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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...

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#1 Thing Eco-Friendly Travelers Should Do for the Environment

Many travelers want to help prevent irreversible environmental damage after experiencing the beauty and frailty of the planet. Going green, however, is intimidating and sometimes expensive. Before you buy supposedly green products, there is one thing all eco-friendly travelers should do...

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Evan Evans Review of Leed’s Castle, Cliffs of Dover, and Canterbury

This Evan Evans day tour, comprised of visiting the world’s most romantic castle, seeing France from the top of the beautiful Cliffs of Dover, and walking the cute and historical town of Canterbury, was supposed to be the highlight of my trip. I looked forward to writing this Evan...

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Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath Day Trip with Golden Tours

My first grand adventure in London wasn’t even in London. Instead, I visited Windsor Castle, Stonehenge, and Bath with Golden Tours. I found it slightly difficult to arrive at the coach station since I had no bearing in the city yet. Londoners pointed me in the correct direction...

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London Pass review: How It Works, What to See & More

I discovered the London Pass while reading another London Pass review, but questioned the pass’ ability to save me money since many London attractions offer a student discount. After several hours of calculations under hundreds of possible scenarios, I purchased the London Pass but...

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London Confuses Me

Arriving in London was exhilarating. After nearly two years without international travel, but saving fiercely for it, I was in a new country and fulfilling my goal of solo travel. Hard work was finally paying off. After a few days, though, things took a turn for the worse. I found myself...

Guide to Visiting NYC on a Budget

New York City is famous for fashion, business, theatre, food, art, museums, and pretty much everything else under the sun. After six visits to the Big Apple, I still haven’t touched the surface. The possibilities are endless in the city that never sleeps. Uncovering everything here...

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Tour Tips You Should Travel With

My original plan for this post was to write a guide to hiking Mount Blanc in France, but now I feel obligated to write tour tips. This trek is frequently rated as a dream trail and one of the best hikes in the world, but I only learned this two years after my own experience on the trail...

Why Study Abroad?

Our interview was going well. I had quick answers to every question. Sol, the other exchange student from Argentina, and I were enjoying our time with the reporter; we easily bounced off each other, adding more details and anecdotes to our stories. I had an answer to every question…until...