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Speaking Franglish: the tale of modern day pen-pals

Speaking Franglish: the tale of modern day pen-pals
What could happen if two women, who have never met, on two different continents, in two different cities, at two different places in their lives wrote letters to each other, back and forth, for a year? That what Glamour health blogger Sarah Jio and her friend-from-a-distance Valentina Russo asked themselves...
September 9th, 2008 | Staying Connected, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Rolf Potts’ New Book: Marco Polo Didn’t Go There

Rolf Potts’ New Book: Marco Polo Didn’t Go There
At long last, ramblin’ man and Vagabonding scribe Rolf Potts has announced the release of his long-awaited new book, Marco Polo Didn’t Go There. According to Potts, this sophomore title is “a look back at my boldest, funniest, and most revealing travel-writing adventures from the past...
September 8th, 2008 | The Lost Girls: The Book, Travel Books & Movies, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

Lost in the Mail: The Best Travel Bras

Lost in the Mail: The Best Travel Bras
Q. I came across your blog a few months ago as my husband and I were in the midst of planning our around the world travel (www.chrisandjodi.net ). We’ve pieced together most of our itinerary and what we’re taking, but I’m still lost as to the best bras to bring. Just wondering if you...
August 26th, 2008 | Extras, Lost in the Mail, Packing & Wardrobe, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in the Mail: Language Barriers Abroad

Lost in the Mail: Language Barriers Abroad
Q. I’m considering taking a RTW trip next year, but worried about the language barrier in the countries I want to visit. How did you handle this when you were abroad? Did it cause difficulties for you? -Jessica A. Shockingly, in nearly every country around the world, we found that it was fairly...
July 29th, 2008 | Extras, Lost in the Mail, Planning | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Melissa Braverman

Lost Girl of the Week: Melissa Braverman
A few years ago, in the scary in-between time of leaving my position at an assistant editor at a women’s magazine and actually getting my toe in the door of the freelance writing world, I received an email from a travel publicist Melissa Braverman. It seemed that the Hilton Barbados was hosting...
July 28th, 2008 | City Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, Websites and Blogs | Read More

How You Can Make a Difference

How You Can Make a Difference
Global warming. Genocide. Food crisis. It’s easy to feel powerless with all the big issues happening in the world. As an individual, I want to help, but am not sure how the heck I could ever make a real difference. Then a friend told me about this site, Avaaz.org. Meaning “voice” in...
July 17th, 2008 | Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Dancing Around the World

Dancing Around the World
For all of you who haven’t yet seen this guy, Matt, dancing in different locations around the world, you can click here to see his videos. I’m posting it for a few reasons. 1. It always makes me smile, and hopefully it will do the same for you. 2. According to Matt’s site, he thinks...
July 15th, 2008 | Lost Boys, Photography & Video, Websites and Blogs | Read More

South of the Border

South of the Border
I’m used to hauling backpacks and shacking in hostels with my fellow Lost Girls, but my latest getaway was done family style: I met my mother and sister Kate for a resort vacation in Playa Del Carmen. Just 45 minutes south of Cancun on the Mayan Riviera, the beach town is filled with souvenir shops...
July 10th, 2008 | Family & Kid Travel, Mexico, Shopping & Style, Sports & Games, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Ida Becker

Lost Girl of the Week: Ida Becker
It’s often people, more so than a pretty landscape, that makes a place really memorable. Rubbing elbows with the locals can open your eyes to a whole new way of seeing the world, as I learned from sitting on the beach in Bahia after a Brazilian woman invited me into her circle of friends. I curled...
July 8th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Lost Girl of the Week, Photography & Video, Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Happy Feet?

Happy Feet?
A trip to Antarctica is like the real-life version of Animal Planet: Where else in the world can you sail past seals sleeping on ice bergs or plop down on a snowy beach where curious penguins climb right onto your lap? Thus far all of our wildlife spottings have been the warm and cuddly kind-until our...
June 4th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs, Wildlife & Animals | Read More