Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack

Studying Abroad: How to Choose a Backpack and What to Pack
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. She has her visa, her passport and her ticket. Her next big step was choosing a backpack, and figuring out which essentials were really essential. As the Lost Girls discovered, it’s...
May 29th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls, Packing & Wardrobe, Studying Abroad | Read More

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos

Studying Abroad: Paperwork, Passports and Photos
Earlier this year, Lost Girls intern Patty Hodapp was accepted to the Syracuse study abroad program in Florence, Italy. While she figured that she might need to do some planning for her trip, she hardly anticipated just how long-and pricey-her travel to-do list would get. By Patty Hodapp ******* SU...
May 18th, 2009 | Air, Italy, Passports & Visas, Planning, Studying Abroad, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Insider Italy: Part Due

Insider Italy: Part Due
Last week, we asked Yelena Galstyan, an 18-year old freshman at Syracuse University, to share her experiences about visiting her boyfriend in Italy. Here is the second installment of her diary on how to live the dolce vita. Sunday, March 29th We spent our last day in Amalfi soaking it all in before we...
May 15th, 2009 | City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Lost Girls, Shopping & Style, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy, Traveling Solo & Together | Read More

Insider Italy

Insider Italy
The Lost Girls believe that one of the best resources for planning a trip is other travelers. So we asked Yelena Galstyan, an 18-year old freshman at Syracuse University, to share her experiences about visiting her boyfriend in Italy. Check out her day-by-day account on where to eat when in Rome, which...
May 5th, 2009 | Air, City Travel, Food & Wine, Hotels & Resorts, Italy, Shopping & Style, Tours & Attractions, Train | Read More

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”

Can Travel Help You Get “Unstuck?”
That’s what Syracuse sophomore Patty Hodapp is hoping to find out. Here, she shares what prompted her to start looking into study abroad courses, and this summer, to jaunt off to Florence. You’ll be able to read her dispatches from abroad right here, so stay tuned. ******* By Patty Hodapp ...
April 6th, 2009 | Backpacking & Trekking, Departments, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Europe, Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

Should You Get an Internship or Study Abroad?

Should You Get an Internship or Study Abroad?
When we met her last month, Syracuse University Sophomore Patty Hodapp was between a rock and a hard place. Should she accept a spot in her school’s study abroad program in Italy–or do the career-savvy thing and start looking for a magazine intership? Here’s what she decided to do,...
March 24th, 2009 | Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Studying Abroad, Travel Philosophy | Read More

10 Most Popular Backpacker Destinations

10 Most Popular Backpacker Destinations
Not all travel companies are feeling the pinch of the global recession. This week, the folks at the UK-based Hostelling International (HHI) reported that their bookings are at an all-time high-about 14 percent more people booked accommodations on their site (hihostels.com) in 2008 than a year earlier....
February 2nd, 2009 | Argentina, Backpacking & Trekking, France, Hostels, Italy, Spain, Staying There, Traveling Solo & Together, United States, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Lost Girl of the Week: Lauren Stitle

Lost Girl of the Week: Lauren Stitle
One of the things I love most about being a Lost Girl is receiving emails from other fearless ladies who have dared to get ‘lost’ themselves and are eager to share their stories. And what’s even more extraordinary is when one LG tale motivates another, as was the case with Lost Girl...
January 21st, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Italy, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

Is Venice Really Sinking?

Is Venice Really Sinking?
Earlier this month, my boyfriend Jeff and I were invited to join a group of journalists on a five day whirlwind tour of three Italian cities-Venice, Florence and Rome. I’ve been trying to stay close to home lately (writing the book has been a study in discipline for me, as there’s always...
November 14th, 2008 | Italy, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Why I Got Lost: Doing Business in Italy

Why I Got Lost: Doing Business in Italy
When New Yorker Chris Caruana, 23, wrote to tell us that he’d be leaving the city next month to get his MBA in Rome, we were psyched for him–and more than a little curious. What prompted this all-American guy to forgo the ivy-draped business school experience in the US to learn macroeconomics...
February 13th, 2008 | Blogging Your Trip, Departments, Italy, Lost Boys, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More