your crew to run out of things to do. You can enjoy a relaxing day at an amazing beach in Varadero, snorkel in the Bay of Pigs, roll cigars in Viñales, and dance the night away in the streets of Habana. Despite what you may read on the internet, Cuba isn’t difficult to get to, it doesn’t have to be expensive, and there is amazing food.
Colombia is the only place on this list that I haven’t personally been to, yet, but it’s high on my priority list of places to visit asap. You may be wondering how and why I’m including it. The answer to that is I have so many friends who’ve gone recently and they all loved it. Numero uno, Colombia is incredibly cheap both after conversion and the cost of goods. I’ve heard that the partying is excellent, the food is mind blowing. Like some of the other places on this list, Colombia has several ‘popular’ cities that have a lot to offer such as Medellin, Cartegena, and Bogotá. I know one activity high on my Colombia “to-do” list is the mud bath at the Totumo Mud Volcano in Cartagena. If you’re a fan of massages or skin treatments, imagine you and your girls lounging in a warm mud bath. Sounds like fun right?