Archive for the ‘Destinations’ Category

Yosemite’s Famed Flock Causes Closures

By Nneka Opene LG Contributor During the year, roads and trails of Yosemite National Park are often closed due to natural hazards such as fire, rockslides and extreme weather. This time, however, the primary reason for closures in the park is due to endangered peregrine falcons nesting along popular...
July 23rd, 2012 | Backpacking & Trekking, California, Destinations, Health & Safety, North America, Planning, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

A Perfect Traveler’s Getaway: The Virgin Islands

A Perfect Traveler’s Getaway: The Virgin Islands
By Annie Shustrin Every time I book a trip, my inner traveler kicks in with important questions. What is unique about my destination? What can I learn? How can I push the limits of my comfort zone? If there is some adventure to be had or interesting point of view to learn, I’m there with my camera,...
July 20th, 2012 | Caribbean | Read More

Oltrepò Pavese, Italy – What To See And Where To Stay

Oltrepò Pavese, Italy – What To See And Where To Stay
by Silvia Menini Special To The Lost Girls   The Oltrepò Pavese is the closest wine region to Milan and it is considered the most traditional wine growing area in Lombardia.This area includes 78 towns (the main one is Pavia, while the main wine hamlet is Santa Maria della Versa) and has the shape...
July 17th, 2012 | Extras, Food & Wine, Italy | Read More

Hong Kong Highlights: 4 Must-See Sights

Hong Kong Highlights: 4 Must-See Sights
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls From island-hopping to nighttime shopping, Hong Kong offers an amazing array of activities for tourists and locals alike.  We’ve created a list of the top four highlights of this island metropolis for future Hong Kong hustlers. 1. Victoria...
July 13th, 2012 | China, City Travel | Read More

Top Five Beach Experiences In Sri Lanka

Top Five Beach Experiences In Sri Lanka
By Mandy Jayatissa Exclusive to the Lost Girls Spreading outwards from the lush, green, central province to the warmer, drier outskirts of the island, Sri Lanka boasts a wide array of ecosystems and atmospheres. Standing out boldly amongst these are Sri Lanka’s spectacular beaches. Ranging from calm,...
July 6th, 2012 | Sri Lanka | Read More

Kiev: Dining Adventures For The Solo Female

by Emma French Special to The Lost Girls Since Ukraine gained independence in 1991, its beautiful capital city Kiev has been steadily building buzz as an alternative destination to flashier neighbours like St Petersburg and Budapest. It doesn’t enjoy such a high profile as a destination for lone female...
July 3rd, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Eastern Europe, Food & Wine, Solo Travel | Read More

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam

The Hanoian Haggle: Learning to Bargain in Vietnam
By Samantha Laufer This expat author tells a story about learning to assimilate with one of the most important and pervasive aspects of Southeast Asian culture: the art of the bargain. Today, I spent a few minutes arguing (or, shall I say, “bargaining”) with the woman at the local market for a bushel...
July 2nd, 2012 | Expats Abroad, Vietnam | Read More

Lost Girls’ Guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lost Girls’ Guide to Buenos Aires, Argentina
By Annie Shustrin There are few cities in the world that can be diverse both in culture and history while at the same time maintaining a strong individual soul. One of those cities is Buenos Aires. Commonly called the “Paris of South America,” its European roots are evident in the architecture,...
June 22nd, 2012 | Argentina, City Guides, Travel Guides - Country Guides | Read More

Lost In Korea: Seeing 20/20 in Korea

by Kissairis Munoz Special to The Lost Girls Thinking of getting a medical procedure done in a different country? Here’s my story about getting laser eye surgery in Korea and a few suggestions to make sure you get the most out of it. I’ve had terrible eyesight for the majority of my life. I remember...
June 19th, 2012 | Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, south korea | Read More

Bandar Seri BegaWandering: 3 Spectacular Sights in Brunei’s Capital City

Bandar Seri BegaWandering: 3 Spectacular Sights in Brunei’s Capital City
By Chantal and Carolyn Moclair Exclusive to the Lost Girls Before visiting, the only thing we knew about Bandar Seri Begawan was that it is the capital of Brunei, one of the smallest countries in the world. Small turned out to be an understatement, as it took us longer to say “Bandar Seri Begawan”...
June 15th, 2012 | Asia | Read More