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Studying Abroad with AIFS in Saint Petersburg

Studying Abroad with AIFS in Saint Petersburg

June 30, 2017

During the Spring 2017 academic semester I studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia with AIFS. Preparing to study abroad is a daunting task. Selecting the best organization is crucial for study abroad success. Studying abroad with AIFS pleasantly surprised me and I am happy to share my experience studying abroad in Saint Petersburg and studying … Read More

20 Thoughts On My 20th Birthday

20 Thoughts On My 20th Birthday

June 26, 2017

Sunday I celebrated my twentieth birthday. Waving good-bye to the teenage angst years is certainly a feat to celebrate. Ringing in a new decade is an accomplishment, but thinking about the next decade fill me with anxiety. In the next ten years I will graduate college, begin a career (maybe two!), move into my first apartment, pay my … Read More

Russia Bag Diaries

Russia Bag Diaries

June 23, 2017

This post contains affiliate links, meaning if you purchase through one of the links I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. I only include products I love. Thank you for supporting Getaway Girl! Packing for normal-length vacations is a stressful event. Packing for four months or longer is almost unbearable (keep dreaming … Read More

Phase One Travel

Phase One Travel

June 19, 2017

Let’s explore something rarely endorsed in the travel industry — short-term travel. Some travelers scoff at the thought of spending only a few days in one destination; they want the full cultural experience and to discover off-the-beaten path locations. I consider myself a traveler who seeks culture-filled travels and am a firm advocate of short-term … Read More

10 Local Experiences in Saint Petersburg

10 Local Experiences in Saint Petersburg

June 16, 2017

You made it to the Hermitage and watched a classic ballet. Now what? As travelers do, you may be wondering how to do what the locals do. Here are 10 not-to-miss local experiences in Saint Petersburg, in no particular order. Cheer on SKA. Ice hockey and Russia are nearly one and the same. SKA, which stands for Sports … Read More

Experiences Everyone Should Have in Saint Petersburg

Experiences Everyone Should Have in Saint Petersburg

June 12, 2017

If you are preparing to visit Saint Petersburg, you may wonder what top things you should see and do. Of course I recommend everything; this city has so much to offer! But if you are short on time or wondering where to start, here are ten things experiences everyone should have in Saint Petersburg to … Read More