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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! Jump Ahead Where did Black Friday come from? Corporations...

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...

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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. Jump Ahead Instagram Isn’t Effective for Growing A BusinessInstagram Is...

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...

Airbnb Online Travel Experiences: Are They Worth the Money?

The “catch flights not feelings” crew is struggling right now. Many travelers, including myself, canceled their 2020 travel plans when coronavirus hit. Thankfully, Airbnb quickly released their online experiences to keep the travel spark alive. I’ve participated in a...

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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...

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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...