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Adventurous & zero waste travel

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Hello + Welcome to the Getaway Community

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

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How to Donate 1% to the Planet

Besides actually voting, the most powerful vote we have is how we spend our money. That’s why many environmentalists are deciding to donate 1% to the planet. In a capitalist society, how and where people spend their money ultimately determines what business leaders do. When...

Black Friday’s Environmental Impact: How to Consciously Shop Cheaply

Black Friday’s environmental impact is hugely negative, but does that mean you’re a bad conservationist for shopping the sales? Let’s discuss. You could spend your Black Friday doing yoga on a virtual retreat! Where did Black Friday come from? This American...

The Ultimate Responsible Travel Code of Ethics

Americans are widely known to be obnoxious travelers. While traveling, I try to be a positive representative of my country and set good examples for other travelers. My summer #safeathome left me plenty of time for self-education surrounding social issues in our country. I realized that I...

Things Are Changing Around Here: Life & Blogging Updates

This is the first blog post I’ve posted in 3.5 months and written in 5 months (I was ahead in my content calendar at one point). I figured it’s time for life and blogging updates. What was planned to be an Instagram break turned out to be an entire blogging break. Although I...

4 Sustainable Things to do in Tempe, Arizona (Post-Covid)

To be completely honest, press trips never attracted me as a blogger. I didn’t want Getaway Girl to be synonymous with advertisements. Then I learned about Tempe’s sustainability initiatives and knew I had to learn more. There are so many sustainable things to do in Tempe...

7 Fulbright ETA Application Tips: Read My Statement of Grant Purpose!

Fulbright is one of the most prestigious fellowship programs in the world. It’s also one of the most competitive. You must have a strong application in order to be competitive. I was awarded a Fulbright ETA to Belarus for the 2019-2020 academic year. I loved it! I’m sharing my...

A photo of the Instagram app on a cell phone. Instagram is an essential part of digital marketing now. Is it possible to be a travel blogger without Instagram?

A Travel Blogger Without Instagram: I Quit Instagram!

Have you thought about quitting Instagram? I’ve decided to become a travel blogger without Instagram. This post explains why, the hurdles I expect to face, and my concerns about quitting Instagram. Instagram Isn’t Effective for Growing A Business Before launching my travel...

Meow Meow Tweet Skincare Review: The Best Zero Waste Brand!

This small batch cosmetic company might have a quirky name, but this Meow Meow Tweet skincare review reveals why it’s the best zero waste cosmetics brand! And not just for their fun branding. Even into college, I suffered from acne. And not just a zit here and there…numerous...