where will the forward be taking place?

At the Serendipity Beach Retreat located in the picturesque coastal beach town of Salisbury in Massachusetts. The Serendipity Beach Retreat has five stars on both Airbnb and TripAdvisor with rave reviews for its amazing location and beautiful views. Indulge in the venue’s perks including a private walk way to beach access, outdoor hot tub, and floor to ceiling water views of sunrise and sunset.

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how do i get to salisbury, massachusetts?

Here’s some suggested transportation options:

Driving: Salisbury is approximately 45 minutes driving distance from Boston, Massachusetts and 20 minutes driving distance from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Complimentary off street parking is available at the Serendipity Beach Retreat.


Public Transportation: There is a commuter rail from Boston North Station to Newburyport. Newburyport is approximately 15 minutes from Salisbury. Check out the commuter rail schedule!

Flying: The nearest major airports are Boston Logan International Airport or Portsmouth International Airport.

what are the accommodations?

Attendees will each receive their own bedroom with queen bed. All floors have bathrooms. With a house full of women, we fully understand the need for lots of bathrooms so you’ll have 5 1/2 to choose from!

will there be food and drinks (and by drinks i really mean wine...)?

We’ve prepared a delicious menu to keep you eating well throughout the weekend. The Women’s Forward includes all meals plus unlimited snacks for those midnight cravings. There will be happy hours with appetizers plus wine, beer, and mixed drinks. Fun wine fact.... the half full name came about after the founder looked at her half full glass of wine. Despite the name, we guarantee that the Forward will only include full glasses of wine!

can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

We will make every effort to accommodate your dietary needs. Please reach out to us in advance to discuss your specific requirements.

is there wi-fi?

Yes, wi-fi will be available for the duration of your stay. However, we encourage you to limit your screen time and make you the focus of this weekend.

what’s the agenda going to be like?

We’ll kick off at 4:00 p.m. on Friday with welcome drinks and dinner followed by the first workshop session. Saturday is a full day of workshops interspersed with some fun surprises. We’ll wrap up on Sunday around 1:00 p.m. after a few more workshops and a farewell brunch.

i want to go to the forward but i’m not exactly sure what my goal is?

We get it! In the craziness of daily life it can be hard to find the time to focus on you and your goal. We ask that you carve out a few minutes to hop on the phone with half full’s founder Rebecca Twitchell. She can help you sort out your goal so you can truly get the best Forward experience. To sign up, reserve your 10 Minute Consultation today!

how many other women will be there?

We keep the group size to about a dozen women to ensure an intimate and exclusive experience. We encourage you to make your registration as soon as possible since spots are limited.

could this forward count towards my professional development plan at work?

We advise you to speak with your employer about how this Forward will help you progress towards your goals in your workplace. We are happy to speak directly with your employer about the benefits of attending and answer any questions they may have.

i really want to attend but am worried about the cost, what can i do?

Many Forward participants attend with the support of their employer and we can assist you with how to best approach this. We’re also a fan of sending a very strong hint to family and friends that the Forward is your ideal birthday or holiday gift!

what payment options do you have?

We accept Visa, American Express, Master Card, and Discover. Payment can be made with PayPal, Stripe, or Venmo. If you are interested in paying in the form of a check, please contact us at info@half-full.com or 401-484-1221 for payment processing.

can i bring my husband, girlfriend, neighbor, beagle, hedgehog, goldfish, or other plus one?

We get that your fish may want to tag along – especially since we’ll be right near the ocean! However, this Forward is meant exclusively for the women attending and other people (and other species!) are not allowed.