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First-Time Solo Travel: How to Hit the Road Alone with Confidence

“Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for the wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jack or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. Everyone is just waiting...

How to Receive a Free Expedited Passport

Do you know how it feels to discover gold? I don’t, but I bet it feels similar to this. Today I’m sharing with you my secret to a free expedited passport. First, let me clarify “free.” This is not a way to avoid paying regular passport fees. Instead, it’s a...

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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Tour Tips You Should Travel With

My original plan for this post was to write aΒ guide toΒ 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...

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This is the Best High School Study Abroad Program in 2020

When I was 16 years old, I was a foreign exchange student in Germany while in high school. Many high schoolers don’t study abroad, but they should! Today I’m sharing the best high school study abroad program and answering all your questions so you can travel abroad confidently...