Russia Bag Diaries

June 23, 2017By Kendal KarstensRussia, Student, Travel Tips

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

June 19, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips

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

Know Before Going: Saint Petersburg

March 24, 2017By Kendal KarstensRussia, Travel Tips

Saint Petersburg is the youngest and most European city in Russia. Built on a swamp 300 years ago, it is a beautiful, creative, and complex city. Piter, as known by locals, endures — from political turmoil to harsh weather. Petersburg’s elegant architecture inspires creativity. No wonder some of the world’s greatest authors, including Dostoevsky and Tchaikovsky, called this … Read More

London for $79 Per Day

March 17, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United Kingdom

$79 per day in London requires some self-control in spending, but does not restrict you as much as cheaper daily budgets. It is a nice in-between of extreme budget travel and middle-road travel. Note: When I budgeted $79 per day in London, one pound was equal to $1.20. Instead of skipping amazing experiences for the sake … Read More

London Pass Guide: How It Works, What to See & More

February 24, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel Tips, United Kingdom

During my planning stage for London, I stumbled upon the London Pass. Although highly recommended by several sources, I questioned its ability to save me money since many London attractions offer a student discount. After several hours of calculations under hundreds of possible scenarios, I decided to purchase the London Pass. I naturally wanted the London Pass to … Read More