Articles By: Amanda P

Amanda is the executive editor of Lost Girls World and co-author of the book The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour Around the World. She caught the travel bug as a kid when her family did a cross-country trip in a camper van nicknamed “The Blue Moose.” Between trips abroad, she writes for such publications as USA Today, Shape, Travel + Leisure, and Cosmopolitan.

Getting Married…and Other Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine

Getting Married…and Other Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine
Happy Thursday LGs! Hope everyone is gearing up for the upcoming holiday travel season—today I’m heading out to California for Flavor! Napa Valley before heading home to Florida for a big turkey feast with my family. Keeping my fingers crossed that the weather is good, and the delays are minimal! I...
November 17th, 2011 | Featured, Florida, Planning | Read More

Do I Need Travel Insurance? Your 10 Most Common Questions about Coverage – Answered!

Do I Need Travel Insurance? Your 10 Most Common Questions about Coverage – Answered!
By Sithara Reddy Special to Lost Girls World By now, you’ve no doubt experienced that sickening feeling of dread when a forgotten passport, canceled flight, or lost bag threatens to derail your perfectly laid vacation plans. But while there are myriad mishaps that could befall a Lost Girl on the go...
November 1st, 2010 | Health & Safety | Read More

Joining the Peace Corps in Peru: Stories from a Volunteer

Joining the Peace Corps in Peru: Stories from a Volunteer
by Robyn Correll Special to Lost Girls World I had three wishes when I applied for Peace Corps. To be on the coast, someplace warm and where I could easily hit up Machu Picchu. I was expecting Guatemala, but when I got my assignment as a health volunteer in Peru, I shrugged and thought, “Ok, this...
July 12th, 2010 | Extras | Read More

Lost in San Antonio: Biking the Mission Trail

Lost in San Antonio: Biking the Mission Trail
by Courtney Dubin Special to Lost Girls World Don’t get me wrong, I consider myself to be one lucky girl.  Invited to join a trip to San Antonio with three of my closest friends.  Check.  Treated to four days jam-packed (and I mean moment to moment!) with a wish list of experiences from helicopter...
May 21st, 2010 | Bike, Featured, Featured Getaway, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Texas, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in San Antonio: Rolling on the River Walk

Lost in San Antonio: Rolling on the River Walk
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor This first time I caught a glimpse of The San Antonio River Walk, I did a bit of a double take. Although I’d arrived in San Antonio with the understanding that city had some kind of entertainment district located on a body of water, I wasn’t expecting this...
May 16th, 2010 | City Travel, Cruise, Featured, Featured Getaway, Texas | Read More

Lost in San Antonio: The Best Little Spa Treatment in Texas

Lost in San Antonio: The Best Little Spa Treatment in Texas
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor There are plenty of times in life—and in San Antonio specifically!—that a Lost Girl really can have too much of a good thing. Despite the locals’ protests to the contrary, it actually is possible to overdo it the city’s world famous tacos, to stuff oneself...
May 6th, 2010 | Featured, Featured Getaway, Spa & Beauty, Texas | Read More

America’s Deepest, Darkest and Grizzliest National Parks

America’s Deepest, Darkest and Grizzliest National Parks
Source: www.nps.gov by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Last year, Americans logged more than 285 million visits to our National Parks-that’s just 10 million tickets shy of the most visits ever since the Nat’l Park Service started in 1916. Of course, the biggest and most famous ones (Grand...
March 31st, 2010 | Adventure Travel, United States | Read More

Beauty in the City: A Salt of the Senses in Chelsea

Beauty in the City: A Salt of the Senses in Chelsea
source: nytimes.com by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor If New York City wants to get healthier, our Mayor has informed us, we’ve really gotta to lay off the sodium. It’s a message that Ron Rofé, president and founder of Halo/Air Salt Rooms hasn’t exactly taken to heart. Last...
March 24th, 2010 | New York City, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Love travel books? Come read one on us…

Love travel books? Come read one on us…
Wanted: Avid readers who love to travel (or travelers who love to read!) In the past few months, our pile of fabulous travel-related novels, memoirs and biographies has been growing-and getting taller by the day! We’re looking for a few good bibliophiles to help us spot the good ones in the stack...
March 15th, 2010 | Lost Girls, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Career Breaks: Why I Lost Myself on the Road

Career Breaks: Why I Lost Myself on the Road
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Friends, colleagues and LG readers often ask: why was it, exactly, that Jen, Holly and I put the brakes on our careers (and in fact, our whole lives!) just when we were finally getting somewhere. Why ditch the super-competitive gigs that we’d been working...
March 8th, 2010 | Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, Staying Connected, Websites and Blogs | Read More