travelgirl magazine - escapes for women

Holiday 2014-15

Holidays got you feeling a bit stressed? Check out Travelgirl's "10 Ways to Zap Holiday Stress" to achieve balance and enjoy yourself. Then travel to Kenya with gorgeous photos and a story on travel making a difference in "The Lion's Share" by Amanda Castleman. Heading to sunny Florida? Learn about the other Orlando, places for food and fun outside the theme parks.

Our covergirl is the beautiful "Criminal Mind" A.J. Cook. Get rid of that little bit of extra holiday weight by strapping on those cross-country skis and heading to one of the "5 Places for a Winter Workout" with this comprehensive guide by Carole Jacobs. TG Alley takes us to some Travelgirl favs in Montana, beach resorts in the South, Nova Scotia, Amsterdam, Australia and D.C. And don't miss the fun and fabulous items in our annual Gift Guide.


you know you're a travelgirl if…
Three different airlines have replaced your luggage in the last six months.


Photo By Tom Zikas from Camp Richardson

"Set in towering pines overlooking Lake Tahoe, Camp Richardson Resort is a throwback to the days before texting and mobile aps — there are no phones or TVs in the rustic lodge rooms or lakefront cabins so you’re almost forced to socialize with other guests in the Great Room.”

— From "5 Places For a Winter Workout" by Carole Jacobs
tg main itinerary
30 Focus on Adventure: It's Not all Downhill 
Go Nordic skiing at 5 U.S. Ski Towns 
40 Travelgirl Covergirl: AJ Cook
Q & A with the Criminal Minds' Star 
44 Travel Making a Difference: Kenya
Balancing Tribal Traditions, Tourism and Nature
50 You Know You're a Travelgirl if…
54 Ask the Expert: Stress Relief
58 TG Gift Guide 2014
Shopping Suggestions for the Season
tg side trips
12 reflections from the road
  letter from the editor-in-chief
14 on the road again
  letter from the publisher
16 tg alley: stuff we love
  Montana, Nova Scotia, Amsterdam and more
20 city pick: Orlando, Florida
26 advance notice: wellness retreats
28 savvy six: St. Croix
64 final thought

Photo By Jan Schroder

"It was my first time in Montana, and while I didn't catch the fishing bug, I did fall in love with the all-inclusive five-star Ranch at Rock Creek in Southwestern Montana. It was the realization of a dream for owner Jim Manley, who perused more than 500 ranches before purchasing the property in 2007. The luxurious property is set at the base of the John Long Mountains on 6,600 acres bordering the Deer Lodge National Forest."

— From "On Top of the World in Montana" by Jan Schroder