Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

Cooking Up a Cultural Experience: Learning to Make Pizza in Italy

Cooking Up a Cultural Experience: Learning to Make Pizza in Italy
By Briana Palma LG Contributor Anyone who spends time in Italy naturally transforms into a buona forchetta – a good, hearty eater. By the end of a stay, long or short, one will also have learned to perform la scarpetta, swishing a piece of bread over the last drops of an exquisite meal. These are...
November 3rd, 2010 | Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Cinque Terre Travel: Bad Luck, or Good Adventure?

Cinque Terre Travel: Bad Luck, or Good Adventure?
I huddled with my friends in a corner of the Ventimiglia train station on the cold floor, waiting to be rescued. The station was dim. Clumps of people sat on the floor muttering to themselves. I glanced at the departure list, hoping for any updates but the word “soppresso” flashed menacingly...
October 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Studying Abroad | Read More

The Sweet Tastes of Rome

The Sweet Tastes of Rome
By Brittany Gowan, LG Foreign Correspondent Italy is a country for romantic vistas, ancient landmarks, excellent wine, flavorful cuisine, and for me, sweets. I studied abroad in Rome three years ago and came back this September to visit my brother who is studying here now. From the moment I stepped off...
October 6th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy: The Final Moments

Here’s the final installment in our series of of Jet Set Zero Italy roundups, written by Courtney Scott. As the final week of Jet Set Zero snuck up on us, our fate dangled in the wind.  Where would we go next?  How could we earn money?  Would we ever see our new friends again?  With major...
September 22nd, 2010 | Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy: Week 5 Roundup

Jet Set Zero Italy: Week 5 Roundup
Find out what the girls were up to during Week 5 in the roundups below, written by Courtney Scott (www.courtneyscott.tv) and Sarah Bailey. And watch Italy Episode 1 on Jet Set Zero! Nettuno by night. In Week 5 of Jet Set Zero’s Italy adventure, the girls faced their final job placement as English teachers. ...
September 15th, 2010 | Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy Week 4: Best-Of Edition

Jet Set Zero Italy Week 4: Best-Of Edition
All the best things about Italy–local wines, lazy lakes, the countryside, the piazzas–are here in Courtney Scott’s Jet Set Zero Italy Week 4 roundup, with a few unexpected challenges and off-the-beaten-path adventures. Read on for a vicarious romp through the small town of Lanuvio,...
August 11th, 2010 | Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy Week 3: From Pizza Man to Italian Men

Jet Set Zero Italy Week 3: From Pizza Man to Italian Men
The Jet Set Zero Italy cast is back this week, letting us in on their rainy walks, home-cooked Italian meals, coffee breaks, jousting sessions and, for better or worse, Italian men. The cast’s Twitter maven Courtney Scott and Lynne trekked to the site of the Oscar-winning film, Life is Beautiful, in...
July 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Featured, Food & Wine, Italy, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Grazie Roma! How Traveling Helped Me To Get Over Heartbreak

Grazie Roma! How Traveling Helped Me To Get Over Heartbreak
By Brittany Gowan Special to the Lost Girls Studying abroad was always something that I wanted to work into my college equation but by my junior year, with good friends and a boyfriend I loved, I couldn’t imagine leaving a life so happy and fun. Unfortunately or fortunately, I’m still not sure...
July 23rd, 2010 | Featured, Italy, Love on the Road | Read More

Jet Set Zero Italy: Week 2 Journal

Jet Set Zero Italy: Week 2 Journal
The Lost Girls are tagging along (vicariously) with Jet Set Set Zero’s Italy cast. This week, Sarah Bailey fills us in on the girls’ first teaching placements in Roccafranca and Tuscany. Despite exhausting days with their young students, it seems the homemade gelato, countryside cycling trips and...
July 14th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Extras, Featured, Italy, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Love Letters to Juliet: Italian Secretaries Carry on Verona Letter Tradition

Love Letters to Juliet: Italian Secretaries Carry on Verona Letter Tradition
Screw mathematics. As corny as it sounds, love is the universal language. Women (and men) fall in love and have their hearts broken all over the world, every day. It doesn’t matter if you live in Asia, Africa, America or Antarctica, that punched-in-the-stomach, gray-tinged, floaty feeling will...
July 12th, 2010 | Featured, Italy, Love on the Road, Travel Philosophy | Read More