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December in Belarus: A Hilarious Apartment Story

If you read my previous update, you’ll know that I was greatly anticipating a refresh. While every day is a new day to start again, a new month feels more smashing a reset button in my book. December in Belarus was going to be different for me, and it was. It was filled with...

Northern Lights in Iceland

Finding the Northern Lights in Iceland

Are you ready to see the dancing Northern Lights in Iceland? The experience feels magical as you witness the universe’s power before your eyes. How do you get to this moment though? You can hunt for the Northern Lights in Iceland with a tour or DIY. Both are excellent options, but in this...

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Sustainable Travel FAQs: Featuring Shelby from Authenteco Travel

Today’s post is the transcript from a sustainable travel discussion Shelby from Autheneteco Travel and I did on Instagram in celebration of Earth Day! We answered all your sustainable travel FAQs collected on Instagram. If you’re not already be sure to follow Getaway Girl on...

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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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Sustainable Travel Fails: When Travelers Try Their Best

Travelers are quickly realizing the impact their passion has on the planet and doing their best to leave more positive footprints of their favorite destinations. No sustainability journey is linear, though. Sometimes travelers, with their best intentions, get it wrong. This is the story...

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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...

November in Belarus: Apparently They Think I’m Fat

Do you think I’m fat? Because some Belarusians do and, in November in Belarus, they weren’t afraid to tell me. Positive remnants of Soviet culture remain in Belarus, such as the immaculately clean cities and no one living on the street. It’s so safe here that young...