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.

Dispatches From The Road: Monaco: The Husbanks, the Have Nots, the Try Hards

Dispatches From The Road: Monaco: The Husbanks, the Have Nots, the Try Hards
Today we have guest blogger Kelly M. Newsome back to share the fourth of a series of posts about traveling through Europe. A self-described “recovering business attorney,” Kelly took a career break to explore Asia, Australia, and, now Europe. She’s also a yoga teacher, freelance nonprofit...
August 4th, 2009 | Extras | Read More

Flying Solo: The Greek Islands

Flying Solo: The Greek Islands
By Patty Hodapp LG Editorial Intern As my time in Florence came to a close, I decided that I wanted to maximize my student visa and stay in Europe as long as possible before they kicked me out. None of my other friends from Syracuse were staying but I decided to go ahead and book a solo, two-week backpacking...
August 3rd, 2009 | Solo Travel | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Merry Padang

Lost Girl of the Week: Merry Padang
From the moment The Lost Girls touched down in Indonesia during our RTW trip, we were completely enchanted by the peaceful and effortless existence held so dear by islanders, who are without a doubt some of the kindest and most smily people we encountered on our journey. So we’re thrilled, and...
July 2nd, 2009 | Indonesia, Solo Travel | Read More

5 Ways to Walk and Ride Like an Italian

5 Ways to Walk and Ride Like an Italian
Earlier this week, Lost Girl Patty Hodapp-currently studying abroad in Florence-shared eight ways to eat and drink like an Italian. This week, she offers up her tips for surviving the notoriously terrible traffic (and crazy drivers) in Italy. By Patty Hodapp Today’s Lesson: 5 Ways to Walk and...
July 1st, 2009 | Walking | Read More

The 10 Best Tours in America

The 10 Best Tours in America
While I’ve always been a fan of independent travel-exploring a place with little more than a map, a phrase-book and a sturdy pair of walking shoes to guide you-there’s still something to be said for the packaged tour. By putting yourself in the hands of someone with considerable local know-how,...
June 27th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, City Travel, Extras, Food & Wine, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, United States, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Destination Sydney: Getting Vivid with It

Destination Sydney: Getting Vivid with It
Earlier this summer, while friends were pulling out shorts and bikinis in preparation for Memorial Day barbecues, I was cramming tights and sweaters into a carry-on bag and preparing to go Down Under for the winter. Why head to Australia just as the chilly weather has arrived? I made the journey from...
June 25th, 2009 | Australia, City Travel, Lost Girls, Parties, Festivals & Events, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Ultra Cheap Flights to Sydney this Summer

Ultra Cheap Flights to Sydney this Summer
Earlier this month, I took a 26-hour marathon flight from New York to Australia to be one of the first to experience Vivid Sydney-a three-week music and light festival that transformed the city’s harbor into a living art canvas. During my trip, I blogged about the experience for PeterGreenberg.com....
June 23rd, 2009 | Air, Australia, Finances & Savings | Read More

Best Burgers NYC: The Spotted Pig

Best Burgers NYC: The Spotted Pig
This week, we’re starting a fun new section called Best Burgers NYC..it will essentially require The Lost Girl (and anyone readers with a hankering for medium  rare meat) to try out as many juicy 1/3 pounders in the city as we can handle, and post the photos of the winners of the web. The gorgeous...
June 18th, 2009 | New York City, Restaurant Reviews | Read More

Global Giving: A risk-free way to channel funds to those in need

Global Giving: A risk-free way to channel funds to those in need
Even in this ultra-tough economy, people are still donating to charitable causes in record numbers. Maybe it helps us to get a little perspective on our own financial situation when we take the time to consider someone else’s-and feel good to help those who are less fortunate. But even those kind...
May 14th, 2009 | Finances & Savings, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

A Lost Girls Update: April 2009

A Lost Girls Update: April 2009
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor April has been a crazy-busy month for The Lost Girls! Even though it’s steamy hot outside in NYC, we wanted to give you the Christmas card version of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks, and let you know what’s coming up both on our end-and...
April 28th, 2009 | New York City, The Lost Girls: The Book, Websites and Blogs | Read More