Archive for the ‘Dispatches from the Road’ Category

What I Learned while Traveling in Ghana: Getting Around

This past summer, I spent five weeks traveling in Ghana with a group of students from Syracuse University. Although this trip was not my first time in a foreign country, it was my first time in a developing country, and I had no idea what to expect. Before I left family and friends filled my head with...
February 3rd, 2011 | Africa, Air, Bus, Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Getting There, Ghana, Train | Read More

In the Danger Zone: Travels and Turmoil in Mexico

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor While most people go out of their way to avoid danger, being a hopeful optimist, I knowingly walked right into one of the most dangerous places in the world. On September 10, 2010, the U.S. Department of State issued a travel warning for U.S. citizens traveling to and...
February 2nd, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, Mexico | Read More

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India
After a semester of French on the beaches of Cannes, I’m now settled in Kolkata (Calcutta), India for the next 4 months on another study abroad. I’m here with 11 other students from my college, and we’ve a whirlwind month of traveling, sightseeing, and settling down in Kolkata. India is as thrilling...
January 27th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

5 Ways to Help Cope with Reverse Culture Shock

5 Ways to Help Cope with Reverse Culture Shock
Saying goodbye to France, my home over the past 3.5 months for my study abroad, was not easy. It’s never easy to say goodbye to your host country, especially after all the crazy adventures, amazing people, and unforgettable moments. It’s hard to accept that your new reality is about to turn into...
December 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, France, Studying Abroad | Read More

How to Dance the Samba: My Experience at Samba School

How to Dance the Samba: My Experience at Samba School
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent On a recent month-long trip to Brazil, I was determined to learn the hip-shaking language they call samba. But, I’ll be honest: After many, many long evenings trying, I never really found my groove. So when I say I “went out samba dancing,” I’m referring to...
November 29th, 2010 | Brazil, Cultural Travel, Dispatches from the Road | Read More

How to Eat Like a Local in France: 7 Tips for Restaurant Meals

How to Eat Like a Local in France: 7 Tips for Restaurant Meals
I spent the past weekend in Lyon eating hearty pork sausages, egg and bacon laden salade lyonnaise, creamy chocolat mousse, fluffy île flottant, and a few (uncertain) bites of liver cake. I walked across the city to a few museums just to work up my appetite for a dinner at a restaurant of Paul Bocuse,...
November 18th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, France, Studying Abroad | Read More

Cinque Terre Travel: Bad Luck, or Good Adventure?

Cinque Terre Travel: Bad Luck, or Good Adventure?
I huddled with my friends in a corner of the Ventimiglia train station on the cold floor, waiting to be rescued. The station was dim. Clumps of people sat on the floor muttering to themselves. I glanced at the departure list, hoping for any updates but the word “soppresso” flashed menacingly...
October 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Studying Abroad | Read More

French Riviera Travel | Finding Nature, in the midst of Cannes’ Glamour

French Riviera Travel | Finding Nature, in the midst of Cannes’ Glamour
The French Riviera is known for many things – celebrities, designer stores, and great weather– but nature is not really one of them. The ritzy lifestyle of Cannes is a bit out of my element – I had never seen so many things like fashionably dressed people or expensive cars. After a few weeks...
October 14th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, France, Studying Abroad | Read More

The Sweet Tastes of Rome

The Sweet Tastes of Rome
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Italy is a country for romantic vistas, ancient landmarks, excellent wine, flavorful cuisine, and for me, sweets. I studied abroad in Rome three years ago and came back this September to visit my brother who is studying here now. From the moment I stepped off...
October 6th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy: The Final Moments

Here’s the final installment in our series of of Jet Set Zero Italy roundups, written by Courtney Scott. As the final week of Jet Set Zero snuck up on us, our fate dangled in the wind.  Where would we go next?  How could we earn money?  Would we ever see our new friends again?  With major...
September 22nd, 2010 | Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Websites and Blogs | Read More