Archive for the ‘Dispatches from the Road’ Category

Panama City Up Close

by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel Editor As cool as it would be to actually traverse the Panama Canal – and I hope to someday – the city is much more than just the canal. The building and tourism boom over the last 10 years has brought this city onto the radar of savvy travelers. The balboa...
January 24th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Panama | Read More

Lost in Korea: 5 Things I Love About Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Now that I’ve been here for six months (wow, time is flying!), I thought I’d share some of my favorite — and inexpensive! — things about living in Korea. 1. Cheap transportation Getting around in Korea is incredibly wallet friendly. The subway reaches every part of Seoul, is...
December 20th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: (Not) Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. I usually know it’s arrived when all of a sudden my neighborhood is decked out in twinkling lights, “Last Christmas” is playing at every store I step foot in, and the Salvation Army Santa Claus — and his bells — seem to follow me no matter where I go. For me,...
December 6th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost In Korea: Introducing Kissairis Munoz

by Kissairis Munoz Lost In Korea is our new bi-weekly column chronicling the year-long journey of Kissairis Munoz as she teaches English in Korea. Check back for future installments every other Tuesday at noon. I didn’t speak any Korean. I’d never taught a class before. But last June I packed two...
November 22nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Best Hostels In Northland New Zealand

by Mattie Schuler Almost anyone who has traveled to New Zealand, as well as guide book advice, will say to head south as soon as you can, whether that means to the South Island or just south of Auckland. However, if you want a full-fledged Kiwi trip by hitting all of the various regions, Northland must...
November 15th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

3 Great Choices For A Hostel In Auckland, New Zealand

3 Great Choices For A Hostel In Auckland, New Zealand
by Mattie Schuler Most people don’t travel to New Zealand to spend time in the city, but if you do hit up Auckland, there are plenty of hostels to stay in. Head downtown to Queen Street and you can find cheap accommodation right off the main drag and close to all the action, food and spirits you want....
October 18th, 2011 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, New Zealand | Read More

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India
When I first informed people that I would spend a semester studying abroad in Kolkata, they usually didn’t understand why I would want to go to India. They would have that polite yet bemused expression, suggesting India was not a reasonable place to visit for an extended period of time. As I explained...
April 14th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

Pitching 101: How to Write for Galavanting

Pitching 101: How to Write for Galavanting
By Candace Rardon LG Section Editor You may have followed along Galavanting on their webseries, GalvantingTV, which takes viewers on quirky adventures across the world, from the “polar bear capital of the world” in Manitoba to visiting a school in Roatan, Honduras, to a hobo gathering...
March 18th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Featured, Travel Writing | Read More

6 Ways to Stay Safe When Traveling in India

Traveling in India is an exciting adventure, but it comes with a host of safety concerns – like being crowded by beggars, followed by salespeople, and scammed by cab drivers. You’ll be easily identified as a foreigner, which makes you all the more vulnerable to scams, thieves, and dishonest people....
February 24th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, India | Read More

In The Danger Zone: The Truth Behind The Turmoil in Mexico

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor Natalia’s family resides in a small, quiet community just thirty minutes outside of Mexico City’s center. Since most of the residents have known each other all of their lives, I became the talk of the town, as outsiders are very rare. Initially I felt safer in the tiny,...
February 16th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road | Read More