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Adventurous & zero waste travel

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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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Recent Posts

Russia in WWII and How to Visit Volgograd

“Is it true,” asked my Russian cabin mate on the 22-hour train ride from Volgograd to Kazan, “that Americans believe they won the war?” I already knew the sad answer. American schools teach our participation in the war and not much about Russia in WWII. This video...

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First-Time Solo Travel: How to Hit the Road Alone with Confidence

“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jack or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting...

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What is the BEST Zero Waste Deodorant​ for Travelers?

Most zero waste journeys start with a reusable water bottle, but my zero waste journey started with deodorant. After my PCOS diagnosis, I decided to cut plastic from my life, starting with my beauty routine. Deodorant was an easy swap since I can’t forget it (like a reusable water...

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What to See Your First Time in Moscow

My expectations before my first time in Moscow were low. Would it only be Soviet-style buildings and melancholy designs? But, after exiting the Leningradsky Vokzal, the train station with trains to and from Saint Petersburg, Moscow immediately proved me wrong. Moscow is like New York City...

Russia Packing Guide for Studying Abroad in Winter

Packing is difficult for me. It stresses me out. I either put it off until last-minute or pack weeks in advance, leaving me weeks to overthink every single item. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a Russia packing guide.  In preparation for four months in Russia, I packed and...

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Guide to Saint Petersburg for First-Timers

The guide to Saint Petersburg I read before moving to the city did not prepare me for life in this city. Palaces dressed in soft hues with swirling ornaments transported me to a time of royalty. My eye for the Russian Empire’s splendor diminished as I crossed yet another canal via a...