Archive for the ‘Dispatches from the Road’ Category

How To Hammam Like A Local

How To Hammam Like A Local
by Alexis Steinman Special to The Lost Girls “Follow the buckets” This was my first clue on my hunt for hammams in Marrakech. I fancy myself as a bathing bon vivant; each trip I take involves a foray into regional tubbing, rubbing and scrubbing.  I have been pummeled by burly men in Poland, soaked...
September 25th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Morocco, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Dairy Farming In New Zealand

Dairy Farming In New Zealand
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls I had heard for years from numerous people that “WWOOFing” in New Zealand was one of the best things they had done. For many reasons; the people commonly called “kiwis”, the landscape, and the laid-back attitude. For English speakers...
September 4th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ

Hostel Review: Ponsonby Backpacker Hostel, Auckland, NZ
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls If you arrive in New Zealand by air, chances are you will fly into Auckland. It is a hub of connectivity to everywhere else in New Zealand. As the largest city in New Zealand, it offers a cosmopolitan feel before you begin adventuring along the many coasts,...
August 7th, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

Kiev: Dining Adventures For The Solo Female

by Emma French Special to The Lost Girls Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its beautiful capital city Kiev has been steadily building buzz as an alternative destination to flashier neighbours like St Petersburg and Budapest. It doesn’t enjoy such a high profile as a destination for lone female...
July 3rd, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Eastern Europe, Food & Wine, Solo Travel | Read More

Lost In Korea: Seeing 20/20 in Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Special to The Lost Girls Thinking of getting a medical procedure done in a different country? Here’s my story about getting laser eye surgery in Korea and a few suggestions to make sure you get the most out of it. I’ve had terrible eyesight for the majority of my life. I remember...
June 19th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, south korea | Read More

10 Ideas For 20-Somethings In Rome

by Kevin Kilbride Special To The Lost Girls With a reputation that stems from its historic architecture and remarkable museum offerings, college students rarely consider Rome, Italy’s rich capital, for their next vacation. However, amidst all the museums and history, visitors will find an abundance...
June 5th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Lost Boys | Read More

Exploring Lombardia, Italy

by Silvia Menini Lombardia is certainly not the first destination for foreigners who have just a few weeks to get a rough idea of Italy. It is the industrial heart of Northern Italy and is indeed the richest and the most populated region. The capital is Milan, which is the economic and financial center...
May 29th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

24 Hours Of Food In Rome

24 Hours Of Food In Rome
By Laura Hounsom Rome wasn’t built in a day, but can you eat your way around it in one? On a trip to visit one of my best friends who lives in the capital, that is certainly what we did! Forget the tourist traps and visit the haunts and hangouts of local Romans; here are my favourite food stops in...
May 22nd, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Stand Up Paddleboarding In Key West

by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel Editor When in Key West one must head to the water. As the island is surrounded by the stuff, some of the most fun activities are to be had there. I’ve been keen to try the celebrity sport of choice, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP), for a while now. The chance to check...
April 17th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Fitness & Workouts, Florida Keys | Read More

Backpacking On A Budget In New Zealand

By Sarah Deveau When you think backpacking, Europe likely pops into mind. Yet far-flung New Zealand is a popular backpacking destination, especially for adventurers looking to avoid the hassle of skirting around areas of turmoil or travelling nervously through them. A compact country with relaxed beaches,...
January 31st, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cabins & Camping, Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand | Read More