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Many homeowners use procedures to distress their furniture. When a furniture piece has a vintage look, it has more character. Although there are stores that sell vintage furniture...

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You Go Gals

You Go Gals

You and your girlfriends have been through a lot together: boyfriends, marriages, seven straight years of 39th birthdays. Your closest pals are likely to be going through empty nest syndrome right along with you, too. This is a perfect opportunity to get your gang together and plan a girls' trip that involves all of the activities your husband and kids just never understood. After all that time keeping a keen eye on the kids at Wallyworld, or trying your best to perfect your golf swing on your husband's business trips, its your turn. You and your girlfriends can spend a whole weekend shopping for the perfect vintage purse in Paris's antique markets, sipping cabernet in Sonoma, or whatever else you darn well please.

You won't even have to worry about planning your own trip. According to Marybeth Bond, author of 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America and the upcoming 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide, the number of companies that cater to women-only travel has increased by 230% since 1993. There are companies that specialize in everything from adventure to over-30 travel.
Where are you going to go? [Deseret News]

Posted: 6/3/08