Articles By: Courtney B

Coping With Culture Shock

Coping With Culture Shock
Arriving back in America after spending time abroad is difficult no matter where you’re coming from. Re-integrating back into society, and back into your everyday life, can range from depressing to shocking – or even completely comfortable depending on where you’re coming from and...
March 31st, 2010 | Africa, Caribbean, Leaving & Coming Home, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip

5 Tips For Surviving A Family Road Trip
source: ourordinarylife.com By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** During my last three weeks in South Africa my older brother and sister came to visit for 10 days, and then one of my best friends from college for another 10, overlapping by just a couple of days. My siblings...
March 3rd, 2010 | Car, Dispatches from the Road, Family & Kid Travel, Featured, South Africa | Read More

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad

Tips for surviving as a freelancer abroad
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent (South Africa) ***** Full disclosure before giving any advice: I’m not actually surviving as a freelancer in Cape Town. Before deciding I could move here I secured a few grants to be able to afford my four months without living on peanut butter...
February 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Expats Abroad, Featured, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town

Lost in South Africa: Top 10 Things to Do in Cape Town
By Courtney Brooks LG Travel Correspondent 1. Hike Table Mountain Table Mountain, with Lion’s Head on one side and Devil’s Peak on the other, is located in the middle of Cape Town. It often has a waterfall of clouds pouring off the front of it, otherwise known as the “table cloth,”...
January 20th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Food & Wine, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg

Lost in South Africa: A Look Back on Johannesburg
By Courtney Brooks LG International Correspondent I left Johannesburg about six weeks ago to move to Cape Town and work as a freelancer for an international press agency, as well as do a photography project for my school. Even now I haven’t completely reconciled my feelings about Joburg. There’s...
November 18th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Expats Abroad, Health & Safety, South Africa, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Six Things To Do in Johannesburg

Six Things To Do in Johannesburg
All this semester, LG intern Courtney Brooks will be sending us reports from the field in Johannesburg, South Africa. Got a question about what it’s like to live and work in Jo’burg-a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world? Send us an email at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. Top...
October 13th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Shopping & Style, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in South Africa: Arriving in Jo’burg

Lost in South Africa: Arriving in Jo’burg
All this semester, LG intern Courtney Brooks will be sending us reports from the field in Johannesburg, South Africa. Got a question about what it’s like to live and work in Jo’burg-a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world? Send us an email at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. ******* I...
September 25th, 2009 | Bus, Health & Safety, South Africa | Read More

Meet Our New Lost Girls Intern!

Meet Our New Lost Girls Intern!
Earlier this month, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp completed her study abroad program in Italy, and has since been gone on to become the Travel Lifestyle Editor for our site. Welcome Patty! Now that fall and a new semester have arrived, we’re thrilled to introduce our newest (and certainly most...
September 7th, 2009 | Lost Girls, Quitting & Career Management, South Africa, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | Read More