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Holiday 2015

Once again, Travelgirl brings you our annual gift guide – filled with wonderful presents for everyone on your list, from scarves and jackets to jewelry and even an option to purchase a (tiny!) plot of land in Scotland! And if a few pounds sneak up on yor during the season, check out options for post holiday shape-ups in Advance Notice.

Join Jan Schroder for wellness retreats in Puerto Rico, Marybeth Bond as she explores the backcountry lodges of the Rockies and Carole Jacobs in wintry Wisconsin. Amanda Castleman shares ideas for a year's worth of adventures and TG founders give tips on 6 ways to enjoy South Africa in Savvy Six. Covergirl Daisy Fuentes discusses her career and clothing line, and shares her travel bucket list.

Enjoy the new issue and your holiday season!

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


"The savage mountain scenery, glistening glaciers and bountiful wildlife make the Canadian Rockies truly remarkable among mountain destinations. Most visitors hit the more popular spots: UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Lake Louise, the Columbia Icefields, Banff and Jasper National Parks are the main attractions. While you shouldn't miss these, staying in a backcountry lodge promises a quieter experience."

From "5 Places for Regal Roughing It in the Rockies" by Marybeth Bond
tg main itinerary
28 Focus on Adventure: Canadian Rockies
Hiking, skiing, snowboarding and riding through the backcountry
36 Travelgirl Covergirl: Daisy Fuentes
Q&A with the Cuban-born beauty and
international star
41 Ask the Expert: Wendy Chin
An interview with founder of the collaborative travel app Ezzie
43 Travel Now: A Year of Adventure
Month-by-month guide for your 2016 travel calendar
48 Travelgirl Escapes: A Weekend in Wintry Wisconsin

Exploring the charms of the snow-draped villages of Door County

52 Gift Guide 2015
TG shopping suggestions for the season
60 Travel Now: Puerto Rican Respite
Pushing the body while clearing the mind at an earth-themed wellness retreat
tg side trips
10 reflections from the road
  letter from the editor-in-chief
12 on the road again
  letter from the publisher
14 tg alley: stuff we love
  Israel, Los Cabos, Cape Town
20 advance notice
  post holiday shape up
26 savvy six
  what to do in South Africa
58 you know you're a travelgirl if...
64 final thought

"I did my best to push my body during the
many and varied exercise classes and physical activities, while letting go of negative thoughts and energy. I would discover there is such a thing as pushing your body too far and letting go of negative energy can be one of the hardest exercises of all."

From "Pushing Limits and Letting Go in Puerto Rico" by Jan Schroder