Archive for the ‘Extras’ Category

3 Best Lodging Options In Jamaica

3 Best Lodging Options In Jamaica
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Which Caribbean island is home to miles of sandy beaches, an impossibly blue ocean, bright sunny days and is incredibly easy to travel to? Jamaica. With dozens of flights from most major U.S.  airports, you’re probably no more than a half-day away from feeling...
September 20th, 2011 | All Inclusives, Caribbean, Extras, Hotel News, Hotels & Resorts | Read More

Ridin’ Solo: A Wimp Travels Alone Already

My sister used her elbow to shift the gears of her little Mercedes. Her hands were occupied, see, holding a cell phone to her ear, flicking a cigarette out the open window, steering a bit. This, while speeding through maddening Italian traffic—a stop-go-stop-go crazy dance of tiny cars and swarms of...
August 29th, 2011 | Extras, Solo Travel | Read More

Going Solo in Valencia: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Going Solo in Valencia: The Ultimate Travel Guide
By Maggie Parker Special to the Lost Girls City Overview ValenTHia, as locals would call it, is on the coast and is known for: paella, el Ciudad de las artes y las ciencias, and oranges, but of course those aren’t the only great things about this city. Valencia was the first stop on my first solo...
August 26th, 2011 | Backpacking & Trekking, Cultural Travel, Extras, Spain | Read More

The LG Travel News Roundup: Roman Police Go Undercover as Gladiators

The LG Travel News Roundup: Roman Police Go Undercover as Gladiators
By Susmita Baral LG News Intern Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your roundup right here… Roman Police Go Undercover to Nab Con Artists Roman policemen recently went undercover and dressed as gladiators to patrol the streets of...
August 19th, 2011 | Extras | Read More

Conquering Cinque Terre: How to Get Around

By Heather Drost Tucked away on the coast of northern Italy are five quintessential Italian towns, formally known as Cinque Terre or the Five Lands. The coastal cliffs are lined with miles of rugged hiking trails, and have been alluring hikers who long to see some of the most picturesque views in Italy. Among...
August 4th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Cinque Terre, Destinations, Extras, Ideas, Italy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Visiting Wineries: 10 Tips for Tours and Tastings

By Michele Herrmann LG Section Editor Whether in Napa Valley or Bordeaux, or even your home state, visiting a winery can be a fun outing for wine novices and connoisseurs alike. To enhance your next jaunt and your palette, consider these 10 tips provided by three wine-savvy professionals: 1. Don’t...
July 28th, 2011 | Extras, Food & Wine, Ideas, Planning, Road Trips | Read More

London Calling: 9 Steps to a Perfect Day in the City

London Calling: 9 Steps to a Perfect Day in the City
By Maggie Parker Special to the Lost Girls After many visits to London (one of which lasted four months) Maggie has become somewhat of an expert on sightseeing , especially for the budget-friendly and time-crunched. While helping many friends plan short trips to London, she devised a one-day walking...
July 22nd, 2011 | City Travel, England, Extras | Read More

How to Pitch: Transitions Abroad

Transitions Abroad was founded in 1977 by Dr. Clayton Hubbs, winner of NAFSA’sHomer Higbee and Education Abroad Leadership Award. Dr. Hubbs was particularly knowledgeable about educational travel options, and for more than 30 years, Transitions Abroad magazine was the only printed publication dedicated...
July 11th, 2011 | Extras | Read More

Cracking Misconceptions: 3 Must-Knows About Sydney

Yelena Galstyan, a magazine journalism student at Syracuse University, recently completed a study abroad semester at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. For her fifth and final piece in a series about her observations in the land down under, she corrects three common misconceptions...
June 30th, 2011 | Australia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Destinations, Extras | Read More

Deserts, Bratwurst and Shipwrecks: Experience Namibia

Deserts, Bratwurst and Shipwrecks: Experience Namibia
By Edd Morris Special to Lost Girls World When visiting Namibia, it’s hard not to feel tiny, compared to the vastness of the terrain. From towering red sand-dunes to rolling green savanna, Namibia stretches further than the eye can see. It’s majestically beautiful, but be warned: the environment...
June 22nd, 2011 | Extras | Read More