Archive for the ‘North America’ Category

Get Lost in Alaska—No Passport Required

Get Lost in Alaska—No Passport Required
By Jenny Avallon Special to The Lost Girls So often we get lost in daydreams of traveling to foreign cultures and far-flung lands that we forget the beauty and adventure found within U.S. borders. Local Alaskans though—all 700,000 of them—know better. They know of scenic vistas, outdoors adventures,...
October 3rd, 2011 | United States | Read More

The Lost Girls “AMEX Pay-with-Points Trip” – Planning our Puerto Rican Getaway!

The Lost Girls “AMEX Pay-with-Points Trip” – Planning our Puerto Rican Getaway!
Planning our trip to Puerto Rico with AMEX rewards points Recently, Amanda, Holly and I were presented with an incredible mission:  Plan a last minute, top secret getaway using only American Express rewards points, a compass and a Swiss Army knife.  Okay, so the compass and knife are an exaggeration. ...
September 29th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Planning, Puerto Rico | Read More

Slideshow: What To Do In Grenada in the Caribbean

Slideshow: What To Do In Grenada in the Caribbean
This is post one in a three-part series on what to do, where to stay and how to eat in Grenada. Grenada (pronounced Gre-NAY-da) is a tri-island state in the Southeast Caribbean, just north of Trinidad and Venezuela–and the perfect spot for the Caribbean traveler looking for more than just beaches.   Despite...
September 27th, 2011 | Country Guides, Grenada | Read More

A Quirky California Road Trip

Is there a better state for a road-trip than California? The 3,427 miles of shoreline provide a scenic route and tourist attractions spread throughout the state make for the perfect recipe. Here are nine things you should not miss if you’re road tripping through California. Be warned: This isn’t...
September 23rd, 2011 | California, Road Trips | Read More

3 Best Lodging Options In Jamaica

3 Best Lodging Options In Jamaica
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor Which Caribbean island is home to miles of sandy beaches, an impossibly blue ocean, bright sunny days and is incredibly easy to travel to? Jamaica. With dozens of flights from most major U.S.  airports, you’re probably no more than a half-day away from feeling...
September 20th, 2011 | All Inclusives, Caribbean, Extras, Hotel News, Hotels & Resorts | Read More

Trendy Budget Hotels Starting at $99

By Brenna Lasky Hotels in major cities can cost upwards of $300 a night. While you probably don’t want to blow your trip budget all on a bed, you also don’t want to sacrifice comfort and proximity to your destination’s trendiest neighborhoods. Here we’ve rounded up three hotels that prove that...
September 16th, 2011 | Budget Travel, California, Chicago, City Travel, Hotels & Resorts, New York City, United States | Read More

Adventures in Mazatlan: 5 Ways to Get Lost on the Mexican Pacific

Adventures in Mazatlan: 5 Ways to Get Lost on the Mexican Pacific
Mazatlan, the pearl of the Pacific, is a historic port city nestled on Mexico’s western coast, and an ideal destination for a weekend of getting lost. While it first rose to fame in the 1920’s as a chic tropical hideaway of the Hollywood elite, the Mazatlan of today is part-bustling port...
August 31st, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Featured, Mexico | Read More

Block Island: Why It’s One Of The “Last Great Places”

Block Island: Why It’s One Of The “Last Great Places”
By Erin Kent Special to The Lost Girls  Named by the Nature Conservancy as one the twelve “Last Great Places” in the Western Hemisphere, Block Island lies about 13 miles south of the coast of Rhode Island and 14 miles east of Montauk Point on Long Island – but beyond New England, most people have...
August 9th, 2011 | Ideas, Rhode Island | Read More

Shoe Museums and Music Gardens: Five Highlights of Cultural Ontario

Shoe Museums and Music Gardens: Five Highlights of Cultural Ontario
By Edd Morris Feeling prejudiced? Well, judge your reaction to these next two facts. Are you surprised that Ontario has the third biggest theatre market in the world; or that Toronto is the second biggest exporter of TV programs in North America? If either of these statements had you taken aback, it’s...
August 3rd, 2011 | Canada | Read More

5 Unique Food Festivals For Your Summer Vacation

5 Unique Food Festivals For Your Summer Vacation
by Nancy Yeomans LG Air Travel News Editor It’s finally summertime and everywhere you look cities and towns across the U.S. are showing off. Food festivals of all types crop up almost every weekend, and there is no better way to get to know an area than by its cuisine. A regional festival will often...
July 26th, 2011 | Food & Wine, Parties, Festivals & Events, United States | Read More