Archive for August, 2010

Art off the Beaten Path: Madrid Art Museums

Art off the Beaten Path: Madrid Art Museums
By Briana Palma Special to the Lost Girls Anyone visiting Madrid will certainly want to pass through its three big museums, the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza, which display works from the world’s most influential artists, such as Picasso, Monet and Velázquez. But the richness of the Spanish...
August 25th, 2010 | Spain, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Book Review: The Spice Necklace, My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life

Book Review: The Spice Necklace, My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life
The Spice Necklace: My Adventures in Caribbean Cooking, Eating, and Island Life by Ann Vanderhoof Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company 2010, $25.00 Rating: 3.5 stars Review by Lori Rice When you open the cover of The Spice Necklace by Ann Vanderhoof and begin to read the pages within, don’t...
August 24th, 2010 | Caribbean, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Air Travel News 8.24.10

Air Travel News 8.24.10
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. It’s Not Too Late! If you missed out on Jet Blue’s...
August 24th, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Finances & Savings, Packing & Wardrobe, Photography & Video | Read More

BootsnAll: Putting the “Ready” in “Ready, Set, Go”

BootsnAll: Putting the “Ready” in “Ready, Set, Go”
by Jessica Goldstein LG Adventure Editor You know the one thing that all would-be intrepid travelers do really, really well? Want. Wanting to go somewhere is as easy as seeing Julia Roberts half-smile on that Eat Pray Love poster with a spoon sticking out of her mouth and thinking, “Oooh, gelato in...
August 23rd, 2010 | Featured, Planning, Traveling Solo & Together, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Couch Surfing in France: 7 Reasons I Stayed with (New) Friends

Couch Surfing in France: 7 Reasons I Stayed with (New) Friends
by Sarah Bailey Special to Lost Girls World At first mention,  couch surfing seems like a somewhat sketchy idea.  You meet someone from a foreign country on the Internet and then go live at his/her house for a few nights for free?  The potential to end up with a socially awkward weirdo and/or klepto...
August 23rd, 2010 | Couchsurfing, Featured, Finances & Savings, France, Solo Travel | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 8.20.10

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 8.20.10
By Natalie Buster LG Intern, Travel News Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here…. Venice to License First Female Gondolier Upon Venice’s canals, it has been a man’s world for years.  But all that...
August 20th, 2010 | Weekly Travel News | Read More

Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem: Ride Safely Through Blue Rider

Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem: Ride Safely Through Blue Rider
By Patty Hodapp LG Deputy Editor When it comes to personal watercrafts (PWC) a.k.a. Waverunners and Jetskis, people in the Florida Keys either love them or hate them. But regardless, almost 80,000 machines are sold each year in America, and according to the National Survey on Recreation and the Environment,...
August 19th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Eco-Travel, Florida Keys, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

How to Pack Light: 9 Tips for Packing Your Backpack

How to Pack Light: 9 Tips for Packing Your Backpack
Ready to travel the world? Check out our Guide to First Time Travel! Lost Girl Sophie-Claire Hoeller was a big city girl with a big city closet… that is, until she had to consolidate for a backpacking trip with her boyfriend this summer. Cramming her massive closet into her bag was a no-go,...
August 19th, 2010 | Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Dispatches: A Minnesota Girl Goes to France…and India…for a Year

Dispatches: A Minnesota Girl Goes to France…and India…for a Year
When I tell people my travel plans for this year, they seem to understand the appeal of France and the Cote D’Azur, but then they ask me the inevitable question, “So, why India?” accompanied by a polite, yet bemused, expression. I can’t really blame them. I’m from northern Minnesota –...
August 19th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Studying Abroad | Read More

Ta Delphinas (Part II)

Ta Delphinas (Part II)
By David Rozgonyi Special to the Lost Girls Continued from part I… ***** An Austrian family who is very well prepared for camping indeed has decided to play a little Bocce ball. For those who are ignorant of this very popular game (especially with coordinated flocks of Netherland auto campers),...
August 18th, 2010 | Lost Boys | Read More