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.

Welcome to the new Lost Girls World!

Welcome to the new Lost Girls World!
Greetings travel (and Lost Girls) fans! Jennifer, Holly and I are so thrilled to announce the kick-off of our brand new website here at www.lostgirlsworld.com [insert wild cheering, confetti throwing and noisemakers!]. This update has been a long time in the making, and now that we’ve “gone...
February 15th, 2010 | Lost Girls | Read More

Casseroles for Cancer Part IV: What Matters Most

Casseroles for Cancer Part IV: What Matters Most
Last summer, Blair Hickman retraced a 12,000 mile road trip her mom had taken in 1977, serving over 40 casseroles at nine Ronald McDonald Houses and raising money for the charity along the way. She blogged, vlogged, Tweeted and Flick’d the whole trip, raised over $7,000 for the charity and, in...
December 18th, 2009 | Dispatches from the Road, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Alexis Grant on Africa

Lost Girl of the Week: Alexis Grant on Africa
Alexis Grant is a journalist who left her reporting job at the Houston Chronicle in May 2008 to travel and freelance in Africa. Now she’s writing her first book, a travel memoir, and living in her hometown near Albany, New York. Here, she shares her experiences on getting lost. ****** It’s...
December 15th, 2009 | Africa, Lost Girl of the Week, Quitting & Career Management | Read More

Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Travelers

Top 5 Holiday Gifts for Travelers
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor It’s time to start your wish list! Scribble, scribble, as fast as you can… Santa is on his way and chances are you’ve been a good kid this year, so get ready to mail out your list. Sure we’re in a crappy economic downswing right now,...
December 14th, 2009 | Packing & Wardrobe, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Sydney Series: Our Final Wrap Up of Fave Moments

Sydney Series: Our Final Wrap Up of Fave Moments
Sydney was our last stop on our round-the-world trip, and we have plenty of amazing memories from living “Down Under.” Now ’til mid-November, we’re going to be recalling our favorite Sydney moments. At the end of each post, you’ll find out how to get the chance to make your...
November 13th, 2009 | Australia, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, City Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Sydney Series: My Wine Odyssey in Oz

Sydney Series: My Wine Odyssey in Oz
Sydney was our last stop on our round-the-world trip, and we have plenty of amazing memories from living “Down Under.” Now ’til mid-November, we’re going to be recalling our favorite Sydney moments. At the end of each post, you’ll find out how to get the chance to make your...
November 6th, 2009 | Australia, Food & Wine | Read More

Book Review: Title: The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing

Book Review: Title: The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing
by Lisa Katzenberger Special to Lost Girls World National Geographic Adventure is the magazine for readers who prefer to climb around the wild outdoors versus just glance at the pictures from the safety of their couch. Their new anthology, The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing, strikes...
November 2nd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Travel Books & Movies, Weekly Travel News | Read More

New Travel Movie: Up in the Air

New Travel Movie: Up in the Air
by Sarah Amandolare LG Entertainment Editor George Clooney is known for many things: Salt and pepper hair, his role on the original doctor drama ER and a playboy lifestyle, complete with a villa on Italy’s celebrity-soaked Lake Como. His recent commitment to improving conditions in Darfur may...
October 28th, 2009 | Air, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

LG Sydney Series: A Fine Day at the Operahouse

LG Sydney Series: A Fine Day at the Operahouse
Sydney was our last stop on our round-the-world trip, and we have plenty of amazing memories from living “Down Under.” Now ’til the end of October, we’re going to be recalling our favorite Sydney moments. At the end of each post, you’ll find out how to get the chance to...
October 28th, 2009 | Australia, City Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Introducing our New Travel Lifestyle Section

Introducing our New Travel Lifestyle Section
By Patty Hodapp LG Travel Lifestyle Editor When I was researching for my summer trip around the Mediterranean, I scoured the pages of guidebooks, scanned travel blogs and read every article I could get my hands on. Google became my travel agent, my front desk clerk, my librarian. Through these sources,...
October 26th, 2009 | Departments, Planning | Read More