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Getaway Girls, Inc.

MapFishkill, Beacon, NY
845-891-7923
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Planning a trip on the Internet can be challenging with the enormous amount of available information — not to mention a ton of scams. Thankfully, sisters Liza and Rachel Cortijo are here to test the waters for prospective travelers. Through their Web site and social media platforms, they post information — ranging from hotel recommendations, deals on attractions, and places to eat — essentially taking their followers along on a virtual vacation. “You can’t ‘taste test’ a trip, but with us you can get an honest look at a lot of places,” says Liza. “Plus, it’s free.” This year, they touched down in many terrific spots including Disney World, Italy, and Mexico, and already have more European and Caribbean excursions planned for 2016. Creating a free app is next on the Girls’ list as well as organizing a few “Getaways with the Girls,” where followers can join the pair on their adventures.
But Liza and Rachel, who reside in Fishkill and Beacon respectively, aren’t only focused on organizing worldwide escapades. They also support worthy causes. “We make sure [the company focuses] on giving back and supporting and women and girls — hence our hashtag, #GirlyWolfPack, which is the idea that every girl needs to surround herself with women who uplift her,” Liza says. The sisters are in the process of starting up their own not-for-profit organization. They also hosted their first fundraiser to support the fight against ovarian cancer in 2014, and are slated to do so again at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on November 21 of this year. They don’t keep a cent; all monies are sent to organizations and charities that raise awareness about the disease.

Best of Hudson Valley History

2015 Editors' Pick — Best Globetrotters with Heart

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Best of Hudson Valley Winners: 2015
County: Dutchess
Pick: Editors' Picks
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