Articles By: Maggie P

10 Dos and Don’ts of Traveling While Sick

10 Dos and Don’ts of Traveling While Sick
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   Travel is very unpredictable, especially in terms of health. The exhaustion of flying, sightseeing, and exploring can take a toll on your body. Not only that, you never know who around you could be carrying a virus. So, you might come down with something mid-trip,...
October 20th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Extras | Read More

Inspiration in South America

Inspiration in South America
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   I received Amanda Pressner’s email regarding the Contiki Vacations media trip to South America at 5:10 pm. By 5:13 pm, I was going. Her response was “Annnnnnd….that was fast!” Well, who could blame me? After living with a Brazilian and...
October 11th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Peru | Read More

Going Solo in Valencia: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Going Solo in Valencia: The Ultimate Travel Guide
By Maggie Parker Special to the Lost Girls City Overview ValenTHia, as locals would call it, is on the coast and is known for: paella, el Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias, and oranges, but of course those aren’t the only great things about this city. Valencia was the first stop on my first solo...
August 26th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cultural Travel, Extras, Spain | Read More

London Calling: 9 Steps to a Perfect Day in the City

London Calling: 9 Steps to a Perfect Day in the City
By Maggie Parker Special to the Lost Girls After many visits to London (one of which lasted four months) Maggie has become somewhat of an expert on sightseeing , especially for the budget-friendly and time-crunched. While helping many friends plan short trips to London, she devised a one-day walking...
July 22nd, 2011 | City Travel, England, Extras | Read More

Torino Travel Guide: A Budget-Friendly Weekend in Torino, Italy

Torino Travel Guide: A Budget-Friendly Weekend in Torino, Italy
City Overview Torino is one of Italy’s well-kept secrets. When I first heard about the city, I automatically thought of the 2006 Winter Olympics and that’s about it. However, Torino has so much more to offer, although it is a small city that can be seen in a weekend. Torino was actually the first...
June 10th, 2011 | City Travel, Italy, Travel Guides - Country Guides | Read More

The Magic of Sevilla’s La Feria de Abril

By Maggie Parker The first time I heard anything about La Feria de Abril in Sevilla, Spain, was 4 days before I was scheduled to arrive there. I was traveling through Spain, and when I was in Valencia, I overheard someone on my walking tour mention that La Feria would be going on in Sevilla when she...
June 9th, 2011 | Parties, Festivals & Events, Spain | Read More

Beyond Words: A Self-Reflection on Israel

In a follow up to her piece on reasons to go on a Taglit-Birthright trip, Maggie Parker reflects on moments during her time in Israel that made her just about speechless. “You won’t like it, you have to wake up at like 6 a.m. everyday.” That’s what my friend told me when she got back from her...
March 24th, 2011 | Extras, Israel, Middle East, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Israel Travel Guide—Tips for Traveling to Israel

Israel Travel Guide—Tips for Traveling to Israel
By Maggie Parker Special to The Lost Girls Country Overview Israel has it all: big cities, small towns, culture, religion, history, beaches, hiking, and nightlife. There is not much you can’t do in this country—you can even ski! Many think the only reason to go to Israel would be for a religious...
March 21st, 2011 | Israel | Read More

8 Tips to Know with Birthright Israel

To prepare for a journey with Taglit-Birthright Israel, a program that provides educational, first-time trips to Israel for Jewish young adults, Maggie Parker suggests these eight tips to better enjoy this experience. There are guns everywhere, and the program leaders and staff will try to get you to...
February 17th, 2011 | Extras, Ideas, Israel, Middle East, Spiritual Travel, Tours & Attractions | Read More

6 Ways to Avoid and Deal with Lost Luggage

6 Ways to Avoid and Deal with Lost Luggage
Cabo San Lucas, Turks and Caicos, and London were the three different destinations I was en route to when the airlines lost my luggage. During my senior year of high school, I went to Cabo San Lucas for my first big trip without the parents. It was also my first time leaving the country (besides Canada)....
January 27th, 2011 | Air, Extras, Getting There | Read More