America's 36 Best Destinations for Buddies Golf Getaways - Golf Digest

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Kiawah Island

Holiday season is upon us, which means the new year is just around the corner. For you golfers out there, now is the perfect time to look forward to the new season and plan your buddies golf trip. To help you with the task, Golf Digest has compiled its list of America's 36 best buddies golf destinations in its January 2013 issue. We at LastBash have published our own list previously so be sure to check our 50 best golf destinations article too.

Best Ski Resorts of 2012-2013 (SKI Magazine)

Friday, October 19, 2012

Whistler Blackcomb

Even though Jack-Frost isn’t nipping at our nose quite yet, we are definitely dreaming of a white mountain... and groomed runs, alpine vistas, rugged moguls, steamy cocoa, plus that awesome exhausted-to-the-bone feeling following a long day on the slopes. We also hear that the first snow dusting of the season has arrived at some of our favorite spots last week… Winter is almost here and we can hardly wait for our annual ski (and snowboard) trip! If you’re anything like us, you’re salivating at the thought now too. So, to get your juices flowing even more, we give you Ski Magazine’s definitive list of the top ski resorts in North America for 2013:

Best Yoga Retreats in North America to Get Your Om

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Yoga Class by lululemon athletica

There are times when you and your gal pals want to be together, but also want to escape from it all. Times when you need your getaway to be about slowing things down, rather than revving them up. When trendy bars and shopping sprees are off the agenda. And when you wish to connect through a shared experience that is rejuvenating, heart-opening, physical, and transformative.

For those times, a girls’ getaway to a yoga retreat is the perfect call.

Yoga retreat centers are as numerous and varied as the people who practice this ancient art, so to get you started, stress-free, on your journey to nirvana, we’ve culled a list of the top yoga retreats in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean for you and your girlfriends. So breathe, relax, and get ready to get your OM on…

Golf Magazine's 2012 Ranking of the Top 100 Public U.S. Courses You Can Play

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Pacific Dunes

Marketers may lecture about their 4 P's but diehard golfers have their own 3 P's to brag about as well - Pacific Dunes, Pebble Beach and Pinehurst. The never-ending debate of the top public U.S. public golf course inevitably boils down to one of these 3 P's. Golf Magazine just released its 2012 ranking of the top 100 public courses in the U.S. and shared with its readers who it thinks is deserving of the top spot. We'll give you a hint - the best course starts with a P...

New LastBash Features: Polls and Itineraries

Monday, July 30, 2012

So what has the LastBash team been up to lately? Developing new features, of course! We recently released two new features - Polls and Itineraries - so you can plan less, party more.

POLLS
Syncing up your friends' calendars to find a date when you can all get together for a bash is always tedious and time-consuming. Not to mention trying to decide where to go. Well, say goodbye to the chaos. LastBash Polls now enable you to propose several options to the group so that finding the ideal date and location is a cinch.

Got other bash-related questions that you need help on as well? Poll your guests to get answers on anything from where to stay to what to do.

LastBash Polls


ITINERARIES
With guests traveling from all different directions, LastBash Itineraries helps you and your guests stay on top of the comings and goings. Every guest can easily share flight information, rental car reservations and even driving details, which makes coordinating travel plans and rides a breeze.

LastBash Itineraries

Have suggestions on what other features you'd like to see on LastBash? Drop us a line at feedback@lastbash.com!

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3 Out-of-the-Box Bachelorette Theme Ideas

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Photo by Stuart Gradon / Calgary Herald

Some things are a given at bachelorette parties: there will be naughty jokes, hot men will probably be taunted, and the bride will have a blast. But whether you decide to go with a Mad Men Martini theme or tap into the bride's country side with a Western theme is totally up to you. The House of Bachelorette makes it easy to customize and personalize the bachelorette party experience on its "Shop by Theme" section. Here are three of the most fun themes trending these days:

America's Best Stadiums for a Baseball Roadtrip

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Photo by Hitchster

What true baseball fan doesn't dream of a road trip with his best buds to pay homage to the top stadiums around the country? Some boast spectacular views, others feature fancy pools and and luxury suites, while the classics celebrate history.

As summer gets into full swing, why not take yourself and your pals out to the old ball game to celebrate a last bash or just each other. To help you prioritize your baseball bash accordingly, we've ranked the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums in America.

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs

Friday, June 22, 2012

Viceroy Palm Springs

Girls just wanna have fun… And what could be better than fun in the desert sun?! If you’re headed to Palm Springs for a bachelorette weekend (or a girls’ getaway), check out the two perfect itineraries we’ve curated for you and your gal pals. Whether you’re splurging or value-hunting, Palm Spring’s natural desert beauty, mid-century mod vibe, plethora of hotels and spas and always sunny attitude are sure to please. Don’t forget to slather on the sunscreen!

The Best Beach Resorts in the United States

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

Summer's just days away and what's summer without sand, surf and sun??? In anticipation of summer, Condé Nast Traveler has curated a list of the best beach hotels and resorts in the United States that made its 2012 Gold List. Take a look below for summer getaway ideas with your friends!

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelor Party in Palm Springs

Friday, May 18, 2012

Hotel Zoso

Our “48-Hours of Bachelor Party” series takes us today to Palm Springs, CA. Often called “the golf capital of the world" thanks to its 125+ beautifully manicured and always sunny courses, this desert oasis also offers nature adventures, sweet relaxation, and a fun and stylish vibe harking back to the Rat Pack days. We’ve created a sample itinerary for the guys who want to splurge and one for those that are more value conscious. You and your pals are sure to love your bash in Palm Springs -- aka Hollywood’s Playground -- whichever route you choose to go!

The Top Spas in the United States for 2012 - Condé Nast Traveler

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Planning a spa-cation for your girls' weekend getaway but any ordinary spa just won't do? Ahead of the summer season, Condé Nast Traveler has put together its list of the most luxurious and relaxing spas in the United States (100 resort spas on the mainland, 20 resort spas in Hawaii and 75 hotel spas). Whether you're after a resort spa or a "quick" escape to a day spa, you'll no doubt find one that will satisfy even the your most demanding girlfriends.

Take a peek below at the spas that made the best of list:

Travel + Leisure's It List: The Best New Hotels of 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

Hôtel Americano

CNTraveler may have its Hot List but Travel & Leisure has its It List for the best new hotels in the world. In its seventh annual edition, Travel & Leisure showcases 50 new and renovated hotels deserving of your attention for your big group getaway bash in 2012.

Below is the list of It List hotels in the United States:

Share and split group expenses simply

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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In our effort to further simplify the bash planning process so you and your friends can focus on having fun, we've released a feature that makes managing group expenses a snap – the Group Expense Wizard. The Group Expense Wizard enables you and your bash participants to easily track the amounts participants have paid for group activities and then split the group expenses fairly and efficiently.

You know the drill – after all the fun had been had at your the group event / trip, somebody - most likely you - is tasked with figuring out how much people owe and whom to pay. You need to track down the expenses incurred, figure out who participated in each activity and then put together a complicated spreadsheet to split  up the expenses. More simply put, divvying up group expenses after a bash is usually a logistical nightmare!

This is where the Group Expense Wizard comes in. Using this tool, any bash participant can add a group expense to the bash, whether the expense is for dinner, drinks or whatever fun activities your group planned. When you add an expense, you can indicate who paid for it and choose how to allocate the expense (evenly or by different amounts for different participants).


Each time an expense is added, the Group Expense Wizard automagically calculates how much each person owes and who he/she needs to pay. You can also view breakdowns by expense or by guest so you can verify that expenses are being shared fairly. When all the expenses have been added to the Group Expense Wizard, click on the Settle Tab link to lock the calculation. Your friends will have no excuse for not settling up!

Check out the new Group Expense Wizard for yourself by visiting http://www.lastbash.com/.

Thanks!

The LastBash Team

S. Pellegrino & Acqua Panna 2012 List of the World's 50 Best Restaurants

Monday, April 30, 2012

Noma Exterior

When April comes, the one thing that foodies and the whole restaurant world are abuzz over is the San Pellegrino & Acqua Panna list of the best restaurants in the world. The list, in its 10th year, was released on April 30th. Like the previous year, Noma retained the top spot on the In addition to the Top 100 list, S. Pellegrino also named several individual awards:
  • Veuve Clicquot World's Best Female Chef for 2012 -  Elena Arzak, Joint Head Chef at Arzak in San Sebastian, Spain
  • S.Pellegrino Lifetime Achievement Award -  Thomas Keller of Per Se and French Laundry
  • One to Watch Award - Alexandre Gauthier of La Grenouillère, Montreuil, France
Click through to see who made the top 50 for 2012 (U.S. Restaurants in orange).

Conde Nast Traveler's Hot List of the Best New Hotels, Restaurants and Spas of 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Saguaro, Scottsdale

New hotels, restaurants ands spas open every year, but leave it to Condé Nast Traveler to scour the globe for the ones that truly merit your attention. This year's Hot List, the sixteenth edition, includes 121 hotels, 35 new blissful places to relax and recharge and 24 of the best new eats.

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelorette Party in New Orleans

Monday, April 16, 2012

French Quarter by kimberlykv

Getting the girls together in New Orleans for a bachelorette bash (or any reason for that matter) but only have 48 hours to squeeze in as much quality time as you can? With all that the Big Easy has to offer, the choices can be bedazzling. To help you focus on having fun but skip the stress, our team at LastBash has curated two sample itineraries that are sure to make the weekend an unforgettable one!

Gayot: Top 10 Steakhouses in the U.S.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Emeril's Delmonico in New Orleans

Few places are as good for celebrating big bashes as steakhouses, and Gayot promises to not steer you wrong with their list of the top 10 steakhouses in the United States.

As you'll see, some of these steakhouses have evolved with the times, with signature dishes that go beyond steaks such as crab croquettes at Emeril's Delmonico and bone marrow dumplings at Wolfgang Puck's CUT.

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelor Party in New Orleans

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Ocean Drive Miami Beach, Fl.

48 Hours just don't seem like enough time to take in New Orleans, a city known for its food, music and partying. But when that's all you've got for your guys' trip, you have to make the best of every minute. Leave it to LastBash to create not just one but two itineraries for you guys to have the most fun in your short time here in this amazing city on the Gulf.

Condé Nast Traveler's Best Golf Hotels and Resorts 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort

If anybody knows travel, it's Condé Nast Traveler. For the sixteenth time, it has put together an annual poll of the Top Golf Resorts in the world. From the coasts of Hawaii to the Cape vineyards of South Africa, the 121 top golf resort properties promise an unforgettable time on and off the links.

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelorette Party in Miami

Thursday, March 15, 2012

South Beach by Phillip Pessar, on Flickr

Planning a bachelorette weekend jaunt to Miami but need some help with the itinerary? Fear not - we at LastBash have prepared a couple sample itinearies for you to cherry pick from. Go all out with the "On the Splurge" option or dial back the cash outlay (but not the fun, of course) with the value alternative. Better yet, mix and match as you see fit. At the end of the day (or weekend...), it's about having one amazing time with your girlfriends.

48 Fun Hours - Suggested Itineraries for a Bachelor Party in Miami

Monday, March 05, 2012

Ocean Drive Miami Beach, Fl.

We continue our 48 Hours of Bachelor Party series in Miami, the land of beautiful beaches, hotels, and more importantly, beautiful people.  We have created a sample itinerary for the crowd that wants to splurge and one for those that are more value conscious.  Whichever itinerary you choose,  you and your pals will have a great time in Miami. Enjoy!

Golf Magazine's Premier Resorts in North America 2012-2013

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bandon Dunes

Twenty-four years after Golf Magazine began ranking the game’s greatest resorts, a true pioneer has reached the summit. Our new No. 1 resort in North America is Oregon’s Bandon Dunes, the realized vision of Mike Keiser.

The golf purist dreamed of simple, perfect, public-access golf, with accommodations to match. According to the 7,252 votes cast at Golf.com, he delivered.!

Announcing the LastBash Alpha Release

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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Don't just throw an ordinary party... Plan the ultimate bash!

Have you ever had to coordinate a bachelor/bachelorette party or a group trip with your friends? Then surely you know how frustrating the planning process is - dealing with long, convoluted email chains; managing everybody's likes and dislikes; keeping headcounts for various activities; scrambling for reservations and so on. We've been there too. That is why we've been hard at work designing and developing an application to help you organize these types of bashes without any of the headaches and with a lot more fun. After months of tinkering, we're excited to announce the alpha release of LastBash (go to http://www.lastbash.com/).

LastBash: What is it?

LastBash is a resource for planning and organizing group trips with your friends, from bachelor and bachelorette parties to girls' and guys' getaways (and everything in between). In addition to the event details and RSVP functionality of a traditional invitation website, LastBash is a private social network that also offers you the ability to:
  • Discuss and collaborate on ideas for the bash and reconnect with friends
  • Manage multiple activities across multiple days with RSVP capability for each activity
  • Get tips and recommendations on the best hotels, restaurants, nightlife, activities and more on select top getaway destinations.
Stay Tuned. There's More To Come!

As excited as we are to share the alpha version of LastBash with you, we've only scratched the surface of what is to come. We will continue to release more features for the site in the coming months to make it that much easier and more fun for you to orgranize an incredible bash.

In the meantime, please give LastBash a spin and let us know what you think. Drop us an email at feedback@lastbash.com with your suggestions, questions or even bash stories (whether amazing or nightmarish) so we can make LastBash even better for you!

Thanks!

The LastBash Team




 

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