Travel Gear I Love (Right Now)

July 10, 2017By Kendal KarstensTravel 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. Thank you for supporting Getaway Girl! Is anyone else celebrating Christmas in July? My summer consisted of too many hours comparing travel product reviews. I argue living another half-year deserves a … 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