Login | Register | Subscribe to the GG RSS Feed

Body & Soul Adventures - Not Your Typical Girlfriend Trip

Reader, Krista Blaisdell, shares her story

Dois Rios HikeDois Rios HikeIn an office of brilliant and independent women, 6 days of hiking in the rainforest and kayaking in Brazil appealed only to me - and my best friend and co-worker, Annie.

Working at a public relations firm in Las Vegas, our usual exploits include dark bars, cheap beer and too many cigarettes. However, we were elated to embark on the weeklong Body & Soul Adventures program so we could detox, re-evaluate and get in shape.

Despite our near identical love of new experiences, Body & Soul HikeBody & Soul Hikeforeign places and nature, Body & Soul was vastly different for each of us. She was in far better shape and had even worked out for weeks to prepare for the trip. I decided to wing it. I had to quit smoking cold turkey the day we arrived at the spa because they banned alcohol, tobacco and sugar.

Annie relished the hikes, even doing one in bare feet like our Brazilian guides, while I was a sweating, stumbling mess. I adored the yoga, happily chanting and holding poses, while Annie fell over or fell asleep.

Although we started each day's kayak trip or hike together, Annie eventually outpaced me. In our group Body & Soul HikeBody & Soul Hikeof 10 women, she traveled toward the middle of the pack, while I stayed near the back, both of us finding new friends with similar physical capabilities.

At our destination spot, we met up again and enjoyed our lunches together - tofu and beet sandwiches, fresh pitas with hummus and all sorts of locally grown fruits.

The evenings also gave us a chance to have our usual fun. With no sense of pride, we joined in with a local performance troupe, presenting our best capoeira moves with all the style and rhythm of two white girls from the Midwest.

Even though we weren't side by side throughout the trip like you'd expect for a girlfriend's getaway, we grew stronger and amazed ourselves.

Got a story to share? Send it to us and we'll publish it for you to share with your friends and family. Email us today!

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