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Beautiful Kazan

Welcome to Budapest. Wait, no. Welcome to Istanbul. Wrong again. Welcome to Kazan! Where does Europe and Asia share influence over a beautiful and quaint city? In Kazan. Where are the residents ethnically and religiously diverse, yet peacefully live together? In Kazan. Quick History of...

World War II: Russia’s Story

“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?” Knowing very well speaking the truth would stir a conversation I was not willing to have, I responded diplomatically — in U...

Travel Moscow to Discover Russia

When conjuring images of Moscow, my imagination included only Soviet-style buildings and melancholy designs. 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. Modern...

Are you scared to travel solo? It can be frightening, but here is my advice! Read it only on Getaway Girl

Hitting the Road Alone: First-Time Solo Travel

Dr. Seuss is a genius author. He wrote easy-to-understand stories to develop literacy in young children, but his stories also shared life advice useful for any age. But how does Dr. Seuss relate to travel? “Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite. Or...

Photographic Proof St. Augustine is Amazing

Florida is home for me. Although I haven’t lived there for the majority of my life, it is forever in my blood. The Sunshine State’s perfect weather, white-sand beaches, palm trees, fountains, history, culture, wildlife, and entertainment will always warm my heart (#floridapun)...