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Guide to Battle of the Bulge Tour in Bastogne

Battle of the Bulge was Hitler’s last offense, his last attempt at dominating Europe. The fate of the war was decided along this front. This battle was documented intensely in the popular HBO series “Band of Brothers” due to its importance. Any traveler visiting Belgium...

The Best Indian Food in Belgium: Mission Masala

There are meals that stick with you forever. My meal at Mission Masala in Ghent, Belgium is one of those meals! Jump Ahead My Connection to Indian RestaurantsThe Best Indian Food in BelgiumThings to Know Before You Go: Mission Masala My Connection to Indian Restaurants I didn’t have...

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The Coolest Bar in Ghent: Dulle Griet

I found the coolest bar in Ghent, but first let me tell you how I got here… Jump Ahead An Unexpected Love Story with BelgiumBelgium Beer CultureReview of Dulle Griet: The Coolest Bar in GhentGood to Know Before You Go: Dull Griet An Unexpected Love Story with Belgium I love Belgium...

March in Belarus

March in Belarus: When the World Suddenly Stopped

After seven months of teaching with Fulbright in Belarus, I was told to leave. It was March in Belarus, year 2020. I was living in an adorable 1950s apartment in a small town in Belarus, where I was trying my best to immerse into the local community and help locals learn English...

February in Belarus: An Unrecognized Good Time

The energy starts to change in February in Belarus. You’ve gotten through the worst of winter, the days start getting longer, and the early beginnings of Spring start to show. Yes, there was still snow and I still needed my parka, but there was a sign of hope that we made it through...

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How to Donate 1% to the Planet

Besides actually voting, the most powerful vote we have is how we spend our money. That’s why many environmentalists are deciding to donate 1% to the planet. In a capitalist society, how and where people spend their money ultimately determines what business leaders do. When...

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...