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By the way this is my second time using Getaway. This is NOT an ad for them but I wish it was. If you like *some* aspects of camping but still can't voluntarily sign up for a night of uncomfortable sleep, or hate the idea of all the packing, I very wholeheartedly recommend it. Part of me wonders if there is something wrong with paying money to take all the work out of camping but a bigger part of me just says "shut up and enjoy."

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Oct 8, 2021Liked by Claire Zulkey

Last weekend my husband went hunting, and my son went to grandma's house. It was delightful... just me and the dog. I took a long bath, dyed my hair, watched A LOT of movies, cleaned (and no one messed it back up), slept as late as I wanted, had a long nap on Sunday. It was so rejuvenating. I feel so much more like a person. I hope everyone can get some time to themselves this weekend.

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Oct 8, 2021Liked by Claire Zulkey

I’m attempting to be on a biannual fancy solo staycation schedule. My husband is invited for one night if it is a two-night event for me. Getaway does sound wonderful, but I cannot give up a fancy hotel breakfast. If I’m getting outta here, I’m getting coffee brought to me.

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Oct 8, 2021Liked by Claire Zulkey

I’m not able to go to a friends wedding due to lack of PTO (thanks RSV and other childhood illnesses) but my husbands aunt still wants to come in town for a night to see the kids and give us a night away. We’re just getting a hotel in town but I’m so excited!

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I recently did 2 days at a bare bones forest service cabin out in the middle of nowhere Montana beside a river with husband and dogs. No cell service, but we did have electricity. Not being on my screens for 2 days, except to take pictures of us all napping multiple times was the best thing for this giant ball of stress that my chiropractor is still working on after 3 visits the week before. That being said. My husband declining ear plugs on night 1 when we had a mouse scrabbling in the walls and waking up grumpy as hell and "wanting to go home immediately" until I convinced him to just hold out till naptime was also so maddening that I wanted to leave him in the mountains immediately and drive to the nearest spa. Also, don't forget to hydrate.

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Oct 8, 2021Liked by Claire Zulkey

I am very excited to go next month to a nice hotel in denver for three days without husband or child but also for two days of strategic planning for a non-profit board that I am on (and it is mostly this nice because we were going to lose some money on a covid cancelled or use the would be loss for some staff and board retreats). This isn’t the perfect escape but at least it is a break.

But I am hypothetically planning a big post vaccine trip to ireland and england and scotland where we blow three years of vacay budget staying at manor houses and nice hotels and going on long walks through the heath and visiting castle ruins and having lots of tea. And reading novels by a fire and everything is great! And husband is coming around to some elements of this not being hypothetical!!

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Oct 8, 2021Liked by Claire Zulkey

The other day I was zoning out on a work call and paging through a GOOP list of health and wellness resorts where you stay at a zillion-star hotel but also work out and magically acquire the Glow of Health so yeah I’m ready to get out of here!

That’s not going to happen but I am going to visit my snowbird mom in AZ this winter where at least there is sunshine and a hot tub. Maybe a sheet mask if things get wild.

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I am DOING this next week. Going to a hotel for FOUR nights - 2 with my husband and 2 blissfully ALONE. I had a breakdown last year right around this time and my husband arranged for me to go to a hotel in Montauk for a few nights alone and I made it into a little retreat. The hotel didn't have tv and I brought a HUGE stack of books and sat on the edge of the water and ate outdoors at restaurants and it was truly restorative. I am hoping for the same magical qualities this year, although we're going to a different hotel (this one has a spa, which I'm feeling more up for this year!)

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