Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Lost Girls Guide to Lima, Peru

By Leora Novick “Lets just spend one night in Lima, and then get the hell out of there!” In the midst of a planning session for my two-month backpacking trip to Peru, I thought I knew it all. Everyone kept issuing warnings about the dark and rainy Peruvian capital, and how if we knew what was best,...
March 23rd, 2012 | City Guides, Country Guides, Peru, Travel Guides - Country Guides | Read More

An Escorted Tour Through Peru

When Lost Girl Sophie McGovern felt the pull of returning to Peru, she worried that at age 30 she was over the backpacking scene. She quickly realized there are alternate ways to travel the Andean highlands, and set off to rediscover the home of the Incas.  From the glossy pages of travel brochures...
December 18th, 2011 | Peru, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Inspiration in South America

Inspiration in South America
By Maggie Parker Special to Lost Girls   I received Amanda Pressner’s email regarding the Contiki Vacations media trip to South America at 5:10 pm. By 5:13 pm, I was going. Her response was “Annnnnnd….that was fast!” Well, who could blame me? After living with a Brazilian and...
October 11th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Peru | Read More

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore

Peru and Beyond: 5 Can’t-Miss Spots to Explore
By Taylor Dolven LG Correspondent If the Inca ruins, giant condors, and rare animals aren’t enough, the kind-hearted people and spicy seafood of Perú and Ecuador are worth making the trip. Recently, LG Correspondent Taylor Dolven spent two weeks traveling though these countries with her family at...
August 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Ecuador, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail

Hurts So Good: Advice for the Inca Trail
Rachel Hunt is a native Oregonian who has stumbled her way across four continents with designs on the other three. Having haggled in the souks of Oman and wrestled caimans in the Amazon, she is constantly in search of her next adventure. In the meantime you can find her blogging on The Matchbox Dairies...
February 23rd, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, Peru | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans

Lost Girl of the Week: Nancy Yeomans
Nancy Yeomans has run more than 20 marathons, as well as countless shorter distances, all around the world.  She can be found living and running in Newburyport, Massachusetts when she is not traveling.  Nancy is an Air Traffic Controller by day and a Travel Agent by ‘moonlight’. *** I’ve...
February 19th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Antarctica, Asia, Fitness & Workouts, Greece, Lost Girl of the Week, New Zealand, Peru, Travel Philosophy | Read More

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 2.18.10

The LG Weekly News Roundup: 2.18.10
By Molly Fergus LG Travel News Editor Missed the big travel stories of the week? And the weird, wacky and insignificant ones? We’ve got your round-up right here…. Naples’ pizza policy Here’s a deal we can really stand behind: The European Union last week gave Naples pizza the...
February 18th, 2010 | Canada, Food & Wine, Italy, Peru, Weekly Travel News | Read More

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

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

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