Monday, October 8, 2012

2013 Widda Getaways!

When we go through something so traumatic, it can be hard to remember to take care of ourselves.  But this is your chance!  Give yourself something to look forward to after the holidays.  Still not sure?  Here are some things that attendees from previous retreat weekend have had to say:

“I met amazing women who could identify and relate in surprising ways.  I felt connected and support in many spiritual and emotional ways.”

“I was nervous about coming here to meet up with unfamiliar people….From the first moment I felt comfortable with everyone.  Being able to just sit and talk for hours like we’ve been friends forever was amazing!”   

With each trip we will be asking for a refundable deposit at least 30 days before the trip in order to get a better idea of how many people are coming.  We will have a minimum number and if that number is not met, your deposit is refunded back to you.  The reason we are doing this is to give you the best travel experience possible.

Click on each title below for more information:

February 22-24, 2013
(Deposit must be made by January 1st to guarantee space.

Wondering if these getaway weekends are any fun?  Well, many of the attendees from past weekends are joining us in Vegas, so I think the answer would be YES!  These weekends are designed for you to have time alone if you would like to or hang out with the group if you feel like it - it's YOUR time so you should enjoy it!


June 6 - 9, 2013

I'm really excited about this weekend because I LOVE this hotel.  It's in the perfect location so that we can spa, shop, go to great restaurants...all within walking distance!  

June is a GREAT time of year to be in Denver (and if you're living in a humid climate - you just can't beat the weather).  

Take care of yourself for once and join us for a weekend and relax and have a glass of wine.  You won't believe how much better you'll feel being around other people who understand what you're going through.  You'll leave this weekend relaxed and rejuvenated and with new friends who "get it"!

October 2013

It's no secret - you all know that I love to relax with a glass of wine.  (And it's no secret that I know a lot of you do, too!!)  Here's our chance to do it together!  Melanie Pahl with Distinct Destinations is an EXPERT at putting together wine and food trips.  She is customizing this trip just for us and it's sure to be a success.

Picture this:  It's fall and you're already dreading the upcoming holiday season.  But wait!  You were smart enough to book a trip that will allow you to get away before the madness starts!  You'll come back from a long, relaxing weekend ready for what the holidays are about to throw at you.  And even better!  You'll have new friends you can talk to who will understand what it's like to tackle those tough months.

Join us!  It's the best thing you will do for yourself!

DON'T FORGET!  I still have a few early copies of Saturday Night Widows - your copy is FREE if you sign up for any one of the Widda Getaways!  Just email 

Widow Chick (aka, Catherine Tidd) is the owner of and the author of the upcoming memoir Confessions of a Mediocre Widow (Jan. 2014).  She is also a writer for The Denver Post's Mile High Mamas and a contributor to several books on grief and renewal.


  1. yayayayayay!

    Cant wait! I hope i can make it to atleast one of them.

    Cant wait to meet you in person! :)

    Love you. Thanks for all that you do.


  2. I hope you are thinking of the Central Coast for your wine tour rather than Napa. Prices for accommodations and meals are far less than Napa, the area is larger geographically, there are literally several hundred wineries of all sizes (avoid the tour bus venues, please!)from Santa Barbara area north to Paso Robles. There's also the added bonus of being located at or near the coast! I live here, and can only think you'll be head over heals for this area of you've never been here! If I can help with links let me know. (not in the wine business myself--just live here.)

    1. Sue;

      Thank you for your input! It's Melanie Pahl here with Distinct Destinations. I'm putting together all the custom travel arrangements for the Widdahood this year and am excited to show you all some wonderful destinations! We are indeed considering the Santa Barbara area and Sonoma. I as well would like to show guests a different wine region beyond Napa (which is still fabulous!). We will have further information to put out once we've finished designing the trip. I hope that you will be able to join us!