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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. Instagram Isn’t Effective for Growing A Business Before launching my travel...

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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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Driving the Golden Circle in Winter

When my parents decided to take our first family vacation in several years, I told them to pick a destination and I would plan the rest. They picked Iceland to see the Northern Lights, but assumed we would play cards in the hotel the rest of the time. “It’ll be too dark to see...

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One Year Travel Blogging: Everything I Spent & Earned

After one year travel blogging, it truly feels like this little space on the internet is part of me for the long-run. Statistically, it’s true. Only 5% of bloggers make it past the 6-month mark. I’m double past that point, so I’ll likely be around for a while. In...

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20 Ways to Travel Without Leaving Home During COVID-19

By now, most people in the world are staying at home. Our attempts to flatten the curve are necessary, but at times boring. That’s why I decided to find as many ways as possible to travel without leaving home! Since co-creating the Coronavirus Traveler Support Group, I’ve...

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(Newly) Single in Paris: How Not to be Lonely in the City of Love

I was single in Paris, and I had a fantastic time. After a break up, it didn’t take me long to book a flight to Europe in order to celebrate Christmas with my German friends and family, something I had wanted to do my ex for years. What else would a newly single woman do? Not do the...

Milestii Mici wine run

Milestii Mici Wine Run: Things to Know Before You Go

When my friend told me about a 10K through the biggest wine cellar in the world, I knew I had to go. The Milestii Mici wine run takes runners through the wine cellar at up to 100m depth. They fill you up with wine before and after the run, making this race the perfect combination of...

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Here are the Best Ways to Workout While Traveling

Exercise has only been part of my life for a few years now, but it has already become my main source of self-care. As I mentioned here, it’s important to maintain routine while abroad to keep that travel spark alive. After testing a lot of workout programs and apps, I’ve...