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.

Lost in Costa Rica: Earth Friendly Pampering

Lost in Costa Rica: Earth Friendly Pampering
Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for an extended getaway with my boyfriend Jeff before he left for law school. We decided to combine our adventure with a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends at Jaunted.com. I’ll also be sharing...
September 14th, 2009 | Costa Rica, Hotels & Resorts, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Lost in Panama: Surf Camp

Lost in Panama: Surf Camp
Oasis Surf Camp is just a collection of wooden cabins and a thatched-roof dining hall built on a black-sand beach. To leave, you have to wade through a river that runs into the ocean, and walk for 15-minutes to the town. In Santa Catalina, there’s no internet cafe (that’s another 20 minute...
September 5th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Panama | Read More

Support A Travel Writer: Courtney Scott Needs Your Votes!!

Support A Travel Writer: Courtney Scott Needs Your Votes!!
Former Lost Girl of the Week and blogger extraordinaire, Courtney Scott, is up for a $10,000 writing contract from Trazzler.com and needs your votes! Through a partnership with Charity:Water, Courtney’s aims to provide 250+ people with clean drinking water by building a freshwater well in a local...
September 4th, 2009 | Lost Girls, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Lost in Costa Rica: Revving our Adrenaline in Arenal

Lost in Costa Rica: Revving our Adrenaline in Arenal
Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for an extended getaway with my boyfriend Jeff before he left for law school. We decided to combine our adventure with a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends at Jaunted.com. This week, I’ll be...
September 3rd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Costa Rica, Family & Kid Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls | Read More

Lost in Panama: Chasing summer to Santa Catalina

Lost in Panama: Chasing summer to Santa Catalina
Hola from Panama! After a seemless and comfy trip from New York City on Continental Airlines (we each had a whole row to lay down and sleep, plus received a burrito meal tray–score!!) we arrived in Panama City and made our way by taxi ($20) to the Hotel Caribe. This random casino/hotel reminded...
September 1st, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Panama | Read More

Lost in Costa Rica: Getting There

Lost in Costa Rica: Getting There
By Amanda Pressner, LG Executive Editor Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for an extended getaway with my boyfriend Jeff before he left for law school. We decided to combine our adventure with a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends...
August 31st, 2009 | Air, Costa Rica, Dispatches from the Road, Group Travel, Photography & Video, Planning | Read More

Costa Rica Field Trip: The Ultimate Packing List

Costa Rica Field Trip: The Ultimate Packing List
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor When I returned from my yearling round-the-world adventure with The Lost Girls back in 2007, I swore that I’d retire my trusty blue Snowgum backpack and only travel with a rolling suitcase from now on. Fast forward two years to July 2009, and you’ll...
August 25th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Costa Rica, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

Like to Fly Solo on the Road? Take this Survey!

Like to Fly Solo on the Road? Take this Survey!
We recently posted a few blog entries about why we think its so friggin’ cool to travel on your own as a woman-and several of you wrote into to share reasons of your own. We’re thrilled that so many Lost Girls are packing up and hitting the road on their own. What better way is there to...
August 21st, 2009 | Solo Travel, Websites and Blogs | Read More

BRIDES Magazine: Sexiest Resorts of 2009

BRIDES Magazine: Sexiest Resorts of 2009
During the course of our round the world trip, we watched the sun rise over the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu, explored the picturesque chain of Thailand’s southern islands, shared a tree top bungalow in the tropical paradise of Ubud, Bali and soaked in starbaths set above the white sands of Diani...
August 12th, 2009 | Asia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, California, Caribbean, Couples Travel, Extras, Greece, Hotels & Resorts, Mexico, Thailand, United States | Read More

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Calling Green Travelers and Adventure Explorers!

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Calling Green Travelers and Adventure Explorers!
It used to be that international explorers merely strived to check off as many wonders of the world as they could off their travel lists. Now, they can take it one step further and actually influence which locations fall on that list – gotta love the digital age! And since Iguacu Falls and The...
August 5th, 2009 | Brazil | Read More