Go global as you plan next escape

We're delighted to see travelgirl adventure guru Marybeth Bond on the bookshelves again with her latest contribution to the world of women's travel literature, “Best Girlfriends Getaways Worldwide.” You'll find inspiration, practical advice and plenty of laughter on the 272-page paperback from National Geographic. This might be just the gift to mail to your best friends, as a hint that it's time to plan your next escape. Spas, shopping and side trips are all part of the story, and tips from dozens of globetrotting gals are included.

Bond says, “I have selected what is truly worthy, in my opinion, of your money and limited travel time.”