Archive for the ‘Solo Travel’ Category

Dairy Farming In New Zealand

Dairy Farming In New Zealand
by Thea Hutchinson Special to The Lost Girls I had heard for years from numerous people that “WWOOFing” in New Zealand was one of the best things they had done. For many reasons; the people commonly called “kiwis”, the landscape, and the laid-back attitude. For English speakers...
September 4th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, New Zealand, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

6 Reasons To Choose Ireland For Your First Solo Trip

by Hannah Logan Special to The Lost Girls For those first timers who want to break out on their own but aren’t sure where to go, here are my top 6 reasons why Ireland has it all for the first time solo female traveller. Thinking about traveling solo but worried about those rumours? As women we have...
August 21st, 2012 | Extras, Ireland, Solo Travel | Read More

Kiev: Dining Adventures For The Solo Female

by Emma French Special to The Lost Girls Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its beautiful capital city Kiev has been steadily building buzz as an alternative destination to flashier neighbours like St Petersburg and Budapest. It doesn’t enjoy such a high profile as a destination for lone female...
July 3rd, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Eastern Europe, Food & Wine, Solo Travel | 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

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

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

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