Archive for the ‘Air’ Category

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget

In-room Reviews: Beijing on Any Budget
On the same day the Lost Girls and I turned in the first draft of our manuscript, I boarded a plane to China to celebrate. I had two big incentives for visiting a country that’s home to some of the oldest civilizations in the world. First, my friend and former co-worker, Jen, lives in the capital...
May 11th, 2009 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, China, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Hostels, Hotels & Resorts, In-Room Reviews, Lost Girls, Wifi & Internet Cafes | Read More

Spring Break in Spain: Flying on Continental, Clickair and Spanair

Spring Break in Spain: Flying on Continental, Clickair and Spanair
Last week, Syracuse junior Ashlee Davis shared how she managed to book a last-minute Spring Break trip to Spain for less than a single credit hour at her university. The tickets were cheap-but were the worth the money? Ashlee reports on her experiences at 30,000 feet. *************** I flew Continental...
May 7th, 2009 | Air, Europe, Finances & Savings, Studying Abroad | 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

Lost in Colombia: Getting What We Paid for on Avianca

Lost in Colombia: Getting What We Paid for on Avianca
ADP: Even if you’re hard at work on a big project (in my case, a book!) every Lost Girl needs a vacation. This year, I took mine in Cartagena, Colombia and posted about my experiences for the fabulous travel website Jaunted. All this week, I’ll be sharing dispatches from my journey, and (hopefully)...
March 23rd, 2009 | Air, Colombia, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Health & Safety, Leaving & Coming Home, Websites and Blogs | Read More

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip

How To Plan a Round-the-World (RTW) Trip
Okay, so the title of this post is a little bit of a misnomer. No matter how much advance thought you put into it-how many guidebooks you read, excel charts you create or the number of seasoned traveler whose brains you pick-it’s all but impossible to plot out your entire adventure while sitting...
March 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Blogging Your Trip, Budget Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Finances & Savings, Getting There Deals, Leaving & Coming Home, Packing & Wardrobe, Staying There, Tours & Attractions, Travel Philosophy, Websites and Blogs, Working Abroad | Read More

American Airlines Fare Sale

American Airlines Fare Sale
We just got word that now through mid-May, American Airlines is slashing rates on flights to dozens of countries, including China, Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Costa Rica, The Bahamas and Aruba. The tickets for this deal must be purchased on AA.com by March 10th (those bought...
February 27th, 2009 | Air, Destinations, Getting There Deals, Weekly Travel News | Read More

Gear Gone Missing

Gear Gone Missing
One of my favorite things about blogging is the cool people you meet through the web. One such woman is Wendy Ferguson a fellow travel-lover and New Yorker who recently returned from Antarctica. When Wendy (pictured here) read that I was heading to the South Pole as well, she went beyond giving me travel...
April 17th, 2008 | Adventure Travel, Air, Antarctica, Cruise, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: Ecuador or Bust!

Lost with a Boyfriend: Ecuador or Bust!
LG’s Law of Travel #483: The better prepared you attempt to be for your journey, the more egregiously your best-laid plans will veer off course. Jen, Holly and I pretty much relied on dumb luck, and the occasional kindness of embassy officials,to get us from point A to B during our year around...
February 28th, 2008 | Air, Couples Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Ecuador, Leaving & Coming Home | Read More

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador

Lost with a Boyfriend: A Fling to Ecuador
I have a confession to make about the marathon journey Jen, Hol and I took around the planet last year. By the time we’d had reached the end of the trip (and I’d completed an extra month of exploring Australia on my own), my enthusiasm for backpacking had fizzled to the point of almost total...
February 27th, 2008 | Air, Backpacking & Trekking, Couples Travel, Ecuador | Read More

Traveling the Globe on a Single Ticket

Traveling the Globe on a Single Ticket
Often times, the most confusing part of planning a major international journey is figuring out what type of airline ticket (or tickets) you need to get. Should you buy each leg separately, and on different airlines, to maximize flexibility? Save yourself the hassle of researching flights on the road...
January 16th, 2008 | Air, Getting There Deals, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Planning | Read More