Archive for the ‘Central and South America’ Category

How To Choose a Spanish School in Guatemala

How To Choose a Spanish School in Guatemala
Blair Hickman is spending six weeks in Guatemala–traveling, learning Spanish and strengthening her chakras–before grad school starts in September. Catch her dispatches from the road every other Tuesday. In high school, I took two years of Spanish. Our teacher was actually from Spain and,...
August 17th, 2010 | Central and South America, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Studying Abroad | Read More

Dispatches from South America: Cuenca, Ecuador City Guide

Dispatches from South America: Cuenca, Ecuador City Guide
Lost Girl Leah Moushey just kicked off a seven month trip trekking around South America. Her first stop is Cuenca, Equador where she’s spending several weeks staying with a host family, taking classes, and throwing herself into the Spanish language and the Ecuadorian lifestyle. From bar and market...
July 19th, 2010 | Budget Travel, Central and South America, Ecuador, Food News | Read More

Nicaragua: A Different Kind of Paradise

Nicaragua: A Different Kind of Paradise
By Brittany Gowan Special to the Lost Girls Before my trip to Nicaragua, all that I knew about the country was that it was the focus of the Oliver North hearings that my parents had watched during a family reunion in 1987 when I was just a year old. After college, a good friend and native Nicaraguan...
July 9th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Nicaragua | Read More

The World’s 8 Best Low-Cost Air Carriers

The World’s 8 Best Low-Cost Air Carriers
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor When traveling around the globe, the cost of your plane ticket is likely to be the largest expense you’ll incur.  If you don’t mind sacrificing a little comfort and amenities—but never safety!—to save money, you’ll have to look beyond...
July 9th, 2010 | Air, Asia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Europe, Expats Abroad, Finances & Savings | Read More

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip

Dispatches from South America: How to Pack, Prep and Unplug Before the Trip
Lost Girl Leah Moushey recently took off on a seven-month trip to South America, taking her to a different hemisphere, WAY out of her travel comfort zone. She’s setting up shop for a month in Cuenca, Ecuador where she’ll dive head first into a Spanish language immersion program and discover the ins...
June 14th, 2010 | Central and South America, Dispatches from the Road, Packing & Wardrobe, Solo Travel, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Competing in the Belize Triathlon: Not Such a Breeze

Competing in the Belize Triathlon: Not Such a Breeze
Lost Girl, Cassidy Jackson-Carroll, shares her experience running her first triathlon while in Belize. ***** Having arrived in Belize to teach Physical Education for a year, the first question many people asked me was if I was going to compete in the Belize Lionman Triathlon in five weeks time! Sports...
April 30th, 2010 | Belize, Fitness & Workouts, Sports & Games | Read More

Air Travel News 4.2.09

Air Travel News 4.2.09
by Nancy Yeomans Air Travel News editor Look up in the sky! It’s a bird….it’s a plane! No….it’s your weekly air travel news! Here’s what’s happening in the world of aviation, from the ground up. ***** Costa Rica on the Fly New airline route alert! Starting...
April 2nd, 2010 | Air, Air Travel News, Costa Rica, Health & Safety, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

LG Weekly Food News 3.30.10

LG Weekly Food News 3.30.10
A roundup of the most delicious news in the world… Whining & Dining Despite it’s frequency at Seder, many Jews do not actually enjoy the sweet wine that is Manischewitz. Thankfully, wineries around the world, both large and small, are producing Passover-friendly varieties. Look for these...
March 30th, 2010 | Central and South America, Food News | Read More

Lost in Belize VIII: Finding R&R in Placencia

Lost in Belize VIII: Finding R&R in Placencia
After going on so many adventures, I decided to check out Placencia’s spa scene. Besides having kayaks, windsurfing boards, and a dive center, The Inn at Robert’s Grove has the Sea Spa to help counteract all that adrenaline. Treatments range from natural facials to seaweed body wraps to a...
March 23rd, 2010 | Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!

Lost in Belize VII: Manatees, Sharks, and Jaguars, Oh My!
Belize’s mix of lush rainforests, labyrinth of underground caves, and Mayan ruins make this Central American country the perfect place for adventure. For diving and seeing reef sharks, Ambergris Caye is an easy choice. But if you want to experience more of the Mayan culture, hike to ancient ruins,...
March 22nd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Belize, Dispatches from the Road, Hotels & Resorts, Travel Philosophy, Wildlife & Animals | Read More