Archive for the ‘Travel Books & Movies’ Category

Following The Footsteps Of Hobbits

by Sarah Deveau Special to The Lost Girls In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. As I approached the perfectly round door of my motel unit, I thought of that first line in J.R.R.Tolkien’s epic novel, The Hobbit. I was staying in my very own Hobbit hole at Woodlyn Park in Waitomo, New Zealand....
March 6th, 2012 | Extras, New Zealand, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Travel Must-Read of 2011: The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World

Travel Must-Read of 2011: The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World
In January, 2011, on of The Lost Girl’s fave travel sites, TheExpeditioner.com, released their first ever travel anthology: The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World: Intrepid Tales of Awesomeness from the Open Road, available now at Amazon.com. The book represents a departure from the traditional...
December 18th, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost

Book Review: The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost
By Briana Palma LG Contributor If you ever need inspiration to hit the road without feeling guilty for leaving behind responsibilities – especially if you’re a confused college student or graduate itching to see the world – pick up The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. In this memoir, author...
June 29th, 2011 | Solo Travel, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: Pictures Of You

Book Review: Pictures Of You
Pictures of You By Caroline Leavitt Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill Rating: 4 stars Review by Rebecca Lucente I did not expect to disappear into the world of this book. I didn’t even think I would like it beyond the level of regard I have for all books, simply because I love a story. At...
March 1st, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Required Reading for your Italian Vacation: 4 Not-to-Miss Books

Required Reading for your Italian Vacation: 4 Not-to-Miss Books
By Briana Palma LG Contributor Over the years, Italian culture and food have seamlessly integrated with the American experience. Many cities across the U.S. even boast a Little Italy area that plays off the Mediterranean country’s magic, responsible for attracting more than 40 million international...
January 26th, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria

Book Review: First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria
First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria: How a Peace Corps Poster Boy Won My Heart and a Third World Adventure Changed My Life by Eve Brown-Waite Broadway Books RATING: 3.5 Stars I really wanted to fall madly in love with this book. First Comes Love, Then Comes Malaria is Eve Brown-Wait’s opus, 20 years...
January 18th, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Come Wander with Us this Thursday!

Come Wander with Us this Thursday!
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor About three years ago, when The Lost Girls book was still but a mere idea percolating in our minds, we got an email from  another intrepid traveler who was planning to leave his job, friends, family, and everything familiar behind to travel the globe. While our...
January 17th, 2011 | Lost Boys, Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Book Review: Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss

Book Review: Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss
Based Upon Availability by Alix Strauss Harper Collins, 2010 RATING: 3.5 Stars REVIEW BY SUE JORDAN In high school and later in college, I typically spent weekends, school vacations and summers working in my parent’s hotel.  It was small, homey, a place for “summer folk” to hang their hats...
January 4th, 2011 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey

The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey
The Adventurer’s Handbook by Mick Conefrey Palgrave Macmillan, $12.00 RATING: 3 Stars THE PREMISE: Mick Conefrey has culled some of the most ambitious expeditions from the 19th and 20th centuries, the “heroic age” of exploration, and packaged them into a How-To guide that’s...
November 30th, 2010 | Travel Books & Movies | Read More

Travel Spotlight: Valerie Stivers-Isakova of Virtual GDBK

Travel Spotlight: Valerie Stivers-Isakova of Virtual GDBK
By The Lost Girls staff Travel writer and novelist Valerie Stivers-Isakova found herself growing tired of sifting through the “rusty junket-ville of most travel reporting” when planning her getaways. She took action and launched VirtualGDBK.com in October, a website that aggregates smart online...
November 22nd, 2010 | Planning, Travel Books & Movies, Websites and Blogs | Read More