The Traveling Eye-Girlfriend Getaways& Mancations

Hello fellow world travelers,

Yesterday I arrived in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. It’s been 20 years since I’ve been to Dominican Republic. Wow! I’m attending the SITE Chicago Annual Retreat. SITE is the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives. Our host hotel is Sol Melia’s Paradisus Palma Real. what a beautiful resort.

Paradisus Palma Real is a luxury all-inclusive property. Every room is a suite! There are so many things that are included. Horseback riding, Golf, they have a 27 hole course, several restaurants and bars, just to name a few. They have a wonderful program called Royal Services. Royal Services includes butler services, a private check in and lounge and is Adult Only! For more information Each day I’ll update the blog to let you know what I’m doing.

On The Traveling Eye, June 12, we talked about GIRLFRIEND GETAWAYS AND MANCATIONS!

We had a very special guest, Mel Jackson. You’ve seen him on Soulfood, the movie. He was Byrd’s ex. You should see him now. He has changed his diet and lost some pounds. He looks good. He spoke about his MANCATION with the fellas in Vegas and it prompted him to write his new book about male bonding and communicating.

Bonnie covered Girlfriend Getaways starting with Kohler, Wisconsin. Kohler, yes the same company that makes bathroom and kitchen fixtures, is a wonderful town and they have the best spa and resort in town. Did you know that they even have their own chocolate store with fine chocolates? Also, in Wisconsin is Harley Davidson. This can be a great Mancation or Girlfriend getaway. The Harley Davidson Museum is fantastic, it’s filled with 100 years of history and is interactive. If you stay overnight our favorite place is Iron Horse Inn. It’s right across from the museum and is fabulous!

For the guys we talked about.

  • The Richard Petty Driving Experience. Experience the actual raceway in a stock car going 160 mph! It’s located in Daytona Beach Florida.
  • Then there’s the DFW Drive your Dream. How about spending one day driving 150 miles in up to 5 of the most desired, fastest and powerful cars like the Lamborghini, Ferrari, Dodge Viper, etc. It’s located in Dallas Texas. The website is
  • Ladies do wine tours and tastings and for the guys how about the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. You visit distilleries and see how bourbon is made and yes, there is tasting.
  • OK, Golf is the number one vacation activity for guys and the mother of golf packages is the Robet Trent Jones Golf Trail. These are golf courses are in Alabama and you can play 1 or all of the courses. They have packages with combinations.
  • Lastly, guys and sports is synonomous. Check out the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and while you’re there just 60 miles away is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You can also get a package and visit both. and