Archive for the ‘Websites and Blogs’ Category

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. While she figured that she might need to do some planning for her trip, she hardly anticipated just how long-and pricey-her travel to-do list would get. By Patty Hodapp ******* SU...
May 18th, 2009 | Air, Italy, Passports & Visas, Planning, Studying Abroad, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Global Giving: A risk-free way to channel funds to those in need

Global Giving: A risk-free way to channel funds to those in need
Even in this ultra-tough economy, people are still donating to charitable causes in record numbers. Maybe it helps us to get a little perspective on our own financial situation when we take the time to consider someone else’s-and feel good to help those who are less fortunate. But even those kind...
May 14th, 2009 | Finances & Savings, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

A Lost Girls Update: April 2009

A Lost Girls Update: April 2009
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor April has been a crazy-busy month for The Lost Girls! Even though it’s steamy hot outside in NYC, we wanted to give you the Christmas card version of what we’ve been up to these past few weeks, and let you know what’s coming up both on our end-and...
April 28th, 2009 | New York City, The Lost Girls: The Book, Websites and Blogs | Read More

The Lost Girls are on Twitter!

The Lost Girls are on Twitter!
Okay, we caved… The Lost Girls are now on Twitter, and you can find us under the name “lostgirlsworld.” We literally went live about 1/2 hour ago, but will be posting as soon as our follower count goes above two people. So all you tweeters out there–come  find us and say hi! xo,...
April 22nd, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, LG Press & Media, New York City, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in Colombia: The Coffeeshops of Cartagena

Lost in Colombia: The Coffeeshops of Cartagena
ADP: Even if you’re hard at work on a big project (in my case, a book!) every Lost Girl needs a vacation. This year, I took mine in Cartagena, Colombia and posted about my experiences for the fabulous travel website Jaunted. This week and next, I’ll be sharing dispatches from my journey,...
April 9th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, City Travel, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Websites and Blogs | Read More

2009 Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards: The Winners!

2009 Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards: The Winners!
The Lost Girls would like to congratulate all of the winners of the 2009 Lonely Planet Travel Blog Awards. This is the first year that LP has commended excellence in travel blogging, and we say…it’s about time! The voting consisted of a weighted score–50 percent coming from a panel...
April 6th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Traveling Solo & Together, Websites and Blogs, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Hook a guy up: A Dream Photography Assignment

Hook a guy up: A Dream Photography Assignment
ADP: Two years ago, The Lost Girls were visiting Hanoi, Vietnam and met a really incredible group of locals and ex-pats who helped to change our perspective on the country (we’d had some negative, typical tourist experiences, and we actually considering leaving the country early!) Justin Mott,...
April 2nd, 2009 | Expats Abroad, Lost Boys, Vietnam, Websites and Blogs | Read More

The 10 Ten Dirtiest Hotels in America

The 10 Ten Dirtiest Hotels in America
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor One of our biggest beefs with travel journalism (and dare we say, the glossy magazines that we love so well) is that we rarely, if ever, hear or read anything negative about a property. When was the last time you paged through an article sharing the downsides of...
April 1st, 2009 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, New York City, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Road Trip Alternatives

Road Trip Alternatives
by Molly Fergus I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I travel the country for one year, all-expenses paid, and I get to call it a job. But landing a gig as a hotdogger certainly isn’t the only way to travel the U.S. on a shoestring. Whether you want to hitch a ride in some other crazy car or befriend...
March 31st, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Car, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girl of the Week, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Traveling Solo & Together, United States, Websites and Blogs | Read More

TripAdvisor names The Best Hotels in the World

TripAdvisor names The Best Hotels in the World
The World’s Best Awards. The Mobile Five Star Awards. The Gold List. The Hot List. What do these and countless other travel and hotel awards have in common? Each one is culled by a small group of editors who often seem to equate “best value” with “most expensive” or “most...
March 30th, 2009 | All Inclusives, Budget Travel, Destinations, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Planning, Staying There, Staying There Deals, Websites and Blogs | Read More