Let's Travel!

A list of guides and stories from the destinations that I've traveled to so far: Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, and a tour de Central America.

Moscow Guide

Got a question about what to do in Moscow? Want to know more about Russian language? Let me be your tour guide through one of the biggest, craziest cities in the world!

Expat Life

Living abroad can be tough. Use my experience to help you find your way with tips on surviving expat life: tips on navigating language difficulties, intercultural relationships, and day-to-day weirdness.

Teaching ESL in Russia

Want to know the ins and out of teaching English in Russia? I've got the DL on what you'll need to be accepted and the best (and worst) schools to look for.

Featured Posts

The most read posts from A Girl and Her Travels blog.


Yes, I’ve produced my first e-book! Exciting, right? (It totally is.) It’s been a long time coming since I get multiple e-mails every week from lovely people who I would love to personally reply to but, alas, I simply don’t have the time or energy. What exactly is ESL Moscow? It’s a 34-page PDF filled […]

Remember when I talked about the differences between Moscow and the real Russia? It’s a real phenomenon and I decided to make it my goal to explore some areas which, while still close to Moscow, almost seem like a different world. My first new city yielded some… interesting results. Aren’t there just some cities that […]


October is always one of my favorite months, and I’ve always been lucky to be somewhere with real seasons during this time. (I may hate on the cold and snow, but I can’t fathom having to live somewhere without seasons. You all can say what you will, but it seems far too monotonous for my […]

love lock

I’ve corralled a few friends – all now married to Russians – into giving the web some insights into dating a Russian man. So here are the results of a very small, very unofficial survey of Americans with experience dating Russian men in Moscow (although not necessarily Muscovites). I’m the italicized font, and I’ve pulled […]

Exchange Rate - Oct 2014

Every day I wake up to the Russky’s grandmother blasting the news full volume on one of the various televisions in the house. We suspect it’s a habit born of being alone (and pretty deaf) in a large house for years. Despite living on a different floor, the first thing that wakes me up in […]