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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Get Out of Town With Sisters and Friends — Join the Upcoming Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard!

By Connie Portis

Sisters Getaway to Martha's Vineyard

Sisters & Friends returning from a walk around the historic neighborhood of Oak Bluffs.

Nationwide — There is no better month for a relaxing girlfriends getaway than September. It’s back-to-school, back-to-work, back-to-reality drudgery. Most of us have busy months from the beginning of the year with hectic schedules, bad weather that seems to never end, a great summer of graduations, weddings, showers, reunions and other family and friends events. That’s all good! But, September is the perfect time to focus on you.

Here are five reasons why:

1. Starts the end of the summer with a vacation!
2. Rates are less costly
3. Popular spots are free from most tourists
4. Less worry about ‘missing’ activities at home
5. Things have settled and you can relax

Sisters and Friends Getaway to Martha’s Vineyard is perfect for relaxing and for a September jumpstart to the rest of the year. The unique location makes it a popular rejuvenating spot because it is secluded and surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. Rich with African American history, Adam Clayton Powell and Dorothy West once owned homes there. Writer Jill Nelson, broadcaster Charlayne Hunter-Gault, and Spike Lee own homes on MV and the Obamas visit there in August.

Oak Bluffs, the Sisters and Friends “neighborhood” destination is one of the island’s principal points of arrival and is noted for its “gingerbread cottages” and other well-preserved mid to late-nineteenth-century buildings. Women gather from around the country, most meeting for the first time are at ease not having to dress to impress, wear many hats or be on when they want to be off! Sisters and Friends enjoy exploring the island, planned and impromptu workshops, clean air and vintage houses where sitting on the porch after a swim, line-dancing, or sampling another ice cream parlor is a perfect interlude during a Sisters & Friends day. Best thing is women come alone or with friends and leave with new life-long connections.

It is not too late to register and join women from around the country on a September getaway to Martha’s Vineyard. For more details, visit www.sistersandfriends.com.

Connie Portis is the host of the annual Sisters & Friends Getaway to Oak Bluffs in Martha’s Vineyard. To attend this year or for more information, contact her at caportis@hotmail.com or 412-400-8809.

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