If you think hard enough, you may be able to recall a simpler time in your life; a time when you were carefree, able to spend quality time with your girlfriends whenever you wanted to, and you didn’t have to worry about planning months in advance or whether or not you had dried carrots in your hair. You know – the time before you were a mom. Being a mother is one of the most wonderful blessings in the entire world and you love your little munchkins more than you can express, but let’s face it – even mommy needs a little time out every now and then.
If you can’t remember the last time you didn’t have to sleep with a monitor next to your ear or spent more than 10 minutes getting ready, you are in need of a mommy escape. Just the idea sounds relaxing, doesn’t it?
Not sure where to go or what to do? Here is a look at some pretty awesome escapes that will allow you to leave all your troubles behind; well, at least for a few days.
Eastern Long Island
With stunning beaches, charming wineries, and quaint little towns, it is no wonder that the east end of New York’s Long Island is the playground of the rich and famous. If you’re hoping to potentially rub elbows with some celebrities or you want to explore the sun drenched coastline of the Atlantic, plan a trip to the south shore and stay in one of the exclusive Hamptons. For a more charming experience, head to the quiet villages of the north shore, including Greenport, Mattituck, and Laurel.
Let your cares melt away on a spa getaway. You can arrange to stay at an ultra luxe retreat, such as the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in California, where you’ll be treated like royalty. Or, opt for something a little less strenuous on the budget and book a getaway at a nearby spa, where you will still receive some pretty dynamite pampering. Treat yourself to a massage, a manicure, a pedicure, a facial … let someone else take care of you for a change.
If you enjoy winter weather or like to ski, why not hit the slopes on a mommy getaway! You can book a trip to one of the renowned ski resorts, like Tahoe, or opt for a more budget-friendly, but just as relaxing, getaway, such as Hunter Mountain in New York. Your mind will be free from worries as you glide down the slopes and sip adult beverages in front of a cozy fire.
A Tropical Paradise
Sinking your toes in the sand and exploring the wonders of an otherworldly tropical location may be just what the doctor ordered. Try booking a trip to an island, such as those in Hawaii, Fiji, the Bahamas, or Barbados. Whichever island you choose, the vibe is laid back and relaxing, and the warm breeze will leave you feeling carefree
When you book a trip to Santa Fe, your spirit will come alive. This quaint city in New Mexico seems to operate on its own time zone – or should I say no time zone. Everyone is laid back and the people are warm and friendly. Stroll through the art galleries, pamper yourself at one of the spas, or just take in the beauty of the breathtaking views of nature.