Photo Source: Gabby & Trina and Instagram
Baecations are sexy, but friendcations are dope. Meet Gabby and Trina, the traveling besties, showing us how to turn up with our girlfriends.
Tell us about yourself! Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do? What inspires you to travel?
Gabby: We are Gabby & Trina from New Orleans, Louisiana. We met in sixth grade and have been friends for over 25 years. We are more like chosen sisters. Trina has planned events in the hospitality industry for over 10 years, and I have been designing and arranging travel for the last 12 years. During the beginning of the pandemic 2020, we took a much-needed girl's trip to Destin, Florida, and decided to blog about our travels. This then turned into a full fledge business with planning and arranging travel for others. Trina: We tailor our package to our client's desires and budget range, so not every package is the same. It's our goal to not just create a trip but an experience that will last a lifetime.
How do you balance your friendship and your relationship as business partners and travel buddies?
Gabby: Being like sisters, we are very transparent while still respecting our individualism. Listening to each other is key, and respecting the roles of what each of us brings to the table has been a great benefit throughout our years in business together. We share the same exciting thrills and passions for travel so together, we create extraordinary experiences.
Trina: I would consider myself a luxury traveler. The experience is exquisite. It leaves you refreshed and makes you see life from a different viewpoint. Also, it gives you a closer look at what good living is and offers you the opportunity to celebrate it. I indulge in world-class cuisine, personalized service, luxe amenities, and mingling with society's creme de la creme. Everyone deserves to experience living in luxury.
Gabby: I consider myself a culture seeking traveler. I thrive on learning the lifestyle of other cultures by experiencing their way of daily life, food, values, and community. It's refreshing to see the different ways people all over the world experience life. I live for a unique place to visit or stay. It always gives me a new perspective and newfound gratitude. I believe the balance of the two styles allows all five senses of travel to come together for a life changing experience.
Share your top tips for ensuring friendships survive girls trips.
Trina: Have an itinerary with a few activities scheduled at the same time and some downtime included in there. It's essential to set the expectation that not everyone has to do everything. Ensure to add a day of pampered relaxation; trying to do too much can be overwhelming and exhausting. You want the ladies to leave feeling rested and rejuvenated. Be open-minded & flexible. You can plan your trip to every last detail, and something unexpected happens, such as a delayed layover flight. If time permits, explore the city, or if you are a foodie like us, go to the nearest popular local restaurant for good eats and cocktails. If you are open-minded, you are more likely to enjoy every second you have on your trip with your friends.
Where is the best place to take a girls trip and why?
Trina: Any vacation is great, but nothing quite compares to a good girl's trip with your besties. If you're looking for a good weekend turn-up, Miami or Vegas is the place for you. A European Tour, Turks & Caicos, Greece, or Dubai would be ideal for luxe travelers. For all the wanderlust & Zen travelers, Bali, Seychelles, Thailand, or Costa Rica are the perfect destinations. The ultimate all-inclusive getaways are Jamaica, Dominican Republic, or Mexico. A mother-daughter getaway to Napa, Santa Barbara, or Martha's Vineyard offers an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city.
Where else can folks find you?
We would love the opportunity to be your entrusted travel concierge. Please visit our official Instagram at bestiesthattravelllc or our website at BestiesThatTravel.com. Schedule a consultation with us to discuss travel accommodations for your upcoming getaway. If you're in need of a travel community, travel with us on our next group trip to Bali, Indonesia.
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