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Do you want to travel adventurously and zero waste?

Me too.

I'm on a journey to zero waste while getting high & low around the globe, and I'm taking you with me.

Along the way, you'll find detailed guides, tested itineraries, honest advice, and practical tips. Getaway Girl gives you the tools and confidence to tackle any adventure around the world and leave a meaningful impact on the planet.

Let me help you adventure well.

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Get to Know Me: 23 Random Facts About Me

Yesterday I turned 23! To celebrate, I thought I’d share 23 things you may not know about me to get to know me better. As a child, I loved designing floor plans and interior design mood boards. I love reading, but didn’t read for enjoyment a lot in college. My 2020 goal is to...

ethique skincare review

Ethique Skincare Review: Should Sustainable Travelers Use This?

Even into college, I suffered from acne. And not just a zit here and there…numerous, painful, inflamed acne. It was caused by hormone imbalance and stress. My poor skincare routine didn’t help, either. When I started my zero waste journey, I assumed I’d have acne-covered...

January in Belarus

January in Belarus: Everywhere But Belarus

In my previous Belarus update, I was in Germany celebrating Christmas with my parents. Once they left, I planned on exploring some of Poland on my way back to Belarus, then spend the rest of my January in Belarus. Instead, I realized how deeply I missed familiarity and my friends in...

lush skincare review

Lush Skincare Review for Acne-Prone Skin: Is It Actually Sustainable?

Even into college, I suffered from acne. And not just a zit here and there…numerous, painful, inflamed acne. It was caused by hormone imbalance and stress. My poor skincare routine didn’t help, either. When I started my zero waste journey, I assumed I’d have acne-covered...

December in Belarus: A Hilarious Apartment Story

If you read my previous update, you’ll know that I was greatly anticipating a refresh. While every day is a new day to start again, a new month feels more smashing a reset button in my book. December in Belarus was going to be different for me, and it was. It was filled with...

Northern Lights in Iceland

Finding the Northern Lights in Iceland

Are you ready to see the dancing Northern Lights in Iceland? The experience feels magical as you witness the universe’s power before your eyes. How do you get to this moment though? You can hunt for the Northern Lights in Iceland with a tour or DIY. Both are excellent options, but in this...

sustainable travel faqs

Sustainable Travel FAQs: Featuring Shelby from Authenteco Travel

Today’s post is the transcript from a sustainable travel discussion Shelby from Autheneteco Travel and I did on Instagram in celebration of Earth Day! We answered all your sustainable travel FAQs collected on Instagram. If you’re not already be sure to follow Getaway Girl on...

golden circle in winter

Driving the Golden Circle in Winter

When my parents decided to take our first family vacation in several years, I told them to pick a destination and I would plan the rest. They picked Iceland to see the Northern Lights, but assumed we would play cards in the hotel the rest of the time. “It’ll be too dark to see...