Archive for the ‘Extras’ Category

Five Facts about Alaskan Eskimo Culture

By Victoria Drexel Special to Lost Girls  Native Alaskan Eskimos are probably one of the least understood groups of Americans. In the Lower 48 we still imagine Eskimos living in igloos and driving dog teams through endless darkness and constant blizzards. While that idea of an Eskimo isn’t correct,...
July 19th, 2012 | Extras | Read More

Oltrepò Pavese, Italy – What To See And Where To Stay

Oltrepò Pavese, Italy – What To See And Where To Stay
by Silvia Menini Special To The Lost Girls   The Oltrepò Pavese is the closest wine region to Milan and it is considered the most traditional wine growing area in Lombardia.This area includes 78 towns (the main one is Pavia, while the main wine hamlet is Santa Maria della Versa) and has the shape...
July 17th, 2012 | Extras, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Russia: What to Know Before You Go

By Jill Martiniuk Special to Lost Girls  Russia is not always the easiest travel destination. Between the visa applications, the price of tickets and the language barrier, the process can be overwhelming to even the most experienced of travelers. However, Russia’s history, culture and beauty make...
July 12th, 2012 | Extras | Read More

What The Airline Industry Taught Me About Life

What The Airline Industry Taught Me About Life
by Jennifer McDonald Special to The Lost Girls They say the airline industry is something that gets in your blood. When I started flight attendant training, coworkers warned be I’d be hooked. College degree be damned, I’d be drawn to the skies for life. Well, they were wrong — for the most...
July 10th, 2012 | Extras, Travel Philosophy | Read More

You’ll Never Have The Chance Again: 5 Must Try Foods

By Amanda King Special to Lost Girls After years of travel (and more than 30 countries) I’m convinced that music is not the universal language – it’s food. How else could a sarcastic Manhattan chef have a travel show running for so many years? (Other than the fact that Anthony Bourdain is awesome?) It’s...
July 6th, 2012 | Extras | Read More

Interview with Lost Girl, Lara Miller — founder of Mylifebeacon.com

Lost Girl Lara Miller recently founded the travel tool website mylifebeacon.com.  Check out this interview to learn more about Lara’s adventures as a lost girl and how you can utilize beacons in the course of your world travels. 1. How did you become a “Lost Girl”?   I grew up in...
June 27th, 2012 | Extras | Read More

10 Free things to do in Orange County, Calif.

By Connie K. Ho Special to Lost Girls Sandy beaches line the coast. Music, art, culture fill pockets of the area. These are just a few things you’ll find in Orange County if you’re on a trip in southern California. Check out a few of the unique places the region has to offer to locals and visitors...
June 27th, 2012 | Extras | Read More

Traveling Light – The Do’s And Dont’s Of Barely-There Backpack Wear

by J’Nisha Towne Special To The Lost Girls I find that most of my travels are best explored on foot, namely small historical, touristy towns. Your toes must find the scraggy torn rock and curl against the steep incline of ruins that is Malacca’s St. Paul’s Church. Unavoidable will be the swinging...
June 26th, 2012 | Extras, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style, Solo Travel | Read More

Exploring Beatlemania in Liverpool

By Victoria Drexel  Special to Lost Girls  While thousands of Beatles Fans head to Abby Road every year and precariously try to cross the busy street and snap the perfect picture without getting run over they should really be heading north to where it all began, Liverpool. The home of the Fab Four...
June 21st, 2012 | Extras | Read More

Lost Girl’s Guide to Seattle

By Becky A. Johnson Special to Lost Girls From grunge music to Microsoft, coffee to Boeing, Seattle is home to an eclectic mix of cultural, culinary and corporate pursuits.  With an abundance of evergreen trees dotting the landscape, Seattle earns its title as The Emerald City, and glimpses of Mount...
June 21st, 2012 | Extras | Read More