GAL APPROVED! Last-Minute Trip Ideas For Labor Day Weekend (You’ll Need Your Passport!)

By   |   September 1, 2017   |   Gal Approved

Hey Divas! It’s Labor Day Weekend, and we’re doing our favorite thing – #DivaGalsTravel! Our fearless EIC is currently in Knoxville, Tenn., checking out the┬áHoliday┬áInn┬áat World’s Fair Park, where its trendy lobby bar┬áWindows on the Park is getting a refresh! If you love real adventure – here are some other wonderful places you can travel to (WARNING: you will need your passport!).

SOUTH AFRICA SAFARI. We love traveling to the motherland,┬áand traveling to safari┬ámeans majestic creatures will be all around you. Why not try Karkloof┬áSafari┬áSpa in South Africa, which won the coveted title of Best┬áSafari┬áSpa in Africa 2017 at the┬áSafari┬áAwards.┬áLocated on 7,400 acres and home to three of the Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo), this is Africa’s largest Spa, offering┬á16 individually decorated villas with spacious private viewing decks allow you to enjoy watching animals within a stoneΓÇÖs throw. Guests have the added luxury of a private guide and private vehicle while on┬ásafari, and activities include walking, hiking, mountain biking, fishing and game drives. And after a busy day game viewing there is a sumptuous Spa to relax in and indulge oneΓÇÖs senses. ┬áIf you’re traveling to safari, don’t forget┬áyour┬ámosquito repellant┬áand, for the night time, mosquito nets as well.┬áCause Divas, you know we can’t end up in pain and irritation when we should be basking in wonder!

SWITZERLAND SKIING. Divas, have you ever considered┬áThe Lake Geneva Region┬á(Canton of Vaud), located in the French-speaking part of Western Switzerland? Visitors go for the history and the rich culture, but also for wine tastings in the Lavaux vineyards, dining in celebrated Michelin-starred restaurants and local brasseries, farmers market visits and cross country┬áskiing on the┬áwell-covered trails of Les Mosses-La L├⌐cherette. The presence of mounds of snow may trick you into thinking sunscreen won’t be necessary. But girlfriend, not only does the┬ásun shine down on you, it will also reflect off the snow and back up into your face. YouΓÇÖll be able to spot the people who forget SPF on a skiing holiday (the sunglasses markings will be tr├¿s┬ávisible!). If youΓÇÖre a first-time skier, some soothing balm in your luggage is a good idea.┬á

GERMANY BIKING. ┬áIt’s a special year in SouthWest┬áGermany┬áas the state is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the bicycle which was invented by Karl von Drais in the city of Mannheim. Born in Karlsruhe, Drais spent most of his university and adult years in Mannheim and invented┬ámany┬áwonderful things, including the earliest typewriter, but he is most famous for the first bicycle which was called a “Laufmaschine,” or running machine. Today, in Baden-W├╝rttemberg, the state of SouthWest┬áGermany, bicycling is a highly popular past time, whether it’s competitive mountain biking or simply a Sunday pedal. Good signage, developed pathways, routes and apps help people to navigate and make the biking experience enjoyable and informative. Not only are bicycles available for rent in most cities but also mountain bikes, e-bikes and charging stations are usually available for rent, like the ones from VRN Next Bike. Of course, you’ll need the right biking footwear┬áso you don’t injure your feet or calves. And make sure you have the right headgear too. The┬áThousand | Heritage┬áis made with distinct features that set it aside from traditional and bulky headgear, with clean, intuitive design and beautiful detailing of the┬áhelmet┬áoffer a minimalistic look.

Happy Labor Day Weekend, Divas!

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