Archive for the ‘Traveling Solo & Together’ Category

Surviving The Long Distance Break-Up

by Lauren Watt Special to The Lost Girls Discover current boyfriend cheated was not on my pre-departure to-do list. As I headed down the Lufthansa aisle in tears, dumping him via phone wasn’t either. Tossing long distance relationship plans adds heartbreak to any travel itinerary. Unsure how to survive...
June 12th, 2012 | Extras, Love on the Road | Read More

Looking Back: Travel Tips for My 20-Year-Old Self

Looking Back: Travel Tips for My 20-Year-Old Self
By Kirsten Hubbard
 Special to The Lost Girls  I backpacked for the first time at age 20—six weeks through Central America, with not nearly enough Spanish under my belt. Now, as a young adult author, that first trip was where I drew my inspiration when writing my novel, “Wanderlove.”...
June 4th, 2012 | Solo Travel, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Lost In Korea: Making Any Place Feel Like Home

by Kissairis Munoz When you move to a foreign country, adjusting to a new language, culture and area is overwhelming. Some days, you want to just escape to the comfort of your home and relax. But when your apartment is a pre-arranged place that you had no role in choosing or furnishing, it can turn into...
May 29th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

WWOOFing In Australia

WWOOFing In Australia
by Thea Hutchinson For travelers not familiar with “wwoofing” here is a little introduction. It is a type of eco-tourism, where workers and travelers can develop a different kind of tourist connection with locals and openminded hosts. Travelers can give back to a community instead of the...
May 22nd, 2012 | Australia, Eco-Travel, Extras, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Navigating the Arab Spring

Navigating the Arab Spring
By Ashleen Williams Special to Lost Girls  Everything changed in the Middle East in December 2010, when Muhammad Al Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit seller, lit himself on fire and ignited what is popularly called the “Arab Spring.” Though a little over a year has past, there is still unrest and revolution...
May 18th, 2012 | City Travel, Featured, Solo Travel | Read More

Navigating Frommer’s Interactive Travel App

Navigating Frommer’s Interactive Travel App
By Connie K. Ho Special to Lost Girls Gone are the days where you had to lug around a thick travel guide book. New technology has allowed travelers to carry a guide book that can be used on their tablets and phones. Frommer’s, in particular, recently teamed up with Inkling, an interactive publishing...
May 10th, 2012 | Solo Travel, Travel Products & Services | Read More

Lost In Korea – Korea FTW!

by Kissairis Munoz A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about all the quirky aspects of Korea that I still don’t understand. And while it was fun to dish on the things I haven’t fully embraced yet, there are so many random things that I’ve come to love. Here are some of my favorites. Cheap healthcare?...
April 24th, 2012 | Solo Travel, south korea, Working Abroad | Read More

Packing for the Honeymoon: 6 Beach Bag Essentials

Packing for the Honeymoon: 6 Beach Bag Essentials
by Molly Fergus Special to Lost Girls World. Wedding season is rapidly approaching—which means honeymoon season isn’t far behind! To help you get prepared for the most romantic adventure of your life (at least, so far!) we’ve pulled together a few packing essentials that work for every...
April 22nd, 2012 | Couples Travel | Read More

Ten Days of Silence: A Meditation Retreat in Thailand

Ten Days of Silence: A Meditation Retreat in Thailand
By Nadia Pidgeon Exclusive to the Lost Girls When I announced my intentions to attend a 10 day silent meditation retreat, some friends said it sounded interesting but most said I was crazy and that it sounded either miserable or pointless. Ultimately, it is difficult to provide a meaningful summary as...
April 13th, 2012 | Solo Travel, Spiritual Travel, Thailand | Read More

Culinary Adventures: Thai Food

Culinary Adventures: Thai Food
By Gina Douglas Special to Lost Girls “I’ll also take an order of the nachos, please,” I said and handed my menu to the server, avoiding my amused fiancé Tom’s eyes. I reached for my Singha beer and took a sip of it. In doing so, I made the mistake of looking at Tom. He was smirking back at...
April 12th, 2012 | Couples Travel, Food & Wine | Read More