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A Big Change & Some Big Chances
In the words of Sheryl Crow, "A change would do you good." A change of scenery, of climate, of outlook. Embrace this November's spirit of change and head out of town to find some changes of your own. There has never been a better time to find great deals on transformative women's travel opportunities. So, what are you waiting for?

And The Writing Contest Winner Is...
Isabelle from Carrboro, North Carolina. Isabelle wins a $100 J. Jill Gift Certificate for her submission to our popular "Staycation or Vacation?" writing contest. Read her winning entry below, as well as some wonderful words of wisdom from other writers who entered the contest. Pay attention to the next Jennifer's Journal, in which we will announce a new writing contest and a great new prize.

Check out our featured Journeys for this month on Jennifer's Journey.com

Red Lantern Journeys
VILLA VERGAIA
Bella Tuscany

Relish the peace and beauty of Tuscany’s golden countryside during the harvest season at Villa Vergaia. Enjoy old world charm and luxurious new world comforts as you live the good life in Italy’s most stunning region. Go >>


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NorthWest Surf Camps
AZIZA
Bliss Out in Bali

Come experience the emerald rice terraces, exotic temples, idyllic resorts, relaxing spas and exquisite shopping of this island paradise. As you relax and explore, you’ll also reconnect with yourself and reclaim the best of who you are.   Go >>


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Gateway Destinations
SERENGETI EXPEDITIONS
Authentic Africa

Experience the majesty of East Africa's vast plains, thriving wildlife, and wonderful people. Serengeti Expeditions offers flawless journeys that feature natural beauty, world class lodging, sumptuous food, and dedicated, knowledgebale local guides who attend to every detail. Go >>

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Radisson Aruba Restort & Spa
ARTISTA
Creativity in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Release your inner bohemian, inner artist, inner child, or all three. Delight in superior instruction, a lovely studio, wonderful classmates, classic accommodations, delicious dining, white sand beaches, superior shopping, and a truly inspirational coastal environment.  Go >>

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Gateway Destinations
CARIBBEAN CULINARY TOURS
Taste the Tropics

The enchanting Caribbean boasts turquoise waters, warm people, fantastic shopping, and unforgettable dining– and with Chef Freda of Caribbean Culinary Tours, you'll experience it all. This delicious cultural adventure highlights all the flavor and fun of the islands. Go >>

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BIRD GOLF ACADEMY
Go from Bogey to Birdie

Learn from the best at The Bird Golf Academy. Novices and pros benefit from carefully designed lessons taught by LPGA professionals. Premier U.S. courses, Hall of Fame teachers, and deluxe lodgings combine to create the ultimate golfer's escape. Go >>

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"STAYCATION OR VACATION?" winning entry by Isabelle from Carrboro, North Carolina

Skip that “staycation.” Take a vacation!

Sure, the economic forecast is dreary, but say these words out loud and you’ll tune in to what you really want to do. “Vacation” shouts out the vava voom of getting away. “Staycation” just confirms that you’re stuck home in the same routine.  And vacation is the sunny perspective you crave right now. 

What makes vacation brilliant is waking where birdsong sounds different from home. Seeing the slant of morning sunlight through an unfamiliar window. Knowing an entire day of delicious experiences, exploration and flavors is waiting for YOU.

When the world feels new, we feel new. We’re open to everything: Enjoying a blissful alfresco massage right there on the beach. Lingering in a fabulous bookstore that was once a beautiful old theater.  Feeling taste buds dance to the flavor of fresh mango. Finding the big dipper in a surprising place on dark night velvet. Maybe even flirting with a stranger by a sun-splashed fountain. Or buying a silver ring from an artisan with whom you don’t share language, simply a sense of beauty.

I treasure all these moments from my vacations. So until the weather changes and silver rings, strangers, massages and mangoes start raining down in my back yard, this woman is going on vacation to find them! - Isabelle

 



Additional Words of Wisdom from our Readers

"The only way I could have a staycation is if I had a full time maid, cook and office help for a week before and during the "staycation," so that I could really just enjoy being here. For what that would cost, I could be on the Riviera – or at least in Yosemite." - Michelle

"When women stay at home and think their vacation will bear any resemblance to a getaway, they delude themselves." - Marlene

"The beauty of a “Vacation” or “Awaycation” is that we get AWAY. We get away from the stresses of our real life and have a chance to relax. There is a ton of work to prepare our family to leave, but then we are gone." - Lisa

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