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The Art of WWOOF: World Wide Organic Farming Volunteers

The Art of WWOOF: World Wide Organic Farming Volunteers
By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls   Voluntourism wears a new hat these days given the current economic climate, and programs like WWOOF have surfaced as popular options for budget travel. WWOOF stands for the World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms and connects travelers with environmentally...
December 1st, 2011 | Budget Travel, Working Abroad | Read More

One Day in Istanbul

One Day in Istanbul
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls    I watched the two women in front of me go in without a head covering. I paused and fingered the scarf I had draped over my head and shoulders self-consciously. “Does my head not have to be covered?” I asked the guard at the entrance, wanting to be respectful,...
November 17th, 2011 | Extras, Middle East, Turkey | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Brittany, France

Lost Girl’s Guide to Brittany, France
By Cathy Martin Special to Lost Girls Picture rocky seashores and lush rolling hills, a countryside dotted with dilapidated stone cottages with bright yellow flowers peeking from their windowsills. The faint sound of bagpipes floats through the cloudy skies. Now add to the scene French people zipping...
November 17th, 2011 | Cultural Travel, France | Read More

One Day in Barcelona

One Day in Barcelona
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls   Only one day in Barcelona? Yes, I know what you’re thinking. Barcelona is such a large and multi-faceted city that you could spend months there and not run out of things to do and places to see. How could you possibly see it in one day? My first time in Barcelona,...
November 11th, 2011 | Extras | Read More

Fall Foliage Hikes in the Adirondacks

Fall Foliage Hikes in the Adirondacks
By Amanda King Special to Lost Girls As the autumn chill descends on the Northeast, every native knows it’s the perfect time for a fall hike and some quality leaf peeping. Whether on foot, or by car, the Adirondacks in upstate New York offer some of the most beautiful fall foliage views. In the Adirondacks,...
November 10th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Cruising the Mediterranean

Lost Girl’s Guide to Cruising the Mediterranean
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls   Imagine, you’re sailing the clear waters of the Mediterranean on a cruise ship while traveling from Greece to Italy. The weather is warm, the food is amazing, you’re sipping a cold margarita by the pool… Sounds nice, right? Now add into that fantasy...
November 3rd, 2011 | Budget Travel, Extras | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Ghana

Lost Girl’s Guide to Ghana
By Jessica Festa Special to Lost Girls  Ghana is located in Western Africa and is a nation rich with culture, history, and chances to experience nature. The people of Ghana are friendly and welcoming, curious to learn about your life, and tell you about their own. Walking around Ghana, you will often...
November 3rd, 2011 | Extras | Read More

5 Cruising Tips for Backpackers

5 Cruising Tips for Backpackers
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls “I hate you!” exclaimed my new friend, a just-married bubbly and outgoing bride from New England, as I sat back down next to her after a quick bathroom break. We were in the cruise ship Celebrity Equinox’s game room and the “Newlywed Game” was about to...
November 3rd, 2011 | Cruise | Read More

Five Tips for Scoring a Seat with a Standby Voucher

Five Tips for Scoring a Seat with a Standby Voucher
By Jessie Beebe Special to Lost Girls It must have been the worst day possible for me to be flying. I was in Chicago’s Midway Airport, about to return home after attending a wedding of a friend of mine. I had gone through security and proceeded to the ticket desk, armed with my sword (in the proverbial...
October 27th, 2011 | Air Travel News | Read More

Exploring Vienna’s Kaffehaus Culture

Exploring Vienna’s Kaffehaus Culture
By Katherine Logan Special to Lost Girls It is rather unusual to have the opportunity to stay with long-lost relatives when traveling abroad, but in my case, a trip to Vienna landed me in the picturesque apartment of some third cousin approximately twice removed. With my two closest friends by my side,...
October 20th, 2011 | Austria, Food & Wine | Read More