Archive for the ‘Central and South America’ Category

Peace Corp Travel: Bananas by the Bunch

Peace Corp Travel: Bananas by the Bunch
by Robyn Correll LG Peace Corps Correspondent When I joined the Peace Corps in September of 2008, bananas weren’t in my game plan. I mean, I liked bananas. They’re tasty and go well with my raisin bran. But I never thought they’d actually have any significance in my life as a health...
December 21st, 2009 | Food & Wine, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Five Best Meals In The World

Five Best Meals In The World
Danielle E. Alvarez is a globetrotter, at least that’s what the world of blogging foodies knows her as. In June of 2008, the multiethnic Lost Girl departed for a year abroad, (one semester in Santiago de Chile, another in Strasbourg, France) in hopes of becoming trilingual and finding her true...
November 11th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Central and South America, Europe, Expats Abroad, Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad | Read More

Lost in the Mail: Should I Skip Expensive Malaria Meds?

Lost in the Mail: Should I Skip Expensive Malaria Meds?
We’re long overdue to answer a question from the reader e-mailbag-and we thought this one from LG Alexandra was a particularly relevant one, given how expensive it is to take proper precautions against malaria. When you’re trying to save every penny on the road, should you cut corners, skip...
September 28th, 2009 | Central and South America, Health & Safety, Lost in the Mail | Read More

Lost in Costa Rica: How to Hike Corcovado National Park

Lost in Costa Rica: How to Hike Corcovado National Park
Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends at Jaunted.com. I’ve also been sharing those adventures on Lost Girls World-read on, or visit Jaunted for the full series. ****** While the list...
September 22nd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Costa Rica, Couples Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Tours & Attractions, Walking, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lost in Costa Rica: Earth Friendly Pampering

Lost in Costa Rica: Earth Friendly Pampering
Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for an extended getaway with my boyfriend Jeff before he left for law school. We decided to combine our adventure with a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends at Jaunted.com. I’ll also be sharing...
September 14th, 2009 | Costa Rica, Hotels & Resorts, Spa & Beauty | Read More

Lost in Panama: Surf Camp

Lost in Panama: Surf Camp
Oasis Surf Camp is just a collection of wooden cabins and a thatched-roof dining hall built on a black-sand beach. To leave, you have to wade through a river that runs into the ocean, and walk for 15-minutes to the town. In Santa Catalina, there’s no internet cafe (that’s another 20 minute...
September 5th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Panama | Read More

Lost in Costa Rica: Revving our Adrenaline in Arenal

Lost in Costa Rica: Revving our Adrenaline in Arenal
Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for an extended getaway with my boyfriend Jeff before he left for law school. We decided to combine our adventure with a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends at Jaunted.com. This week, I’ll be...
September 3rd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Costa Rica, Family & Kid Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls | Read More

Lost in Panama: Chasing summer to Santa Catalina

Lost in Panama: Chasing summer to Santa Catalina
Hola from Panama! After a seemless and comfy trip from New York City on Continental Airlines (we each had a whole row to lay down and sleep, plus received a burrito meal tray–score!!) we arrived in Panama City and made our way by taxi ($20) to the Hotel Caribe. This random casino/hotel reminded...
September 1st, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls, Panama | Read More

Lost in Costa Rica: Getting There

Lost in Costa Rica: Getting There
By Amanda Pressner, LG Executive Editor Last month, I traveled to Costa Rica for an extended getaway with my boyfriend Jeff before he left for law school. We decided to combine our adventure with a long-overdue Pressner family vacation-and I recently wrote about that experience for our good friends...
August 31st, 2009 | Air, Costa Rica, Dispatches from the Road, Group Travel, Photography & Video, Planning | Read More

Costa Rica Field Trip: The Ultimate Packing List

Costa Rica Field Trip: The Ultimate Packing List
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor When I returned from my yearling round-the-world adventure with The Lost Girls back in 2007, I swore that I’d retire my trusty blue Snowgum backpack and only travel with a rolling suitcase from now on. Fast forward two years to July 2009, and you’ll...
August 25th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Costa Rica, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More