Archive for the ‘Dispatches from the Road’ Category

Nicaragua: A Different Kind of Paradise

Nicaragua: A Different Kind of Paradise
By Brittany Gowan Special to the Lost Girls Before my trip to Nicaragua, all that I knew about the country was that it was the focus of the Oliver North hearings that my parents had watched during a family reunion in 1987 when I was just a year old. After college, a good friend and native Nicaraguan...
July 9th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Nicaragua | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy: The Adventure Begins!

Jet Set Zero Italy: The Adventure Begins!
By Sarah Amandolare LG Entertainment Editor Who among us hasn’t considered dropping everything and jetting off to Italy? Four very lucky young women from the U.S. and Scotland have made that pipe dream a reality, ditching their lives back home in favor of La Dolce Vita. They are the new cast of Jet...
July 7th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Websites and Blogs | Read More

High on Ketchikan, Alaska: Zip-lining Through the Wilderness

High on Ketchikan, Alaska: Zip-lining Through the Wilderness
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel Editor “There has got to be a way down”, I thought to myself as I stood on a platform high in the treetops.  Looking around, all I could see was the swinging log in front of me.  Everyone in front of me had traversed the log without incident, but I knew as...
June 25th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Cruise, Dispatches from the Road, Eco-Travel, Extras, Group Travel, North America | Read More

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip
Lost Girl Leah Moushey recently took off on a seven-month trip to South America, taking her to a different hemisphere, WAY out of her travel comfort zone. She’s setting up shop for a month in Cuenca, Ecuador where she’ll dive head first into a Spanish language immersion program and discover the ins...
June 14th, 2010 | Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Packing & Wardrobe, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Pastel Paradise

Pastel Paradise
Any country that boosts a pair of Pink shorts as one of their national symbols, you would consider to either be: 1. Stuck in the 80’s era of bad dress sense and psychedelic drugs 2. Ludicrously drunk and attending a fancy (bad) dress party OR 3. Friendly, laid back, unassuming and keeping up with the...
April 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Dispatches from the Road: Anti-Americanism Abroad

Dispatches from the Road: Anti-Americanism Abroad
Our European Correspondent, Lost Girl Jessica Szewczuk, shares her eye-opening experience encountering a group of Anti-Americans during her recent visit to France. ***** “Shut up you stupid American.” Talk about a wakeup call, right? I came to Barcelona to study abroad in order to experience...
April 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, France, Health & Safety | Read More

5 Travel Tips to Max Out Your Stay in Paris

5 Travel Tips to Max Out Your Stay in Paris
The women in my family have been talking about taking an “all girls” trip to Paris for years.  In our minds, the City of Lights was a romantic place with fine architecture, effortlessly classy people, perfectly preserved history, and delicious wine. So when we finally made it there we were...
April 19th, 2010 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Featured, France, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Toronto Underground

Toronto Underground
by Nancy Yeomans  LG Air Travel Editor Toronto, Ontario (or TO as the locals call it) is a fantastic, cosmopolitan city.   It’s known as a city with unique shopping, diverse ethnic neighborhoods and a theater scene to rival Broadway.   What you might not know is that there is almost an entire...
April 13th, 2010 | Canada, Dispatches from the Road, Shopping & Style, Spa & Beauty, Tours & Attractions, Walking | Read More

Dispatches from the Road: Las Fallas Festival, Valencia

Dispatches from the Road: Las Fallas Festival, Valencia
Lost Girl Lauren Tousignant recently spent time in Valencia during Las Fallas, one of Spain’s hottest holidays. She tasted Paella, watched parades, statue-gazed and partied her way through the streets of Valencia during the celebration. Read on to hear more about Lauren’s discoveries as she...
April 12th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Parties, Festivals & Events, Spain | Read More

When Cultures Collide: A Snapshot into the Encompass Program

When Cultures Collide: A Snapshot into the Encompass Program
In Mid-February, Lost Girl Deputy Editor Patty Hodapp had quite the adventure in Scotland. Acting as a delegate for the USA, she met with other young adults from Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, and the UK to talk politics, religion, culture…and to get her hands a little dirty, and her feet a little...
March 29th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Featured, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More