Archive for the ‘Central and South America’ Category

The Lost Girls Leave for Panama!

The Lost Girls Leave for Panama!
It’s been a long time in coming, but the three Lost Girls are finally making good on the promise that we made to ourselves at the end of our RTW adventure-that we’d take one trip a year together, every year, ’til we were old and gray and wearing fanny packs with wild abandon. Granted,...
August 25th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Panama, The Lost Girls: The Book | Read More

Peru: Deluxe Dining on a Dime

Peru: Deluxe Dining on a Dime
by Molly Fergus Peru isn’t all guinea pig and alpaca. At least, according to Bon Appétit, Lima is the world’s “next great food city.” On a June trip to Peru and Ecuador, my friend Sarah and I bought into the hype and shoved a 36-hour visit to the Peruvian capital into our hectic...
August 10th, 2009 | City Travel, Peru, Restaurant Reviews | Read More

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Calling Green Travelers and Adventure Explorers!

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Calling Green Travelers and Adventure Explorers!
It used to be that international explorers merely strived to check off as many wonders of the world as they could off their travel lists. Now, they can take it one step further and actually influence which locations fall on that list – gotta love the digital age! And since Iguacu Falls and The...
August 5th, 2009 | Brazil | Read More

Caps for Sale: Topping It Off in Ecuador

Caps for Sale: Topping It Off in Ecuador
by Molly Fergus When I swung down to Peru and Ecuador to visit my college roommate, a current Peace Corps volunteer, I expected to rough it in her home base of Pampas, Peru, huff and puff my way around Machu Picchu (that altitude’s a killer), and frolic on some mitad del mundo beaches. I did...
July 30th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Lost Girls, Peru, Photography & Video, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions | Read More

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life

The Lost Girls Love Adventure Life
When Jen, Amanda and I made it back home after our yearlong trek around the globe, the place that stuck with us the most wasn’t the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia or the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealand (though both are breathtaking), but rather a small farm town in Kenya called Kiminini....
July 3rd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Kenya, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Travel Products & Services, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition

My Five Favorite Destinations: The Brittany G Edition
When Lost Girl Brittany Gotschall wrote to share some of the places that she’d already visited by her early 20s, we had to tip our caps. When it comes to the sheer number of passport stamps and miles traveled, she’s almost got the three original LGs beat! Since she’s she’s quite...
June 29th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, China, City Travel, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Europe, Food & Wine, Greece, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Romance Abroad: The Ultimate in Cultural Tourism

Romance Abroad: The Ultimate in Cultural Tourism
When Mindful Tourist Shadia Garrison went to live in Chile for a year, she didn’t expect to end up with a husband by the end of her trip-particularly one who couldn’t speak English, wasn’t thrilled about moving to the U.S., and had never lived outside of his parents’ house. But...
June 11th, 2009 | Chile, Couples Travel, Expats Abroad, Extras, Lost Girls, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost in Colombia: A Side Trip to Santa Marta

Lost in Colombia: A Side Trip to Santa Marta
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor 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...
April 22nd, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Blogging Your Trip, City Travel, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Lost in Colombia: Shake it all night long in Cartagena

Lost in Colombia: Shake it all night long in Cartagena
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor 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...
April 17th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

Lost in Colombia: An Authentic Taste of Cartagena

Lost in Colombia: An Authentic Taste of Cartagena
By Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor Ask a local in Cartagena to describe the flavors and dishes that make up his city’s cuisine (or better yet, as a head chef in one of the city’s myriad restaurants) you’ll probably be met with some quizzical looks, or as I did, blank stares. Define...
April 14th, 2009 | City Travel, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine | Read More