Saturday, December 31, 2022

March 3 & 4, 2023 event is almost here!

Join us on Friday and Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2023 to shop 'till you drop for the...


Over 400 vintage shops, antique malls, ladies' boutiques, consignment shops & barn sales are on board each season. To find out more detail on the event, check out our WHAT IS THE VINTAGE SHOP HOP PAGE.

Shop local. Shop small business. You better tell the boss now you need the day off...or two! Call your friends and get it on your calendar. 

Don't miss out! Start planning today!

Follow along with updates on our Facebook page for photos, shop information, how-to's and more. Get ready to ROAD TRIP!


As the shops begin to register on January 1 the map and list will grow day by day. By mid-January we'll have the first version of the Master List of Shops and the Google Map posted here. You'll find them 24/7/365 on the tabs above.

Click HERE for Master List of 400 shops...always growing

Click HERE for Google Map


Shop Owners--If you own a vintage shop, antique mall/store, ladies boutique, home decor store or consignment shop, go to our EVENTBRITE REGISTRATION PAGE to register. Please read the instructions to make sure you qualify.

Saturday, August 24, 2019

It’s Official — Science Says That Taking a Trip With Your Girlfriends Is Good For Your Health

We here at the Vintage Shop Hop know all about what great fun it is to road trip with your gal pals!! Now here's proof! Our events are always the first Friday & Saturday of March and October...every year!!!

Grab your friends. Hit the road. Shop hard.

According to TIPHERO's website...

We all want to invest in our health. But it turns our we’re all probably not taking advantage in the best way that we could.
We typically think we’re being healthy when we make ourselves kale salads or hit the gym a few times a week—and we are. While these habits are great, there are other, more fun ways to stay healthy.
Traveling, for example.
But people aren’t taking enough vacations. In fact, Americans wasted 658 million vacation days in 2015, meaning more than half of working Americans didn’t use their allotted paid time off.
People often put vacationing aside, whether it’s because they think they can’t afford it or that they’re worried their job is too demanding to leave for a period of time. But it’s actually super important to be able to take a mini break and travel, especially with friends.

Benefits of having a close group of friends

Southern Living has recently reported that taking a trip with your best gal pals can improve your overall mental and physical well-being. It can refresh you when your burnt out on work, plus give you quality time with the people who you love most.
This isn’t the first time having a good social network or traveling has been proven to help our health. According to the Mayo Clinic, having a close group of friends can make you feel less lonely, help you cope with bad experiences in your life, reduce stress, and boost your mood and overall happiness, among other benefits.
Physically, a happy social life can benefit our health as well. The Mayo Clinic also says that having friends is linked to a reduced risk of depression, high blood pressure and an unhealthy body mass index. They may even help you prolong your life!
“Keeping a few really good friends around can make a world of difference for our health and well-being,” said psychologist William Chopik from Michigan State University. “So, it’s smart to invest in the friendships that make you happiest.”
On the opposite end of the spectrum, those without close connections may suffer poorer health, such depression, cognitive decline, and not living as long.

Where travel comes in

Traveling has also been proven to boost your health. Forbes reports that women who take advantage of vacation time are less tense, depressed or tired, and have even showed to be happier with their spouse. Their mood is better, and it can even improve productivity and creativity.
On the contrary, not taking trips can contribute to a higher risk of heart disease and death from heart disease for women. Even for men, traveling can reduce the risk of death by 21 percent and mortality from cardiovascular disease by 32 percent.
It makes sense that when you put together good friendships and travel and the health benefits are vast.
So what are you waiting for? Grab your besties, pick an awesome destination, and pack your bags!
Did you know that traveling with friends was such a health booster? Do you travel with friends often? Tell us where your next trip is planned!