Archive for the ‘New York City’ Category

In-room Reviews: The Sofitel New York City

In-room Reviews: The Sofitel New York City
Earlier this week, we reported on the TripAdvisor 2009 Traveler’s Choice awards, and were psyched to see that four out of the 10 winning “Best Luxury Hotels” are located in our home city of NYC. We decided to test out one of their glam New York winners for a night, just to see if we...
April 2nd, 2009 | Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, New York City, North America, Staying There, United States | Read More

The 10 Ten Dirtiest Hotels in America

The 10 Ten Dirtiest Hotels in America
by Amanda Pressner LG Executive Editor One of our biggest beefs with travel journalism (and dare we say, the glossy magazines that we love so well) is that we rarely, if ever, hear or read anything negative about a property. When was the last time you paged through an article sharing the downsides of...
April 1st, 2009 | Health & Safety, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, New York City, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Spa Therapy for Your Hands

Spa Therapy for Your Hands
The Lost Girls and I recently dropped by GemVie Medispa in midtown Manhattan, right around the corner from the Morgans hotel. The spa was like an oasis of calm amidst streets clogged with taxis and tourists. Once you’re escorted to the relaxation area, you’ll find a quiet stone patio with...
March 26th, 2009 | New York City, Spa & Beauty | Read More

LG Picks: Best Indie Coffeehouses

LG Picks: Best Indie Coffeehouses
by Molly Fergus One of the first things I do when I visit a new city is scope out its coffee house scene. A neighborhood café easily reveals as much about a community as its local pub, usually supplies a plush stack of local magazines, and gives me an excuse to escape my hotel room. Naturally,...
March 20th, 2009 | Food & Wine, New York City, United States | Read More

St. Patrick’s Day in the City

St. Patrick’s Day in the City
HCC: The LG’s usual St. Patty’s Day celebrations involve pub crawls, green beer, and parades. This year, we’re going to try to experience more authentic Irish culture by dancing to Irish folk music and watching a football (soccer) match. We’ll be doing our best rendition of the...
March 13th, 2009 | Ireland, New York City, Parties, Festivals & Events | Read More

ProjectExplorer: Fostering the next generation of Global Citizens

ProjectExplorer: Fostering the next generation of Global Citizens
Jen: When it comes to non-profit organizations, The Lost Girls tend to gravitate towards those that: a) focus on global/international issues, b) aid children in need and c) use film, media (or travel blogs :)) as educational tools. So when we discovered that ProjectExplorer meets all three of our favorite...
March 11th, 2009 | Destinations, Group Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City, Parties, Festivals & Events, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Training for a Tri

Training for a Tri
With just a few chapters left to write, my fellow LGs and I are almost done with the book. Kind of like cramming for finals, we’ve hunkered down over our computers, fortified ourselves with coffee and chocolate, and have pulled more than a few all-nighters. Now we’re ready to shoot for a...
March 6th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, New York City | Read More

Travel Blogger Eats for Free in NYC!!

Travel Blogger Eats for Free in NYC!!
by Jennifer Baggett LG Executive Editor As I sit here in my office, polishing off an $8.50 Lenny’s tossed salad and $2.25 organic tea while a space heater melts the slush off my boots, two thoughts cross my mind: 1) I need to run, not walk, out of this steel gray city and not look back til Spring...
March 4th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, City Travel, Food & Wine, Lost Girl of the Week, New York City, Websites and Blogs | Read More

Honeymooning for a Living: The Globetrotting Bride

Honeymooning for a Living: The Globetrotting Bride
New York-based publicist Lyla Gleason has what most would consider to be a dream job-she jet sets around the globe, showing off destinations to journalists who write for the glossiest of travel magazines. Who wouldn’t want to fill her shoes (or at the very least, carry her bags?). Recently, this...
February 26th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Couples Travel, Destinations, Dispatches from the Road, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girl of the Week, Mexico, New York City, Websites and Blogs | Read More

The 2009 New York Times Travel Show

The 2009 New York Times Travel Show
ADP: This weekend, Lost Girls are teaming up with our favorite all-guy traveling trio, The Longest Trippers, to attend the sixth annual New York Times Travel Show. The 2009 event is being held on Feb 7 and 8 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center on Manhattan’s west side. It will host nearly...
February 6th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Destinations, Getting There, Lost Boys, New York City, Parties, Festivals & Events, Planning, Staying There, Traveling Solo & Together, Websites and Blogs, Weekly Travel News | Read More