If You And All Your Friends Are Single, Plan A Trip To Any Of These 11 Places For The Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway

If You And All Your Friends Are Single, Plan A Trip To Any Of These 11 Places For The Ultimate Girlfriend Getaway

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.
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We all know life can be stressful. Stress can come from almost any place at any time. Never fear, though, because a trip to any of these places with your girlfriends will instantly melt all of that stress away.

1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous for the motto, "what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas" it's the perfect place to get away and forget about anything you may have on your plate. It's also a huge entertainment hub for any type of music of you could imagine as well as loads of different food options.

2. Saratoga Springs, New York

With tons of museums and parks to explore, it makes the perfect relaxing getaway! Don't forget to check out the Saratoga Race Track and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center while you're there.

3. West Palm Beach, Florida

One of the must-see places on your trip to Palm Beach is the Palm Beach Zoo. This zoo has a rich history and changed its name in 2014 to "Palm Beach Zoo and Conservation Society after the addition of the first gold-level zoo hospital a few years prior. There's also, of course, the beautiful year-long weather that allows you to get your tan on at any point in the year. There is also Downtown West Palm Beach, which is perfect for some retail therapy.

4. Paso Robles, California

Paso Robles is known for its wineries. Even if you're not into wine tasting, there are some neat museums to explore.

5. Charleston, South Carolina

Food and historical landmarks are Charleston's staple attractions to spend time at while you visit. The weather and beautiful scenery are just a plus to your time spent in Charleston.

6. San Antonio, Texas

Famous for The Alamo and the San Antonio River Walk, this is the perfect destination for a balance of history and fun nightlife.

7. Nashville, Tennessee

From the Country Music Hall of Fame to the food anywhere and everywhere, Nashville is the ultimate girls getaway.

8. Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is known to be a great place to relax because of the southern hospitality. It's the perfect place to plan a laid-back and stress-free getaway.

9. Asheville, North Carolina

Food trucks. And lots of them...serving Southern food. Need I say any more?

10. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Nantucket or Martha's Vineyard? Take your pick of either, and you're bound to have a relaxing vacation.

11. Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is perfect for those wishing to have a relaxing vibe but do something adventurous like hiking or even horseback riding.

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Assuming Everyone You Meet Is Straight Is NOT The Mindset To Have In 2018

Remember - no one owes you a coming out statement.

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Unfortunately, we live in a society that assumes everyone is straight until it's proven otherwise. Even though I'd argue our society is getting more and more progressive, our mindset on sexuality is something that is SO stuck in the past. Just because someone is dating someone of the opposite sex, hasn't shared a coming out statement, or doesn't look like a "stereotypically gay" does NOT mean they're straight. In order for us to be more accepting, we have GOT to kill this toxic mindset.

10 million American adults identify as a member of the LGBT+ community. Millenials identify more frequently as members of the LGBT+ community than other generation, so it's a lot more common now that the people you meet are NOT going to be straight. Remember - just because you're straight and just because the people you surround yourself with are all straight does not mean every single person you're ever going to come across will be straight, too. That's the definition of being close-minded, my friend. Friend groups have a lot more than just the one token gay friend - a lot of the time there are plenty of LGBT friends, they just may not be as open about it. And that's okay! No one owes you a coming out statement.

However, many of us believe that individuals in the LGBT+ community DO owe us a coming out story. And many times, this is what those individuals have to do. Their coming out stories are usually highly dramatic, full of tears and lost relationships with friends and family all over their sexuality. If we stopped putting the blank assumption on everyone we meet from the day they are born—yes, I'm coming at all of you parents who call your two-month-old son a "ladies' man"—coming out wouldn't be nearly as difficult for LGBT+ individuals.

There are so many sexualities someone could identify as, many of which fall under the LGBT+ umbrella. Yes, being straight is still much more common than not, but that doesn't mean we need to be heteronormative. We need to be more accepting, keep an open mind, and remember that assuming everyone we meet is straight or cisgender until proven otherwise is NOT okay.

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Selena Gomez Is Out Here Living Her Best Life, Post Jailey Engagement​

Maybe she finally is so sick of that same old love...

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the past like, eight years, it's no secret that Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez have been the on-and-off again power couple of pop culture since they were first spotted holding hands in 2010.

Because they've had such an iconic and powerful romance, Justin's recent engagement to model Hailey Baldwin came as a shock to many, especially having only dated Hailey for a month. It's hard to imagine Justin dating, let alone marrying, anyone other than his "most elegant princess in the world" Selena.



With his engagement, many expressed their concerns for how Selena was handling the news, given that she and Justin had been seen on dates as recently as four months prior to the engagement. Although Jelena was undoubtedly toxic between breaking up and getting back together every week and rumors of cheating, it's impossible not to feel sympathy for Selena after her first love was so quick to call another girl "the love of his life." I'll admit it, I've loved the two together and was rooting for them earlier this year when they chose to rekindle their love. Hearing that Justin threw it all away so quickly devastated me, and I can only imagine how Selena was feeling.



But counteracting the way that most would react after watching their ex rebound and, quite frankly, downgrade (sorry, Hailey), Selena has bounced back and has shown Justin that she is unbothered by his engagement and even better off without him.

Only a few short days after the news of the engagement hit the Internet, Selena was seen on Instagram hanging with her best friend on a ginormous yacht with the New York City skyline behind them. Although she hasn't publicly said anything or hinted about her feelings on his engagement, the smile in the pictures says it all: she's happier without him.



Even as headlines continued to swarm the media, Selena took on the streets of NYC sporting a shirt with the message written on the pocket, "only the strong survive." Knowing that she would be photographed that day and knowing the news that had just been announced, it's hard to believe that this shirt was a coincidence. More importantly, she's still smiling.

Selena's always faced criticism on the Internet for not speaking up for Latina rights, for not promoting Black Lives Matter, and for simply breathing. But with the news of the engagement, the Internet has been on her side. Tweets from both fans and those just reading about Jailey claim that she is finally free and that they hope that Hailey is pregnant so that she'll never go back to Justin.



It's only been a few short days, but Selena is doing better than ever. Surrounding herself with her closest friends and having the time of her life, she's unstoppable. The Jailey engagement may have been what she needed to finally quit Justin and carry on with her best life.

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