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LG Guide to Geneva, Switzerland

By Becky Johnson Special to Lost Girls  Located within the shadows of the Jura Mountains and at the junction of the Arve and Rhône Rivers lies Switzerland’s second-most populous city, Geneva. Housing the headquarters for the International Red Cross and several United Nations agencies, it’s one...
April 5th, 2012 | City Travel, Switzerland | Read More

Couple’s Travel: Dos and Don’ts For Your First Trip Together

By Jill Martiniuk Special to Lost Girls  In preparation for our upcoming trip to Paris together, my boyfriend and I spent one January night watching Midnight in Paris. Since this was going to be my third trip to Paris, and his first, I took it upon myself to point out what every single sight in the...
March 29th, 2012 | Couples Travel | Read More

Let Them Eat Macarons

By Nicole Trilivas Special to Lost Girls The Parisian macaron is a snobby-but-scrumptious little treat that has lately become a vogue frontrunner in the ongoing dessert popularity contest. It’s practically a requisite to snack on them while in Paris. First things first: it’s only spelled with one...
March 29th, 2012 | Extras | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Romania

By Ioana Popa Special to Lost Girls    Country Overview Romania – a mix between two worlds: a highly developed city-world and a wild, traditional country world. What surprises most people when they visit Romania is this striking dichotomy: in the cities you find all the culture, the technology,...
March 22nd, 2012 | Europe, Extras, Romania, Travel Guides - Country Guides | Read More

Running the Los Angeles Marathon

By Connie K. Ho Special to Lost Girls  “Here comes the sun.” The words from the infamous Beatle hit are the perfect way to describe the scene at the Los Angeles marathon this past weekend. After a Saturday full of lighting and pouring rain, Sunday was a perfect day for running with blue skies and...
March 22nd, 2012 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts | Read More

Exploring Tuscany’s Wine Towns

By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls  One reason I love when my parents visit  is the yummy nights out they treat me to at delicious gourmet restaurants. So when my mom arrives in town for a visit, I am quick to suggest a trip to a popular Italian restaurant in San Diego. My mom is a quarter Italian,...
March 15th, 2012 | Italy, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Five Essential Phrases for European Travel

By Nicole Trilivas  Special to Lost Girls  Sure Europe is conveniently packed together making crossing boarders a breeze, but that also means switching languages at the drop of a beret—er, hat. Then of course there are the countries like Switzerland where there are four national languages (German,...
March 8th, 2012 | Europe, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Understanding Europe’s Credit Card System

By Cathy Martin Special to Lost Girls When attempting to check in at a budget hotel on a recent trip to Toulouse, France, my aunt and uncle’s Bank of America credit cards were received with confusion and ultimately refused, the well-meaning staff contending the Visa cards were incompatible with their...
March 8th, 2012 | Business Travel, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Amsterdam by Bike

By Meredith Kaufman Special to Lost Girls  With its extensive canals and modern architecture, Amsterdam is one of the most visually appealing cities to visit in Amsterdam. From the Red Light District, to the Van Gogh museum, to the city’s old windmills, Amsterdam packs a lot to see. For the Lost...
March 1st, 2012 | Bike, Holland | Read More

Discovering Bordeaux in Winter

By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls During the summer, Bordeaux attract hoards of wine lovers with its world famous vineyards and wine chateaux.   Sadly, every winter as the vines become bare of their juicy fruit so do the tour buses, as visitors shy away from this beautiful French coastal city...
March 1st, 2012 | City Travel, Cultural Travel, France | Read More