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Foreign Festival Tips for Lost Girls

Foreign Festival Tips for Lost Girls
By Amanda King Special to Lost Girls  Round the world travels are always inspiring and surprising. There’s nothing more astonishing than arriving in a new locale only to stumble upon a city partaking in an annual cultural festival. Vibrant citywide festivities can elevate and enrich your experience...
January 5th, 2012 | Asia, Cultural Travel | Read More

Shy Girl’s Guide to Independent Travel

Shy Girl’s Guide to Independent Travel
By Jill Martiniuk Special to Lost Girls When I first told my mom that I was planning on backpacking independently for the summer of 2008, her immediate response was an incredulous, “You? You passed out during your genetics presentation because you were so afraid of public speaking. I’m worried...
January 5th, 2012 | Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Climbing Masada at Dawn

Climbing Masada at Dawn
By Rachel Khona Special to Lost Girls    Cavorting with inebriated Germans at a Munich beer hall? Count me in. Cycling the lush green coast of Dingle Peninsula in Ireland? Sounds festive! Scaling a mountain before dawn to see ruins? I would rather eat glass. Even if it is Masada, site of Israel’s...
December 29th, 2011 | Israel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Culinary Adventures in London

Culinary Adventures in London
by Tracy Le Special to Lost Girls I arrived in London-town laden with my winter luggage, utter excitement and a preconceived notion that English food would leave much to be desired.  But as a self-proclaimed foodie, I was determined to prove otherwise. Exploring the culinary map of London can be an...
December 22nd, 2011 | England, Food & Wine | Read More

How Travel Changed Me

How Travel Changed Me
By Brianna Entler Special to Lost Girls   It was the day before I was to take my first trip out of the country. My sister and I would be flying to England to visit a friend I had met the previous semester. I was doing the usual pre-trip checks. Clothes? Check. Camera? Check. Charger? Check. Passport?...
December 22nd, 2011 | England, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Exploring San Diego’s Beach Communities

Exploring San Diego’s Beach Communities
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls San Diego has no shortage of beaches, however for a Lost Girl looking for some fun and a taste of the laid-back San Diego beach-town lifestyle, head north of downtown San Diego and its surrounding harbor to a beach mecca – a trio of beach communities that epitomizes...
December 15th, 2011 | California, Extras | Read More

Weekend Getaways in Portland

Weekend Getaways in Portland
By Jessica Spiegel  Special to Lost Girls  Portland has long been one of those cities that seems to percolate in the mind of a certain kind of traveler, and since it’s a relatively small city it never quite bursts onto the national scene to a degree that people get bored of hearing about it....
December 15th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, United States | Read More

Ringing in the New Year in Central California

Ringing in the New Year in Central California
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls  Central California is home to a stretch of coastline that mixes rural farmland with cosmopolitan ambiance. The blend of beaches, vineyards, scenic drives, warm weather, and hip bars and restaurants makes it an ideal place to spend a long weekend and with the New...
December 8th, 2011 | California, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Exploring Denmark: A Lost Girl’s Guide

Exploring Denmark: A Lost Girl’s Guide
By Meredith Kaufman Special to Lost Girls  Though small in size, this Scandinavian country packs a lot of culture and sites to see. Located just above Germany, Denmark is home to some 5.4 million people, with a little under 2 million located in the city of Copenhagen. A country characterized by sprawling...
December 8th, 2011 | City Travel, Country Guides | Read More

One Day in Venice

One Day in Venice
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls Exploring each of Venice’s awe-inspiring sites in a day, is tricky, but it can be done. When short on time in Venice, there are three main things to do to get an overall feel for the city and its surrounding lagoon islands. St. Mark’s Square Venice’s main attraction,...
December 2nd, 2011 | Extras | Read More