Denisa Porter, Mallorie Johnson, and Saundra Greene are three middle-aged African American women who have been friends for a long time. They share each other’s joys and sorrows and have been life rafts for one another as they work through raising children, being in relationships, and maintaining their careers.
When they grow weary of battling husbands, children, grandchildren, and work, they start escaping together each year on a girls’ trip. Over the course of nine annual vacations, they visit places throughout the United States, in the Caribbean, and as far away as Australia and New Zealand. Along the way, Denisa, Mallorie, and Saundra discover that life is an adventure filled with culture and wonder; they also hold close to the love they have for their families and come to the realization that it’s okay to let go and be true to themselves.
This lighthearted novel tells the story of three middle-aged friends as they deal with those who depend on them and experience the world together through travel.