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Hello + Welcome to the Getaway Tribe

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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AIFS Review: Studying Abroad In Saint Petersburg

During the Spring 2017 academic semester, I studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia with AIFS. I was nervous to study with a program I knew little about, so today I’m sharing my AIFS review of their Saint Petersburg program so you feel more at ease. Cost and Inclusions One...

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How to Travel on a Budget in London

If you want to stick to a budget in London, self-control is necessary. You’ll quickly overspend without financial discipline. I’m not an extreme budget traveler. Instead, I save money where I can to spend it on what matters. A budget in London of $79 per day is a sweet spot in...

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The Best London Day Tour

The internet could not answer my one burning question about London–what was the best London day tour? Since every traveler’s needs and wants are different, I summarize the three tours I took below and describe each tour’s ideal traveler. This way, you can determine the...

How to Receive a Free Expedited Passport

Do you know how it feels to discover gold? I don’t, but I bet it feels similar to this. Today I’m sharing with you my secret to a free expedited passport. First, let me clarify “free.” This is not a way to avoid paying regular passport fees. Instead, it’s a...

Getaway Girl’s 22 Best International Travel Tips

Before we get into my best international travel tips, let me first explain why I’m writing a list and the importance of happiness in travel. I’ve sworn off lists from Getaway Girl because I believe they don’t fit GG’s brand and voice. Today I’m breaking that...

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Warwick Castle, Stratford, and Oxford Day Trip

My London welcome tour was not in London, and neither was my goodbye tour. After my lackluster experience with another tour company, I was more than ready travel with Golden Tours again on this Warwick Castle, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Oxford day trip. But this day tour was destined for...