Years ago, my doctor told me a little something that has stayed with me – “Moms are like boats….if they get a hole they don’t fix, they will take everyone down with them.”
I don’t know how you typically define self care – it could be as simple as taking a bath, going for a massage, carving out some alone time or spending time with friends who lift you up and help you to feel centered.
This quality time with my girlfriends is a treasured part of my world. Sometimes it is an evening out and other times, we manage to arrange our schedules, hop on a plane and spend a few days laughing, catching up and exploring a new city or destination.
I’m going to recommend you do it if you can and I have the PERFECT location to recommend. My friend Clarissa and I had a blast exploring, relaxing and laughing.
Go here: Gulf Shores, Alabama
Now, this may be a place you have visited (and loved) with your family. We vacationed here a few years ago and found it to be an ideal location for us – so family friendly.
But it is also spectacular for adults.
Gulf Shores for a Girlfriend Getaway: 5 Reasons to Go
The beaches – it would be silly of me to start with anything other than the beaches. There are so very many of them – from the Flora-Bama line, to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. There are miles and miles of white sand, met with the most exquisite turquoise waters. You can sit peacefully at the water’s edge or wander in from one beachfront eatery to another.
Fisher’s Dockside was our first stop. With a fancy upstairs and a open air main floor, this restaurant caters to families and special events alike.
Adrenaline Activities – If you are looking for an activity to get your heart racing – good news – there are options here too. I’m a water baby – so boarding a boat and taking to the sky with Sky Surfer Parasail was fantastic.
If you love to be in the air as much as on the water, Beach Flight Aviation is a great option. In these unique aircraft, there is no cockpit structure getting in the way of the breathtaking landscape around you. And rather than being flown, you actually participate, flying with an FAA-certified instructor.
Have I convinced you to go? I hope so. For more information on places to stay, even more restaurants, and Yes – other activities, head here – to the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism. And if you’ve visited and have a favorite – please do share.
Disclosure: It was an absolute delight to be a guest of the Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism – as always, all thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone.