Meet the Girls Getaway Guide author, Casey Wohl
Casey Wohl, also known as The Getaway Girl®, is passionate about two things: her girlfriends and traveling the world. By combining these two loves, Wohl created and launched a unique and helpful city-specific travel guide series for women worldwide. After a devastating divorce and getting fired from her job, Wohl found solace in traveling with her girlfriends and realized an unfilled niche in the travel industry as no one was writing city-specific travel guides for women. Many travel experts talk about how, when and where to travel. Because travel changed her life, Wohl has the unique capability of also talking about the "why" of travel, which makes her travel correspondence so relevant.
Wohl is the Travel Correspondent for the nationally-syndicated TV show, Daytime. She has also been featured on radio and television programs CBS Radio, Better TV, The Daily Buzz, NPR, FirstWivesWorld, and numerous local television and radio stations. Her topics cover everything travel, from budget to pet travel to girlfriend getaways. Wohl has received print and online media coverage in nearly 80 national news sites and publications, such as Woman's Day, Hotelier, Orange Appeal and Parenting. She is a contributing writer for several online publications, was named a "Woman to Watch" by Orange Appeal Magazine and was listed as one of "101 Women Bloggers to Watch in 2009" by WE Magazine.
She has served as a spokesperson on travel and travel-related topics for companies and destinations such as: American Express, Aruba, Dove Visibly Smooth, Expedia, and VISIT ORLANDO. She has also partnered with brands such as Neiman Marcus, Blue Martini, Banana Republic, CRAVE, Pinkberry, Barefoot Wines, Vera Bradley and the Gaylord Palms Resort.
In addition, she speaks at conferences and in colleges on the topics of Career Reinvention & Invention, Travel, Friendship, Empowerment, Branding, Public Relations, Marketing and more. A naturally-gifted speaker, Casey's sense of humor, honesty and direct approach have received outstanding reviews from her audiences nationwide, whether youth, business professionals or women's groups. She tailors her message in new and vibrant ways by combining her passion, personal and professional experiences and travels to engage and entertain audiences.
Casey's popularity is reflective of her natural talent for relationship-building and innate ability to connect with people of all ages and walks of life. She is excited about challenging people to achieve greatness and she loves sharing her insider tips to getting there.
Her book, the Girls Getaway Guide to Orlando: Leave Your Baggage at Home®, was the first in the series and was published in September 2007. The second book, Girls Getaway Guide to Key West: Leave Your Baggage at Home®, hit shelves in October 2008. These guides focus on where to stay, shop, eat and spa, as well as annual happenings and side trips for each city.
In 2012, she launched The Getaway Girl Foundation (www.GetawayGirlFoundation.org) dedicated to empowering women and young girls through travel and travel-related experiences.
She also owns and manages Gray Dog Communications, a strategic marketing, public relations and branding company with clients in industries such as travel, government, agriculture, economic development and real estate. Casey is a seasoned public relations professional who has done everything from organize a press conference for the President of the United States to executing an international media and crisis communications campaign for Florida's citrus industry after a series of hurricanes severely damaged the coveted citrus crop and trees. She holds a M.A in Communications from the University of Florida and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Rollins College.
After living out of a suitcase and traveling the world for several years, she found the love of her life in her hometown of Sebring, FL where she resides with her husband and their dog, Rusty. Their first human child is due October 2013.