Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Peru Hike - Part 2

Coordinating a girlfriend getaway is an adventure in itself

Thank you to Teresa Thompson for contributing this post to GoGirlfriend. We’re a community-based travel blog and we welcome submissions from everyone. Whether you’re a budget-baller or a first class only kinda traveler, we’d love to hear from you. Visit our Writer’s Guidelines and learn how you can share your travel advice, stories and adventures!

Teresa Thompson, Hot Metal Mama, gets stuff done. She's the kind of person you want around when you have deadlines to meet or a party to plan. But she's also the person you want planning your getaway Peruvian AdventurePeruvian Adventureadventure.

When Teresa started planning a hiking adventure in Peru with her friends, she took it one step at a time. If you missed our first post, read how she transformed her idea into a plan.

If you're considering a getaway with your gal-pals, it's not as challenging as you might imagine.

GoGirlfriend:  How long did it take you to plan the trip? How long were you gone?

Teresa Thompson: The lead time was roughly 8 months. The most extensive planning took about 2 solid months of researching at night online. The 8 months allowed for us to have a long enough lead time to coordinate our schedules and book the hiking company.

The trip itself was 14 days - 2 full days of travel time to and from Peru. The hike was sandwiched in the middle and was 4 days, 3 nights. We spent the first 2 Peruvian AdventurePeruvian Adventuredays in Peru in Cusco, acclimatizing to the altitude (10,700 feet above sea level). We also spent 2 days in Aguas Caliente after the hike and then 2 days in Cusco before flying home.

GG: Can you walk us through some of the challenges you faced getting everything coordinated between 3 friends?

TT: I think I saved myself a lot of grief by really thinking hard about which friends to invite. I was the only common denominator among all of us so I chose friends who had personalities that I thought would mesh well- and have a healthy sense of adventure. Coordinating our schedules took about a week and several emails.

I started out by giving everyone 3 possible travel Peruvian AdventurePeruvian Adventurewindows and let them narrow down the choices. Once the dates we set, I booked my flight and forwarded it to everyone else to coordinate with it. My friend Betsy and I hooked up in the Miami airport and we met Lisa and Kris at the hotel in Cusco.

 

Thinking about your own girlfriend adventure getaway? Send us your questions and Teresa will answer them in a future post.

Talk Back, Girlfriend and rate this post!

Related Stories

Rate This post

Post new comment




GoGirlfriend Recommendations

Connect With Us

Twitter
Facebook
YouTube

Register

Membership is free and with it you can set up a profile, vote on stories and post your opinions.

Already a member?
Login

Not a member? Join!
Register


Most Recent Comments

  • On Lesbian Adventure Travel, ELLA Travel said "Thanks for the great article!! If you're travelling to Europe check the ELLA International Lesbian Festival (ellafestival.com) and ELLA Travel (ella-travel.com), organising lesbian events and trips! "
  • On 5 Nudist Resorts that Will Blow Your Mind, John Ruze said "Hi Julia, There is a brand new, very popular nudist resort you should think about reporting on in your next article about naturism. It is the New Terra Cotta Clothing Optional Resort and Spa in sunny Palm Springs, California.. The original Terra Cotta Inn was a fantastic nude resort. Repeat guests from around the world stayed there. TCI was sold in Nov 2015 and greatly missed. Well, this July 2017, it was revived at a new location in Palm Springs. The site is HotelTerraCotta.com. Guests are super happy. It's perfect for couples and girlfriend getaways. And Tom and Mary Clare from the original Terra Cotta Inn work with us, so it has the same relaxing, fun feel. "
  • On The Best Naturist Resorts in Ontario, Dennis Wilson said "Love the freedom feeling going nude . 1st time ever was at freedom fields ranch near Tamworth On,Hector & Eyvon are super hosts ,hope to visit this summer but want to learn of more places to visit."
  • On An Open Letter to Hotels Everywhere, Lynn said "I agree on the night light thing. Since hotels have none, I end up keeping the bathroom light on all night with the door ajar. Windows. I understand in the litigious US of A, hotels need to prevent folks from throwing themselves out the windows (or else the hotel could be sued?!!). Ok, fine. But for those of us who dislike A/C and only use it when absolutely necessary, can't we still have the option for some FRESH AIR? There ARE ways to allow windows to open up only so much, while at the same time preventing an entire body from throwing itself out the window. Bedskirts. Am I the only one who gets the skeevies when I see hotel beds with bedskirts that hit the floor? I always had images of food crumbs, bugs, and god only knows what...as being hidden behind that bedskirt. I'd much rather a bedskirt that's at least 2" above the (usually carpetted) floor. Towels. Can't we get nicer towels that don't feel like cardboard? Carpetting. Am I the only one who never walks barefoot in a hotel room ...esp when there's carpet? Blech. I'm sure those things are very rarely cleaned. "
  • On How to Choose a Cruise Ship Cabin on Your Next Cruise, Tinu said "Thank you for this post! I was dragging my feet about going on a cruise. Now that I know there's such a thing as a balcony cabin, I can't wait to book a trip!"


Blogs We Love

beautiful Vancouver, British ColumbiaCheck out our GoGirlfriend Facebook page to follow us as we seek new adventures and create memories in our own part of the world.








Advertisement